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Since the start of the General Election campaign, I and the Ipswich Conservatives have knocked on over 10,000 doors and we’ve been able to talk to over 3,000 people from across the town. We have a huge amount of door knocking still to do, but I’d like to think we have a fairly good idea […]
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My latest round of polling finds no signs of a seismic shift in opinion so far. We find a similar picture to last week’s.
In this marginal seat there is as yet no sign of an SNP surge, and they may just be losing support to Labour too.
In the early hours of 24th June 2016 I sent a message to David Cameron, urging him to stay on as Prime Minister. Shortly after that he stepped out into Downing Street and announced that he was standing down. He made the right call. Ever since that moment, we have seen a massive rear-guard action […]
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The Unite to Remain alliance means the Lib Dems, Plaid Cymru and the Greens are trying to pool their votes to ensure a Remain-backing candidate is elected. But the Brexit Party’s decision to stand down their candidates in Tory-held seats makes this tougher. Heinz Brandenburg (University of Strathclyde) concludes that the overall effect of these pacts will be minimal. Now […]
The campaign feels better run, including online. People massively prefer Boris Johnson to Corbyn. The question is whether it is enough
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.
Farage’s decision to stand down some Brexit Party candidates seems to have been the most impactful development of this election week.
Treat claims of a communalist election with suspicion. The evidence suggests that ethnic minority voters prioritise domestic issues over foreign policy ones.
Following Monday’s announcement by Nigel Farage that he would not stand candidates in the 317 seats won by the Conservatives in 2017 (including my own, Rutland and Melton), the first YouGov poll taken since that announcement shows the Tories clearing 40% for the first time since the Brexit Party was established. Interviewed on the BBC […]
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A fisherman from the Ajax, and other Leavers, want to know the Prime Minister will not let them down.
Together with my weekly focus groups, it will help to explain the dynamics of the campaign and the factors that will determine the outcome.
Our policy on apprenticeships should be high profile during this general election campaign. I think that rather than abandon the Apprenticeship Levy, the Conservatives should radically reform it.
We should be scrutinising candidates and policies. Instead the talk is of tactical voting and electoral pacts. Brexit has thrown the deficiencies of our voting system into sharp relief, but this must be the last general election fought under first past the post, writes Ian Simpson (Electoral Reform Society). Introducing the single transferable vote would mean voters would feel free […]
Until yesterday there was a danger that Brexit looked like it could be beginning to slip through our fingers. Like millions of other Leavers, the Hartlepool announcement by Nigel Farage has transformed my despair from the Brexit Party leader’s statement on 1st November, to hope and optimism. Despite being an advocate of a Leave Alliance, […]
Lord Caine has projected a plan that would allow proceedings into suspected Troubles-related offences only if certificates are issued by senior legal figures.
It’s not easy changing political parties although Boris Johnson’s hero and mine, Winston Churchill, did it twice, moving from the Conservatives to the Liberals in 1904 and back again in 1925. I joined the Conservatives in October, following the Prime Minister’s successful negotiation of a deal with the EU and its endorsement by the likes […]
Our answer is: a steady lead and a late wobble – to help get the vote out. He begins the second week on course.
Economic competence has been the cornerstone of the Conservative appeal. Remove that cornerstone and the entire structure becomes fragile.
A new study asks good questions without providing good answers.
In the last few weeks Nigel Farage and the Brexit Party have been ratcheting up their rhetoric attacking Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal – and the Conservatives – following the announcement no electoral pact has been reached between these two parties. We at Get Britain Out have been considering our position in this General Election […]
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The latest polling from the constituency of Portsmouth South made worrying reading for Brexiteers. It showed that despite a fall in support for Labour as well as the Conservatives, a decent showing for the Brexit Party in fourth place on 14% left the Liberal Democrats in the lead and poised to gain the seat. The […]
The fourth piece in our series this week about what the Conservative Manifesto should look like.
A vote for the Brexit Party is a vote to let Jeremy Corbyn into Downing Street. Nowhere do those words matter more at this General Election than in Peterborough, where I am standing as the Conservative candidate. There was of course a by-election in Peterborough earlier this year, which took place two weeks after the […]
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This is the second of a three-part ConHome mini-series from Policy Exchange on the judges, public policy and the election.
“Now I want a nice clean game from all of you” – so said Madam Hooch in Harry Potter. The reality is, it’s not going to happen.
Nigel Farage has always been a hero when it comes to Brexit. Unquestionably, the EU referendum would not have happened without him. He is a man of the people who galvanised two parties to electoral success and helped deliver a referendum result few felt possible even on polling day. But we are at a point […]
We reproduce a Twitter thread from the man who helped to advise Ruth Davidson before her electoral success in Scotland.
Earlier this month I had the great honour of winning the trust of the members of Buckingham Conservative Association to be their parliamentary candidate at the forthcoming general election. Of course the subject of Brexit dominated multiple questions at the selection meeting and my message was clear. I was in secondary school when the Treaty […]
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