Tracey Crouch

'Parliament can be deeply unpleasant'

Former minister Tracey Crouch says the mood in Westminster has been damaged
Tracey Crouch says Parliament can be a "deeply unpleasant" place at the moment.

The former Sports Minister told Westminster Hour presenter Carolyn Quinn that the mood around Westminster is very tense.

Brexit: How will the South East's MPs vote?

Helen Catt

Political editor, BBC South East

The House of Commons will vote on Theresa May's Brexit withdrawal agreement on 11 December, but how will some of our MPs in the South East vote?

Fifteen MPs have suggested they will vote against it:

Damian Collins (Folkestone & Hythe)

Craig Mackinlay (South Thanet)

Maria Caulfield (Lewes)

Rehman Chishti (Gillingham & Rainham)

Henry Smith (Crawley)

Gordon Henderson (Sittingbourne & Sheppey)

Crispin Blunt (Reigate)

Adam Holloway (Gravesham)

Tracey Crouch (Chatham & Aylesford)

Tim Loughton (East Worthing & Shoreham)

Charlie Elphicke (Dover)

Peter Kyle (Hove)

Lloyd Russell-Moyle (Brighton Kemptown)

Rosie Duffield (Canterbury)

Caroline Lucas (Brighton Pavilion)

Ten MPs have said they will vote for it:

Sir Roger Gale (North Thanet)

Amber Rudd (Hastings & Rye)

Greg Clark (Tunbridge Wells)

Huw Merriman (Bexhill & Battle)

Helen Whately (Faversham & Mid Kent)

Damian Green (Ashford)

Kelly Tolhurst (Rochester & Strood)

Sir Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex)

Helen Grant (Maidstone & The Weald)

Stephen Lloyd (Liberal Democrat/Eastbourne)

Five MPs have not yet made their position clear:

Nusrat Ghani (Wealden)

Sam Gyimah (East Surrey)

Gareth Johnson (Dartford)

Sir Michael Fallon (Sevenoaks)

Tom Tugendhat (Tonbridge & Malling)

Last week, Tracey Crouch quit as sports minister after a delay to planned changes.
Philip Davis says the Gambling Commission didn't think cutting the maximum fixed-odds stake to £2 was justified.

Tracey Crouch 'unhappy' over fixed-odds betting delay

Tracey Crouch
UK Parliament

The Culture Secretary is playing down reports that the sports minister, Tracey Crouch, is on the verge of resigning over a delay to a change in the law on betting machines.

The MP for Chatham and Aylesford is reportedly unhappy about a decision in the Budget not to cut the maximum stake on fixed-odds betting terminals until October next year.

The Culture Secretary, Jeremy Wright, told the Commons there had never been an announcement on when the changes would come in.