Our research with low-income voters in some of these areas revealed that many are not expecting miracles. They simply want better local services.
Posts Tagged: Blue Collar Conservatives
The first of the group’s online conservations probes the implications of the Coronavirus for Britain’s business culture.
“Seriously concerning.” “A Gordon Brown-style budget”. Centre-right think tanks resist the Budget’s main platform.
But some free marketeers are concerned about the huge borrowing rise and the reliance on “bureaucrats picking winners.”
Eddie Hughes: Our values must drive CCHQ. That means moving it to a town or small city – not a big one.
Going from the metropolitan bubble in London to another one elsewhere would be pointless. What about Derby, Stoke or York instead?
If we really are becoming the Party of Blue Collar Conservatives, our Party must become the change that we want to see.
The Prime Minister’s victory is on the same scale as Thatcher’s, but of a different kind. The implications of that could be huge.
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.
Clark Vasey: Workington Man could make the dream of a Northern county without a single Labour seat a reality
Boris Johnson is already appealing to Blue Collar voters who are fed up with Labour’s betrayal of Brexit and the values of working people.
Tom Tugendhat: The last two men left standing in this contest must resist the temptation to slug it out
While there is no shortage of ideas, there has been a shortage of leadership. We need a Prime Minister who will take us through Brexit and confront the challenges beyond.
He is the only candidate who can further the work of the project to which Esther McVey and I are so committed.
Esther is one of the rare politicians I’ve met who is able to communicate authentically with voters in all parts of the country.
Esther McVey with the support of MPs from across the party is refreshing and renewing the project.
The days are long gone when union leaders could do a good job for their members, while funding and influencing a political party.
The by-election is a huge opportunity for our party. We should select someone equipped to pick up crucial votes from Labour and UKIP.
“We believe in the good that government can do.”