Numbers applying for target seats are down across the board. At least one Tory association has refused to shortlist, and demanded applications be reopened.
Posts Tagged: General Election 2017
Alex Morton: A Commons with no majority – so no radical Conservative measures? You’ve forgotten about EVEL.
In England, the Tories have a majority of nearly 60 over all the other parties. So bring on new grammar schools – and much else.
Line Kristensen: To win next time, the Conservative Party must make recruiting and training activists its priority
A focused and accountable drive to build the grassroots is required. It can be done, but it requires difficult questions and honest answers.
Tacking towards the devocrat consensus and positioning for a pact with Plaid seems to be the preferred option, but it looks like a tactical cul-de-sac.
Michael Tomlinson: I voted Leave. But as MPs leave Westminster this summer, we must look wider than the EU debate – and deliver social justice for Britain.
We must embrace such issues as poverty, families, prisons and young people.
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.
The consequences of not doing so would be catastrophic both for our nation and the party that I hope one day to be able to vote for again.
Andrew RT Davies forced out as Welsh Tory leader. A struggle begins to ensure his successor is elected by Party members.
The flashpoint appears to have been the Brexit supporter’s comments about Airbus. His replacement must be chosen by a full democratic ballot.
The Scottish Nationalists’ electoral performance is at risk of coming to resemble the Scottish football team’s. Might there be a rebellion?
Steven Woolfe: To win the working class northern vote, the Conservative Party must change its attitude and tone
The issue lies in the Party’s image and how it communicates with voters, not the actual message.
WATCH: Shapps – “It’s conceivable but not likely that Theresa May will lead us into the next election”
But the former Party Chairman tells Sophie Ridge that he thinks the Prime Minister needs to stop delaying decisions.
Plus: The Government gets airports wrong and Burnham gets rail wrong. And: a miserable PMQs for Tory MPs.
We fought on local issues highlighting the improvements we are delivering. Labour complained about “austerity” – but failed to offer a coherent alternative.
Interview: Lewis -“At conference this year, I and the Prime Minister are determined that the members feel it is their conference.”
The Party Chairman intends to remove from the candidates’ list those who failed to campaign in the local elections.
Claire Ainsley: There is a new working class, with different political concerns and motivations from the old
Understanding what makes these voters tick could be key to the outcome of the next election. No party can afford to ignore them.