Last Orders! MP Ousted in Parliament Pub Coup

Last orders for LibDem Greg Mulholland, who has just been usurped as chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Save the Pub Group in a coup in favour of Labour’s Toby Perkins. Trouble was brewing when Mulholland re-nominated himself as chair only for Perkins to be counter-nominated, and then go on to win. Unsurprisingly, the Save the Pubs group is one of the more popular APPGs. Guido is told by a top sauce: “The group’s members thought Mulholland had been using the APPG to promote himself and that he wasn’t a very effective chairman“. Won’t even be able to drown his sorrows…

Hunt’s PPS Backing Greens in Brighton

Brighton Kemptown Tory MP Simon Kirby has spent the last five years praising the hunting ban, “campaigning for animal rights” and “fighting development to safeguard our precious green areas” as he tries to defend his 1,328 majority. Judging by his Twitter feed in the last 24 hours it appears he is backing the Green Party outright in his neighbouring constituency:

Have to wonder what the Tory candidate for Brighton Pavilion, Clarence Mitchell, thinks about his neighbouring MP backing his opponent…

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