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.
Simply pointing to our two female Prime Ministers does not deliver true meritocracy or equal representation.
Cllr David Elkin speaks for many activists in target seats who are desperate to be given the go-ahead to kick off campaigning.
The proposals also include making a youth movement only optional, not a requirement, for the Party.
The Pickles Review advised far earlier selections – so why has CCHQ not yet acted?
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.
After exposing the flaws in the Conservative campaign operation, we propose 12 reforms to help to avoid repeating such failings in future.
Activists were asked to trust in a targeting analysis that proved to be based on flawed data and assumptions that were overturned by the manifesto.
Some will not learn their fate until the end of September.
The Party apparatus may be in the capital, but it is not connected with the city’s residents. We must reach out and engage.
A few days ago, the candidates department accidentally led hundreds of would-be MPs to believe, wrongly, that they had been dropped from the list.
Only one per cent of Tory MPs were once manual workers. For a party that considers itself to be the champion of the Just About Managing, this is not good enough.
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The snap election sparked a frenzied effort to get people in place across the country. The process left some candidates and activists feeling trampled.