Today was expected to be the day of Prime Minister May’s sweeping reshuffle of her cabinet. While some lower down positions within the cabinet have changed hands, the majority of the high-profile posts have remained largely unchanged. The first announcement from Downing Street was that Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire was stepping down from his… Read More Downing Street Reshuffle: Where we’re at
Former Justice Secretary David Lidington has been announced as the new Minister for the Cabinet Office. It is thought that Mr Lidington will take on many of the responsibilities of Prime Minister May’s former deputy Damian Green, but without the title of First Secretary of State. Damian Green was fired days before Christmas after he was… Read More Downing Street Reshuffle: David Lidington announced as Minister for the Cabinet Office
When the Prime Minister called for a General Election on April 18, Jeremy Corbyn was seen by many as the outsider; unfathomable that he might come close to Downing Street. This morning The Times published a YouGov poll, predicting a hung parliament. The poll predicts that Mrs May will walk away with 310 seats, and Mr… Read More Are we watching a repeat of the U.S. election taking place in the UK?
A new poll has given the Conservatives a lead equal to Labour’s total polling figures. Conducted by ComRes for the Sunday Mirror, it is projecting that Theresa May’s party is twice as far ahead as Jeremy Corbyn in the race to secure Downing Street. The findings give Mrs May the highest vote share for the Tories since January… Read More Poll awards Conservatives highest vote share since 1991
In order for the Prime Minister to hold her early General Election she had to pass a motion in the Commons on the matter. All opposition party leaders, from Corbyn to Sturgeon, spoke out in favour of an early election. However their leader’s support didn’t stop nine Labour MPs from voting against Mrs May’s motion. A further four… Read More Who are the 13 MPs who voted against the election?
MPs have voted in favour of holding a General Election on June 8 following a debate in the Commons. 522 Members of Parliament voted “yes” to the question: “Should there be an early general election?” Just 13 voted against the motion, creating a majority in favour of 509. The vote followed a heated Prime Minister’s Questions in… Read More MPs vote to hold General Election in June