The Tory campaign was outgunned by a broad alliance of officially non-partisan groups. But are they all truly independent? And where is their money coming from?
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Mark Wallace has been ConservativeHome's Executive Editor since May 2013. He has previously worked as Campaign Director for the TaxPayers' Alliance, Head of Media Relations for the Institute of Directors and as a communications consultant to various major UK companies.Follow @
Over two-thirds of Tory MPs have joined the Commons since 2010. Now they are starting to flex their muscles.
Corbyn doesn’t care about it, and May’s credibility is weakened by the failure to fulfil the tens of thousands pledge.
A few days ago, the candidates department accidentally led hundreds of would-be MPs to believe, wrongly, that they had been dropped from the list.
Sir Mick Davis and David Brownlow will be charged with a review to “further improve” CCHQ and the Conservative campaign machine.
Errors in policy, personality and strategy will rightly be discussed. But our Party must no longer ignore the failings at CCHQ.
“This Government will guide the country through the crucial Brexit talks that begin in just 10 days.”
Coalitions are the new normal…”banging on about Europe” is inherently unpopular…no-one will ever listen to the polls again.
Officially, Corbyn and McDonnell plan to soak the rich. In practice, they’d be left squeezing the rest of the workforce for an extra £30 billion.
It’s right that democracy – the process itself, but also the specific debate on security – continues
It can be risky to do, and hard to get right, but the alternative is unacceptable.
Those making the economic case already faced an uphill struggle – now their argument is “contaminated by association”.
The charges relate to the 2015 General Election campaign in South Thanet.
The latest embarrassment from UKIP’s Hartlepool campaign comes after Paul Nuttall pivoted his party to focus on Islam.
Continuing our ConservativeHome series on the key contests in each region or nation.
If promising a social care cap hasn’t closed the issue down, it might yet be necessary to specify the upper limit
If it keeps coming up on the doorstep, the same might be needed for the level of means-testing Winter Fuel Payments.