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# Tories

Last year
# Investigation
Tory MP accused of rape released on bail
Tory chief whip Chris Heaton-Harris urged the unnamed MP in his 50s to stay away from Parliament.
# neil parish
Tory MP who resigned after watching porn in House of Commons won't rule out running in by-election
Neil Parish is considering using his support in the farming community to stand as an independent candidate.
# Ah Keir
Tories step up pressure on Keir Starmer over ‘beergate’ row
A leaked memo suggested the beer and curry Starmer had with colleagues during UK coronavirus restrictions was planned in advance.
# Local Elections
Boris Johnson accused of putting off voters as Tories down hundreds of council seats
Labour celebrated gains but their joy was overshadowed by the announcement of a police probe into whether Keir Starmer broke lockdown rules.
# UK
Tory Neil Parish admits watching pornography in House of Commons and quits as MP
Parish had initially vowed to continue working as an MP after he was suspended from the party yesterday.
# United Kingdom
Tory MP Neil Parish suspended pending investigation into House of Commons pornography claim
Senior Conservative colleagues had decried reports of the incident as “shameful”.
# the tories
Probe into claims Tory MP watched pornography in Commons chamber
The Conservative chief whip is looking into the ‘wholly unacceptable’ allegations.
# deputy labour leader
Boris Johnson writes to Angela Rayner to insist ‘Basic Instinct’ claim was not in his name
The claims, which were reportedly made by an unnamed Tory MP to the Mail on Sunday, have been widely condemned as sexist.
# Daniel Kawczynski
Tory MP accused of ‘immoral and offensive bile’ over Ukrainian refugees
Daniel Kawczynski was severely criticised by a senior Conservative colleague.
# sue gray
Partygate report due at No 10 within days amid speculation over Johnson's successor
Reports are circulating of a potential outside challenger for the Tory leadership who is thought by some to represent the ‘best chance for a fresh start’.
# sue gray
Johnson’s wait continues for report into No 10 parties which could be key to his future
The announcement of a Scotland Yard investigation into some of the alleged parties has complicated the process.
# Nusrat Ghani
Johnson under pressure to hold inquiry into MP’s ‘Muslimness’ sacking claim
Nusrat Ghani said she was told her faith was “making colleagues uncomfortable” when she was sacked as a transport minister.
# met police
No 10 efforts to save Johnson are illegal, Commons standards chairman claims
Chris Bryant said threats to withdraw funding from constituencies of MPs seeking to oust the PM should be referred to the police.
# Downing Street
UK government resisting investigation into ‘blackmailing’ of Tory critics of Boris Johnson
Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng has said the allegations should be investigated.
# Partygate
Boris Johnson clings on despite demand to ‘in the name of God, go’
David Davis warned Tories the party faces “dying a death of 1,000 cuts” if MPs do not swiftly oust the prime minister.
All time
# tory party
Leadership challenge ‘on the cards’ after Boris Johnson suffers largest rebellion
A senior Tory said if Johnson did not make changes, many would think it was time for a change.
# wham
Explainer: Why is there uproar over a Number 10 party that happened last Christmas?
A look at why Boris Johnson has launched an investigation into a “cheese and wine” gathering at Number 10.
# Tories
Johnson under increasing pressure as minister admits ‘mistake’ in handling of sleaze row
An ex-Tory chief whip has called on Johnson to apologise for his Government’s approach to the Paterson affair.
# Tories
Boris Johnson faces demands for public inquiry into Tory sleaze allegations
An emergency Commons debate will be held to consider the implications of the Owen Paterson row.
# Owen Paterson
Former NI Secretary resigns as MP amid row over alleged lobbying breaches
It comes after Boris Johnson U-turned on plans to prevent the former minister’s Commons ban for lobbying.
# matt hancock
Investigators in England raid two homes over leaking of Matt Hancock CCTV
Hancock resigned from the Cabinet after footage showed him kissing an aide in his departmental office.
# Coronavirus
House of Commons backs Johnson’s Covid tiers despite threat of rebellion from Tory MPs
MPs voted for the measures to replace the second national lockdown in England by a majority of 213.
# john penrose
Tory MP in UK criticised for saying ‘chaotic parents’ send children to school hungry
John Penrose is a former minister who is married to NHS Test and Trace chief Diana Harding.
Neale Richmond: When Boris refers to an 'Australia-style' deal with the EU, he's talking through his hat
The trade arrangements in place between Australia and the EU are nothing like a free-trade deal, writes Neale Richmond.
# Coronavirus
Boris Johnson faces looming Tory revolt over Covid-19 restrictions
More than 50 Conservatives have signed up to an amendment calling for MPs to be given a greater role in deciding on new coronavirus measures.
# Tories
Jailed former MP was ‘sexual predator who told pack of lies’, judge says
Charlie Elphicke was sentenced after being convicted of three counts of sexual assault on two women.
# Newsnight
BBC says Emily Maitlis' remarks about Dominic Cummings 'broke impartiality rules'
The British Prime Minister is standing by his senior aide despite mounting pressure to fire him.
# Building Bridges
Scottish Tory leader backs Johnson's ‘bold and imaginative’ plan for NI-Scotland bridge
Johnson’s suggestion of the bridge has been branded “a vanity project” by Scotland’s Transport Secretary.
# indyref2
'Scotland can't be imprisoned': Tories facing showdown over refusal to back new independence vote
The Conservatives have said they will “absolutely” not hold another independence referendum in Scotland.
# All over
Common sense, a JCB and a punch that never happened - Key moments of the UK election campaign
There were tough times for both the Tories and the Labour Party, but there was one clear winner at the end.
The reaction, Johnson says he's 'humbled' by support of former Labour voters as Tories claim massive majority
Stay with us for all the reaction as the Conservatives claim a thumping majority in the Commons.
# Milking it
Boris Johnson avoids interview by going into fridge as final day of campaigning kicks off
A YouGov seat-prediction poll indicated the Tories could win a 28-seat majority tomorrow.
# Didn't happen
BBC and ITV journalists apologise over reports that Tory advisor was punched by Labour activist
A claim that a Tory advisor was punched turned out not to be the case.
# General Election
Johnson pledges to bring Brexit deal back to Parliament next month as 'Christmas present'
The British PM said he wants people “to enjoy their festive-season free from the seemingly unending Brexit box-set drama”.
# crucial vote
Another showdown for Johnson in the Commons as Labour plots to hijack PM's plans
The prime minister believes he has the numbers to push his withdrawal agreement through parliament.
Parnell and Rees-Mogg: The ‘Uncrowned King of Ireland’ and the unworkable British parliament
Historian Donal Fallon writes about Charles Stewart Parnell, and how the Irish Parliamentary Party brought filibustering to Westminster.
# Brexit
Scottish Tory leader expected to step down amid Brexit chaos
Ruth Davidson has been leader of the Scottish Tories since 2011.
# all kicking off
Circle the date ... Here's why 9 September is set to be a red letter Brexit day in Westminster
It’s all set to kick off again in the Commons from the start of next month – here are the key dates.
# now what
Explainer: How likely is an early election in the UK and when is it likely to happen?
Will he? Won’t he?
# Tories
Boris Johnson has been elected the new Conservative Party leader
The Conservative Party’s 1922 committee made the announcement this morning at Westminster’s Queen Elizabeth II conference centre.