Despite obvious points of disagreement, the AGM remained a “civilised and constructive” affair in which the Business Secretary sought to reassure his activists.
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The Party has sent out restrictive advice on the rules to all local officers – “strange” advice which some Associations, at least, are ignoring.
His association executive is expected to demand tonight that he makes his intentions clear. But the constitution allows him to simply refuse to answer.
Losing 150,000 members, and the money that comes with them, has knock-on effects for the Opposition and for the Conservative Party.
The level of opposition is a shade higher than it was a fortnight ago.
Fear of both a Corbyn government and an enraged grassroots seems to be keeping Tory MPs together in the crucial votes.
Trouble in Grantham – Boles’s association executive intends to accelerate deselection proceedings against him
He would have the right to a full ballot of the local membership. But an already strained local relationship, combined with Brexit, makes it an uphill struggle.
There are some differences, which merit examination – but the overall findings are in agreement.
Boles’s Association Chairman calls his No Deal threat “not patriotic”. In reply, he sticks to his guns, citing his “duty to the country”
Philip Sagar warns that it “has already reignited the calls for [the MP’s] deselection from party members” and could amount to “an act of personal political suicide”.
Exclusive. Tory Association Chairmen protest against the “misuse of Party funds” on “propaganda campaign” backing the deal
ConservativeHome can reveal a letter signed by 32 senior activists, including the chairmen of key marginals and target seats across the country.
ConservativeHome’s latest monthly survey is out. Should the Government extend the transition period?
Plus: should the Prime Minister resign? Who should succeed her? And which of the possible Brexit end states do our panel prefer?
The legacy of past disorganisation in our Party’s machine even affects those at the top.
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?