An obscure, unused agreement struck by Cameron and the 1922 Committee back in 2006 is set to come into play.
Posts Tagged: Party Democracy and Membership
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?
The new officers representing the ‘voluntary party’ are named.
More than 70 per cent of Conservative Party members believe the UK will leave the EU by 31st October
They aren’t just optimistic about Johnson’s electoral prospects, they have faith that he will fulfil his ‘do or die’ pledge.
Johnson’s optimism spreads to the grassroots – 58 per cent of Party members expect a Tory majority at the next election
Our survey finds a dramatic change in outlook from a month ago.
Four female candidates contest tonight’s selection meeting for this very marginal seat – without any need for an all-women quota.
Andrew Kennedy: To energise our Party, and restore it to winning ways, Cleverly must reform its voluntary organisation
My blueprint will unlock millions of pounds of currently wasted funds, re-engage our members, and build on our strengths rather than just managing decline.
MPs, you may successfully argue that you are a ‘trustee’ and not a ‘delegate. But we will defend your Association’s right to take a different view.
This is not the time to focus on the Party’s internal structures: we need to be out amongst the public, winning the argument in the country.
How could Johnson plausibly seek a mandate for a no-deal exit whilst allowing MPs explicitly opposed to that programme to be Conservative candidates?
Our Party needs a stronger link between activists, MPs, and CCHQ, and a much more concerted effort to reach out to women.
Johnson’s August 4) Who would run an election campaign? After yesterday’s Government defeat, the question is pressing.
If the campaign management were outsourced, as recently, who would take it on? And if it weren’t, could CCHQ really cope?