The final piece in a ConservativeHome mini-series this week on the railways after Covid.
Posts Tagged: Derby
One of an occasional series of articles that ConservativeHome is publishing in advance of the Budget.
If they can’t make a real impact on the lives of working class voters in provincial seats, Johnson will meet the same electoral fate as Trump.
James Frayne: Coastal towns – next for the Conservatives after the Red Wall seats. And essential for a shore-to-shore majority.
I will be returning regularly to this theme: the need to create a mainstream English and Welsh majority from shore to shore.
James Frayne: Nine thousand jobs lost at Rolls Royce. The damage that the virus is wreaking on provincial Britain is terrible – and will last
It’s not only a matter of highly-skilled jobs for working class people. Firms like these gives cities like Derby a sense of immense civic pride.
Our readers’ top choice was the same as Number Ten’s for the Lords: York. But a good case was made for Coventry – and Warwick University.
Eddie Hughes: Our values must drive CCHQ. That means moving it to a town or small city – not a big one.
Going from the metropolitan bubble in London to another one elsewhere would be pointless. What about Derby, Stoke or York instead?
Consider the case of the man whose death was registered in Bangladesh on election day. Miraculously, his vote was recorded thousands of miles away in Tower Hamlets.
Labour had some startling setbacks – it was usually the independents who benefitted. Elsewhere we saw Conservative losses to the Lib Dems.
Churchill saw a century ago that the existing party machines will always prove the stronger, and UKIP and the SDP have confirmed this.
The Crown Prosecution Service and the police are still failing to uphold democracy in Tower Hamlets.
What possible reason could Labour have to vigorously oppose anti-fraud measures?
Sam Gyimah has been fighting the good fight.