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Posts Tagged: Party Democracy and Membership
Brandon Lewis: Our new moves to stamp out anti-Muslim abuse or discrimination within the Conservative Party
It is vital that we all work together to fight against an increasingly abusive public discourse – wherever it may come from – that coarsens public debate.
An inspiring policy vision and more democratic decision-making can help the Tories rebuild their campaigning machine.
Poor understanding of the new requirements could take a terrible toll on Tory membership. Here are some sensible ways to keep in touch with your activists.
Interview: Lewis -“At conference this year, I and the Prime Minister are determined that the members feel it is their conference.”
The Party Chairman intends to remove from the candidates’ list those who failed to campaign in the local elections.
Robert Halfon: We need a workers’ party that’s like a modern trade union – not a trivial Nando’s scheme.
We must change our organisation, making it more democratic, accessible for the lower paid and a place in which the most disadvantaged can feel at home.
The Conservative campaign machine has upped its game – but the loss of activists’ trust in the central Party is taking time to repair
Some local campaigns printed off full duplicates of their canvassing data, in case CCHQ repeated last year’s trick of selectively turning off VoteSource.
Full slates of Tory candidates have been achieved in the East Midlands, West Midlands, North East, South West and London (the first time in the capital since 1986).
Kemi Badenoch: My plan for candidates – a transparent, democratic process, for an even stronger Party
Also, a balanced Parliamentary Party requires a diverse pipeline of candidates – this means diversity of background and thought.
Tim Bale: Why the real Conservative membership figure matters to the whole country – not just the party
Sooner or later, it will hold a leadership contest in which its members will actually get to decide the winner – and perhaps our next Prime Minister.
“If something is in the national interest, it is always in the Conservative interest.” May’s speech to Spring Forum – full text
“We back aspiration and ambition. We want everyone, from every background, to be able to go as far as their talents and hard work can take them.”
Not too fun, obviously. But without the social side CCHQ will only attract the already committed to their activist training courses.
There will be no proposals to change the right of members to select their Parliamentary candidates, and the suggestion that anyone would seek to remove Associations from our organisation is clear fantasy.
Sam Frost: Meet Reignite – which aims to inspire a new generation of Tories. And which fills a gap that CCHQ has opened up.
We focus on three core activities: digital activism, on the ground campaigning, and recruiting and training grassroots activists.
Exclusive: Proposed changes on associations and candidate selection are being “revised” in the face of strong opposition
Since ConservativeHome revealed the planned changes in November, concern has been growing among MPs and Party members.