ConservativeHome’s proposals for Party reform, to avoid a repeat of the miserable snap election result.
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After exposing the flaws in the Conservative campaign operation, we propose 12 reforms to help to avoid repeating such failings in future.
Activists were asked to trust in a targeting analysis that proved to be based on flawed data and assumptions that were overturned by the manifesto.
As long as the Party refuses to run a Tory youth organisation properly, third parties will exploit the gap and put its image at risk.
But, as ever, most members won’t have known there was an election on – or had a vote on who will “lead the Voluntary Party”.
The Conservative Party must do better in terms of policy and communications. Let’s start at the National Convention elections.
A change in attitudes and atmosphere at CCHQ is the vital foundation for any lasting and effective reform.
Two incumbents were re-elected by Tory MPs, and Jenrick joins the Board for the first time.
John Strafford: This election campaign was a disaster. The Party must be radically reformed to stop it ever happening again.
Activists were directed to seats which there was no chance of us winning. It is quite clear that CCHQ did not have a clue about what was happening.
Was your vote in the EU referendum a vote for yourself, your family, your neighbourhood, your country, Europe, or the world? For the short-term or the long?
Centralisation and chaos – inside the rush to select Conservative candidates in time for the election
The snap election sparked a frenzied effort to get people in place across the country. The process left some candidates and activists feeling trampled.
The Conservative manifesto. Our survey finds that Party members want more homes built – but don’t back energy price caps
Overall, grassroots priorities cut across the stereotype of Tory supporters and suggests that Mayite conservatism has a strong appeal to activists.
Plus: we profile the latest tranche of newly selected candidates.
Iain Dale: A succession of Party Chairmen should hang their heads in shame for the secrecy over candidate selection
Plus: Diversity sweeps Essex. Forget the Conservative Party – this is May’s campaign. And: Give Anne Jenkin a peerage. But of course: she already has one.
Exclusive: We bust the Party ban on making known the names on the Hitchin and Harpenden shortlist. The latest selections news.
Plus: Eleven candidates selected elsewhere, including Gillian Keegan in Chichester and Kemi Badenoch in Saffron Walden.