ConservativeHome’s proposals for Party reform, to avoid a repeat of the miserable snap election result.
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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.
Some will not learn their fate until the end of September.
The Party apparatus may be in the capital, but it is not connected with the city’s residents. We must reach out and engage.
If more Cabinet members had won their seats from Labour, perhaps it would leak just a little bit less
Maybe it was ever thus, at least in modern times, but Tory-held suburban seats outside the South-East are under-represented at the top table.
A few days ago, the candidates department accidentally led hundreds of would-be MPs to believe, wrongly, that they had been dropped from the list.
John Strafford: This election campaign was a disaster. The Party must be radically reformed to stop it ever happening again.
Activists were directed to seats which there was no chance of us winning. It is quite clear that CCHQ did not have a clue about what was happening.
Despite the outcome, our manifesto was a step in the right direction, from which we must not retreat backwards.
Only one per cent of Tory MPs were once manual workers. For a party that considers itself to be the champion of the Just About Managing, this is not good enough.
Centralisation and chaos – inside the rush to select Conservative candidates in time for the election
The snap election sparked a frenzied effort to get people in place across the country. The process left some candidates and activists feeling trampled.
Last time there was a Labour majority of 7,183.
Karen Lumley won a majority of 7,054 for the Conservatives last time.
Plus: we profile the latest tranche of newly selected candidates.
He clinched victory in the second round of voting.