The start of a new fortnightly series on ConservativeHome considering the broader trends behind the results in different parts of the country.
Posts Tagged: Campaigning
But this electoral Titan has an Achilles heel – tax rises which, rather than planning or HS2, are the real threat to future Chesham & Amershams.
Clarity is needed that “levelling up” is not intended to mean class war against the more affluent.
Andrew Boff: London is not a Labour city. We can win if we put in the effort and run the right campaign.
Our results in the capital were uneven. We need to learn from where we did well – such as in Enfield and Romford.
Sworn at by the crazy bagpipe cat lady of Langley Vale. Rain. People still moaning about Brexit. Lost by nine votes. But no regrets.
Emily Barley: We achieved a breathrough in Rotherham by being unembarrassed about our strong Conservative values
We will go through Council spending and contracts, line by line, to find waste and get the best possible value for money.
I recently ran an online petition about an unpopular housing development, securing over 600 responses and gathering more than 400 voting intentions.
Adrian Lee: I visit – and find great camaraderie. Strong beliefs. And effective canvassing. Guess where?
Clue: for years, the Party has dismissed both the MP and the Association as slightly eccentric and atypical. But this approach could be replicated elsewhere.
Tom Spiller: Celebrate our election wins. But to keep winning we need to equip activists with tools that work.
A focus on training, particularly in effective digital campaigning, is being demanded from associations across the country.
Richard Holden: Knightmare on Starmer Street. Labour loses control of Durham – held by the party for a century.
In terms of parliamentary seats, CCHQ now needs to be targeting the North East of England much more broadly for the next election.
Labour councils hurt the poor the most. It is the Conservatives who offer practical improvements.
As the Mayor, I will keep taxes low, stop a congestion charge, support business and the police, and deliver the new Northern Forest.
Stuart Coster: There is anger from the editors of real local newspapers at the fake versions from the Lib Dems
The idea of this dishonest campaigning is clearly to fool people into thinking they are reading dispassionate journalistic reports.
The fourth in a series of pieces on ConHome this week, looking forward to the elections this spring.
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