Conservative Association Chairmen reveal what happened in yesterday’s conversations with the Prime Minister, her Chief of Staff, and the Party Chairman.
Having begun with an apparent assumption that Conservative members would simply swallow what they were given, May’s team is now forced to make up lost ground.
Both gave Downing Street the opportunity to assuage their concerns about Chequers, but still found the policy unacceptable.
There are early signs of a common profile of the seats chosen as targets.
Will there be further resignations? Will the 48 letters go to Sir Graham Brady? If the 48 letters do go in, will May win – and survive?
And a leader with a mandate from Welsh members requires more recognition.
Lewis has adopted a wise policy of transparency. That offers a chance to ditch guesstimates.
For over twenty years I have campaigned tirelessly to make sure that all volunteers receive the recognition and Party involvement that their selfless efforts deserve.
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.
The Party Chairman intends to remove from the candidates’ list those who failed to campaign in the local elections.
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.
Some local campaigns printed off full duplicates of their canvassing data, in case CCHQ repeated last year’s trick of selectively turning off VoteSource.
The Prime Minister faces a ‘Kobayashi Maru’ test. For those who don’t know their Star Trek, that’s where there is a no win scenario for trainee captains of a starship.