Whips

Reshuffling the whips won’t solve Cameron’s rebel problem

25 August 2012 14:22

One of the biggest problems that David Cameron faces at the moment is discipline within his own party. He was…

Cameron’s attack on Jesse Norman will backfire

11 July 2012 11:30

Jesse Norman became the hero of the hour yesterday afternoon when the government admitted defeat against the Tory rebels and…

Whipping up a storm

24 October 2011 14:56

It looks like about a third of Tory backbenchers will rebel in tonight’s vote on an EU referendum. 18 months…

Cameron starts playing catch-up over the EU referendum vote

19 October 2011 20:24

Adjust your calendars, CoffeeHousers. The parliamentary vote on an EU referendum is no longer set for next Thursday. As the…

Managing the boundary changes

12 September 2011 13:13

MPs are queuing down the corridor on the first floor of Portcullis House as they try to get hold of…

070, licensed to rebel

21 August 2011 21:02

It’s no surprise that 70 Tory MPs have formed a Eurosceptic group, as the Sunday Telegraph reveals today. They are…

Whipping up a storm

29 June 2011 15:58

The mini Tory rebellion last night, 15 Tory MPs voted to allow couples to transfer their personal tax allowance, has…

A reshuffle of the whips office?

25 June 2011 12:25

It is tempting to treat the whole circus animal affair in the Commons this week as just a big joke,…

Why a major reshuffle is unlikely

21 February 2011 11:53

The clamour for a reshuffle is getting louder. Caroline Spelman is said to be a leading candidate for ejection, following…

Should MPs be given a free vote on Kelly’s reforms?

29 October 2009 17:52

No, was Harriet Harman’s answer. With a very peculiar turn of phrase, the Leader of the House said that MPs…