The vice chair for candidates talks about the “many, many reasons” the party fails to gain a bigger proportion of ethnic minority voters.
Posts Tagged: Kemi Badenoch MP
In all, there are 30 new entries in the whole list, one down on last year and two down on the 2016 record of 33.
Let’s make a virtue of necessity – and transform this conference into a festival of creative destruction
This week, the Party has a chance to turn Brexit, a trouble-plagued leadership, and directional uncertainly from problems into an opportunity.
That the MP for Corby feels able to accept an office vacated over opposition to Chequers illustrates division amongst the Brexiteers.
The right to discuss, debate, and challenge is fundamental, but is increasingly being chipped away at or boxed in. It falls to us to defend it.
Onward, FREER, the revitalised CPS. The Tory MPs involved in all these will have to take some risks if they’re to get off the groumd.
Plus: For and against bombing Syria. For Andrew Neil. Against Andrew Adonis. And: not an erection in sight.
These two MPs have not found, at the first attempt, the sort of language that will appeal to the unconverted. But nor did David Cameron.
Kemi Badenoch: My plan for candidates – a transparent, democratic process, for an even stronger Party
Also, a balanced Parliamentary Party requires a diverse pipeline of candidates – this means diversity of background and thought.
Labour’s recent track record is eye-wateringly poor, but is clearly not enough to endear minority voters to the Conservatives.
Exclusive: The Conservative Party Board is set to fire the starting gun for candidate selections in target seats
After months without any news, and mounting frustration among many activists, the first tranche of seats is being presented to the Board today for their approval.
There are plenty of possible ways the Party can expand its reach beyond the politically committed, but it shouldn’t neglect the simplest step.
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.