In which Mr Pecksniff lays before his readers for their approval certain observations and speculations reflecting on the political life.
An East Tory MP is accused by constituents of a breach of the data protection laws, and they have informed the Data Commissioner.
During his nearly four decades as an MP, Sir David was a tireless champion of the town’s cause, leading a campaign which gained significant local support.
Ultimately, this all strikes me as part of a project to enhance executive supremacy — an ‘executive power project’, if you will — by treating courts (whether ‘foreign’ or domestic) as unwelcome interlopers, all masquerading as an attempt to ‘protect Parliament’.
Over 80 per cent of Labour Party members support Proportional Representation. So why did a motion supporting it fail? And what next?
In September there were by-elections for five Local Authority seats in East Anglia. The Greens took two seats from Conservatives, but the Conservatives recovered two seats (from an Independent and a Liberal Democrat) and held the fifth.
Angela Rayner, the deputy Labour leader, is in trouble for describing the Tories, in a fringe event at the party conference in Brighton, as “scum”. She has defended it as the sort of language used by people like her, brought up desperately poor on a Stockport housing estate.
In most months there are by-elections for Local Councils, following resignations and deaths. This table lists the five taking place in September, showing the date of the by-election; the number of seats being contested; the parties standing (“Four Parties” means Con, Lab, LibDem and Green); and the percentage vote for the parties which achieved 20% last time the seat was contested.
At just 19 years old, Tina Bhartwas is one of the youngest county councillors in the country. Despite only being elected onto Hertfordshire County Council in May, Cllr Bhartwas has already made a big impression, challenging the notion that local government – and politics more widely – is an old man’s game.