As with Brexit, the fundamentals of the Tory position are much stronger than they may seem to be.
Posts Tagged: Ben Bradley MP
Sending pupils early into academic and vocational pathways would allow too many schools to lower their sights and expecations.
The 2024 general election will come around much faster than we think. Having a youth wing that feels valued and is sufficiently energised might just swing the balance.
The third in our series of pieces: how the 2017 generation of winners from Labour increased their majorities.
The Whips and CCHQ should utilise the experience of Bretherton, Bradley, Clarke, Hughes and Rowley – all of whom won Labour seats in 2017.
Ben Bradley: Voters tore down the Red Wall because they were sick of Labour talking down to them and holding them back
That doesn’t mean they are all suddenly hardcore Tories. For many we were the least-worst option. But we have an opportunity to win their trust.
“You don’t want to be told that the system is rigged against you.” Bradley’s Twitter thread on Mansfield’s electoral transformation.
A must-read take on how this once safe Labour seat now has a five figure Conservative majority – and its wider meaning.
Matt Kilcoyne: The Conservative manifesto. Wooing Labour heartlands with socialist policy is a doomed strategy.
The first piece of a series this week about what the Conservative Manifesto should look like.
And: The Defence Secretary denies we need to pick empires. Plus: More publicans needed in politics – and the menace of the anti-meat lobby.
Here’s our best stab at who is voting for whom, and this list will be updated each morning, as the contest continues.
So no more dropouts after Sam Gyimah’s departure earlier this afternoon. The first ballot will be held on Thursday.
Lee Rowley: Killamarsh Conservatism – the reason North East Derbyshire bucked the trend in last week’s elections
Our approach, and our message, won the backing of communities which have previously only ever voted Labour. It can work elsewhere, too.
Philip Davies, a famously long-standing and committed Brexiteer, is among their number.
We currently have it at 189 declared for May, versus the 31 publicly opposed, and 93 undeclared.
Meanwhile, the Government has quietly been appointing more trade emissaries during the last few months.