“The low point of the Conservative campaign has followed the manifesto launch,” we wrote. “The social care policy tanked, and Tory poll ratings fell with it.”
Posts Tagged: CCHQ
After exposing the flaws in the Conservative campaign operation, we propose 12 reforms to help to avoid repeating such failings in future.
Activists were asked to trust in a targeting analysis that proved to be based on flawed data and assumptions that were overturned by the manifesto.
There is no case, however, for drift – for the partnership with the firm to carry on as though nothing much has changed since last June’s disappointment.
The Party apparatus may be in the capital, but it is not connected with the city’s residents. We must reach out and engage.
A change in attitudes and atmosphere at CCHQ is the vital foundation for any lasting and effective reform.
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.
Bland, uniform national messaging failed just as hard online as it did on the ground. The Party is playing catch-up, and must get it right.
Matthew Offord: Enough sychophants. Enough time-servers. Enough of this CCHQ farce. Why I am standing for the Party Board.
Many of us were denied access to VoteSource, literature and printing resources – and we all had to wait for ever for CCHQ to ‘approve’ any and every statement printed.
We relied on our candidate’s Twitter postings, and believed that nothing was more effective than talking to people on the doorsteps. This may no longer be true.
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.
John Strafford: This election campaign was a disaster. The Party must be radically reformed to stop it ever happening again.
Activists were directed to seats which there was no chance of us winning. It is quite clear that CCHQ did not have a clue about what was happening.
The Party must step up to provide organisation, oversight, training, and resources so our activists and members can advocate for the Tory cause.