Plus: shortlists for Middlesbrough South and Wakefield; and, new selections and nominations in key target seats across the country.
The Association told CCHQ they wanted him, but the central party declined to put him on the shortlist. Ping-pong could ensue.
John Lamont selected to fight Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk, as a poll puts Davidson’s team on course to win as many as 12 seats.
Isn’t it time that we came into the twenty-first century, and embraced democracy?
Party members are united in their expectation that every Conservative MP must back the boundary reform proposals when they come to Parliament.
Plus: Is Hammond’s deficit reduction strategy right? Is Trump a good or bad thing? And should May call a snap election?
It’s still winnable, but there are warning signs for the wider Party and its leadership.
When a self-replicating clique becomes dominant – be it of councillors, evangelicals, po-faced harridans or freemasons – there is trouble ahead.
A more integral role for young people, a greater focus on skills and empowerment, and a better approach to soliciting donations.
The Review’s proposals will allow the Party to adapt to a changed political landscape.
After decades of decline, the membership figures of the main political parties are on the rise. But will it make a difference?
Lord Woolton (pictured right) was the greatest-ever, rebuilding the Conservatives after the war. But here are my favourite five.
I believe that officers at all levels should be elected at a general meeting following as soon as is practical after a general election.
The Conservative cause is meant to be about basic decency, fairness, justice, and an equal chance for all. The Party machinery doesn’t live up to those ideals.
Those calling for a wholesale review of the national selection rules should put forward alternatives better than the arrangements we have currently in place.