Which candidate can devise and push through the policies needed to unite the Tory shires with the Leave voters of the north?
While there is no shortage of ideas, there has been a shortage of leadership. We need a Prime Minister who will take us through Brexit and confront the challenges beyond.
His passion for social justice was reinforced by a visit to Michaela Community School – of which I was Chairman of Governors.
A place where teachers have been moved to strike for their own personal safety has been rated ‘Outstanding’ since 2012.
We have achieved so much, but there is more to do. Let’s overhaul inspections, expand the E-Bacc, and boost school funding.
The Party cannot be one of the South and of the countryside if it is to engage with voters – and to win.
We must tackle causes of poverty, not symptoms: educational failure, worklessness, family breakdown, debt, addiction, disability, exposure to crime, poor housing.
My experience – mastering those detailed briefs, winning support, driving through reform – leaves me in the best position to achieve Brexit.
Each week, our panel of John O’Sullivan, Rachel Wolf, Trevor Phillips, Tim Montgomerie and Marcus Roberts will analyse and assess what’s happening.
Esther is one of the rare politicians I’ve met who is able to communicate authentically with voters in all parts of the country.
Amidst the gathering leadership election debate, there is a lack of focus on who such voters are and where they live.
Lots of people want to know what the next Prime Minister will do for the country on everything other than Brexit.
There are clearly dangers in accepting the terms set out by green activists – who essentially argue that we can only protect the environment by slowing growth.
Instead, the Party must demonstrate how the Labour leader as Prime Minister would raise living costs and damage public service.
The New Zealand attack, the Birmingham school protests – and what we’re doing in the West Midlands to build cohesion and resilience.