One of the few traditional Conservatives to have served on the Tory front bench under Cameron, Paterson was Secretary of State for Northern Ireland before being promoted to the more high profile role of Secretary of State for Defra.

Candidate of the day

Owen Paterson

One day to go and Sir John Major has weighed in. “Labour divides to rule. To win votes they will turn rich against poor; north against south; worker against boss." We hope we don't wake up with them on Friday.

Hero of the day

Sir John Major

Another awful Labour woman. The fact Ed Miliband’s carved his pledges in stone doesn't mean he might not break them, campaign chief Lucy Powell has said.

Villain of the day

Lucy Powell



Back marriage. Restore grammar schools. Leave the EU.

Reader’s Comment of the Day:  Latter-day Marxists have subverted marriage

Kathy Gyngell: Want a part-time health service? Then keep hiring women doctors

Reader’s Comment of the Day: The Left’s assault on marriage is part of a wider control agenda

Leslie Loftis: Conservative women are a deadly threat to the liberal elite

Paul T Horgan: Never fall for Labour’s “Big Lies” about its responsibility for the crash

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