Tim Loughton

Andrea Leadsom march was a ‘bit of a cock-up’, says campaign chief

26 July 2016 14:51

It’s less than a month since Andrea Leadsom bowed out of the Conservative leadership contest, leading to Theresa May’s appointment…

Jeremy Corbyn’s shadow cabinet: runners and riders

14 August 2015 17:35

Who could Jeremy Corbyn invite into his shadow cabinet if elected Labour leader? Some frontbenchers are suggesting today that he…

Uncomradely conduct: My time as a Labour member, by a Tory MP

7 August 2015 10:55

Yesterday for the first time I trended on Twitter. Apparently I had been busted registering as a ‘supporter of the…

Labour out Conservative MP in #Tories4Corbyn crackdown

5 August 2015 16:11

Labour’s verification process has been under a lot of scrutiny in recent weeks as more and more Tories have claimed…

Renewal offers a vision for a Tory workers’ budget

11 March 2014 11:47

How can the Tory party broaden its appeal? Renewal, a group founded to do just that offered its answer at…

Tim Loughton attacks ex-families minister Sarah Teather for having no children

16 September 2013 23:07

Tim Loughton has done his bit to fuel coalition tensions today. At the Conservative Renewal conference this weekend, the former…

Do MPs deserve a pay rise?

1 July 2013 11:09

A small group of MPs have put their heads above the parapet in a brave and commendable fashion by demanding…

Tim Loughton giving evidence to the Education select committee.

Tim Loughton vs the Department for Education, round 2

22 January 2013 14:57

The battle between Tim Loughton and the Education department rumbles on, with new foot soldiers joining the fray. The latest…

Tim Loughton on a visit as Children's Minister. Picture: Getty

Tim Loughton vs the Department for Education

17 January 2013 14:39

In a week where the inner workings of Whitehall have rarely been out of the news, Tim Loughton’s evidence to…

Tim Loughton giving evidence to the Education select committee.

Children and families ‘not a priority’ for Michael Gove, former children’s minister argues

16 January 2013 13:34

Of all the sackings in September’s reshuffle, two of the most surprising came from the Education department. So it was…

Tim Loughton on a visit as Children's Minister. Picture: Getty

Tim Loughton attacks coalition’s failure to support married couples

10 December 2012 9:39

Tim Loughton was one of the surprise sackings in September’s reshuffle: he was an able minister who knew his portfolio…

Whips in Sir George Young's team have been telling Tory MPs that to rebel on tomorrow's EU budget motion would be to undermine the stability of the coalition government. Picture: Getty

Another headache for the Tory whips

14 November 2012 12:07

Today brings yet another set of reminders for Numbers 9, 10 and 11 Downing Street about how difficult maintaining party…

Tim Loughton on a visit as Children's Minister. Picture: Getty

Sacked ministers make trouble at Treasury questions

6 November 2012 15:08

Treasury Questions was a little quieter than usual today: George Osborne is away and so Ed Balls left the questions…

Tim Loughton versus the adoption bureaucracy

22 December 2011 10:39

Parliament has decamped for midwinter, but the business of government goes on. Today’s announcement, by the children’s minister Tim Loughton,…

The Big Society conundrum

10 November 2010 17:02

The children’s minister Tim Loughton is in danger of having ‘gaffe-prone’ become his suffix. After rather putting his foot in…