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.
An inspiring policy vision and more democratic decision-making can help the Tories rebuild their campaigning machine.
Poor understanding of the new requirements could take a terrible toll on Tory membership. Here are some sensible ways to keep in touch with your activists.
The Party Chairman intends to remove from the candidates’ list those who failed to campaign in the local elections.
We must change our organisation, making it more democratic, accessible for the lower paid and a place in which the most disadvantaged can feel at home.
Some local campaigns printed off full duplicates of their canvassing data, in case CCHQ repeated last year’s trick of selectively turning off VoteSource.
Full slates of Tory candidates have been achieved in the East Midlands, West Midlands, North East, South West and London (the first time in the capital since 1986).
Also, a balanced Parliamentary Party requires a diverse pipeline of candidates – this means diversity of background and thought.
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.
“We back aspiration and ambition. We want everyone, from every background, to be able to go as far as their talents and hard work can take them.”
Not too fun, obviously. But without the social side CCHQ will only attract the already committed to their activist training courses.
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.
We focus on three core activities: digital activism, on the ground campaigning, and recruiting and training grassroots activists.
Since ConservativeHome revealed the planned changes in November, concern has been growing among MPs and Party members.
He replies to Soubry’s call to expel him, argues aid should be “investment rather than expenditure”, and reveals what it’s like to face “poser” masked thugs.