The Spectator summer party, in pictures

The Spectator summer party, in pictures
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With a Tory majority to celebrate, the Cabinet turned out in full force for this year's Spectator summer party. As David Cameron and George Osborne caught up with their old head of strategy Steve Hilton, Sajid Javid and Michael Fallon enjoyed the British heatwave.

Harriet Harman was there on behalf of Labour, with the departing deputy leader sharing a tender moment with Boris Johnson in the garden. Johnson meanwhile was on fighting form over the Heathrow expansion recommendations. However, he also found time to say some kind words about his brother Jo Johnson's plan to change the current university grade system to put a stop to students who 'coast within the 2:1 band'. As the proud owner of a 2:1 degree from Oxford, did Boris think it was a fair comment from Jo? 'Everything my brother says is brilliant,' the Mayor of London responded diplomatically to Mr S.

Here are a selection of photos from the bash, courtesy of Alan Davidson and Anita Jean:

[caption id="attachment_9176372" align="alignright" width="510"]Boris Johnson and Alan Duncan Boris Johnson and Alan Duncan[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_9176392" align="alignright" width="510"]George Osborne, Jo Coburn  and Steve Hilton George Osborne, Jo Coburn and Steve Hilton[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_9177172" align="alignright" width="510"]Boris Johnson Boris Johnson[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_9177072" align="alignright" width="510"]David Cameron and Fraser Nelson David Cameron and Fraser Nelson[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_9176602" align="alignright" width="510"]Douglas Carswell Douglas Carswell[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_9176982" align="alignright" width="510"]Fraser Nelson and Rachel Johnson Fraser Nelson and Rachel Johnson[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_9177192" align="alignright" width="510"]Andrew Neil and Boris Johnson Andrew Neil and Boris Johnson[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_9177032" align="alignright" width="510"]Sajid Javid Sajid Javid[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_9177082" align="alignright" width="510"]George Osborne and Fraser Nelson George Osborne,  James Forsyth and Fraser Nelson[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_9176872" align="alignright" width="510"]Robert Peston Robert Peston[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_9177002" align="alignright" width="510"]Dr Thérèse Coffey puts in her bid to be Spectator cigar smoker of the year Dr Thérèse Coffey puts in her bid to be Spectator cigar smoker of the year[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_9176942" align="alignright" width="510"]Thea Rogers Thea Rogers[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_9176822" align="alignright" width="510"]Steve Hilton and Nick Robinson Steve Hilton and Nick Robinson[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_9176402" align="alignright" width="510"]Mick Hucknall and Michael Fallon Mick Hucknall, Jon Craig and Michael Fallon[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_9176962" align="alignright" width="510"]Andrew Neil and David Cameron Susan Nillson, Andrew Neil and David Cameron[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_9176542" align="alignright" width="510"]Liz Truss Liz Truss[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_9177092" align="alignright" width="510"]Andrew Neil Andrew Neil and Boris Johnson[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_9176562" align="alignright" width="510"]Laurence Fox Laurence Fox[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_9176852" align="alignright" width="510"]Simon Callow and Peter Oborne Simon Callow and Peter Oborne[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_9177112" align="alignright" width="510"]Fraser Nelson and Suzanne Evans Fraser Nelson and Suzanne Evans[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_9176902" align="alignright" width="510"]Maureen Lipman, Iain Dale and Christine Hamilton Maureen Lipman, Iain Dale and Christine Hamilton[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_9176922" align="alignright" width="510"]Tim Rice Tim Rice[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_9177402" align="alignright" width="510"]Lara Prendergast, Rachel Turner and Camilla Swift Lara Prendergast, Rachel Turner (the Spectator's chef) and Camilla Swift[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_9176812" align="alignright" width="510"]Matthew Hancock Matthew Hancock[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_9177132" align="alignright" width="510"]Leah Herlihy and Fraser Nelson Leah Herlihy and Fraser Nelson [/caption]

[caption id="attachment_9176832" align="alignright" width="510"]Nicky Morgan Nicky Morgan, Education Secretary[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_9177422" align="alignright" width="510"]James Chapman James Chapman, George Osborne's new communications chief[/caption]

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