Conservatives in Scotland and Wales should make it their mission to break the stifling consensus in Cardiff and Edinburgh – and embrace cross-border comparisons.
Posts Tagged: Wales
Her strategy of winning over UKIP voters en masse while not losing Remain Tories to the LibDems worked well yesterday. What will Labour voters do on June 8?
The Welsh Conservatives are up 80 seats. The SNP miss out on majority control in Glasgow.
Continuing our series on the key contests in each region and nation.
The message is one of strong and stable leadership. But what does it actually mean?
Iain Dale: There’s only so far that Labour can fall in the polls. I think we’ve reached that point now.
Plus: May needs Johnson. My election predictions. Strange selection decisions. And: why I decided not to put my name forward for the seat in which I grew up.
Next week’s council elections: The Conservative / Labour battlegrounds – Lancashire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire
Will Andy Street adorn the front pages with a broad grin on his face, the newly-elected Conservative West Midlands Mayor?
They could even tie with Labour. If they build in their 2015 success (and learn from their 2016 disappointment) more seats are definitely within reach.
It has also contradicted its stance that “laws which impact the people of Wales should be made in Wales”.
Rob Semple: The first multi-constituency Association. A central membership trial. My spring forum progress report.
Party members are united in their expectation that every Conservative MP must back the boundary reform proposals when they come to Parliament.
Also: Brokenshire sets Good Friday deadline for talks as UUP elect new leader; and Welsh Tories regain second place as Reckless ‘re-rats’ from UKIP.
The Government is doing everything it can to equip Wales to seize the opportunities of Brexit – which is more than can be said for Welsh Labour.
Also: Brokenshire insists restoring Ulster devolution remains the focus; Sturgeon may try to defy May over a referendum; and why not make Gibraltar actually British?
Also: why the Prime Minister is playing for time on a second Scottish independence referendum; and veteran Welsh MP says her support for devolution ‘a mistake’.
We are not constrained by traditional local government mindsets