These elections offer us an opportunity to strengthen the connection between the national leadership and the voluntary party.
Posts Tagged: Conservative leadership election 2019
The truth matters a lot to how the race shapes up. And there are widely differing estimates.
Each week, we are summarising the announcements made by those vying to succeed May as Prime Minister.
The former Foreign Secretary and London Mayor runs the gauntlet. We revive our readers’ interviews.
We revive our readers interviews, and the Foreign Secretary fields questions on policy, politics and personality.
The front-runner promised over a thousand Party members to employ “creative ambiguity” to achieve Brexit by October 31st.
Quite what such a Commission would recommend – and what a new leader would implement – remains to be seen, of course.
Colin Blackwell: A wise Govenment would harness the potential of expatriates, the original ‘global Britons’
Conservatives Abroad has several suggestions for how the next Prime Minister can better engage with this large and increasingly important constituency.
Also: A good week for devoscepticism as Hunt urges Johnson to rule out new powers for Holyrood; Lidington and Mundell issue warnings on the Union; and more.
The UK – US relationship will roll on, despite his insults to our Ambassdor. To suggest otherwise is leadership election positioning, not real politics.
Our survey. Next Tory Leader. Johnson 72 per cent, Hunt 28 per cent. 72 per cent overall have voted. On these figures, Johnson has already won.
If the survey is accurate, it would be reasonable to assume, on the evidence available, that he will gain between 67 per cent and 71 per cent of the vote.
71 per cent of Johnson supporters and 58 per cent of Hunt supporters have already voted, according to our survey.
All of which supports the view that a clear majority of Party members have already returned their ballot papers.
Who will get Brexit done? Who is best placed to defeat Corbyn at the next election? And who would do the best job of leading a government?
It troubles me that Jeremy Hunt called for a second referendum – a message which gives aid and succour to the SNP.
Yesterday evening’s debate served mainly to remind viewers of how likely an autumn poll now is – as Johnson unintentionally signalled.