Week in Westminster
Published: 24 June 2016 | Author: Michelle Vosper
So, the UK has voted to leave the European Union. The final results are 51.9% for Leave and 48.1% for Remain. David Cameron has announced his resignation, with the intention that a new prime minister will be in place by the time of the Conservative Party conference in October.
It has also been report that Labour MPs Margaret Hodge and Ann Coffey have tabled a ‘no confidence’ motion in Jeremy Corbyn, ahead of Monday’s scheduled meeting of the Parliamentary Labour Party. If the motion is signed by 51 MPs/MEPs, a leadership contest could be triggered.
The EU Referendum campaign has obviously dominated business this week. However, the following may also be of interest:
Two years since its launch in April 2014, statistics for May 2016 show that 7,260 personnel have now benefitted from payments received under Forces Help to Buy. The average amount borrowed interest free by each applicant is £15,200. Over £110 million has now been paid out through the scheme.
Communities secretary Greg Clark has appointed Sir Edward Lister as the new Homes and Communities Agency Chair. For the last five years Sir Edward has been London’s deputy mayor for policy and planning and chief of staff at the Greater London Authority.