With the Government’s position more secure, the Conservatives are finally turning to the task of finding out what went so horribly wrong in June – and you can take part.
Posts Tagged: Party Members and Organisation
Two incumbents were re-elected by Tory MPs, and Jenrick joins the Board for the first time.
Matthew Offord: Enough sychophants. Enough time-servers. Enough of this CCHQ farce. Why I am standing for the Party Board.
Many of us were denied access to VoteSource, literature and printing resources – and we all had to wait for ever for CCHQ to ‘approve’ any and every statement printed.
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.
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.
I can’t recall a more important election – we simply can’t to lose sight of our vulnerabilities at this crucial moment.
Rob Semple: The first multi-constituency Association. A central membership trial. My spring forum progress report.
Party members are united in their expectation that every Conservative MP must back the boundary reform proposals when they come to Parliament.
Tim Bale: A Conservative secret weapon at the last election – the non-members who worked for victory
Even if each of them who did anything at all did far less than paid up members, the sum of their individual efforts was at least as great and probably greater.
Too often, I fear we take the line of least resistance because it is easier than the alternative.
The story of Chatham & Aylesford, establishing priorities, sticking to them – and teamwork.
Andrew Kennedy: Our findings on whether the mass of new Party members who joined post-referendum will renew
63 per cent say yes, 23 per cent say no – but the response rate to our survey suggests that the first figure will turn out to be lower.
It’s still winnable, but there are warning signs for the wider Party and its leadership.
When a self-replicating clique becomes dominant – be it of councillors, evangelicals, po-faced harridans or freemasons – there is trouble ahead.
Plus: Sarah Palin to Canada, the Brexit Bill to the Lords, and Clive Lewis to the backbenches. And: when sorry isn’t the hardest word.
Conservative donations dipped sharply after the EU referendum. How might Party finances be restored?
The loss of Feldman, the hopelessness of Corbyn and Eurosceptic donor fatigue all play their part. CCHQ says it has a plan to get the money rolling in again.