It’s time to stop pretending there is any way to solve the shortage without building in the South and face up to what it will take to get that done.
An 80-seat majority is a fabulous opportunity, but we need practical, effective and popular policies to deliver on our manifesto.
We won the election but suffered badly in places like Canterbury, which I contested.
Anna Firth has had the Rail Minister down to sort the trains and has collared the Prime Minister about getting a new hospital.
The Tories are targeting Labour-held seats and the Liberal Democrats Tory-held ones, whilst Labour’s possible gains are probably out of reach.
Farage’s decision to stand down some Brexit Party candidates seems to have been the most impactful development of this election week.
Four female candidates contest tonight’s selection meeting for this very marginal seat – without any need for an all-women quota.
Despite polarisation on Brexit, there is more agreement among voters than often appears – and therefore more cause for optimism.
With Lynton Crosby, Andrew Feldman, Ben Houchen and Amber Rudd – on June 18, livestreamed on this site.
Amidst the gathering leadership election debate, there is a lack of focus on who such voters are and where they live.
I have never seen so many spoiled ballots before – and every single one carried some variation of “give us Brexit now”.
We have brilliant candidates standing in our local elections. They do not deserve to suffer because of public anger with national politics.
They range from Midlothian to South East Cornwall, from Rochester to Clwyd South.
That doesn’t mean the Party needs to move right; on the contrary, it means accommodating on issues such as the NHS.
The General Election was a shock. We are up for a marathon effort for the Council elections next year.