Maitland/AMO Morning Political Monitor – 11 June 2019

11th June 2019

Driving the day

TORY LEADERSHIP: Last night the Conservative backbench 1922 committee confirmed the final slate of candidates who made it through to the first round of voting in the Tory leadership contest. Candidates needed the support of 8 MPs to make it onto the ballot paper. The final list is as follows:

  • Andrea Leadsom
  • Boris Johnson
  • Dominic Raab
  • Esther McVey
  • Jeremy Hunt
  • Mark Harper
  • Matt Hancock
  • Michael Gove
  • Rory Stewart
  • Sajid Javid

The first round of voting among MPs will commence this Thursday (13 June) with a result expected by 1pm that day. Further ballots will take place as needed on 18, 19 and 20 June. After two candidates have been selected by MPs, they will go forward to a postal vote of all Conservative Party members and it is intended that the contest be completed in the week commencing 22 July.

LABOUR: Labour’s Shadow Cabinet meets today to discuss their party’s performance in the recent EU elections following a meeting last night of the PLP which is widely reported to have been very challenging for Jeremy Corbyn. He faced questions from MPs over his equivocation on the subject of a second referendum and it is expected the pro-EU wing of the Shadow Cabinet will in the coming days intensify pressure on Corbyn to shift his Brexit position.

On Manoeuvres

  • 9.30am: Andrea Leadsom launches her Conservative leadership campaign
  • 10.00am: Mark Harper launches his Conservative leadership campaign
  • 3.00pm: 1922 committee conservative leadership hustings for backbench Tory MPs
  • 5.30pm: Rory Stewart launches his Conservative leadership campaign
  • Prime Minister Theresa May hosts Nepalese Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, and speaks at a conference in Geneva afterwards
  • Michael Gove, the environment secretary, John McDonnell, shadow chancellor, and Sir Nick Clegg, the former Lib Dem leader, take part in The Times CEO Summit
  • Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay holds bilateral meetings with French Europe Minister Amelie de Montchalin
  • Lord Darling, former chancellor, Amber Rudd, work and pensions secretary, and Liz Truss, chief secretary to the Treasury, take part in a Policy Exchange panel event on challenges for the next prime minister
  • Brexit Minister James Cleverly speaks at an Adam Smith Institute event
  • Digital Minister Margot James publishes the creative industries export strategy
  • Crime Minister Victoria Atkins speaks at a Respect event on male victims of domestic abuse
  • John Redwood MP speaks at an Institute of Economic Affairs event on the rise of populist movements across western politics
  • Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon meets with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker

Order Paper Highlights

House of Commons

  • 11.30am Business questions
  • Ten-minute rule motion on UK Atomic Energy Authority pension transfers
  • A statutory instrument relating to the Draft Consumer Rights Act 2015 (Enforcement) (Amendment) Order 2019
  • A statutory instrument relating to the Draft Child Support (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2019
  • Debate on UN sustainable development goals
  • Adjournment debate on rising crime and antisocial behaviour on Slade Road in Birmingham

House of Lords

  • 2.30pm Questions on cash machine charges, GDP per capita for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, defence expenditure, and preventing homophobic and misogynistic attacks
  • Debate on protecting children from harmful vehicle emissions
  • Debate on the operation of the theatre market and ensuring that theatre is accessible

Reports and Statistics

  • The House of Commons Welsh Affairs Committee publishes a report on air passenger duty
  • The House of Commons Women and Equalities Committee publishes a report on the use of non-disclosure agreements in discrimination cases
  • The House of Commons European Scrutiny Committee publishes its weekly summary of EU documents deposited in Parliament by Government
  • The Welsh Assembly Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee publishes a report on prisoner voting rights in Wales
  • GMB Union publishes a report on Amazon’s public sector contracts
  • The Centre for Cities publishes a study on the north-south wealth divide
  • The John Lewis Partnership publishes a report on occupational health tax services and worker health
  • The Charity Commission publishes a report on a statutory inquiry into Oxfam GB