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The Spectator summer party, in pictures

1 July 2015

11:11 PM

1 July 2015

11:11 PM

With a Tory majority to celebrate, the Cabinet turned out in full force for this year’s Spectator summer party. As David Cameron and George Osborne caught up with their old head of strategy Steve Hilton, Sajid Javid and Michael Fallon enjoyed the British heatwave.

Harriet Harman was there on behalf of Labour, with the departing deputy leader sharing a tender moment with Boris Johnson in the garden. Johnson meanwhile was on fighting form over the Heathrow expansion recommendations. However, he also found time to say some kind words about his brother Jo Johnson’s plan to change the current university grade system to put a stop to students who ‘coast within the 2:1 band‘. As the proud owner of a 2:1 degree from Oxford, did Boris think it was a fair comment from Jo? ‘Everything my brother says is brilliant,’ the Mayor of London responded diplomatically to Mr S.

Here are a selection of photos from the bash, courtesy of Alan Davidson and Anita Jean:

Boris Johnson and Alan Duncan

Boris Johnson and Alan Duncan

George Osborne, Jo Coburn  and Steve Hilton

George Osborne, Jo Coburn and Steve Hilton

Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson

David Cameron and Fraser Nelson

David Cameron and Fraser Nelson

Douglas Carswell

Douglas Carswell

Fraser Nelson and Rachel Johnson

Fraser Nelson and Rachel Johnson

Andrew Neil and Boris Johnson

Andrew Neil and Boris Johnson

Sajid Javid

Sajid Javid


George Osborne and Fraser Nelson

George Osborne,  James Forsyth and Fraser Nelson

Robert Peston

Robert Peston

Dr Thérèse Coffey puts in her bid to be Spectator cigar smoker of the year

Dr Thérèse Coffey puts in her bid to be Spectator cigar smoker of the year

Thea Rogers

Thea Rogers

Steve Hilton and Nick Robinson

Steve Hilton and Nick Robinson

Mick Hucknall and Michael Fallon

Mick Hucknall, Jon Craig and Michael Fallon

Andrew Neil and David Cameron

Susan Nillson, Andrew Neil and David Cameron

The Spectator Magazine Summer Party

Liz Truss

Liz Truss

Andrew Neil

Andrew Neil and Boris Johnson

Laurence Fox

Laurence Fox

Simon Callow and Peter Oborne

Simon Callow and Peter Oborne

Fraser Nelson and Suzanne Evans

Fraser Nelson and Suzanne Evans

Maureen Lipman, Iain Dale and Christine Hamilton

Maureen Lipman, Iain Dale and Christine Hamilton

Tim Rice

Tim Rice

Lara Prendergast, Rachel Turner and Camilla Swift

Lara Prendergast, Rachel Turner (the Spectator’s chef) and Camilla Swift

Matthew Hancock

Matthew Hancock

Leah Herlihy and Fraser Nelson

Leah Herlihy and Fraser Nelson 

Nicky Morgan

Nicky Morgan, Education Secretary

James Chapman

James Chapman, George Osborne’s new communications chief

 

The Spectator Magazine Summer Party


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