Magazine article The Spectator

Your Nominations Spectator Threadneedle Parliamentarian Awards

Magazine article The Spectator

Your Nominations Spectator Threadneedle Parliamentarian Awards

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A blue tide has washed over the latest nominations for The Spectator's Readers' Representative award.

Last week, your votes were for parliamentarians from right across the political spectrum: Conservative, Labour, Liberal Democrat, even the occasional Ukipper. This week, they are mostly for Conservatives. Perhaps this is a sympathy vote following Liam Fox's resignation. Perhaps it is something to do with the phases of the moon. We cannot be certain.

The Conservatives' Philip Davies now faces competition from his party colleagues Nadine Dorries (of whom Libby Blaxall writes, 'Nadine helps me to remember why politicians exist') and Peter Bone (whose views, according to Ron Forrest, 'coincide with those of the majority of the Conservative party and he expresses them forcefully'). Another reader, Alexander Ellis, argues that 'the revolution in education being pushed through by Michael Gove has the potential to change the lives of millions for the better'. …

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