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The meeting will take place in central London on June 15. The motion has been signed by more than the required 65 Association Chairmen.
We reveal who will sit on the Communities and Local Government, Environment and Rural Affairs, Justice, Public Accounts and Science and Technology committees.
By Matthew BarrettFollow Matthew on Twitter. Yesterday in Parliament, Richard Bacon, a Conservative backbencher, tried to introduce a Bill which would repeal the Human Rights Act 1998. One of Mr Bacon's lines of argument was that the legal requirement for Ministers to amend legislation – without a vote in Parliament – in order to comply with European […]
By Matthew BarrettFollow Matthew on Twitter. After last week's reshuffle of the Secretaries and Ministers of State, and this week's reshuffle of Parliamentary Private Secretaries, it's possible to investigate the state of a dying breed: the backbenchers who've always been loyal. The list below features the Conservative MPs who meet the following criteria: Are not currently […]
By Jonathan IsabyFollow Jonathan on Twitter Concerns from Tory MPs about the sentencing aspects of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill have been well covered, not least with Philip Davies' ConHome piece on the topic yesterday. He repeated those concerns in a speech during yesterday's Second Reading debate on the bill, and […]
by Paul Goodman I list below every question asked by a Conservative MP yesterday in response to the Prime Minister's Commons statement about Libya. For better or worse, I haven't cited his replies in every case, but his answers on regime change, the arms embargo and the International Criminal Court are of special interest, and […]
There were only four maiden speeches from new Conservative MPs yesterday, the first of which came from Stephen Phillips, the new MP for Sleaford and North Hykeham in Lincolnshire. He paid a warm tribute to his predecessor, Douglas Hogg, and concluded that his new constituents "were evidently satisfied with the make and model that they […]