There's also some interesting stats on the stance of the Conservative frontbenchThis is not good and the trend needs to be reversed. The Opposition needs to be far more hard hitting and while the Conservatives shouldn't oppose for opposition's sake, I find it hard to believe that we can agree with 79% of the government's legislation.
- they allow early four-fifths of Government legislation through on-the-nod,
without a vote at second or third reading. In this parliament, they've contested
the principle of just 21% of government bills. This is significantly down on the
32% average for the whole of the 2001 Parliament, which was itself down on the
41% in the 1997 Parliament. This downward trend began before David Cameron took office, but it has become much more noticeable under his leadership.
Thursday, December 06, 2007
Just How Revolting are Conservative MPs
Revolts.co.uk is the ultimate political geek site. To
celebrate mark David Cameron's two years in charge, they have analysed Tory Party revolts HERE. The full research paper (PDF) is HERE.