Roughly a quarter have confidence, and much the same proportion don’t know.
Posts Tagged: Andrew Feldman
The latest iteration has good bits, some bad bits – and nothing substantial to boost ownership of the Party by its members.
Andrew Kennedy: Why we need Multi-Constituency Associations – and why it is wrong to water down plans to introduce them
In many parts of the country, including in some areas with very large Conservative majorities, our Associations are no longer fit for purpose.
The Chairman’s letter promises “additional benefits to enhance the membership experience”. Wouldn’t it be most enhanced by members having a bigger say?
Downing Street underestimated Conservative opposition to Remain. Is is underestimating opposition to the Feldman Review?
A key issue is CCHQ’s plan to merge all Associations into larger federations.
It cannot go about its daily businesses as efficiently as it might while the Party Chairman’s authority crumbles under the weight of daily media stories.
Boles was wrong about the Party Chairman. Yes, I fess up to knowing Donal Blaney. And: The UKIP GLA candidate trying to borrow a London address.
The death of one good man will not be assuaged by another good man being forced to resign by media pressure.
The announcement is a real advance and extremely welcome. But this is the close only of a chapter of this story – not the end of the book.
It will clearly be unsatisfactory if Lord Feldman and others are not interviewed at all, and that he himself will submit evidence to people who report to him.
The Party Board should ensure that the issues at stake are addressed with a credibility that is presently absent.
The Clarkegate allegations have revealed flawed accountability structures and failures of confidentiality – exacerbated by a fixation with the short-term.
Many young candidates face serious financial hardship trying to campaign fulltime in marginal constituencies.
Priti Patel, Alok Sharma, Shailesh Vara – all have played a part in the big push among Indian-origin voters. It needs more money and support.
With: David Mundell’s non-flag. £4.50 for an egg mayonnaise roll. Justice for Rob Wilson. Swearing from Lord Ashcroft. And: How will we all survive without the Bow Group?