There are early signs of a common profile of the seats chosen as targets.
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Applications are now open for Stroud, Warwick & Leamington, Oxford West & Abingdon, and Crewe & Nantwich.
The candidate will be selected before the Party conference in September.
Kemi Badenoch: My plan for candidates – a transparent, democratic process, for an even stronger Party
Also, a balanced Parliamentary Party requires a diverse pipeline of candidates – this means diversity of background and thought.
Addressing this persistent under-representation is not political correctness, it is political common sense. Our Party would be the better for it.
Road to Parliament 3) Gillian Keegan: An apprenticeship gave me my start in business, so I designed one for entering politics
The third article in our new mini-series, in which female Conservative MPs share the stories of their journeys into politics, comes from the MP for Chichester.
Exclusive: Proposed changes on associations and candidate selection are being “revised” in the face of strong opposition
Since ConservativeHome revealed the planned changes in November, concern has been growing among MPs and Party members.
The Moggcast. CCHQ’s attempts to rule the Party by “imperial fiat” – and how they attempted to block Rees-Mogg’s candidacy
He replies to Soubry’s call to expel him, argues aid should be “investment rather than expenditure”, and reveals what it’s like to face “poser” masked thugs.
Exclusive: The Conservative Party Board is set to fire the starting gun for candidate selections in target seats
After months without any news, and mounting frustration among many activists, the first tranche of seats is being presented to the Board today for their approval.
Catherine Anderson: Our Party should adopt candidate gender quotas, whether the Colonel Blimps like it or not
Simply pointing to our two female Prime Ministers does not deliver true meritocracy or equal representation.
Eastbourne Association Chairman resigns, citing frustration at “incomprehensible” delays to candidate selection
Cllr David Elkin speaks for many activists in target seats who are desperate to be given the go-ahead to kick off campaigning.
EXCLUSIVE: Draft new Conservative Party Constitution revealed – including further candidate selection centralisation
The proposals also include making a youth movement only optional, not a requirement, for the Party.
Labour has started selecting candidates for target seats – the Conservatives must not get left behind
The Pickles Review advised far earlier selections – so why has CCHQ not yet acted?
Fewer women. The same ethnic minority share. More people educated at state schools. The Tory intake of 2017.
On the usual form of general elections, it shouldn’t be there at all – and is more shaped by the Party’s leadership than any of its predecessors.
ConservativeHome’s proposals for Party reform, to avoid a repeat of the miserable snap election result.