We hope that Trudy Harrison’s tale on our site today, together with others coming this week, encourages women who may not have done so to think about it.
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Road to Parliament 1) Trudy Harrison: My journey from village activist to MP taught me that stepping forward can make a difference
The first article in our new mini-series, in which female Conservative MPs share the stories of their journeys into politics, comes from the MP for Copeland.
Thomas Kerr: My mission as a Tory councillor in one of the poorest parts of Glasgow – the first there in a century.
The area has faced years of neglect from both establishment parties in Scotland, and that is why I was elected.
Chris Grayling: Upgraded roads. New trains. A record modernisation programme. Putting straight our record on transport and the North.
We are waiting for Labour to deliver their proposals. Because this should be too important an issue to become a political football.
The shock over the overall result has distracted us from how remarkable some of each party’s gains really were.
It comes with a stipulation of its own. My constituency estimates, to adapt my 2015 mantra, are a probability, not a prediction.
Nadhim Zahawi: It isn’t UKIP that stands to gain from the collapse of Labour. It’s the Conservatives.
The “People’s Army” is an unpopular party and an unattractive brand. They always have been, and Brexit has changed nothing.
The by-election winner becomes the first Conservative to represent the area since 1935.
When was the last time you answered your landline? Actually, when was the last time you talked to anyone on the phone at all – out of preference?
A dedicated campaign manager is being hired.
Rory Stewart: Three reasons why we won Copeland. Theresa May, Trudy Harrison – and Labour’s long failure to deliver
After 75 years of the latter’s strategy, most people in Copeland faced a choice of either working for the nuclear industry or being without a job.
ITV: “Have you at any point this morning looked in the mirror and asked yourself this question – could the problem actually be me?” Corbyn: “No.”
More important than Labour’s woes was that voters felt their jobs, employment rights, and pensions were safer in our hands.
Plus: Labour goes all Smethwick in Copeland. And: Sky News dumbs down at breakfast.
Alex Morton: Here’s a radical but workable plan for the Budget. Trade off simplified tax reliefs for lower marginal rates.
He could commit to some tangible metrics – i.e: reducing the tax code in length by 25 per cent by 2019, or pledging to abolish three taxes in each budget.