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East Staffs council leader alleges Party Board appointee’s oversight of Griffiths ballot is “unfair and prejudicial”
Cllr Duncan Goodfellow complains Lord Hunt’s message to the association “could be seen as seeking to fetter the independent and impartial decision of members”.
New candidate shortlists for Tory-held seats: Orpington; Bracknell; South West Hertfordshire; and Mid Sussex
Army officers, political advisers, businesspeople, a London Assembly Member and – unusually – a sitting MP are among the latest crop of finalists.
James to leave Parliament after finding her association don’t want her to continue as their candidate
Her letter to the Prime Minister emphasise that ‘we agreed on just about everything apart from Brexit…I trust in your One Nation outlook’.
The speeding up of turnover rates has almost nothing to do with shifts to the right or left, and much more to do with wider cultural change in Parliament.
Exclusive: Walker resigns from the Party Board, amid rising tensions over centralised candidate selection
The Vice-Chairman of the ’22 served on the Board for nine years, and recently oversaw the leadership contest, so his departure is a surprise.
We reveal the four candidates on tonight’s shortlist – and the unusual way in which the selection has been partially centralised.
You don’t really get closer to unanimous than this in our surveys of Conservative Party members.
She claims that there has been entryism – though the relationship between MP and activists has been bad for some time.
An obscure, unused agreement struck by Cameron and the 1922 Committee back in 2006 is set to come into play.
Grieve’s intention of standing in the seat as an independent makes it a test case for early selection and local choice.
Nick Hargrave: As a Tory moderate, I’ve been tempted to give up on Johnson’s party. But here’s why I’m sticking with it.
It would also be dishonest to claim that the thought of voting Liberal Democrat did not flicker momentarily as we’ve veered towards knuckle-head, pound-shop Orbanism.
No, Philip Hammond’s reselection last night does not protect him from being deselected if he loses the Whip
The Party’s rules – and the history of legal challenges to them – make for grim reading for the former Chancellor.
John Strafford: The Grieve case raises a question. Do local Associations have the power not to reselect their Conservative MP?
On what grounds has CCHQ sought to limit the powers that the Party’s constitution grants to special general meetings?