Kerry’s Guide to PMQs

Returning after a few weeks off, because I’ve been so busy. Just for Bristol Dave, as I know he appreciates it… Excellent draw for Labour this week. A few Qs have been withdrawn, including Jim Devine who had been down as No. 1 (phew!) and Rob Flello, who has to be elsewhere.

Q1 Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East): If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 10 February. Probably last ever appearance at PMQs for the very well-respected Mr Iddon, who’s standing down at the next election. To be replaced, one hopes, by the very lovely Maryam Khan (@Maryam4BuryNorth on Twitter).

CAMERON – 6 Qs, or possibly 3 Qs now, 3 Qs later

Random Labour backbencher or a ‘queue jumper’ from lower on order paper

CLEGG – 2 Qs

Q2 Mr Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South): Local issue I suspect.

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Q3 Dr Stephen Ladyman (South Thanet): Former transport minister, marginal seat.

Q4 Mr Douglas Carswell (Harwich): Mr Carswell is asking people on his blog what he should ask at PMQs today. http://www.talkcarswell.com/

Q5 Ms Karen Buck (Regent’s Park & Kensington North): Karen will resist the temptation to dwell on Tory misfortunes in her own back yard, (no Cash for questions?) but expect a few chuckles. http://waugh.standard.co.uk/2010/02/joanne-cash-that-meeting-in-full.html

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Q6 Mr Gordon Prentice (Pendle): Can never be quite sure what Gordon will come up with.

Q7 Mr Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire): Welsh hill farmer, comes up often at PMQs and we always predict he’ll ask about sheep, but he never does.

Random Labour backbencher or a ‘queue jumper’ from lower on order paper

Q8 Mr Phil Willis (Harrogate & Knaresborough):

Q9 Gwyn Prosser (Dover):

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Q10 Mr Chris Mullin (Sunderland South):

Q11 Mr Andrew Robathan (Blaby): Deputy Tory Chief Whip. Will probably live down to expectations and be a little bit nasty. Quite often gets pulled up by Speaker for heckling during PMQs so has started sitting further away from the Speaker’s Chair.

Random Labour backbencher

Q12 Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole): Nice woman, Lib Dem spokesperson on children’s issues and also chair of the APPG on Microfinance.

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