May won five per cent more of the vote than Cameron did two years ago. The margin between having a majority and not having one was performance in marginal seats.
Pro-EU Lords will not be able to block Brexit measures that are set out in May’s programme for Government.
Gender, race and sexuality dominated the early phases of Tory modernisation. The Prime Minister is now scaling the most challenging peak: class.
When you think your cause is beyond reproach, it’s must easier to demonise your opponents and justify mistreating them – and I’ve experienced the results.
There may be a strange applicability for the future in the circumstances that led to the Liberals’ sweeping electoral triumph in 1906.
The second piece in our mini-series on whether the Chancellor is achieving the rebalancing of the economy he wants.
He promised, that day, to work hard for the common good and for the national interest.
He has succeeded in boosting recovery, but failed to eliminate the deficit. Now he must prove his determination to fix that roof – whether the sun is shining or not.
The central insight of Smell The Coffee was the critical importance of a party’s brand, the overall way voters see it. This has remained a central theme of my work.
Honesty and trust has been vital to the process. I am not now absolutely certain that this assumption can still be relied upon.
Winning electoral battles is not enough. We must win intellectual battles to change history.
The early training that David Cameron and his team received in the Conservative Research Department proved decisive.
Turnout varies wildly between constituencies. What could that mean in a close election?
Could the system be creating new imbalances in our politics?