If we lack the self-confidence to defend our achievements, how do we seriously expect to be able take the fight to our opponents?
In all, there are 30 new entries in the whole list, one down on last year and two down on the 2016 record of 33.
A low-key event with an invited audience next week will explore how to apply lessons and methods from the Party’s past to its present and future.
May kept astride the Home Office tiger through relentless, grinding work and fearsome, dedicated SpAds. If Rudd can’t do the same, she risks being eaten.
Reshuffles, reorganisations, investigations – the Director General of the Propriety and Ethics Team in the Cabinet Office is always in on the action.
Who would have predicted that Gavin Barwell, having lost his seat and ministerial position, would climb 63 places to number seven?
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The selections in the two Tory-held seats to date have both been won by women; and there is at least one woman on the shortlist of every such seat yet to select.
All the latest candidate selections, shortlists in key marginals and details of tonight’s contests.
His great achievement two years ago was to sever the head off the Liberal Democrat snake – and most of the body too. Now he must defang it again.
It’s predominately a tight-knit group of former staffers who’ve worked together before. No change there. But it has a more provincial and state school feel.
The sooner all concerned grasp this, the better.
We floated the scenario of her going for Brexit last week. Speculation about her intentions will grow. As will the pressure for Boris to make his mind up.
On polling day, we honour the unknown heroes of this government – the Special Advisers, without whom little of what has been done would have been done.
The Public Administration Committee concludes that a key Party instruction to the two SpAds was in breach of the Code of Conduct that binds them.