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Posts Tagged: General Election 2015
A weak opposition will let the Chancellor set the agenda, and invite a ‘risk versus stability’ frame which plays to his strengths as a candidate.
He shouldn’t have made the pledge in the first place, and it isn’t at all clear why he did. But now that he has made it, he must keep it.
Paul Abbott: Scrap VoteSource. Empower the digital team. Sync databases. How to maximise CCHQ’s use of IT.
All four teams used different systems. Sometimes these spoke with each other. But, most of the time – this being the Conservative Party – they didn’t.
Labour’s independent election review finds an electorate which wants an activist government that lives within its means. Where have we heard that before?
The Prime Minister’s success springs from a preference, new to Westminster, for Cabinet ministers who actually know about their departments.
They might get it in part, but does the wider Labour Party?
The last of our profiles looks at a region that witnessed another Liberal Democrat extinction event and the undoing of the People’s Army.
Why and how the Conservatives should work with the Lib Dems in this Parliament.
Iain Dale: The Conservative Party is acting like North Korea over its London Mayoral candidate selection
Plus: Zac Goldsmith tells me that he won’t stand in a by-election if the Heathrow decision fails to go his way.
The results here find the Tories struggling to break through, but also a strong indication of the rewards should they do so.
The ban is an ineffective fudge, and the proposed changes small. The stakes in the coming Parliamentary vote are probably much lower than either side likes to let on.
84 per cent of party members now expect another Conservative majority after the next general election.
Continuing our series, this week we look at the solid Conservative performance in the East Midlands.
Profile: Zac Goldsmith MP, the outsider leading the race to become Tory candidate for Mayor of London
The Richmond Park MP has demonstrated that he has the independent spirit which helped the last two Mayors to victory.