The ignorance of many MPs and ministers towards the state of seaside communities is particularly surprising as coastal constituencies elect a quarter of all MPs.
Posts Tagged: Clacton
Some Ministers think that a Brexit Party win there could shift Labour to back May’s deal. But there’s an issue with timing.
Continuing our ConservativeHome series on the key contests in each region or nation.
For the most part, those in SW1 don’t actually set out to deceive the public. The trouble is – they deceive themselves.
Lord Ashcroft: My election model’s probabilities currently suggest a potential Conservative majority of 162
Labour do less well when figures are based on information about who has probably turned out to vote are used. The party’s turnout, then, will be crucial to the result.
Douglas Carswell: Those posh left-wing people who get on the BBC have helped drive UKIP voters to the Conservatives
What we are witnessing right now is one of those magnificent moments in British political history; a great Tory pivot.
Latest news from round the country.
Ford is selected in Chelmsford. Bennett withdraws from Saffron Walden. Latest candidate selection news.
All the latest news of shortlists and selections from right across the country.
Election 2017: Karen Lumley and Andrew Turner stand down. Here’s the list of other MPs also doing so to date.
A running list of the current Members of Parliament, of all parties, who aren’t seeking to stand again.
If he wants to rejoin the Conservatives, he should be readmitted. But that’s not to say that he should be the candidate in Clacton in 2020.
Sunder Katwala: There are big choices ahead on immigration – we need a national conversation about what to do
To restore trust on the issue requires both sides to balance the pressures and gains of immigration.
The story of who won (like David Davis). And who lost (like Zac Goldsmith).
Andrew Kennedy: The new CCHQ canvass script. Tortuous, winding, time-consuming – and completely invaluable
Once explained, I immediately understood the need to change – but also the need to explain that change to our volunteers if we were going to make it a success.
There are two reasons not to take this route if one has a strong party preference. One comes from the head, the other from the heart.
Interview: McLoughlin – “If it wasn’t for the Conservative Party, nobody would know who Carswell and Reckless were”
Patrick McLoughlin, Transport Secretary and former miner, on UKIP, HS2, the Euston Arch, Heathrow and the desirability of getting ahead with one’s Christmas shopping.