1922 Committee

The next Tory leader will have even less flexibility than May on Brexit

1 June 2019 14:17

In Choosing A Leader, what remains one of the best books published on British leadership contests (although I appreciate this…

Theresa May: We have selection in state schools already, selection by house price

7 September 2016 21:00

Theresa May received the traditional desk banging reception when she addressed the 1922 Committee of Tory backbenchers. May pleased Tory…

Revealed: Theresa May and James Cleverly’s heated exchange at meeting of the 1922

6 November 2015 7:05

Over the weekend James Cleverly made the news after he admitted to smoking marijuana and watching porn in his youth, during…

Revealed: David Cameron’s plan to bring back hunting

7 July 2015 20:37

When Bill Clinton was asked if he had ever smoked marijuana he uttered the infamous cop-out that he had smoked…

A chipper Cameron begins to woo the Tory backbenchers

11 May 2015 11:34

A very chipper David Cameron has just given an impromptu press conference to journalists outside the 1922 Committee. He joked…

Can David Cameron square the 1922 Committee on another coalition?

4 May 2015 17:08

As well as trying to prepare voters for what may happen after 8 May, David Cameron needs to make sure…

Exclusive: Senior Tories to plot election response on Friday

1 May 2015 13:04

Tory MPs will plot their party’s response to the election result and any likely coalition partnerships in a meeting next…

David Cameron tells Tory MPs: Defend our record on the NHS and fighting poverty

25 March 2015 18:29

David Cameron has just addressed the last meeting of the 1922 Committee of Tory backbenchers in this parliament. He was…

Tory MPs split over how far to push English votes for English laws

21 January 2015 19:10

Tory backbenchers have just finished a long meeting about English Votes for English Laws. The 1922 Committee of Tory backbenchers…

How long will Tory unity on EVEL last?

25 September 2014 13:21

The 1922 Committee meets at 2pm today, and William Hague will address it. The meeting was originally arranged to discuss the…

Exclusive: Nigel Evans: I’ll be back

15 June 2014 21:17

Mr Steerpike can exclusively reveal that former Deputy Speaker Nigel Evans is to run for a senior position on the…

Will David Cameron delay the reshuffle to prolong MPs’ good behaviour?

11 June 2014 17:27

After addressing the 1922 Committee this evening, David Cameron will be holding a reception at Number 10 for the good…

Downing Street has forgotten that its business is politics

13 April 2014 11:03

The Sunday papers resound with the sound of Tory MPs thinking aloud about how to deal with ill-discipline: principally expenses…

David Cameron told the 1922 Committee this evening that part of the 2015 Tory campaign would be warning voters that the radicalism of a Conservative government would be threatened by a hung parliament. Picture: Getty

Cameron to 1922 Committee: We must tell voters a hung parliament would threaten our radicalism

18 December 2013 18:19

David Cameron received a rapturous banging of desks at the final meeting of the year for the 1922 Committee this…

Influential 1922 Committee chair backs rebel immigration call

26 November 2013 17:52

The swell of support continues for Nigel Mills’ amendment to the Immigration Bill which would most likely land the British…

Patrick Mercer resigns Tory whip ahead of Panorama programme

31 May 2013 12:27

Patrick Mercer has resigned the Tory whip. But despite his repeated and outspoken criticisms of David Cameron it is nothing…

Bill Cash

The court threat that stopped David Cameron from abolishing the 1922 committee

25 April 2013 16:42

When David Cameron spoke at the 90th anniversary party of the 1922 committee earlier this week, he used glowing terms…

Cameron sticks to the script at the ’22

25 March 2013 17:55

David Cameron has just delivered his end of term address to the 1922 Committee of Conservative backbenchers. The Prime Minister…

Bill Cash asked Tory MPs tonight whether any of them thought David Nicholson should stay.

1922 Committee: Tory MPs call on Sir David Nicholson to go

6 March 2013 18:56

Tonight’s meeting of the 1922 Committee of Tory MPs was dominated by calls for Sir David Nicholson to quit as NHS…

Claire Perry told the 1922 committee that she felt it was hardly worthwhile being in Parliament given the number of rebellions by her colleagues. Picture: PA

Kris Hopkins slams Douglas Carswell and the rebels’ tactics at tense meeting of the 1922

7 November 2012 18:21

It was a stormy meeting of the 1922 Committee tonight. The cause of controversy was last week’s defeat of the…