Tory Treasury Select Committee Fight

Nominations close soon today for the replacement for Andrea Leadsom on the Treasury Select Committee. Steve “Sound as a Pound” Baker is standing. The Tory whips however are said to be aiming to reward Mary Macleod for her cack-handed defence of Maria Miller. Here she is demonstrating her media skills against Kay Burley:

Macleod is an ambitious ultra-loyalist – one backbench MP told Guido “if you asked Maceold the time she would have to check with the whips before telling you the answer..” If she does stand the vote will be on Monday.




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John McDonnell tells the Gallery/Lobby lunch what the priest told him to do…

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