Labour’s recent track record is eye-wateringly poor, but is clearly not enough to endear minority voters to the Conservatives.
Posts Tagged: Kemi Badenoch MP
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.
It is hard to appoint more women to Cabinet when there are few senior women to promote. We count only four at Minister of State level.
A catspaw of Osborne? A competitor to Policy Exchange? A resource for a modernising leadership candidate? The truth is more subtle and interesting.
The new MP for Saffron Walden has swiftly begun to make a name for herself.
From a strong field, the Prime Minister’s historic speech on Brexit carries the day.
Interview: Kemi Badenoch – “I’m not really left-leaning on anything…I always lean right instinctively”
She voted for Davis in 2005, and her hero is Airey Neave: “The escape from Colditz is I think probably the coolest thing any British politician has ever done.”
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.
Brexit offers green opportunities, but it will also open a governance gap that must be filled.