I am deeply disappointed by the path that the Prime Minister has chosen. It seems to be the very opposite of what the British people voted for.
We must bind up our wounds and work together again as one.
Numbers applying for target seats are down across the board. At least one Tory association has refused to shortlist, and demanded applications be reopened.
Sitting councillors and aspirant candidates alike have been irritated and offended by the new process.
From campaigning to recruitment to compliance, our new online toolkit will help new recruits and seasoned veterans alike do their bit for the Conservative cause.
The excuse is always that there aren’t enough beds in other places. How come Labour goes to Brighton, then?
The legacy of past disorganisation in our Party’s machine even affects those at the top.
P.S: Re my health. At 72, everything works as it should, with one exception – but help is at hand from modern medicine…
We need to remind ourselves that it took us 13 years to recover from the last time we allowed Europe to determine how the electorate saw our Party.
A national membership system is a good start, but it must be accompanied by pro-active engagement from local associations.
Over the last decade our activists, supporters and members have become a distant feature of an increasing centralised Party machine – remote, distant and out of touch.
Inside the ERG’s Brexit plans. Why Rees-Mogg doesn’t believe the hype about ‘Blue Wave’ entryism. Plus: how he spent his summer.
Meanwhile, Hammond’s approval rating plumbs new depths – as Fox and Raab gain ground after criticising the Treasury’s Brexit forecasts.
A focused and accountable drive to build the grassroots is required. It can be done, but it requires difficult questions and honest answers.
A former UKIP candidate has been rejected by the Mid-Ulster Conservatives. Why?