The need to reform the Conservative Councillors Association is ignored.
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The latest iteration has good bits, some bad bits – and nothing substantial to boost ownership of the Party by its members.
Robert Halfon: This review of the Conservative Party’s structure is essential to a successful future
Throughout our history, our party has been at its best and most successful when we have reformed when necessary.
Andrew Kennedy: Why we need Multi-Constituency Associations – and why it is wrong to water down plans to introduce them
In many parts of the country, including in some areas with very large Conservative majorities, our Associations are no longer fit for purpose.
The Chairman’s letter promises “additional benefits to enhance the membership experience”. Wouldn’t it be most enhanced by members having a bigger say?
We now know more about the Feldman Review’s proposals for merging Associations, and it’s quite troubling
Associations may be wholly merged, rather than simply band together while maintaining control of their own resources.
Downing Street underestimated Conservative opposition to Remain. Is is underestimating opposition to the Feldman Review?
A key issue is CCHQ’s plan to merge all Associations into larger federations.
Meanwhile, the Feldman Review’s message to Associations is: it’s all take from us, it’s all give from you
It is flammable timing given the crossover with the EU referendum.
It will propose some centralisation, and that isn’t always a bad thing. But Party members on the ground need something back in return.
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.
Plus: the consistent popularity of Fallon and Javid, and Crabb’s astonishing leap.
In 2015, nuance was killed off and it became offensive to dismiss astrology as bunkum. So join me as I gaze into my crystal ball…
If Gilbert felt it right to leave CCHQ for the duration of the referendum, Edmonds and Elder ought to do the same
The Conservative Deputy Chairman left to respect the Party’s neutrality policy in the EU referendum. CCHQ’s digital consultants are in exactly the same boat.
It cannot go about its daily businesses as efficiently as it might while the Party Chairman’s authority crumbles under the weight of daily media stories.
The death of one good man will not be assuaged by another good man being forced to resign by media pressure.