Last week’s by-election in Oldham put a different complexion on their advances in May.
Posts Tagged: General Election 2020
Ghost electorates will no longer boost the number of Labour constituencies.
90 per cent now predict a majority after the next election.
Labour MPs control the policy machinery and the succession, so those who want a party that resembles the leader they chose have to beat them.
The story of the last month is of Osborne’s rapid decline.
Lord Ashcroft: Corbyn’s lack of interest in winning back voters is an opportunity the Conservatives must not squander
In Manchester, the tone should be one of getting on with the job, not self-indulgence or triumphalism.
Sunder Katwala: Corbyn may offer the Tories a new opportunity with minority voters – but that’s no cause for complacency
The next election may see increasingly distinct pitches from each of the parties towards sections of the latter.
In response to Paul Abbott, here’s a personal account from the front-line, since I’ve been reselected as the Conservative Parliamentary Spokesman for Tooting.
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.
Often the reforms are going further than anything that Margaret Thatcher achieved.
There are claims that he will try to do so. Please give your view.
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.
Burnham’s reactionary stance is indicative of a broader problem: a would-be leader who can’t move on from battles lost, but has nothing new to add.
The SNP are trying to provoke noisy confrontations to deepen divisions they can exploit. Patience and politeness should be our weapons.