We won a Council by-election last month, achieving an 11 per cent swing. This is how we did it.
Posts Tagged: Local Elections (general)
Helping others who are desperate to improve their lives is essential. Otherwise we will have more “no-go areas”.
As a council by-election candidate, I had the backing of a campaign manager, an assistant campaign manager, the local MP, and the sitting councillors… I won.
In by-elections where we put out leaflet after leaflet, but didn’t talk to anyone, we lost. Where we used survey canvassing, using a 0-10 model, we either won or advanced.
Andrew Wood: The brave citizens who defeated electoral fraud in Tower Hamlets are faced with a huge legal bill
If the Cabinet Office won’t help defend democracy, why should ordinary citizens do it? The wrong signal is being sent out.
Stephanie Reeves: The London Assembly selections give the Conservatives the chance to champion women
Let’s use this first step to provide a more equal and representative voice for our city. The Tory Reform Group wants to help.
I am receiving increasingly frequent pleas from Labour councillors “demanding” that I assist them in driving through their policies before the Far Left takes over next May.
Sitting councillors and aspirant candidates alike have been irritated and offended by the new process.
Tourism is thriving but while the city looks forward, the council is stuck in the past – failing to manage its finances properly.
I am a pragmatic common sense person. As the council leader I do twice the amount of listening as talking. We work hard to protect the way of life in our county.
A clear campaign narrative that balances local and national priorities is crucial. Engage with community groups. Select candidates early. Use social media to complement, not replace, campaigning.
Tim Warren: In Bath and North East Somerset, the Conservatives are delivering for the young and the old
Our achievements include providing more school places and greater choice and independence for the elderly.
CCHQ needs to make our troops recognise that local elections are vital staging posts for Westminster campaigns, and need to be fought just as hard.
Despite our budget being cut, we have achieved bold reforms with libraries, children’s services, broadband roll out and business rates retention. We are open for business.
Our candidates realise we have to start early. We have regular dates set well in advance to get out on the pavement.