Activists were directed to seats which there was no chance of us winning. It is quite clear that CCHQ did not have a clue about what was happening.
Was your vote in the EU referendum a vote for yourself, your family, your neighbourhood, your country, Europe, or the world? For the short-term or the long?
The snap election sparked a frenzied effort to get people in place across the country. The process left some candidates and activists feeling trampled.
Overall, grassroots priorities cut across the stereotype of Tory supporters and suggests that Mayite conservatism has a strong appeal to activists.
Plus: we profile the latest tranche of newly selected candidates.
Plus: Diversity sweeps Essex. Forget the Conservative Party – this is May’s campaign. And: Give Anne Jenkin a peerage. But of course: she already has one.
Plus: Eleven candidates selected elsewhere, including Gillian Keegan in Chichester and Kemi Badenoch in Saffron Walden.
Latest news from round the country.
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.