His understated, unpretentious, unexciting style of politics works well in the context of local government. Could it be transposed to Westminster?
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The candidate will be selected before the Party conference in September.
More homes doesn’t have to mean huge tower blocks. We need property that people want to live in – we can do this by intelligently and sustainably developing spare council land.
Under Labour the local football club has been treated appallingly and crime has been allowed to rise. The Conservatives offer a bold and positive alternative.
In the third piece in our three-part mini-series, the Thirsk and Malton MP explores how the North East might help the One Yorkshire dream to come true.
In the second piece in our three-part mini-series, the Mayor tells ConservativeHome that freeport status can transform the area.
To me, it is clear that the UK could benefit from greater decentralisation. But, to repeat, that does not mean that new arrangements must be introduced now.
We need to renew that belief, that self-belief, and that optimism – about people, about society, about freedom and about human life – more than ever.
James Palmer: Solving the housing crisis needs proper infrastructure – Network Rail is holding us back
This wasteful bureaucratic behemoth is delaying the new stations we need. Conservatives should champion a radical approach with more competition.
Conservatives have a proud record of social reform. I want to break down the barriers to people escaping poverty.
Polling shows that a majority want important decisions to be taken locally, but very few believe this to be the case today.
Whoever leads the Conservatives into the next election needs to gamble some of its political capital on winning over young, urban voters.
When people cannot afford to live in the place where they work they spend more and more of their own time and money commuting on congested trains and roads. We need to broaden the Community Land Trust model to include market housing.
Our local Labour councils already charge an arm and a leg, and I will never add to that burden. Sometimes the best powers are the ones you don’t use.
George Freeman: We need a new Chairman and team at CCHQ to lead a radical programme of Conservative renewal
Let’s have Policy Board outside of the constraints of the Government machine – and a commission on what Britain should look like post-Brexit.