But, as ever, most members won’t have known there was an election on – or had a vote on who will “lead the Voluntary Party”.
Party Conference is, as he puts it, “increasingly corporate, expensive [and] exclusive”. So here is his first shot at something different.
For all his manifesto mistakes, his core take is correct. The key people in elections are who he has always said they are: lower middle-class, provincial, home-owning voters.
Some will not learn their fate until the end of September.
“Most of what’s been built in my lifetime could be demolished without aesthetic cost”. Hayes’s speech on beauty: full text
It is not for nothing that the ‘hero’ of Ayn Rand’s despicable book ‘The Fountainhead’ is an architect.
“Leaving the EU gives us a once in a lifetime opportunity to reform…how we care for our land, our rivers and our seas.”
All but two of those elected are from the 2010, 2015 and 2017 intakes.
With the Government’s position more secure, the Conservatives are finally turning to the task of finding out what went so horribly wrong in June – and you can take part.
Two incumbents were re-elected by Tory MPs, and Jenrick joins the Board for the first time.
The report’s findings make clear that no party is free of this poison – but Labour appears to have a particularly serious problem.
May: “Language like this has absolutely no place in politics or in today’s society.”
Sometimes a politician becomes a beloved public figure – it’s happening to one Conservative MP right now.
It shows the horror that many feel at the possibility of anti-semites, economic knuckledraggers and hatemongers trolling the whole country in government.
Over two-thirds of Tory MPs have joined the Commons since 2010. Now they are starting to flex their muscles.
The full text of the Communities and Local Government Secretary’s speech to the LGA today.