My experience in Ely has shown me that it can be done – with tenacity, optimism and the broadest possible local backing.
Posts by Tom Hunt
Tom Hunt is the Conservative candidate for Ipswich and the Chief of Staff to the Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.Follow @
Tom Hunt: Fox hunting. I was a candidate in an urban seat. And I can tell you that it did no real damage to our support.
May’s view had no impact on the polls. It was only later after the Conservative manifesto was published that our poll numbers begun to deteriorate.
Tom Hunt: So you welcome OFCOM’s new BBC scrutiny role? Don’t. Here’s why it could make matters worse.
It turns out that the arbiter for all but a relatively narrow range of complaints will be the BBC’s own Unitary Board.
With a young and diverse electorate, Tory challenges in London today auger national troubles tomorrow. We need a candidate who can change perceptions of our party.
I have no idea whether or not be would be interested. But I can bear witness to his strong leadership, campaigning and personal skills.
How this new vehicle can help to break down resistance to building new homes that are desperately needed.
Equal representation is desirable – but we need a practical, democratic way to get there.
Cllr Tom Hunt: The full story of the new Ely by-pass – and why English Heritage is wrong to oppose it
There is a role for the organisation in the planning process. But our cathedral cities are not museums – they are living communities which need to develop and grow.
How can you get any sense of what drives candidates when all you have is a brief leaflet in place of a lively interactive public meeting?