Oliver Dowden

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‘Encouraging signs’ plan B Covid measures may soon be lifted in England
Minister hints that some or all restrictions may be removed after review on 26 January

Andrew Gregory Health editor

16, Jan, 2022 @5:26 PM

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Boris Johnson will address No 10 ‘party culture’, says Tory chief
Conservative chair Oliver Dowden says PM feels ‘sincere regret’ and is committed to ‘upping our game’

Andrew Sparrow Political correspondent

16, Jan, 2022 @11:36 AM

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Leaked email about drinks event at No 10 explodes Johnson’s defences
Analysis: cheery invitation to Downing Street garden at odds with coronavirus mixing rules at the time

Jessica Elgot Chief political correspondent

10, Jan, 2022 @8:06 PM

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Tory chair: North Shropshire voters have given us a kicking
Oliver Dowden says voters are fed up, and a senior MP warns Boris Johnson ‘one more strike and he’s out’

Heather Stewart and Peter Walker

17, Dec, 2021 @8:54 AM

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Labour MPs report Boris Johnson to police over 2020 Christmas parties
Met asked to investigate reports of alleged breaches of Covid lockdown rules at No 10

Rowena Mason and Matthew Weaver

03, Dec, 2021 @11:08 PM

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Kwarteng apologises to standards commissioner for suggesting she should resign – as it happened
Latest updates: business secretary apologises to Kathryn Stone, suggesting his comments might have broken ministerial code

Andrew Sparrow

15, Nov, 2021 @6:17 PM

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Labour to force vote on banning MPs’ paid consultancy work
Keir Starmer also argues there should be wider ban on almost all second jobs for MPs

Peter Walker Political correspondent

15, Nov, 2021 @10:27 AM

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No 10 is marching through cultural institutions – and making a battleground of the arts | Charlotte Higgins
By interfering in appointments, the government is trying to shape museums and trusts in its own image, says the Guardian’s chief culture writer Charlotte Higgins

Charlotte Higgins

08, Nov, 2021 @1:06 PM

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Just 20 UK visas issued to foreign lorry drivers, government admits
Oliver Dowden says applications ‘relatively limited’ for emergency visa scheme aimed to stem supply chain crisis

Aubrey Allegretti

13, Oct, 2021 @5:54 PM

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Brexit: DUP says EU plans for NI protocol ‘long way short of being basis of sustainable solution’ – as it happened
DUP leader Sir Jeffrey Donaldson welcomes acknowledgement that ‘NI protocol has not worked’ but says new proposals still fall short

Andrew Sparrow

13, Oct, 2021 @5:36 PM

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Felixstowe backlog risks delays in run-up to Christmas for £1.5bn of imports
If congestion continues, clothing would be the goods most affected, research suggests

Joanna Partridge

13, Oct, 2021 @2:25 PM

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Tory minister says sorry for mistakes in Covid pandemic handling
Oliver Dowden strikes more humble note after report accuses government of one of the worst public health failures in UK history

Aubrey Allegretti

13, Oct, 2021 @2:17 PM

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