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Tory MPs choose Graham Brady as their shop steward

Screen shot 2010-05-26 at 17.39.00 Mr Brady was elected Chairman of the 1922 by 126 votes to 85.

For the reasons outlined earlier I am delighted.

6pm: More right-wing candidates elected: Charles Walker and John Whittingdale are the two vice chairmen. Mark Pritchard and Christopher Chope are the two secretaries. They join Brian Binley MP who was elected unopposed as Treasurer.

Tim Montgomerie

8pm James Forsyth: The fact that the majority of those elected have already criticised the coalition gives a sense of the mood of the backbenches.

Thursday 3pm update:

The twelve elected members of the Executive Committee are:

  • David Amess
  • Gavin Barwell*
  • Peter Bone
  • Angie Bray*
  • Julian Brazier
  • Philip Davies
  • Charlie Elphicke*
  • Robert Halfon*
  • Bernard Jenkin
  • Priti Patel*
  • Nicholas Soames
  • Andrew Turner

* Member of the 2010 intake

(The unsuccessful candidates were: Harriett Baldwin, Peter Bottomley, Jackie Doyle-Price, Lorraine Fullbrook, James Gray, Andrea Leadsom, David Nuttall, Mark Reckless, Laurence Robertson, Alec Shelbrooke and David Tredinnick)

Jonathan Isaby


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