Once explained, I immediately understood the need to change – but also the need to explain that change to our volunteers if we were going to make it a success.
Alternative Bank Holiday fare to more on Corbyn and Momentum.
The rights of incumbents should be balanced against the aspirations of new applicants. Here’s how we manage it in West Kent.
If we are to be a truly national Party, we must have in place a structure which enables us to hear, absorb and reflect the views of the entire United Kingdom.
Our survey suggest that these new members are moderate, politically engaged and (with encouragement) could reinvigorate our Associations.
To continue to succeed, we must restore not only mass membership but mass activism.
We hear the cry that “better people” should enter politics. But is it any wonder that many of the people we need decide it is not worth the sacrifice?
And here’s how to improve our waterways.
Are the taxpayers of Kent best served by financing so many council buildings, senior officers, councillors and portfolio holders – all drawing salaries and allowances?
“Good old Nigel” is often doing “one more term” because he thinks there is no-one else, whereas in reality no-one else will come forward until “Good old Nigel” retires.
The building block for every victory is simply boots on the ground. Without gathering that vital data, there can be no targeted campaigning. This is the difference we make.
Had Ann Barnes not wisely decided to resign, we could have voted her out of office – an option not available in the days of patronage.
Our “Registered Supporter” scheme has enrolled 2,000 people; another example of how people are willing to commit, but not to join.
In many parts of the country, including in some areas with very large Conservative majorities, our Associations are no longer fit for purpose.
There are two groups I intensely dislike. The first are the “laptop warriors”. The second are those who play the man and not the ball.