THERESA May is tonight on course to win the leadership challenge against her after revealing she plans to quit before the next General Election. At least 186 Tory MPs have pledged to back her - more than enough to win the no-confidence vote taking place this evening. Addressing the 1922 Committee of backbench MPs shortly before the polls opened at 6pm, Mrs May insisted it would be wrong to change leader in the middle of the Brexit process. But she added: "In my heart I would like to lead the party into the next election, but I accept that won’t happen." That suggests she will step aside within two years at the most - with the next election scheduled to take place in June 2022. The gambit is designed to win over MPs who want to avoid short-term turbulence but are worried about the prospect of Mrs May leading the party into another election after last year's disaster. Some ministers were reportedly in tears after the PM's announcement. Mrs May refused to put an exact date on when … [Read more...] about Theresa May is on course to win confidence vote after she vows to quit before the next election in speech that left MPs in tears
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PUBLISHED: 18:02 13 November 2018 | UPDATED: 18:02 13 November 2018 Megan Aldous Suffolk's most inspirational women Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN Archant This is a list that Suffolk should be proud of - 100 women who are positive role models for future generations, women who have achieved success in a diverse range of fields from business, the arts, sport and education to the third sector. Goldie Sayers , Team GB Javelin Thrower and one of Suffolk's 100 Inspiring Women speaking at the event Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNThe list was put together by a panel of judges this summer after we asked readers for their nominations. Here we celebrate the women who have make us proud to be from Suffolk.Jenna Ackerley, Events Under Canvas: A Felixstowe girl originally, 38-year-old Jenna now lives in East Bergholt with her husband and two young children, operating her business, Events Under Canvas, from Capel St Mary. While travelling in her 20s, Jenna began a recruitment … [Read more...] about Meet 100 of Suffolk’s most inspirational women
Press play to listen to this article By JACK BLANCHARD PRESENTED BY BP Send tips here | Subscribe for free | Listen to Playbook and view in your browser Good Monday morning from Liverpool, where the Labour Party conference is entering its second day. DRIVING THE DAY SALZBURG DEBRIEF: Half of Westminster is up here in Liverpool this morning nursing conference hangovers — but the real action is back in SW1, where it’s going to be another big day on the Brexit juggernaut. The main event will be a special Cabinet meeting on post-Brexit immigration policy, which if we’re lucky could morph into a heated discussion on what went wrong at the disastrous Salzburg summit last week. Also this morning we have Tory Brexiteers (finally) unveiling their alternative plan for a post-Brexit free trade deal. And this afternoon we get the final tranche of documents setting out the government’s plans for a no-deal Brexit. Before we get to all that: Let’s start the … [Read more...] about POLITICO London Playbook, presented by BP: Good morning from Liverpool — Salzburg debrief — Election chit-chat
Alwaysandforever can live in the memory of punters for a while by maintaining her progress with victory in the totesport.com Pontefract Castle Fillies Stakes. The four-year-old has just had the four starts but her trainer Luca Cumani is not one for rushing his horses and his patience can be rewarded.Alwaysandforever showed great promise on her debut when second to Coronet.She duly disposed of her only rival by 14 lengths on her one start as a three-year-old and thankfully has been more active in 2018 with two runs in May.Excellent Times can gain her just reward in the totepool Cashback Club At totesport.com Fillies’ Handicap after two fine efforts in defeat recently.Becky The Thatcher can continue her fine start in her quest to claim the Pontefract Stayers’ Championship.After going down by a head to Wemyss Point in April, the Micky Hammond-trained mare won in good style at Carlisle before scoring back at Pontefract earlier this month when she defeated Graceful Lady by half … [Read more...] about Racing tips: Always a chance of Pontefract victory?
Press play to listen to this article By JACK BLANCHARD Send tips here | Subscribe for free | View in your browser Good Friday morning. And Eid Mubarak to our Muslim readers — it’s the end of Ramadan. PARLIAMENT’S NEWEST MP: Congratulations to Labour’s Janet Daby, who to the surprise of absolutely no one was this morning elected MP for Lewisham East. Daby got just north of 50 percent of the vote in the ultra-safe Labour seat and will be sworn in as parliament’s newest MP next week. But the big news was the strong showing from the Lib Dems, who surged 20 percentage points to land a decent second place in what is a massively pro-Remain part of London. Labour’s majority was slashed, and the Tories lost ground too. As ever, all Brexit is politics, and all politics is Brexit. Results here. DRIVING THE DAY NOTHING HAS CHANGED: After a week of parliamentary horse-trading, which was part thrilling and part skull-crushingly tedious, the … [Read more...] about POLITICO London Playbook: Our newest MP — Nothing has changed — Putin’s World Cup