The Tories are targeting Labour-held seats and the Liberal Democrats Tory-held ones, whilst Labour’s possible gains are probably out of reach.
Posts Tagged: Beaconsfield
Despite early talk, the Prime Minister’s foes have not adopted a common policy, strategy, or branding and are thus fighting forlorn individual battles.
Grieve’s intention of standing in the seat as an independent makes it a test case for early selection and local choice.
John Strafford: The Grieve case raises a question. Do local Associations have the power not to reselect their Conservative MP?
On what grounds has CCHQ sought to limit the powers that the Party’s constitution grants to special general meetings?
LISTEN: “There are pressing problems within the Conservative grassroots” – Wallace on the Week in Westminster
Our Executive Editor discusses disillusioned members, internal democracy, and allegations of UKIP infiltration on BBC Radio Four.
Grassroots Conservative members passed their verdict in Beaconsfield and in East Staffordshire, though for very different reasons.
Long-standing Leavers, who stood out for personal conviction against the Party leadership, should understand Remainers who are now in the same position.
John Strafford: This election campaign was a disaster. The Party must be radically reformed to stop it ever happening again.
Activists were directed to seats which there was no chance of us winning. It is quite clear that CCHQ did not have a clue about what was happening.
The case of a little-known organisation based out of an Association office raises some rather troubling questions.