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A by-election takes place to elect two hereditary peers to sit in the House of Lords following the death of Viscount Allenby and the retirement of Lord Cobbold Prime Minister David Cameron continues his visit to Turkey before traveling t... Continue to article
Prime Minister David Cameron visits Turkey Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt (4:00pm) and shadow health secretary Andy Burnham (12:30pm) speak at the Britain against cancer conference (Central Hall, Westminster) Energy Secretary Ed Davey a... Continue to article
LORDS CHAMBER 2.30pm: Oral questions, to ask the government: - What assessment they have made of cuts in funding to local authorities in the most deprived and least deprived areas of Englan (Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton, Lab) - ... Continue to article
Prime Minister David Cameron is expected to chair a COBRA meeting in London and visits Rochester and Strood ahead of Thursday's by-election Home Secretary Theresa May (11:00am) and Police Minister Mike Penning (3:30pm) speak at the Asso... Continue to article
A statement from Nick Boles regarding tonight's intervew with Total Politics: “I do not believe and did not say that we cannot seek changes to the way immigration works within the EU. Quite the contrary, I think it is essential that we do... Continue to article
Nick Boles has a habit of making explosive interventions and then disappearing from political debate for a little while after an almighty telling off from Number 10. Continue to article
Education Secretary Nicky Morgan, has rejected accusations that the Conservatives have been “soft on standards” in schools. During Education Questions, Shadow Education Secretary Tristram Hunt labelled Ms Morgan's praise of the 97% of qu... Continue to article
Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond opens the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas diaspora convention in London Skills Minister Nick Boles is expected to make an announcement on further education teacher training bursaries Shadow sports minister Cl... Continue to article
Today’s teenagers will have to “work forever” because of the rising retirement age, the Skills Minister has said. Nick Boles predicted that those leaving school today could hope for retirement before 80 “if they’re lucky”. “My messag... Continue to article
Ahead of the Conservative Party Conference, one Tory MP has warned that his party must focus on the issues that are important to the public and not get bogged down in "petty obsessions". Nick Boles has said the party should apply a "relevant test" to any issues being raised in order to ensure they are concerns the public care about.
The Liberal Democrats have echoed the words of David Cameron in ruling out the possibility of an electoral pact between the coalition partners. A Lib Dem spokesperson said: "Since the coalition began we have been ruling this out. It simply won't happen."
Conservative MP Nick Boles has said that he believes the Tories should back Liberal Democrat calls for a land tax. Writing in the Financial Times, Mr Boles said he may be "committing career suicide" by making the call but felt that the tax could help encourage more development on brownfield sites and in rundown inner cities. Mr Boles recommended that the proceeds raised from such a tax should be used to cut employers’ national insurance to help fuel job creation.
Nick Boles a political ally of David Cameron has said that the Liberal Democrats and Conservatives should go into an electoral pact by the end of the year, but the prime minister's spokesperson has said there are "no plans" for a pact.
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