Eric Pickles

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Grenfell Tower inquiry: government ministers called to give evidence
Politicians such as Theresa May could be cross-examined about their actions in run-up of fire next year

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

29, Dec, 2020 @6:07 PM

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Former Tory minister criticised for new job at firm she lobbied for
Exclusive: Nusrat Ghani joined company leading consortium that won £33m grant after backing its bid in letter to business minister

Simon Murphy Political correspondent

08, Oct, 2020 @3:24 PM

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I salute the new independent MPs – here is my advice to them | Martin Bell
As a former independent, I know the challenges involved. But the ‘gang of 11’ are also remainers’ last hope of salvation, says Martin Bell

Martin Bell

25, Feb, 2019 @8:00 AM

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The Guardian view on the Grenfell anniversary: sorry is not enough | Editorial
Editorial: Radical changes to housing, including improved safety, would be a fitting legacy

Editorial

13, Jun, 2018 @5:32 PM

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England's councils may be doing well or terribly. We don't know | David Walker
How did a government committed to massive cuts in public spending casually get rid of the one body that could have appraised their impact?

David Walker

18, Dec, 2017 @8:37 AM

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Day one of Conservative conference 2017: as it happened
Rolling coverage of the first day of the Conservative party conference in Manchester, including Theresa May’s interview on the Andrew Marr Show.

Andrew Sparrow

01, Oct, 2017 @4:41 PM

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Eric Pickles calls for Tories to be prepared for snap elections
Former party chairman’s review recommends establishment of manifesto committee and new youth wing

Rowena Mason Deputy political editor

01, Oct, 2017 @1:03 PM

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Tory review calls for new youth wing to counter Corbyn's appeal
Eric Pickles review recommendations to include engaging more with young people after Labour surge cost Tories in election

Rowena Mason

15, Sep, 2017 @9:00 PM

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Fire safety: repeated calls for retrofitting sprinklers to high-rises were ignored
Advice from coroners and fire services after fatal fires as far back as 2009 were not considered ‘practical or economically viable’

Ian Cobain

18, Jun, 2017 @11:08 AM

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Sir Eric Pickles says female MPs are 'by and large better' than men
Former Conservative party chair tells BBC Radio 4 that women wanting to enter politics face an ‘enormous glass ceiling’

Anushka Asthana Political editor

29, Apr, 2017 @7:00 AM

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Voters in local elections will be required to show ID in anti-fraud trials
Pilots to start for some areas in 2018 in response to Eric Pickles’s report on voting fraud, says Chris Skidmore

Rowena Mason Deputy political editor

27, Dec, 2016 @12:01 AM

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Donald Trump, real vote rigging and the politics of hate | Letters
Letters: That the sheriff of Milwaukee county in Wisconsin, the community law-enforcement officer, could say that it is “pitchforks and torches time” is chilling to the bone

Letters

19, Oct, 2016 @6:27 PM

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