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Rishi Sunak was forced to delay planning reforms amid a major pushback from Tory MPs, demanding an end to the mandatory target to build 300,000 homes a year.
The prime minister faced a major test of his leadership next Monday when parliamentarians were to vote on the landmark leveling bill.
But nearly 50 backbench MPs and former ministers have signed an amendment that would ban councils from considering housing targets when deciding on planning applications.
Meanwhile, two senior Tories yesterday announced they would step down as MPs in the next general election.
Former work and pensions secretary Chloe Smith said she was leaving parliament, followed hours later by William Wragg, who chairs the Select Committee on Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs.
Questions over Mr Sunak’s choice of cabinet colleagues have not subsided as Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab is set to be investigated over allegations of bullying behaviour.
The backbench rebellion and unrest brewing on multiple fronts comes as the Prime Minister takes on Sir Keir Starmer in the Commons today.
welcome to The Independents UK Politics Blog from 23 November 2022, where we provide the latest news on all things buzzing in Westminster.
Namita SingNovember 23, 2022 03:57