Orpington MP Jo Johnson promoted by David Cameron in cabinet reshuffle week

Orpington MP Jo Johnson promoted by David Cameron in cabinet reshuffle week

Orpington MP Jo Johnson promoted by David Cameron in cabinet reshuffle week

First published in News This Is Local London: Photograph of the Author by , reporter

MP for Orpington Jo Johnson has been promoted by the Prime Minister in this week’s political reshuffle.

Mr Johnson was promoted to Minister of State in the Cabinet Office, while retaining his existing role as Head of the Downing Street Policy Unit. 

He said:  "I am delighted to be Orpington's eyes and ears in No10 and to be able to work with David Cameron to help shape the policies that will meet our nation’s long-term challenges."

It comes as the the PM David Cameron looks to rework his team in the lead up to next year’s General Election.

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5:14pm Thu 17 Jul 14

Boris bighead says...

Why on earth is this man my MP, what links does he have with Orpington?
Old pals act in full swing.
Why on earth is this man my MP, what links does he have with Orpington? Old pals act in full swing. Boris bighead
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6:27pm Thu 17 Jul 14

goldenbroomboy says...

Boris bighead wrote:
Why on earth is this man my MP, what links does he have with Orpington?
Old pals act in full swing.
He is your MP because the "impartial" Boundary Commission lopped off a few thousand Lib/Lab voetrs in Cray into Bromley & Chislehurst.
[quote][p][bold]Boris bighead[/bold] wrote: Why on earth is this man my MP, what links does he have with Orpington? Old pals act in full swing.[/p][/quote]He is your MP because the "impartial" Boundary Commission lopped off a few thousand Lib/Lab voetrs in Cray into Bromley & Chislehurst. goldenbroomboy
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3:48pm Fri 18 Jul 14

Councillor Nicholas Bennett says...

Could be because he got 17200 more votes than the next candidate in the 2010 General Election.

The Boundary Commission is an impartial body which redraws constituency boundaries every 10 years or so as population numbers change. It aims that each constituency should have around 75000 voters. Moving Cray Valley West into Bromley and Chislehurst would have made little or no difference. In the recent local elections neither Cray Valley ward returned any Labour or Lib Dem councillors.
Could be because he got 17200 more votes than the next candidate in the 2010 General Election. The Boundary Commission is an impartial body which redraws constituency boundaries every 10 years or so as population numbers change. It aims that each constituency should have around 75000 voters. Moving Cray Valley West into Bromley and Chislehurst would have made little or no difference. In the recent local elections neither Cray Valley ward returned any Labour or Lib Dem councillors. Councillor Nicholas Bennett
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8:55am Sat 19 Jul 14

goldenbroomboy says...

Councillor Nicholas Bennett wrote:
Could be because he got 17200 more votes than the next candidate in the 2010 General Election.

The Boundary Commission is an impartial body which redraws constituency boundaries every 10 years or so as population numbers change. It aims that each constituency should have around 75000 voters. Moving Cray Valley West into Bromley and Chislehurst would have made little or no difference. In the recent local elections neither Cray Valley ward returned any Labour or Lib Dem councillors.
We are discussing a parliamentary election held in 2010, not local council elections held this year!

I don't think anybody has ever claimed that John "Turncoat" Horam would have hung on in 2005 had it not been for the "impartial" Boundary Commission's work.
[quote][p][bold]Councillor Nicholas Bennett[/bold] wrote: Could be because he got 17200 more votes than the next candidate in the 2010 General Election. The Boundary Commission is an impartial body which redraws constituency boundaries every 10 years or so as population numbers change. It aims that each constituency should have around 75000 voters. Moving Cray Valley West into Bromley and Chislehurst would have made little or no difference. In the recent local elections neither Cray Valley ward returned any Labour or Lib Dem councillors.[/p][/quote]We are discussing a parliamentary election held in 2010, not local council elections held this year! I don't think anybody has ever claimed that John "Turncoat" Horam would have hung on in 2005 had it not been for the "impartial" Boundary Commission's work. goldenbroomboy
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