Richard Bingley says Conservative administration will target multinational firms in a bid to entice them to Britain's Ocean City The new Conservative leader of Plymouth City Council says the city’s economic future depends on the creation of highly paid jobs in manufacturing and marine technology and will be marketing the city to multinational companies in a bid to entice them to move here.
The chancellor is being urged to either cut taxes, raise benefits or hammer energy firms by anxious Conservatives. If Rishi Sunak had any doubts that the shine has gone off his reputation among Tory MPs, the last few weeks will have removed them entirely. Once seen as Boris Johnson’s heir apparent, the chancellor saw his popularity nosedive recently over an underwhelming Spring Statement and revelations about his wife’s tax affairs.
Huntingdonshire District Council is now run by a liberal coalition after Julie Kerr ousted former Tory leader Ryan Fuller Huntingdonshire District Council has appointed a new leader after the local elections on Friday, May 6 left the council in disarray. No party succeeded in winning a majority - including the Conservatives who had led the council for almost half a century - and former leader Ryan Fuller was ousted by independent Julie Kerr.
Many Tory MPs fear that Boris Johnson’s party is echoing how things were before the landslide Labour general election victory 25 years ago David Mellor still bristles with anger as he recalls the night of May 1, 1997. After 18 years as the MP for Putney, he was one of the Tory big beasts felled by an unstoppable Labour landslide that stripped him of not only his seat, but also his dignity.
Tory MP Andrea Jenkyns, 47, targeted by man who threatened to blow her up at café event she had publicised on Twitter
Conservative MP was targeted by a man who threatened to blow her up at a café Andrea Jenkyns, 47, was 'shaken' after the threat to her life on Friday morning The MP for Morley and Outwood, Yorkshire had tweeted about an event that day The death threat came less than a year after the murder of MP Sir David Amess
STAFF at the DVLA were handed £2.2million in bonuses last year despite a massive driving licence backlog. There have been huge delays in issuing and renewing driving licence the pandemic when hundreds of DVLA staff were said to have been sent home on full pay. The disruption was made worse by dozens of days of strike action as unions complained the agency's offices were not Covid-secure.
BORIS Johnson's enemies are eyeing a June coup after two sleazy by-elections next month, The Sun can reveal. The crunch votes on June 23 come after one Tory MP quit for abusing a young boy and another for watching porn in the Commons. Conservative sources think the party will get "slapped" in both red wall Wakefield and rural Tiverton - as Downing Street prepares for Sue Gray's brutal Partygate report to be published next week.
TUBE drivers planning to strike during the Queen's Platinum Jubilee weekend are "thoroughly nasty" and "putting two fingers up to the Queen", a Tory MP has said. Sir Robert Neill, Conservative MP for Bromley and Chislehurst, accused tube drivers of “playing a political stunt” by effectively shutting down vital public transport during the Queen’s jubilee celebrations.
DOWNING STREET has reportedly blocked ministers from automatically being interviewed on Sky News' morning news programme every day. Sky News may no longer get automatic access to Tory ministers following an interview with Kay Burley and Rachel MacLean where the latter claimed struggling Brits should consider working more hours amid the cost of living crisis.
The health service continues to be a system designed not to respond to patients, but to dictate what it thinks is best for them A politician who publishes a book while still active is usually making a career move. In this sense, people are right to see Jeremy Hunt’s new book, Zero, as contributing to a leadership bid.
I was sexually assaulted by Tory MP – I complained and was told to be ‘good sport’ & keep quiet, says Petronella Wyatt
A TRULY handsome man is as rare as a flawless emerald. The man trying to kiss me was not a gem. His hair formed a greasy cap on a scalp scarred with pimples. His hyena breath was rank with cheap champagne and his eyes were fish-belly pale and bulging.
CONSERVATIVE MPs need to "solve the economic problem" and stop "telling people to go for a promotion", a shadow minister has said. Addressing comments made earlier this week by Rachel Mclean MP, Peter Kyle, MP for Hove, said Tory ministers need to “accept the reality” of the cost of living crisis, a disaster that is, in part, “because of the decisions they are making in Westminster”.
Antony J Shepherd suspects that Tory donors are getting worried about the value of their property portfolios. Prof Stephen Wood’s research findings are at odds with the prime minister’s experience Boris Johnson said: “My experience of working from home is you spend an awful lot of time making another cup of coffee and then, you know, getting up, walking very slowly to the fridge, hacking off a small piece of cheese, then walking very slowly back to your laptop and then forgetting what it was you’re doing.” This says far more about him than about anything else.
The public are running out of patience with him as much as they’re running out of cash to make ends meet Ali is a dad who rarely sees his daughter because he has taken a second job at weekends. Lucy is a mature student nurse whose childcare costs mean she’s worse off than she was as a stay-at-home mum.
FAMILIES will be hurt by Labour agreeing a “backroom deal” with the Tories on a local authority, the party has been told. SNP representatives for South Lanarkshire have written a scathing open letter to Labour councillors in the area to condemn their arrangement with the Tories.
WALTER CRONXITE, political editor, on the completely predictable make-up of the borough’s executive Mayor’s first cabinet, and the wheeling and dealing over who will chair the Town Hall’s most influential committees Given that it took nearly five days to count the votes for the local elections, the Croydon public – if they were at all bothered – probably ought not to have been surprised it then took two weeks for the borough’s first elected Mayor to pull together what some wag sarcastically referred to as “Perry’s top team”.
Some Tory stalwarts may be angry but state of the economy could be what brings the prime minister down Long before Partygate, Boris Johnson was known among colleagues for the superpower of survival: the extraordinary ability to shrug off setbacks that led his Eton contemporary, David Cameron, to liken him to a greased piglet.
Keir Starmer has ordered shadow cabinet members to campaign at least three times each in Wakefield ahead of next month’s by-election. Sir Keir told the LabourList website that winning the seat back from the Conservatives is a key priority for his party - but denied recent reports claiming he had told his frontbenchers not to campaign in the Tiverton and Honiton by-election as part of an informal pact with the Liberal Democrats.
There was a lively exchange between councillors regarding labours committee chairmanship dominance at annual council meeting A North Tyneside Tory councillor claimed during the annual council meeting that the council was “akin to a one party state”. Preston councillor Liam Bones, a Conservative, proposed an amendment to the council’s annual appointments which would make committee chairmanships proportional to the number of seats each party hold.