This imbalance is driven by the core science budget: the Research Councils (which fund projects) and Quality Related “QR” funding, which universities allocate.
In 2017 the Party remained inflexibly committed to an excessively aggressive campaign. CCHQ has learned lessons, but must not fight the last war.
The Tories and Liberal Democrats face off over a relatively small field of competitive seats, whilst an Independent seeks an upset in East Devon.
Brexit has changed much for them, but less than one might think – at least when it comes to their strategic position at Westminster.
More investment in rural transport and digital infrastructure and a voice for our fisherman would make a big difference to local campaigns.
Universities have generally had an excellent decade, but the rest of the system has not. It’s time to correct the imbalance.
The Conservatives are down to four MEPs: Hannan, McIntyre, Mobarik, and Van Orden.
Will they now seek to appease turbulent voters by rushing her-deal-plus-the-Customs-Union through the Commons?
His focus on leftish politics and local campaigning built the party into a potent force, but left it badly exposed to the dangers of coalition with the Conservatives.
Full slates of Tory candidates have been achieved in the East Midlands, West Midlands, North East, South West and London (the first time in the capital since 1986).