In trying to find a way across, and to secure the votes she needs from Labour MPs, the Prime Minister risks unintended consequences.
Posts Tagged: General Election 2017
Cleverly calls on unions to take down hugely influential ‘school cuts’ site that uses ‘misleading’ statistics
Campaigners say the site influenced 871,000 voters and prevented a Conservative majority. The Statistics Authority says its calculations are wrong.
Losing 150,000 members, and the money that comes with them, has knock-on effects for the Opposition and for the Conservative Party.
A party which usually operates with an almost eerie level of phalanx-like discipline is struggling to contain a split at the very top.
It’s time to set aside the false choice between the Prime Minister’s deal and ‘No Deal’. Young voters are demanding a chance to have their say.
A new study of the 2017 general election shows May failing to insist on a message and a manifesto which supported each other.
The party has selected a local candidate to win back what was one of only a few Conservative footholds in the North East.
Numbers applying for target seats are down across the board. At least one Tory association has refused to shortlist, and demanded applications be reopened.
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.