Local Conservative candidates bear the brunt of the Prime Minister’s failure to fulfil her Brexit pledge. Her decision to work with Corbyn was the last straw.
It’s the classic small party dilemma – do you accept recruits and defectors, even when they come with baggage?
After three decades as a Tory activist, this Prime Minister and this Government have pushed me too far.
I have spent 30 years working to restore our national independence. I’m not prepared to drop out now, not when we are so close to success.
The current incumbent tops the list, and is joined by five others, including two councillors.
The polling and leadership election crisis stories raises three questions for both to ponder.
The former Conservative candidate, and sister to Jacob, urges the Brexit Party to “fight to win”.
“Our leaders are happy to continue down the path of managed decline…we’re lions led by donkeys.”
We seem to be heading back towards where British politics was between 2005 and 2015: in other words, towards more of a three or four or perhaps more party system.
There is more sympathy across the House for the Prime Minister than one would guess from the headlines.
New polling for Open Europe shows that the Tories have special reason to be wary of this consequence of a long extension.
Who will stand? Will Tory incumbents run again? Is there capacity to fight a proper campaign? What would the message be?
Will many candidates want to stand, given the popular anger about such an election even happening?
The Party’s Chief Executive has briefed the Cabinet that there are insufficient funds to fight a snap General Election. How bare is the cupboard?
She hopes for agreement before the European elections, but the Government will “make responsible preparations to hold the elections should this not prove possible.”