The general election was a perfect storm for our Party in this part of the world, but looking ahead I think there are grounds for optimism.
Posts Tagged: Tooting
Sunder Katwala: Will the Conservatives have more ethnic minority MPs than Labour after this election?
The Tories are making gradual rather than spectacular progress on ethnic diversity – as the party’s class of 2017 looks set to prove.
Continuing our series on the key contests in each region and nation.
Exclusive: Harborough shortlist revealed, including a senior Downing Street adviser. All the latest candidate news.
The three would-be successors to Sir Edward Garnier. Plus, six new candidates, and the shortlist for Leeds North East.
Exclusive: We bust the Party ban on making known the names on the Hitchin and Harpenden shortlist. The latest selections news.
Plus: Eleven candidates selected elsewhere, including Gillian Keegan in Chichester and Kemi Badenoch in Saffron Walden.
Watkins back for third go at Tooting. Macleod battles Cracknell for Brentford & Isleworth. Latest candidate news.
Shortlists for Wirral West, Ealing Central & Acton, Chorley and Bristol East. And selection results in Blackpool South, Darlington and Eltham.
The story of who won (like David Davis). And who lost (like Zac Goldsmith).
The Conservative by-election candidate Dan Watkins is a local champion of the community.
Matthew Maxwell Scott: The Tooting by-election. Dan Watkins is our candidate – and there’s all to play for
Expect to read a lot of cliché about the constituency’s diversity and vibrancy. It has both, but it is a mistake to think that the area’s BAME population is all for Labour.
What the claims and post-mortems will look like – and, either way, there will be at least one Commons by-election.
In Tooting, we have harnessed ‘People Power’ to change our area for the better under the terms of legislation passed by the last government.
The pace of change between each election will leave obsolete the relatively stable arrangements that we know now.
In response to Paul Abbott, here’s a personal account from the front-line, since I’ve been reselected as the Conservative Parliamentary Spokesman for Tooting.