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Grant Shapps said that Labour is the "biggest risk" to the economy and accused the party of having failed to think through the policies they proposed at the party conference this week. "We know that we inherited a deficit. I would say, d... Continue to article
The shadow cabinet officer minister has written to the Conservative Party to demand negotiations on TV debates for the 2015 election. In a speech to the 2014 Labour Party conference Michael Dugher challenged to Tory chair Grant Shapps to... Continue to article
Conference, no doubt you've seen the Tories on Twitter encouraging people to “hashtag share the facts”. Well why don’t we do that Conference? Why don’t we share the facts about this Conservative Government: Like the tax cut for mil... Continue to article
Grant Shapps insisted that 'English votes for English laws' could be implemented in tandem with more devolved powers for Scotland, and denied that constitutional reform for England would take years or even decades to implement. “This is ... Continue to article
A press release from Labour: The Choice for Britain: Labour future, Tory Threat - Speech by Harriet Harman Harriet Harman MP, Labour’s Deputy Leader and Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, in a speech in Ealing, s... Continue to article
Grant Shapps dismissed claims that the big personality of London Mayor Boris Johnson would prove an issue in Government, and pointed to the other big figures that have helped “get things done”. “Actually one of the really interesting par... Continue to article
Responding to Harriet Harman's comments on LBC that "Yes I think people on middle incomes should contribute more through their taxes", which she then confirmed in PMQs today, Conservative Party Chairman Grant Shapps said: "Ed Miliband def... Continue to article
Thanks to a couple of technical problems, some subscribers haven't received this morning's Waugh Room Memo. Here it is in full: Paul Waugh is away. Today’s memo is written by Josh May. A huge day looms as David Cameron fina... Continue to article
Grant Shapps said he did not know when public sector workers could expect a real-terms pay rise. “I’m no more able to tell you what will happen in future pay negotiations and settlements through a whole range of different public services... Continue to article
Things that are now for hardworking families: - Budgets - Any policy announcement, regardless of whether they are related to families or hard work - Reshuffles - Beer and bingo tax cuts - ...
Mortgage lending is still tight despite a rise in the number of approvals in July. Mortgages advanced to customers increased to 56,000, up 7% on June, according the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) said.
Tory chairman Grant Shapps' website is under investigation by the Advertising Standards Authority, following accusations it used false testimonials to sell products.
The Independent reports that the probe centres on Mr Shapps creating a multi-millionaire alias, Michael Green.
The Government's plans to replace local council cabinets with directly elected mayors have been rejected by voters in Manchester, Nottingham, Bradford and Coventry, though Bristol has voted in favour of the move.
Doncaster has also voted in favour of a mayor with 62% of the vote. It was the only location that already had a mayor and was voting on whether or not to keep the system.
Housing Minister Grant Shapps said "no-one was forcing" mayors on cities, despite comments by the Prime Minister earlier in the week that he wanted a "Boris Johnson in every city".
London will find out later today who has been elected mayor, with the final pre-vote polls suggesting Boris Johnson will return to City Hall for another four years.
Mr Johnson was carrying a six-point lead over Labour's Ken Livingstone according to some surveys, although with the result not due until this evening the candidates will face an anxious wait.
Grant Shapps gave "internet entrepreneurs" a tour of Parliament as his internet alter-ego Michael Green, the Guardian reports.
The Conservative party chair is said to have bought dinner for business associates in a Commons restaurant as a backbencher in 2006.
Housing Minister Grant Shapps has come out in support of proposals to build a third runway at Heathrow Airport.
Mr Shapps said "all options" needed to be examined in order to help the economy.
The Daily Telegraph reports Mr Shapps as saying "we need to have sufficient numbers of ports to get people in and goods out... I back the Chancellor's position to the hilt when he said in the Budget we clearly need to review the airport capacity in the South East."
The Housing Minister also announced measures to combat so-called "neighbours from hell".
Senior Conservatives are reportedly urging David Cameron to bring forward his anticipated Cabinet reshuffle in response to failing poll ratings. The Daily Mail reports the reshuffle could now take place as soon as next weekend, following the local elections on May 3.
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