Yesterday, I wrote to the Chancellor with the support of 50 of the biggest and most established businesses in the Tees Valley, to call for a pilot scheme.
The reshuffle showed just how far BME Conservatives have come since I first joined the Party, but we have much farther still to go.
A catspaw of Osborne? A competitor to Policy Exchange? A resource for a modernising leadership candidate? The truth is more subtle and interesting.
Futhermore, the Government needs to sharpen up its sense of mission. And there is a heap of talent on the Tory backbenches.
Standard disabled toilets are not enough to make important venues and attractions open to all. The Government must push for more Changing Places.
The 1997 experience of Downing Street keeping the manifesto process to itself was unhappy. The Party needs to draw on wider talent to reinvent itself in government.
The Chancellor needs to help deliver the sense of direction so strikingly absent in Manchester last month, and indeed since last June’s election.
The Centre for Policy Studies is working with many young, passionate Conservatives to build a better Britain.
You would have to go back more than 20 years to find a time when fewer secretaries of state held northern constituencies.
May’s damaged authority is having a beneficial side-effect – namely, freeing Tory MPs to think aloud about the Party’s future.
Raab, Badenoch, Sunak, O’Brien, Eustice, Frazer and Tugendhat should all be more senior and more visible.
The fourth article in a five-piece series by the author on how Britain must prepare for March 31 2019 – and has less than 600 days to get it right.
Seema Kennedy becomes the Prime Minister’s second PPS. Brexiteer Kwasi Kwarteng is PPS to Philip Hammond. And much, much more.
Even after Brexit it is in the interests of the UK for the remaining member states to prosper.
May’s team have got off to a good start, but as they take stock after conference some early challenges are clearly taking shape.