Party members should elect our next Chairman and other key figures. Through this process, we will be able to identify talented candidates and platforms.
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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.
There was a genuine sense of grievance that policy suggestions and campaigning ideas are never listened to.
Conservative Party Conference is not really a conference at all. The audience are a source of obedient applause, not trusted to speak or vote – and they know it.
The most startling element is its one big dive outside the workings of the Tory machine: he wants the leader’s powers to draw up the manifesto to be reined in.
There has been radio silence from CCHQ since 2014. Any organisation that won’t declare a figure has the smell of decay about it.
If new members realise that they have no real say in making their new party one that really works for everyone, they won’t remain members for long.
Helen Harrison: May’s Florence speech 2) It was bad – and activists must speak out against these feeble, careerist, pro-Remain ministers
Here’s the irony: if we bite our tongues and say nothing, and if Brexit is lost, we lose the next election anyway.
ConservativeHome’s proposals for Party reform, to avoid a repeat of the miserable snap election result.
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.
As long as the Party refuses to run a Tory youth organisation properly, third parties will exploit the gap and put its image at risk.
But, as ever, most members won’t have known there was an election on – or had a vote on who will “lead the Voluntary Party”.
The Conservative Party must do better in terms of policy and communications. Let’s start at the National Convention elections.
A change in attitudes and atmosphere at CCHQ is the vital foundation for any lasting and effective reform.