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List of Parliamentary Private Secretaries: a reply from No.10

Two weeks ago I wrote a post about my frustration at being unable to find a list of Parliamentary Private Secretaries. The coalition government had published a list in 2010 but this has never been updated. On the suggestion of the House … Continue reading

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Who are the Parliamentary Private Secretaries?

I have written before about Parliamentary Private Secretaries. In 2013 I observed that these unpaid Ministerial aides have perhaps the least glamorous job in parliament. Theirs’ is also perhaps the most elusive job in parliament. Although they are unpaid and therefore … Continue reading

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More on the payroll vote

Sarah Wollaston is one of the more interesting of the 2010 intake of Conservative MPs. She was selected to stand for the Conservatives in the Devon seat of Totnes through  an open primary, in which all voters in the constituency were … Continue reading

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The rise in the payroll vote

The recent Cabinet reshuffle once again raised concerns about the size of the Government, and in particular its impact on the Executive’s power to control parliament through what has become known as the payroll vote. The payroll vote refers to … Continue reading

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The least glamorous job in Parliament?

Spare a thought for the poor Parliamentary Private Secretary, perhaps the least glamorous job in British politics. These unpaid Ministerial aides have all the responsibility of being part of the Government, with none of the power. Their job is to support … Continue reading

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