The task of choosing the final two runners must remain with MPs, who know them better than the members do.
Posts Tagged: Lord Feldman
The campaign has exposed weaknesses in the CCHQ machine. A new broom is required. But May has sent for the old one.
Yet even if their concerns don’t ultimately lead to them backing someone else, these shouldn’t simply be dismissed as having no consequences.
Well, it’s been quite a week, hasn’t it?
Conservative donations dipped sharply after the EU referendum. How might Party finances be restored?
The loss of Feldman, the hopelessness of Corbyn and Eurosceptic donor fatigue all play their part. CCHQ says it has a plan to get the money rolling in again.
Andrew Kennedy: This may be our last chance to group Associations together to win the victories we need
It is possible that the Party may end this new year in a weaker position than before the 2015 election if CCHQ doesn’t act quickly.
Lord Woolton (pictured right) was the greatest-ever, rebuilding the Conservatives after the war. But here are my favourite five.
Garry Heath: At this conference, our new leadership has a chance to show our members a little bit of love
Either we widen the membership of political parties and change the way they are funded, or the next stop will be a UK-style Donald Trump.
The alternative is that somebody else will do it – and this has already started.
Alexander Temerko: Out go Cameron’s clip-voiced Etonians. In comes McLoughlin, Tory working class hero.
The former pit worker is the man to make the Conservatives a true One Nation party.
The Party needs to treat its members with respect and be a far more democratic in its structure.
There is a strong case for appointing a new Party Chairman who is neutral between the contenders.
Roughly a quarter have confidence, and much the same proportion don’t know.
The need to reform the Conservative Councillors Association is ignored.
The latest iteration has good bits, some bad bits – and nothing substantial to boost ownership of the Party by its members.