It would be a hazardous balancing act, but he has a slight edge over his opponents.
Posts Tagged: Elections
Cheryl Gillan: Fake news. Dark ads. Foreign interference – and out-of-date rules. Why we need an overhaul of our electoral laws.
If we do not update the rules governing our elections and referendums, their credibility faces a perfect storm of threats.
Peter Golds: Suspended councillors, polling station mobs…and demonic Smurfs. Yes, it’s election time again in Tower Hamlets.
In 1872 the secret ballot was introduced to prevent open voting. 137 years later, the United Kingdom cannot guarantee a secret ballot in our capital city.
Our democracy is poorly served by widespread ignorance about campaign technology, and the fact glamorous alarmism wins more headlines than grubby reality.
From ‘fake news’ to micro-targeting, crowd-funding to data rights, we explore the key areas of focus for an overdue review of the rules of our democracy.
James Kanagasooriam: The Conservatives have no secure future as a governing party unless they win many more ethnic minority votes
The good news is that there is an enormous opportunity for the Party – because it is much worse at converting people considering voting Blue into actual voters.
Salvatore Murtas: The Italian electorate’s message to the pro-EU political establishment is clear and blunt
The election result was simply voters’ latest desperate attempt to send political elites at home and in Brussels a final warning.
Maria Miller: British expats deserve a lifelong right to vote – scrapping the 15-year limit is long overdue
A century on from the granting of Votes for Women we should honour our manifesto pledge to deliver Votes for Life. A new Private Member’s Bill offers the opportunity.
The circumstances may be exceptional, but the populist hurricane that bore him into the White House is clearly on the wane.
A solid but unspectacular centre-right Prime Minister, with a good economic record, is trying to fight off a charismatic, high-spending challenge from the left.
WATCH: Davis – If terrorists want to disrupt the election, “all the more reason not to defer, not to deflect”
The Brexit Secretary wants “as far as possible, within the grounds of propriety, to not let this put us off” the democratic course.
Britain has a tradition of democracy, and Britons shunning elections are not, typically, making a stance against that.
The story of Chatham & Aylesford, establishing priorities, sticking to them – and teamwork.
Asked what he had done to help in a recent marginal by-election, one replied, “Oh, I knew there would be enough of you lot running around for me not to have to bother.”
Andrew Kennedy: This may be our last chance to group Associations together to win the victories we need
It is possible that the Party may end this new year in a weaker position than before the 2015 election if CCHQ doesn’t act quickly.