After months without any news, and mounting frustration among many activists, the first tranche of seats is being presented to the Board today for their approval.
There are plenty of possible ways the Party can expand its reach beyond the politically committed, but it shouldn’t neglect the simplest step.
Simply pointing to our two female Prime Ministers does not deliver true meritocracy or equal representation.
In the short-term, throwing everything at target seats makes sense. Over the longer, it is a recipe for weak outreach, social media failure and falling membership.
The new Party Chairman says the current localised structure means he doesn’t know the total – but promises a figure “in future”.
Constituency parties can be so much more than cogs in the national machine – let’s empower them to play their part tackling local problems and poverty.
Political parties and online computer games are not the same, but one sector is seeing massive year on year growth and the other, quite frankly, isn’t.
There is no other Party for people who believe in our country, welcome freedom, value meritocracy, and want to live in a society where hard work is rewarded.
We must value the expertise and hard work of grassroots Party members far more. They hold the key to our future.
Fresh research bolsters ConservativeHome’s case for a new Chairman and urgent Party reform – and offers a glimmer of hope.
Cllr David Elkin speaks for many activists in target seats who are desperate to be given the go-ahead to kick off campaigning.
The proposals also include making a youth movement only optional, not a requirement, for the Party.
Let’s have Policy Board outside of the constraints of the Government machine – and a commission on what Britain should look like post-Brexit.
Party members should elect our next Chairman and other key figures. Through this process, we will be able to identify talented candidates and platforms.
Twenty four per cent of Bale’s Tory respondents were between 18 and 44, four points lower than the number of his Labour respondents of the same age.