There will be a mass of new Conservative MPs who have no or little presence on the ground to support them.
Posts Tagged: Andrew Kennedy
Many Association Chairmen are consulting their members, whether through ballots or other means.
Chloe Westley: There’s a word for the “certain type of people” you brush off, Ms Rudd. Conservatives.
These are the people who give up their free time to knock on doors around the country, and take the heat for the Government’s failure to deliver Brexit.
There was a genuine sense of grievance that policy suggestions and campaigning ideas are never listened to.
We pick out five items from it which may be of special interest to our readers and others who will attend.
ConservativeHome’s proposals for Party reform, to avoid a repeat of the miserable snap election result.
The number of new members has surged since the EU referendum – and our columnist Andrew Kennedy has the low-down on who they are.
The case of a little-known organisation based out of an Association office raises some rather troubling questions.
The Chairman’s letter promises “additional benefits to enhance the membership experience”. Wouldn’t it be most enhanced by members having a bigger say?
It will propose some centralisation, and that isn’t always a bad thing. But Party members on the ground need something back in return.
The pace of change between each election will leave obsolete the relatively stable arrangements that we know now.
The Kennedy plan set out on this site could work. It would further professionalise our campaigning, while enhancing the local democracy that our Party depends on.
Plus: The irresistible Andrew Kennedy. Labour’s Rochester & Strood failure. Where’s a) Mo Ansar? b) Helen Grant c) The Bow Group? In praise of Andrew Neil. And: Lots of bad language