The new chairman is Graham Brady, winning far more comprehensively than anyone else has won anything in this Parliament: 126 votes to 85. He is supposed to be more critical of the leadership than his opponent, Richard Ottaway, and first came to everyone's notice when he expressed an opinion over the desirability of grammar schools back in 2007. Also, he appears to think that the coalition, far from being a thing of joy for ever, has created "difficult circumstances". Hmm. No wonder, the Boy-King tried to prevent his election.
The role of the 1922 Committee and its Chairman is to encourage