There’s no legislation this week, as Parliament breaks up after close of business on Tuesday. Instead, politicians will be traipsing across the land, hoping to pick up YOUR vote.
The latest polls show strong support for the Conservatives, though not all of them point to a solid majority. Most see Labour gaining as well, so it seems floating voters are throwing their weight behind the biggest parties.
That said, when you look at the remain and leave vote splits, the Lib Dems seem to be doing more damage to Labour than the Brexit Party is to the Tories.
So can the Lib Dems pull it out of the bag? On Wednesday’s episode of Bloomberg Westminster, Bristol University’s Paula Surridge explained why the key to forecasting the the party’s performance lies in their 2010 vote share.
Another flashpoint comes on Monday, when MPs vote to choose the next Speaker.
John Bercow has had a huge influence on Brexit (most recently he let the Benn Act get through), so interest in his replacement is high.
There are eight candidates in the race, but the key players are:
This is the article to read if you’re interested in the process.
(I maintain the Speaker has the best job in Parliament. Better pay than the PM and a sweet flat in Westminster. What’s not to love?)
Another call for the Facebook group! I’ve had interesting chats with lots of you, and I’d love to introduce you to each other.
If you’re keen for a Facebook group, and you haven’t already registered your interest, give this link a click:
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Have a great week,
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