He was running against Olivia Seccombe, from the National Farmers’ Union, and Nikki da Costa, Downing Street’s Director of Legislative Affairs.
Posts Tagged: Candidates
In the wake of International Women’s Day, the second article in a five-piece series on ConservativeHome this week.
James Evans: Welsh Conservatives need candidates who aren’t the “usual suspects” – we need genuine diversity
Instead of those with a background in business or blue collar jobs we have special advisers and lobbyists. Or those chosen to fill a quota.
Interview: “Petrolhead” Milling denies that Elliot is really in charge at CCHQ, and says that she’s visited all 48 Red Wall seats
The co-Party Chairman says next year’s local elections will definitely go ahead, and won’t give a figure for Party membership.
CCHQ has taken over the candidates process, and is keen for Tories with strong Welsh links to apply to fight next year’s Cardiff Bay election.
Unfortunately it looks as if the Party has returned to the ‘feast and famine’ approach to staffing, which prevents the long-term development of expertise.
The Class of 2019 makes up 29 per cent of the Parliamentary Conservative Party.
A shout-out for Henry Hill’s series, which we believe that it holds up very well. Only a few more hours to go now.
Whatever the election result, the 2019 intake of Conservative MPs will be overwhelmingly drawn from this list
There are 103 candidates contesting either Tory-held seats vacated by their incumbents or Conservative target seats. Good luck to them all.
In 2010, Eric Pickles gave my intake the benefit of his experience. Now, in turn, I offer a few lessons I’ve picked up.
There are some signs of improvement, and some continued problems. Share your experience with us to inform our analysis.
Its photos are used to project an image of the Conservatives as the party of the people.
Selections. How activists find themselves crushed by the attritional, grinding juggernaut of the Party machine.
CCHQ itself is also a victim of what it has helped to create. Here’s a way forward that should be acceptable to all.
The most up to date list of those standing in Tory-held seats and in targets.
East Staffs council leader alleges Party Board appointee’s oversight of Griffiths ballot is “unfair and prejudicial”
Cllr Duncan Goodfellow complains Lord Hunt’s message to the association “could be seen as seeking to fetter the independent and impartial decision of members”.