The shuffle doesn’t just mould the Government, it also shapes the Select Committees which scrutinise it | Conservative Home


If you look down our lists of Cabinet members and other Ministerial appointments, you’ll see a lot of blue. Not in a Party sense, but because that’s the colour code we chose to indicate MPs who supported Boris Johnson in the leadership contest.

So far, an outright majority of those appointed as members of the new Government were Johnson backers. That’s not entirely a shock: politician appoints supporters, to thank them, and wants a team of people who support his central and most controversial policy in place shortly before navigating choppy waters. But it’s fair to say there has been some discussion – not least over the case of Penny Mordaunt – of the impression that this Prime Minister has been rather more harsh on people who backed candidates other than himself.

 

Source: The shuffle doesn’t just mould the Government, it also shapes the Select Committees which scrutinise it | Conservative Home

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.