Some local campaigns printed off full duplicates of their canvassing data, in case CCHQ repeated last year’s trick of selectively turning off VoteSource.
The Deputy Chairman of the Party has a message for everyone who participated in the Tory campaign.
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Labour’s recent track record is eye-wateringly poor, but is clearly not enough to endear minority voters to the Conservatives.
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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.
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.
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.
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.