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Tory leadership race: Contenders clash over Brexit (3 hours old)

The five MPs argued over whether a new deal can be reached in a TV debate without frontrunner Boris Johnson.

Tory leadership race: EU will renegotiate Brexit package, says Hunt (12 hours old)

Mr Hunt said if there is no prospect of a deal by 31 October he would accept a no-deal Brexit.

Tory leadership: Boris Johnson wins backing from Esther McVey (21 hours old)

Former contender Esther McVey pledges support to Boris Johnson ahead of the first TV debate later.

Donald Trump attacks Sadiq Khan over London violence (12 hours old)

The US president's comments come after three men die in five attacks within 24 hours in London.

Jeremy Hunt brands Labour leader 'pathetic' over Iran comments (1 day old)

Jeremy Corbyn has queried evidence suggesting Iran was behind attacks on two oil tankers.

Varadkar: Removing backstop 'is effectively no deal' (1 day old)

Leo Varadkar was responding to calls for changes to be made the backstop by some Conservative leadership candidates.

Tory leadership: Rival candidates say there must be 'no coronation' (1 day old)

Rival candidates insist party members must be given a choice of leader, unlike in 2016.

Tory leadership: Boris Johnson to take part in BBC TV debate (2 days old [14/06/19])

The Tory leadership frontrunner commits to debate with his rivals on Tuesday after the second ballot.

Tory leadership: Matt Hancock quits contest (2 days old [14/06/19])

The health secretary declines to back any of the remaining six candidates in the race to succeed Theresa May.

Chuka Umunna joins the Lib Dems after quitting Change UK (2 days old [14/06/19])

The former Labour and Change UK MP says he was wrong to think people wanted a new party.

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Daniel Poulter's recent appearances (TheyWorkForYou)

Housing Associations - [Albert Owen in the Chair] | Westminster Hall debates (4 days old [12/06/19])

My hon. Friend mentioned this earlier. From a tenant’s perspective, one of the main challenges is the issue of serious harm and how it is defined. The threshold for serious harm often...

Housing Associations - [Albert Owen in the Chair] | Westminster Hall debates (4 days old [12/06/19])

The hon. Gentleman is making a good speech with many good points. On his earlier point about accountability in the context of having a more effective national ombudsman, given that we all, I...

Vaccination and Public Health | Westminster Hall debates (4 days old [12/06/19])

I congratulate my hon. Friend on securing this debate and calling out the frankly irresponsible behaviour of some in the anti-vaccination movement. Does he agree that it is particularly important...

Universal Credit and Debt - [Sir Henry Bellingham in the Chair] | Westminster Hall debates (11 days old [05/06/19])

The hon. Lady is making some good points, and she is right to draw an association between adverse life events, debt and poor mental health. On the issue facing many of the people she is using as...

Medical Aesthetics Industry: Regulation | Westminster Hall debates (33 days old [14/05/19])

My hon. Friend makes some good points about the need for better regulation. The challenge is about who we would be regulating, how we would set up a new body and how indemnity insurance would...

Plastics Recycling | Westminster Hall debates (54 days old [23/04/19])

The right hon. Gentleman is making a very good speech. Does the issue that he has just raised not bring a wider and more important principle into the debate? Just as with energy production, the...

Mental Health Services: Leeds | Westminster Hall debates (54 days old [23/04/19])

Suicides are very unpredictable, and a lot of people who attempt to take their own life were not previously known to services—whether their GP or psychiatric services. The problem with...

Mental Health Services: Leeds | Westminster Hall debates (54 days old [23/04/19])

Will the Minister give way?

Mental Health Services: Leeds | Westminster Hall debates (54 days old [23/04/19])

It seems extraordinary that it is not compulsory for GPs to be trained in mental health. That is something that the Royal College of General Practitioners would like to change and something I...

Sandy Martin's recent appearances (TheyWorkForYou)

Social Housing | Commons debates (3 days old [13/06/19])

I would like to thank and congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Warwick and Leamington (Matt Western) on securing this crucial debate. Housing is possibly the second most important issue...

Grenfell Tower Fire | Commons debates (10 days old [06/06/19])

Does my hon. Friend agree with me that the correct way of doing that is for local authorities, not private companies, to police the building regulations system?

Grenfell Tower Fire | Commons debates (10 days old [06/06/19])

Does my hon. Friend agree that, however good building regulations might be, if developers can get away with not having them signed off, they are of no use? In St Francis Tower in Ipswich, in my...

Meaning of wild animal | Wild Animals in Circuses (No. 2) Bill | Commons debates (12 days old [04/06/19])

I thank all those right hon. and hon. Members whose persistence has led to the Bill coming before us today: in particular, my right hon. Friend the Member for Leeds Central (Hilary Benn), who as...

Inspections | Wild Animals in Circuses (No. 2) Bill | Public Bill Committees (25 days old [22/05/19])

Following the right hon. Gentleman’s statement, which I largely concur with, I think that I ought briefly to make clear my view on this matter. We have a society in which people expect the...

Powers of seizure: animals | Wild Animals in Circuses (No. 2) Bill | Public Bill Committees (25 days old [22/05/19])

To use an analogy, it is often the case that if someone who owns a large tree that they want to remove hears that a tree preservation order is about to be placed on it, they will chop it down...

Disqualification | Wild Animals in Circuses (No. 2) Bill | Public Bill Committees (25 days old [22/05/19])

Does my hon. Friend agree that the main thrust of the new clause is not automatically to disqualify anybody who has been convicted of touring with a circus with animals, but that it gives the...

Extent, commencement and short title | Wild Animals in Circuses (No. 2) Bill | Public Bill Committees (25 days old [22/05/19])

Can the Minister give us a categorical assurance that those circuses that currently have licences to show animals cannot bring additional animals in for the last few months of the licence that...

Inspections | Wild Animals in Circuses (No. 2) Bill | Public Bill Committees (25 days old [22/05/19])

Paragraph 4 of the schedule repeatedly says “an inspector” and defines an inspector as someone appointed for the purpose of inspections. It does not mention police officers at all. I...

Inspections | Wild Animals in Circuses (No. 2) Bill | Public Bill Committees (25 days old [22/05/19])

It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mrs Moon. The inspection regime, which is crucial—there is no point in passing legislation unless we can enforce it—does not enable...

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