Urgent question on the Post Office scandal will follow PMQs in the Commons
There are two byelections coming up in Tory seats, in Wellinborough, where Peter Bone had a majority of 18,540 in 2019, and in Kingswood, where Chris Skidmore’s majority was 11,220. According to Politico, the government is expected to move the writs for both byelections tomorrow, with Thursday 15 February earmarked as the date for both of them.
Yesterday Labour selected as its candidate Damian Egan. The Kingswood consituency is disappearing at the next election because of the boundary review, and Egan is also lined up as Labour’s candidate for Bristol North East, which takes in large chunk of the Kingswood seat, at the general election. LabourList has a profile of Egan here.