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A businessman appointed by David Cameron to head a multibillion quango handling public money has quit after it was revealed he was bankrupt.

Find safe seat for Boris Johnson, Tory MPs urge David Cameron

MPs appealing for Boris Johnson to return to Westminster are urging David Cameron to smooth the way by giving a peerage to an MP in a safe seat, the Standard can reveal.

Conservative Party vice-chairman Michael Fabricant sacked for criticising Maria Miller on Twitter

Former Tory whip Michael Fabricant has been sacked as vice-chair of the Conservative Party following a critical tweet of Maria Miller and the HS2 rail scheme.

Maria Miller expenses: David Cameron faces Tory revolt over sacking of Culture Secretary

David Cameron was hit by open revolt over Maria Miller today as three Tory MPs publicly questioned her survival in Cabinet after an expenses scandal.

Danny Alexander: 'I thought Grant Shapps' bingo and beer campaign poster was a spoof'

Tory chairman Grant Shapps was accused of blundering with a “patronising” Tory ad campaign that portrayed bingo and beer as the pastimes of working people.

George Osborne urged to give 'forward guidance’ on future tax cuts in Budget

George Osborne was today urged to give “forward guidance” on when a Conservative government would deliver tax cuts after tackling Britain’s debt mountain.

Tory MP's aide resigns after writing Facebook post saying feminists 'need to be slapped'

Conservatives in north London today faced fresh embarrassment after a Tory MP’s aide was force to resign for calling feminists “whingeing imbeciles” who “need a good slap.”

Tory MP Robert Halfon faces backlash for 'Sunderland football fan slur' after Covent Garden party

A Conservative MP has faced a backlash after suggesting that football fans celebrating in central London were "scumbag hooligans".

Friends of Boris Johnson play down his 'feud' with George Osborne over Tory leadership

Friends of Boris Johnson have sought to play down claims of a feud within the Conservatives amid suggestions the Mayor of London was the victim of a dirty tricks campaign at the hands of Chancellor George Osborne.

Is EU heading Michael Howard's way?

The respected Political Betting website is urging followers to put a few quid on Michael Howard’s chances of becoming the UK’s next EU Commissioner.

Conservative MP Anne McIntosh delivering her victory speech at the 2010 general election

MP to fight on after deselection

Senior Tory MP Anne McIntosh has lost her battle against de-selection by local Conservatives.
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