The legacy of past disorganisation in our Party’s machine even affects those at the top.
Posts Tagged: Grassroots
A national membership system is a good start, but it must be accompanied by pro-active engagement from local associations.
Plus: Should the Prime Minister resign? If so, when? What will the result of the next election be? How are Cabinet ministers performing?
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.
The Party’s main problem isn’t having too many applicant members – it’s having too few present ones.
We gather the turnout – particularly among young Tories – is set to rise, and there will be more opportunities for members to speak from the stage.
May’s Chequers “charm offensive” continues with a letter to Tory members – but is it making any difference?
It might even make things worse to spend Party funds to simply repeat the same messages, so long after the summit.
We know more today than we did yesterday – and we aim to know still more tomorrow.
Momentum has lost control of the monster it created – only Corbyn has the power to purge his movement of anti-semitism
Momentum’s leaders taught supporters to reject any criticism, and encouraged a siege mentality. Now they are under attack by their own grassroots.
Also: candidate applications are set to open in Peterborough, in preparation for a possible forthcoming by-election.
“Very tense”, “a sellout” – Inside the Downing Street charm offensive to try to win Conservative activists’ support for Chequers
Conservative Association Chairmen reveal what happened in yesterday’s conversations with the Prime Minister, her Chief of Staff, and the Party Chairman.
Grassroots rebellion – Downing Street is starting to realise the scale of Tory opposition to the Chequers plan
Having begun with an apparent assumption that Conservative members would simply swallow what they were given, May’s team is now forced to make up lost ground.
Lewis and Barwell host conference call to gauge anger at Chequers on the doorstep and among the grassroots
They’re right to ask the question. If the answer comes back that May’s plan is harming the Tory campaign machine and electoral prospects, what will they do?
Both gave Downing Street the opportunity to assuage their concerns about Chequers, but still found the policy unacceptable.
Lewis has adopted a wise policy of transparency. That offers a chance to ditch guesstimates.