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Posts Tagged: 2019 General Election
After three by-elections and before tomorrow’s Covid announcement, here are five big challenges for Johnson
The further the act of leaving the EU recedes, the more 2019’s Tory voters will move on – as two recent by-elections reminded us.
Guy Opperman: In the North East, Labour’s Red Wall continues to crumble – here’s where we can win next
In my view, no Labour seat in County Durham is safe. The remaining seats all have majorities under 6,000.
Amanda Milling: The Boundary Review will strengthen our democracy by ensuring that every vote counts the same
Without the changes to the boundaries, by the time of the next election this data would be a quarter of a century out of date.
Steve Baker: The UK almost certainly needs an Electoral Integrity Bill. The question is whether it goes far enough.
We cannot assume voters enjoy secrecy and freedom when marking a ballot paper at home.
I really worry when so many in our party and in the media think that is all over for the centre-left.
James Frayne: If we don’t have a union with Scotland, it won’t be the end of the world for the English
From Brexit, to the vaccine rollout, to trade, to Hong Kong, Johnson has plenty of good stories to tell – if not blown off course by Scotland.
Brady v Goodwill. The 1922 Chairman election isn’t just about the contenders. At its heart will be Tory MPs’ view of Johnson.
Should he be handcuffed under public restraint, like a suspect watched by Priti Patel? Or freed to run wild through Alpine meadows, like Julie Andrews?
Labour enjoys huge majorities in this heartland of heartlands, but there are a few seats where the Tories are slowly getting competitive.
Whilst the leadership talks up 16 MSs, activists are angry about missing so many target seats and failing to mobilise the 2019 vote.
By uniting behind Johnson’s plan, and replicating the approach of these two mayors, the the environment can become a winning issue for the party.
These elections were very good indeed for the Conservatives – though there are warning signs of a potential Blue Wall effect in the south.
But he looks to be a stronger candidate than he did four years ago, when he first stood to be West Midlands Mayor.
A year of Starmer. Why are his ratings going downhill? Lack of authenticity, inconsistency and missed opportunities.
Strangely, one of the few things that now unites voters across the Left and Right is a feeling he won’t win an election.
Race and disparities. A report so commonsensical but consensus-challenging that we’re surprised it was allowed to happen.
We’re about to find out whether the Commission’s work marks a turning-point for the zeitgiest, policy – and attitudes to the Tories.