The six backbenchers who are becoming harder to handle…

We’re just finishing off our end-of-session rebellions report, due out next week. We’ve discovered just 12 Coalition MPs who have become more rebellious, session-on-session, since 2010.  Of these 12 MP, in six cases, their increasing rebelliousness is because of departure from government at some point.  In other words, they were loyal because they were in government; they begin to rebel once they’ve returned to the backbenches.

This leaves just six, backbenchers throughout the parliament, and who have become more rebellious year-on-year.  Five are Conservatives, all from the 2010 intake: Tracey Crouch, Charlotte Leslie, Philip Lee, Chris Pincher, and Mark Pawsey.  The lone Lib Dem is Tim Farron.