Complete Government PPS List

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Prime Minister Theresa May MP – George Hollingbery MP
Chancellor of the Exchequer – Philip Hammond MP – John Glen MP
Chief Secretary to the Treasury – David Gauke MP – Craig Williams MP

Home Office
Home Secretary – Amber Rudd MP – David Rutley MP
Minister of State – Brandon Lewis MP – Victoria Atkins MP
Minister of State – Ben Wallace MP – Tom Pursglove MP

Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Foreign Secretary – Boris Johnson MP – Andrew Stephenson MP
Minister of State – Sir Alan Duncan MP – Pauline Latham OBE MP
Minister of State – Baroness Anelay – Amanda Milling MP

Ministry of Defence
Secretary of State for Defence – Michael Fallon MP – Graham Evans MP
Minister of State – Mike Penning MP – Jo Churchill MP

Ministry of Justice
Justice Secretary – Elizabeth Truss MP – Robert Jenrick MP

Department for Education
Education Secretary – Justine Greening MP – Henry Smith MP
Minister of State – Nick Gibb MP – Seema Kennedy MP/Edward Argar MP

Department for Exiting the European Union
Brexit Secretary – David Davis MP – Stewart Jackson MP
Minister of State – David Jones MP – Jeremy Quin MP

Department for International Trade
Secretary of State for International Trade – Liam Fox MP – Iain Stewart MP
Minister of State – Greg Hands MP – Helen Whately MP

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Secretary of State for Business – Greg Clark MP – Conor Burns MP
Minister of State – Jo Johnson MP – Wendy Morton MP

Department of Health
Secretary of State for Health – Jeremy Hunt MP – James Morris MP
Minister of State – Philip Dunne MP – James Berry MP

Department for Work and Pensions
Secretary of State for Work and Pensions – Damian Green MP – Mark Pawsey MP
Minister of State – Penny Mordaunt MP – Peter Heaton-Jones MP

Department for Transport
Secretary of State for Transport – Chris Grayling MP – Mike Freer MP
Minister of State – John Hayes CBE MP – Victoria Prentis MP

Department for Communities and Local Government
Communities Secretary –Sajid Javid MP – Rebecca Harris MP
Minister of State – Gavin Barwell MP – Rebecca Pow MP

Office of the Leader of the House of Commons
Leader of the House of Commons – David Lidington MP – Kevin Hollinrake MP

Office of the Leader of the House of Lords
Leader of the House of Lords – Baroness Evans of Bowes Park – Kwasi Kwarteng MP

Scotland Office
Secretary of State for Scotland – David Mundell MP – David Morris MP

Wales Office
Secretary of State for Wales – Rt Hon Alun Cairns MP – Glyn Davies MP

Northern Ireland Office
Secretary of State for Northern Ireland – James Brokenshire MP – Oliver Colvile MP

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Environment Secretary – Andrea Leadsom MP – Sheryll Murray MP
Minister of State – George Eustice MP – Simon Hoare MP

Department for International Development
International Development Secretary – Priti Patel MP – Kelly Tolhurst MP
Minister of State – Rory Stewart MP – Amanda Solloway MP

Department for Culture, Media and Sport
Culture Secretary – Rt Hon Karen Bradley MP – Craig Whittaker MP
Minister of State – Rt Hon Matthew Hancock MP – Mims Davies MP

Cabinet Office
Paymaster General – Ben Gummer MP – Lucy Frazer MP

Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster – Sir Patrick McLoughlin MP – Stuart Andrew MP

Nicky Morgan Looked Round Posh Private School For Son

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Sacked former Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has been Theresa May’s fiercest Tory critic on grammar schools. All eyes on her in the Commons this afternoon after she blasted the PM:

“I believe that an increase in pupil segregation on the basis of academic selection would be at best a distraction from crucial reforms to raise standards and narrow the attainment gap and at worse risk actively undermining six years of progressive education reform. The evidence is now incontrovertibly clear that a rigorous academic education does not need to be the preserve of the few.”

Just how concerned is NiMo about a good education not being “the preserve of the few“? In 2014 Guido revealed she had looked round Fairfield, a posh boys’ prep school, for her son. And earlier this year she admitted she was considering sending her son to a private secondary school. When Morgan heard that her local paper was about to print the story, her aide threatened to pull her weekly column. Her views on local issues have since remained the “preserve of the few”…

May Orders Ministers to Link Every Policy to Meritocracy

Theresa May’s grammar schools speech was as much about defining her premiership as anything else. If eagle-eyed photographer Steve Back hadn’t snapped those secret government papers outlining the return of grammars, today’s speech would not have been made until conference. Senior Tories watching noted one key line:

“It will mean recalibrating how we approach policy development to ensure that everything we do as government helps to give a fair chance to those who are just getting by”

This is tanks-on-Labour’s-lawn rhetoric, but the PM is deadly serious about revamping how policy is formulated across Whitehall. Over the last few weeks ministers and civil servants have grown frustrated at Downing Street’s insistence that every single policy must have a “making the country work for everyone” angle. Policies and announcements that have nothing to do with May’s theme of meritocracy are being delayed or shunned until ministers can think of a way to make a link. In some departments, announcements and updates on old projects where the money has already been spent are being held back. As with Brexit, the government is actually getting work done, they just aren’t telling the public about it…

Tory MP Will Quince Sings For Britain’s Got Talent

Colchester MP Will Quince singing Bring Him Home from Les Mis, the song that made the career of Alfie Boe. And here he is belting out Nessun Dorma at a charity gig three years ago:

We’ll find out next year if he made it through…

Gove Gets to Work

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Times hacks are used to their editorial conferences being a very Tory affair – true blue attendees have included Tory peer Danny Finkelstein, former Tory MP Matthew Parris and former Tory Tim Montgomerie to name but a few. It was nonetheless noted in the newsroom that having a sitting MP present crossed the line rather than blurred it. New book reviewer Michael Gove has been in the room at political conference this week. The Gover was told by the Commons Appointments committee that he must wait three months before he starts writing – that period has not yet elapsed – and he must not “draw on any privileged information available to you as a minister”. Good thing he’s not a gossip…

1922 Committee Nominations

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Brady, Walker, Gillan, Clifton-Brown, Blackman and Nigel Evans have all been returned unopposed, but there’s plenty still to play for. 12 committee places up for grabs, 14 nominations received:

1.   Steve Baker

2.  Sir Simon Burns

3.   David Burrowes

4.   Rehman Chishti

5.   James Cleverley

6.   Dr James Davies

7.   Bernard Jenkin

8.   Jason McCartney

9.   Karl McCartney

10. Antoinette Sandbach

11. Alec Shelbrooke

12. Andrew Turner

13. Bill Wiggin

14. William Wragg

Lot of keen new 2015 intake running.

Tories Lead by 14 Points

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The Tories’ lead over Labour is holding strong, as a gold standard survey from ICM for the Guardian reveals a 14 point gap between the parties. When these figures are plugged into Electoral Calculus’s seat calculator, they project a Conservative majority of 367 seats, next to Labour’s 195 – a drop of 35. A messy leadership contest next to May’s continuing honeymoon means this gap could grow…

Theresa’s Copy and Paste Job

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Theresa May tells us that “obviously over the summer – over the last few weeks – quite a lot of work has been done”. Which is good to know. So does the new government have any further detail on their plan for Brexit or their legislative agenda? Compare and contrast these quotes from the PM from today with her words over the last few weeks…

Today: “Brexit means Brexit, we’re going to make a success of it”

11 July: “Brexit means Brexit, and we’re going to make a success of it”

Today: “there’s no second referendum; no attempts to sort of stay in the EU by the back door”

11 July: “no attempts to remain inside the EU, with no second referendum or attempts to rejoin it by the backdoor”

Today: “We want to be a government and a country that works for everyone”

13 July: “a mission to make Britain a country that works for everyone”

Today: “I want it to be a society where it’s the talent that you have and how hard you’re prepared to work that determines how you get on”

13 July: “We will do everything to help you go as far as your talents can take you.”

Today: “we can get tough on irresponsible behaviour in big business”

11 July: “get tough on irresponsible behaviour in big business”

Today: “forge a new positive role for the UK in the world”

11 July: “forge a new role for ourselves in the World”

That “quite a lot of work” done over the summer appears to be copying and pasting her old speeches…

LBC’s Tom Swarbrick New Number 10 Broadcast Chief

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Theresa May hires another journalist to join her Downing Street team – LBC chief correspondent and presenter Tom Swarbrick is to be the new Number 10 head of broadcast. Big move for one of the brightest young up-and-coming journalists around. Getting the new PM on telly would be a start judging by her disappearing act in the first 50 days…

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Labour MPs Love Theresa May As Well

THERESA MAY MOST IMPRESSIVE MPS

It’s not just Labour’s former advisers who like Theresa May – their MPs think she’s impressive too. Theresa May was deemed “most impressive parliamentarian” by no less than 35% of Labour MPs, putting her second on the leadership table only to be beaten by Cameron in an Ipsos MORI poll of members.[…]

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May Hires New Press SpAd

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Theresa May has hired Patrick McLoughlin’s spinner Tim Smith as her final Downing Street press SpAd. Another alumnus of the CCHQ press office, Smith has been a SpAd at Transport for the last year, taking a short sabbatical to fight the good fight during Zac’s battle against Sadiq.[…]

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Project Fear Spinner to Be Brexit SpAd

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Osborne’s former aide and Project Fear spinmeister James Chapman is to be David Davis’ SpAd at the new Brexit department. Chappers hasn’t been replying to Guido’s texts but the former Daily Mail political editor’s eyebrow-raising move from arch-Remain cheerleader to Brexit adviser is now confirmed.[…]

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Brutal Tory Attack Ad Says Labour Soft on ISIS

Owen Smith’s disastrous day yesterday has inspired the Tories to produce this attack advert repeating their line that Labour is a threat to national security. Whoever wins…[…]

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Tory Report Clears Feldman and Shapps

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Clifford Chance’s investigation has dropped in the middle of August while most people in Westminster are on holiday. It completely exonerates most of the key players in the Tory bullying scandal. Here are the top lines:

  • 13 victims of bullying identified, six potential sexual assault victims, five of which weren’t covered by the inquiry.
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First Picture of Bearded Gove

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Sarah Vine gives her verdict:

“I know a certain ex-minister who is very much enjoying his new hipster look. Meanwhile, the female of the species is doing precisely the opposite: obsessively extracting every last vestige of bodily fuzz.

I can’t be the only woman who wishes these tonsorial trends were reversed — and that for once we could be the ones to, er, let our hair down on holiday.”

More stubbly than beardy, though the potential is there…

Photo via Londoner’s Diary
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Tory Press Chief to Be Home Secretary’s SpAd

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Some more SpAd movements: Guido hears Tory Director of Communications Amy Fisher is returning to government as a Special Adviser to Home Secretary Amber Rudd. Fisher was Chris Grayling’s SpAd before heading up the press operation at CCHQ after the election.[…]

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