Labour’s Corbyn troubles open up new opportunities for next May’s contest. A bigger Open Primary than planned offers a means of taking them.
Posts Tagged: Syed Kamall MEP
Interview: Syed Kamall MEP – “I would prefer people to have a choice, personally. I don’t see why we need a shortlist.”
The Conservative MEP leader and would-be London Mayoral candidate on Ambition, Opportunity and Enterprise – and why that shortlist should be extended.
Was Goldsmith absent to avoid talking about the Super Sewer?
Iain Dale: The Conservative Party is acting like North Korea over its London Mayoral candidate selection
Plus: Zac Goldsmith tells me that he won’t stand in a by-election if the Heathrow decision fails to go his way.
Zac Goldsmith is against a London Mayoral shortlist. He is happy to compete in a primary against all comers.
We also have the running order for candidate interviews on Saturday week.
Whether he is or isn’t on it is a test case of whether the Party practices the values it preaches.
We list the committee members who will decide the Open Primary Shortlist. If it’s wide of the mark in any way, please direct your complaints to CCHQ.
What has it come to when Labour is running a better London Mayoral Selection than the Conservatives?
CCHQ’s secrecy over the London Mayoral candidate selection spits in the face of Party members.
Plus: Greenhalgh impresses as only three candidates show at a hustings. Osborne’s minimum wage. And: Hunting – I don’t like posh people on horses killing foxes.
London Mayoral candidate selection. Zac Goldsmith wins over half the vote in our Party members’ poll
The view of London members may be sharply different from those based elsewhere. But it is hard to argue that this finding isn’t promising for the Richmond Park MP.
I have accepted the invitation to become his Campaign Chairman because he epitomises the Conservative Party’s values.
With the airport commission set to report on Wednesday, we’re no closer to ending decades of inaction.
Where’s the timetable for the Conservative London Mayoral candidate selection? Here’s the one we need
The contest should run “long” rather than “short”. And our preference is for a ballot of members – which all candidates’ names should be on.
“Crucially, I want to be a strong advocate for those who’ve got nothing.”
With a young and diverse electorate, Tory challenges in London today auger national troubles tomorrow. We need a candidate who can change perceptions of our party.