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Posts Tagged: James Cleverly MP
Labour’s recent track record is eye-wateringly poor, but is clearly not enough to endear minority voters to the Conservatives.
Join us, and let’s do our bit to help our candidates and brilliant new MPs keep changing their communities and the country for the better.
The Brexit negotiations and the lack of an obvious successor are likely to keep her in place at least until we leave the EU in March 2019.
We wish the new Party Chairman well. But if you want to know what he’s up against, just follow the money.
In the short-term, throwing everything at target seats makes sense. Over the longer, it is a recipe for weak outreach, social media failure and falling membership.
The reshuffle showed just how far BME Conservatives have come since I first joined the Party, but we have much farther still to go.
Amidst the wreckage this morning, there are a few points of light. But that cackling noise you hear from Kensington is George Osborne laughing his head off.
The new Deputy Chairman hails the “fantastic opportunity” to get the Party fighting fit.
Reshuffle Day. And Raab, Stewart, Rees-Mogg and Cleverly are our panel’s top choices for Cabinet promotion.
Cabinet Ministers were told yesterday that the shuffle will be “significant”, but that word covers a multitude of possibilities.
The new MP for Saffron Walden has swiftly begun to make a name for herself.
Futhermore, the Government needs to sharpen up its sense of mission. And there is a heap of talent on the Tory backbenches.
Then come Redwood and Tugendhat to make up the top five. Four of the top ten have been in the Commons for less than three years.
Peter Franklin: Introducing GovOpposition. How the Tories can reinvent themselves in office. And who’s doing it best.
While the responsibilities of government must be shouldered, there’s no doubting the need for a time of renewal – one as profound as in any period of opposition.
People are not yet at the point where they believe the party in government needs kicking out; they are still willing to give us a hearing.
We now have eleven runners and riders in our Next Tory Leader section…with another 15 candidates standing by. Watch this space.