Maitland/AMO Morning Political Monitor – Tuesday 23 July 2019

23rd July 2019

Driving the Day 

  • The Conservative Leadership race comes to a close today with the results of the membership ballot due to be announced before midday. Former Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, is the expected winner.
  • Last night, Jo Swinson became the Liberal Democrats first female leader after beating Sir Ed Davey in a poll of party members. She has identified stopping and minimizing the harm of Brexit as one of her key priorities.
  • Leader of the Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, last night proposed to the Parliamentary Labour Party a new process to expedite the management of the worst cases of anti-semitism in the party. However, this falls short of the demands for an independent complaints procedure as requested by numerous peers and deputy leader, Tom Watson.

On Manoeuvres 

  • Prime Minister Theresa May launches the Children’s Funeral Fund
  • Home Office Minister Caroline Nokes chairs a roundtable on future borders and immigration systems with representatives of the devolved administrations
  • Shadow Transport Minister Rachael Maskell attends an IPPR event on the future of rail
  • Shadow Attorney General Shami Chakrabarti attends a Big Brother Watch report launch on the police’s data investigations of victims
  • The Conservative party announces its new leader (11:00am)

Order Paper Highlights 

House of Commons 

  • Ten-minute rule motion: Tibet (Reciprocal Access) (Tim Loughton, Con, East Worthing and Shoreham)
  • The British Nationality Act 1981 (Remedial) Order 2019: Motion to Approve
  • Debate on Body Image and Health
  • Adjournment Debate: Provision of lower limb wound care (Ann Clwyd, Lab, Cynon Valley)

House of Lords 

  • National Insurance Contributions (Termination Awards and Sporting Testimonials) Bill – Third reading
  • Wild Animals in Circuses (No.2) Bill – Third reading
  • Draft Trade in Animals and Animal Products (Legislative Functions) and Veterinary Surgeons (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019
  • Draft British Nationality Act 1981 (Remedial) Order 2019
  • Short Debate: Delays in processing rape cases by the Crown Prosecution Service and what steps the Government are taking to review the Crown Prosecution Service’s ‘Rape and Sexual Offences guidance’ (Baroness Chakrabarti, Lab)