It is vital that we all work together to fight against an increasingly abusive public discourse – wherever it may come from – that coarsens public debate.
We doubt that such institutional bias exists. But we would say that, wouldn’t we? Fortunately, Sayeeda Warsi has hit on a solution.
Some local campaigns printed off full duplicates of their canvassing data, in case CCHQ repeated last year’s trick of selectively turning off VoteSource.
As Leader of the Conservative Party, I want to thank each and every one of you for all your hard work during the local elections.
Following the results of last Thursday’s elections, we should feel rejuvenated by the clarity of the pro-Brexit message that the voters sent to us.
I want to commend every single one of you that stood for council or campaigned in any way in this poll.
Andrew Gimson’s article on this site yesterday was wrong about its condition. The quality of SpAds that it produces is still high.
Unless we find a way to win over those in their forties, thirties and younger, we will have an even bigger problem at the next election.
The Party has voluntarily released the data, to show it walks the walk, as well as talking the talk.
Sooner or later, it will hold a leadership contest in which its members will actually get to decide the winner – and perhaps our next Prime Minister.
Given that most people don’t really understand what it is or how it works, it’s a field ripe for under- or over-reaction. Or, indeed, both at the same time.
Not too fun, obviously. But without the social side CCHQ will only attract the already committed to their activist training courses.
Free speech is fundamental to a free country. So we must all make sure that Conservative voices are heard – even where they may not always be welcome.
There will be no proposals to change the right of members to select their Parliamentary candidates, and the suggestion that anyone would seek to remove Associations from our organisation is clear fantasy.
The second article in our new mini-series, in which female Conservative MPs share the stories of their journeys into politics, comes from the MP for Guildford.