Also: Tories say data proves Sturgeon should abandon tax plans; Jones joins Scottish Conservatives to menace the Withdrawal Bill; and DUP may back boundary review.
Posts Tagged: Boundary Review
His toothless policy towards the Democratic Unionists and Sinn Fein has created an unsustainable democratic vacuum in Northern Ireland.
Pleasingly, it includes several policies that this site has proposed.
Rob Semple: The first multi-constituency Association. A central membership trial. My spring forum progress report.
Party members are united in their expectation that every Conservative MP must back the boundary reform proposals when they come to Parliament.
Also: Swinney accused of misleading MSPs over Named Persons; UUP and SDLP offer power-sharing opposition; Plaid AM dismisses Labour pact; and more.
Ultimately the fate of the reforms will rest on whether May can command the trust of her MPs.
Also: Dugdale attacks Scottish Conservatives as the “Brexit party”; Welsh Tories attack Jones’ ‘snub’ to local airport; and more.
The 1922 Committee proposes to beef up incumbency protections for MPs threatened by the boundary changes
A letter to the Parliamentary Conservative Party reveals the ongoing work to fulfil Cameron’s “no MP left behind” promise.
It reduces the risk of fraud and motivates parties to go out and persuade the electorate that voting matters.
The pace of change between each election will leave obsolete the relatively stable arrangements that we know now.
From devolution to proportional representation, the left has pursued a far more ambitious agenda of convenient constitutional reform than the Tories.
That is to say, can he do so without overruling associations or locking out those currently on the candidates list?
The key to successful grassroots politics is the local touch: remote and sprawling party organisations are a big step in the wrong direction.
The growth of patronage and payroll power has already reduced the ability of the Commons to scrutinise properly. It shouldn’t be eroded further.
With so much real reform to pursue, it would be wrong to waste valuable time and political capital on battles the Government cannot win.