Prime ministers have a lot that they can manage and control the cabinet and the system surrounding it. So power can vary but the Prime Minister definitely has a more power that say backbencher, ministers and your average MPs The main reasons for the control the Prime Minister has over Cabinet are due to the powers they have over the Cabinet itself.
The Prime Minister chairs cabinet meetings, and manages the agendas, as well as making the decisions at the end. This means that the Prime Minister has a lot of control over the meetings, and can direct choose which way the meetings lead to suite what he wants to cover and get support for.The fact that the Prime Minister …show more content…
Political heavyweights affect the power of the Prime minister in the cabinets because the Prime minister has to include them and they have loads of support from other ministers and backbenchers so the prime minister has to listen to them in cabinet in order to keep support in the party. Although they can get rid of this heavyweight they don't tend to because this will affect their view from the party and could possibly mean that the party side with the heavyweight instead of the prime minister.
The broad church nature of political parties also show lack of power when the prime minister includes members of the other end of the party in