Plus: Our conference survey shows members are less concerned about conference costs, but more disillusioned with the leadership.
Posts Tagged: Grant Shapps MP
Plus: Determined, Bewildered, Despondent, Ecstatic…IDS adapts his Work Programme categories for Conservative MPs
The Conservatives are the only party committed to abolishing the “15 year” rule which prevents expats from voting in the UK. That’s something to celebrate.
Interview: Carswell – The Tory leadership views the Conservatives as “the property of a small clique, not a mass movement”
“I agree with a huge amount of things the Conservative Party stands for. And its activists and most of its MPs believe in the things I believe in.”
And this week’s column contains a mystery closing message to the Prime Minister.
The Opposition just broke a golden rule of communications and gave the Tories a helping hand.
The number of full-time Conservative members registered with the Electoral Commission for last year is 43,635
Last year, it was roughly 59,000 – but one should be very wary of concluding that there has therefore been a fall in the real figure (which will be much higher).
The Conservative Party is starting to value its activists again
People don’t talk about Eastleigh much – but it should loom large in our minds.
Hundreds of activists will descend on the constituency to help deliver victory. Would you like to be one of them?
Four principles for the shift when it comes.
Just as selections become more local, the by-election machine places more demands on candidates nationally.
After a recent trial, CCHQ are using a new tactic imported from the US.
Plus: Shapps will be Tory Chairman until the election. The Church of England is a left-wing sect. Philomena. Current Affairs. And: Pamela Parker, In Memoriam.
It is expected to plan for the long-term as well as the short. It isn’t doing this – so change is needed.