Showing that the current Mayor is failing is not enough. A strong alternative must be put forward.
The fourth in our series: how the 2017 generation of winners from Labour increased their majorities.
By the time May finally stepped down, I was concerned about the future of our parliamentary democracy. What a waste of well over three years.
The third in our series of pieces: how the 2017 generation of winners from Labour increased their majorities.
The Whips and CCHQ should utilise the experience of Bretherton, Bradley, Clarke, Hughes and Rowley – all of whom won Labour seats in 2017.
And so it was that the cause of Remain, fronted by Cameron and George Osborne, lost out to that of Leave, led by…Boris Johnson and Michael Gove.
When Lord Kerr whistled, voters turned the Nelsonian equivalent of a deaf ear. When they whistled in turn, they and he were dragged helplessly along by the command of a democratic vote.
And in 2008, I wrote that non-Tories voting for Johnson would swing the Mayoral election. I hope they swing today’s poll in the same way.
It’s a contest between Sunderland and Newcastle. But even if Labour does badly in early results, how much will that tell us?
In 2017, 51 MPs were returned with majorities of less than a thousand. That’s 51 results potentially determined by an extra hour on the doorstep,
This series turns a spotlight on the Conservative Manifesto and returns to policy announcements that some will have missed.
In 2017, they turned out, perhaps surprisingly, not to boost the cause of “the party of law and order”. What happens next this time round?
At the last election strong early poll leads seduced them into shifting resources from marginals into far more hostile territory, with disastrous results.
We say again that there is a danger of Conservative expectations getting ahead of the electoral facts.
In 2017 the Party remained inflexibly committed to an excessively aggressive campaign. CCHQ has learned lessons, but must not fight the last war.
Seldon’s latest book, composed in only six months, will at best be a quarry on which future historians can draw.
I am arguing that there is some limited space for radical candour with the electorate on the difficult choices facing the country in the 2020s.
The third piece in our series this week about what the Conservative Manifesto should look like.
Two very different Tory-held seats have an important choice to make.
Politics has changed. Elected members need to champion the community. Being aloof is no longer tolerated.
For me, the most concerning thing wasn’t being behind among the very young, but being behind among everyone under age 47.
The Brexiteers have fallen flat internationally because they overestimated Britain’s power. And they have done so domestically because they mistook a moral argument for a political one.
The former Party Chairman and Chief Whip says the only way to save moderate conservatism is to get Brexit through.
If we are to win a majority in Parliament at the next General Election it is critical that we win the women’s vote.
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