Plus: What it was like being gay and a Tory – and being sexually assaulted in the “Brief Encounter” – during the vanished world of the 1990s.
Posts Tagged: By-elections
Plus: Nigel Farage steps into my shoes; life after gangs; and the absurd Remainer response to the Government’s Brexit papers.
Such a generational shift in peacetime is remarkable, and strengthens the case for a member of a recent intake to succeed the Prime Minister.
Gary Streeter: A message to fellow Tory MPs. Let’s unite, stick together – and play this Parliament long
Here are four rules to guide us all through the next few years, including: don’t die unless you have a majority of over 25,000.
Rory Stewart: Three reasons why we won Copeland. Theresa May, Trudy Harrison – and Labour’s long failure to deliver
After 75 years of the latter’s strategy, most people in Copeland faced a choice of either working for the nuclear industry or being without a job.
ITV: “Have you at any point this morning looked in the mirror and asked yourself this question – could the problem actually be me?” Corbyn: “No.”
Plus: Labour goes all Smethwick in Copeland. And: Sky News dumbs down at breakfast.
Join me and hundreds of other Conservatives helping their campaigns: I know from my own by-election fight how very close they can be.
Iain Dale: Gove was focused on changing prisons for the better. Truss seems focused instead on trying to gain headlines.
Plus: Unemployment is down. Productivity is up. Wages are up. Despite Brexit. Despite Brexit. Despite Brexit…
It’s still winnable, but there are warning signs for the wider Party and its leadership.
In my area, transport, there will be better jobs on the roads, at the airports and on rail, and more business success elsewhere.
“Labour will win in Stoke, LibDems could come second.” File this prediction away for use on the night.
Whatever happens, the Conservative consensus is that the Party is pushing less hard in the city than in Copeland.
Robert Jenrick: Stoke-on-Trent Central can turn blue with your help. We haven’t written this by-election off.
Our candidate, Jack Brereton, is Stoke born and bred. The seat doesn’t need Paul Nuttall, who sees it as a political pawn
Iain Dale: No matter what detail the Government gives on Brexit, the Remainers will never be satisfied
Plus: Can Corbyn survive losing both by-elections? Trump has the tone of Mussolini and the content of Lindbergh. And: another Lib Dem blunder.
And Jack Brereton is selected as candidate for Stoke-On-Trent Central.