The speeding up of turnover rates has almost nothing to do with shifts to the right or left, and much more to do with wider cultural change in Parliament.
Margot James resigned as a minister following her rebellion. Meanwhile, the Chancellor joined Gauke and Clark in failing to support the Government.
Here’s our best stab at who is voting for whom, and this list will be updated each morning, as the contest continues.
There is more sympathy across the House for the Prime Minister than one would guess from the headlines.
It is a telling sign that several PPS positions – usually the first step on the ladder for ambitious MPs – have gone unfilled since November.
The list includes the three who resigned from the Government this evening – and Green, one of the Prime Minister’s oldest allies.
Plus: The Chief Whip’s swift transformation from Francis Urquhart to Mr Bean. And: why I can’t bring myself to vote Tory in the local elections.
Though there may have been extenuating circumstances – namely, contradictory instructions from Number Ten and the Whips respectively.
Two of them, Sarah Newton and Paul Masterton, were members of the Government, and have resigned.
“There’s a lot of focus on women in boardrooms…But this is not the place where business is being re-imagined.”
It is hard to appoint more women to Cabinet when there are few senior women to promote. We count only four at Minister of State level.
The course consistent with this site’s recommendations is to appoint a more junior Cabinet Office Minister.
Jo Johnson is third. Then Greg Hands and Matt Hancock. But those who lead the results may be no less likely to go up than those who trail them.
The Mercers, Tugendhats and Cleverlys get a lot of media coverage. However, most promotions come from the ranks of the toiling Ministers of State.