Politics > Travel

Lewis becomes the first Conservative MP to lose the whip during this Parliament. But he may not be the last

7 monthes ago   |   By Conservative Home

In 2011, Julian Lewis sat next to his friend, John Bercow, as he was first elected Commons Speaker. Now he has followed the same trajectory - out of the Conservative Parliamentary Party altogether.
It is true that Bercow gave up the Tory whip, while Lewis has had it removed from him. Nonetheless, the two men, who made their name together as ardent new backbenchers in 1997, happy to carry fresh fight to New Labour Ministers in their glory days, have long been “on a journey”.
There was a sense even then that they saw themselves as outsiders in a stuffy Tory club. But while Bercow transformed...
Read more ...

 


Search by Tags

   Travel      SNP      Parliaments      Election      Conservation      Conservatives      Men      Mind      Highlights      ToryDiary  


Continued detention by Iran of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe is 'outrageous,'...

THE continued detention of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe's by the Iranian authorities beyond her five-year jail sentence is “outrageous,” her husband Richard has insisted, as he... Read more ...

'Scientific criteria apply!' Macron ally urges EU member states to NOT use...

'Scientific criteria apply!' Macron ally urges EU member states to NOT use Russian vaccine

EMMANUEL MACRON's closest ally, Clement Beaune, attracted criticism at home and from Russia after he urged EU member states not to use Moscow's Sputnik V vaccine. Read more ...

EU plunged into crisis as Austria rejects key trade pact - shames bloc's...

EU plunged into crisis as Austria rejects key trade pact - shames bloc's green credentials

AUSTRIA will block the EU's landmark trade agreement with the Mercosur bloc of South American countries in another blow for the pact. Read more ...

Bailey: UK Govt help could lessen Covid hit on economy compared to past...

THE "long-term scarring" to the UK economy from the Covid-19 crisis could be smaller than in past recessions, the Governor of the Bank of England has suggested. Read more ...

Boris Johnson press conference: Where to watch and what time is it at?

Boris Johnson is once again expected to address the nation this afternoon as he outlines the state of the Government's roadmap. Read more ...

John Swinney: 'Silence from Rangers deafening' over fans' celebrations

JOHN Swinney has taken a swipe at the lack of leadership from Rangers Football Club for not asking fans to halt celebrations despite vital public health rules. Read more ...

Boris Johnson announcement: What time is Boris speaking today?

Boris Johnson announcement: What time is Boris speaking today?

BORIS JOHNSON will take to the podium again as the Government realises the first step of its lockdown roadmap. What time is Boris Johnson speaking today? Read more ...

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe must be released 'permanently', says PM

The British-Iranian's five-year sentence on spying charges has ended, but she faces a separate court case. Read more ...

Macron CRISIS: New poll shows Le Pen closing in on French President...

Macron CRISIS: New poll shows Le Pen closing in on French President -'Victory is at hand!'

EMMANUEL Macron is losing his grip on the French presidency with eurosceptic rival Marine Le Pen edging closer to an election victory, according to a new poll. Read more ...

Nicola Sturgeon faces tough challenge as Ross calls for cross-party alliance...

Nicola Sturgeon faces tough challenge as Ross calls for cross-party alliance against SNP

NICOLA Sturgeon is set to face staunch opposition to an SNP majority as Scottish Tories leader Douglas Ross insisted the Opposition will not "run and hide" to challenge her party. Read more ...