In this campaign, free for the first time to talk policy and politics after nine years of collective responsibility, it was Hunt whose personality shone through.
On what grounds has CCHQ sought to limit the powers that the Party’s constitution grants to special general meetings?
Whately and Scully jointly hold the Deputy Chairmanship.
We concede that this is a question to which the Prime Minister himself may not yet have an answer.
We must overhaul our Party organisation and develop strong messages for liberally-minded, soft-Conservative voters before the next election.
“Turbo-charging those no-deal preparations: that’s the focus from everyone around the Cabinet table.”
My blueprint will unlock millions of pounds of currently wasted funds, re-engage our members, and build on our strengths rather than just managing decline.
Such an appointment would represent a degree of belated justice for the former Treasurer who was poorly treated by Cameron and Feldman.
He has stepped down as Party Chief Executive and Treasurer, with an appeal for unity – and for donations to deliver “clear and decisive victory at the next election”.
If the campaign management were outsourced, as recently, who would take it on? And if it weren’t, could CCHQ really cope?
The truth matters a lot to how the race shapes up. And there are widely differing estimates.
Quite what such a Commission would recommend – and what a new leader would implement – remains to be seen, of course.
Here is Conservative Voice’s eight-point programme for a reformed Party Board, Conference and constitutional structure.
Claims about an organised, hostile takeover of the Party have reared their heads again. Is there any truth to them?
Plus: How I was booed in Birmingham. On to Nottingham…via Exeter. And: who would I vote for, if I had a vote?