I have lost count as to how many Tories I have recently met who assume that we will be in power for the next ten to fifteen years. That worries me.
Posts Tagged: Lewis Baston
So much of what now appears inevitable could have been very different – at least in the short term.
If the establishment had really been as efficiently conspiratorial as it was supposed to be, there would have been no need for his amateurish plot.
How a unique combination of Heath and Powell saw the Tories swept to power from Sheffield to Lambeth.
Looking back, 55 years of Liberal and Liberal Democrat by-election success looks less important than UKIP’s two-year surge.
The challenge to a Party that holds not a single seat in Merseyside.
It was all over the 1975 In campaign. This time round, it is largely absent. What does that say about the state of the European Project?
The row over the Prime Minister’s remarks about local Associations has been mostly concocted. But the need for Party reform is real. We open a ConHome series.
It is a relic of an out-of-date fashion for the big and artificial rather than the small, local and rooted.
With so much real reform to pursue, it would be wrong to waste valuable time and political capital on battles the Government cannot win.
We give you “The next generation: rising stars for 2015”, written by Lewis Baston, the psephologist (and ConservativeHome columnist).
Those which turn out to matter usually involve more than the man who undertakes them. Does the latest one really fall into this category?
Mark Field MP: Would an inconclusive election result stoke support on the right for electoral reform?
Current polling evidence suggests that Labour may end up as the largest single party even if it secures more than a million fewer votes than the Conservatives.