Some local campaigns printed off full duplicates of their canvassing data, in case CCHQ repeated last year’s trick of selectively turning off VoteSource.
It’s understandable to seek out any hints of better news – but there is no benefit in getting overly optimistic too early.
If Hillary and Remain had won, using the same methods, would anyone at the Guardian or the BBC have cared a bean about Cambridge Analytica’s behaviour?
We must value the expertise and hard work of grassroots Party members far more. They hold the key to our future.
The Times tips him to be put in charge of reforming the campaign machine, but he’d be perfectly suited to implement ConservativeHome’s proposed outreach programme.
ConservativeHome’s proposals for Party reform, to avoid a repeat of the miserable snap election result.
After exposing the flaws in the Conservative campaign operation, we propose 12 reforms to help to avoid repeating such failings in future.
Activists were asked to trust in a targeting analysis that proved to be based on flawed data and assumptions that were overturned by the manifesto.
Errors in policy, personality and strategy will rightly be discussed. But our Party must no longer ignore the failings at CCHQ.
Continuing our ConservativeHome series on the key contests in each region or nation.
It’s a reminder that the law requires rather more than a Twitter hashtag campaign as proof of wrongdoing.
It’s still winnable, but there are warning signs for the wider Party and its leadership.
Each of the main parties is trying new techniques, both by choice and out of necessity. Which will work?
It won’t change any voters’ minds about the General Election. But it lays some mantraps for the Prime Minister if he gets a second term.
We can all understand his reasons for refusing such a challenge – but the arguments available to the Prime Minister are strong.