Look at how the Scottish Conservatives gained from the 2010 Sanderson Review. Now is the perfect time to do the same in Wales.
Posts Tagged: Party Democracy and Membership
We gather the turnout – particularly among young Tories – is set to rise, and there will be more opportunities for members to speak from the stage.
The Party has a Code of Conduct – but how it works in practice becomes less and less clear by the minute.
May’s Chequers “charm offensive” continues with a letter to Tory members – but is it making any difference?
It might even make things worse to spend Party funds to simply repeat the same messages, so long after the summit.
We know more today than we did yesterday – and we aim to know still more tomorrow.
Also: candidate applications are set to open in Peterborough, in preparation for a possible forthcoming by-election.
Leigh Higgins: Post-Chequers, we need to explain more clearly what leaving the EU will now look like
We must ensure that, just as the UK voted Leave to take back control, local people take back control themselves.
Polling Conservative members is a tricky business, but these mutually reinforcing findings suggests our free, monthly survey is up to the task.
The Prime Minister is set to lobby you about her new Brexit plan. Will she and Johnson be undertaking rival tours?
“Very tense”, “a sellout” – Inside the Downing Street charm offensive to try to win Conservative activists’ support for Chequers
Conservative Association Chairmen reveal what happened in yesterday’s conversations with the Prime Minister, her Chief of Staff, and the Party Chairman.
Grassroots rebellion – Downing Street is starting to realise the scale of Tory opposition to the Chequers plan
Having begun with an apparent assumption that Conservative members would simply swallow what they were given, May’s team is now forced to make up lost ground.
Lewis and Barwell host conference call to gauge anger at Chequers on the doorstep and among the grassroots
They’re right to ask the question. If the answer comes back that May’s plan is harming the Tory campaign machine and electoral prospects, what will they do?
There are early signs of a common profile of the seats chosen as targets.
Will there be further resignations? Will the 48 letters go to Sir Graham Brady? If the 48 letters do go in, will May win – and survive?
Andrew RT Davies: Too often, our activists feel that they are treated with contempt. Let’s change all that. Let’s value them. Reward them. Promote them.
And a leader with a mandate from Welsh members requires more recognition.