“Public safety has and will always remain our top priority… This is a time for looking out for each other, for our neighbours, friends and family.”
People feel very passionate about their towns. They do not get so excited about their County.
The discounted membership is now more widely available; a welcome step in raising recruitment, but only the beginning.
Promises regarding an inquiry into Islamophobia have come to nought and so we continue to find ourselves unable to respond to criticism with a clear name.
Their negotiating stance is often very aggressive and unyielding. They will seek to cause maximum damage at a critical time.
Labour and Lib Dem councillors offer a seemingly endless stream of virtue signalling motions. We want practical results.
We need to adapt to the changing circumstances. More of our support is coming from less affluent areas in the capital.
The 2024 general election will come around much faster than we think. Having a youth wing that feels valued and is sufficiently energised might just swing the balance.
The second in our series of pieces on how the 2017 generation of winners from Labour increased their majorities.
Going from the metropolitan bubble in London to another one elsewhere would be pointless. What about Derby, Stoke or York instead?
Plus: Open regional Tory offices but don’t take CCHQ out of London. The coming IR35 disaster. And: where will you be on January 31?
Good quality office space is far cheaper in Birmingham than London, and the quality of life is higher. The West Midlands is full of battleground parliamentary seats.
The Whips and CCHQ should utilise the experience of Bretherton, Bradley, Clarke, Hughes and Rowley – all of whom won Labour seats in 2017.
If we really are becoming the Party of Blue Collar Conservatives, our Party must become the change that we want to see.
We need to build long-term trust to hold seats like this one. We can win again – but we must deliver.