There are clearly questions about what’s happening in relation to voting, membership, and representation — and what the Party should or might want to do.
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But some, perhaps many, Tory MPs have these tendencies – including one no less senior than the Prime Minister herself.
Unless we find a way to win over those in their forties, thirties and younger, we will have an even bigger problem at the next election.
A recent Conservative conference for the area found eagerness to discuss radical policies and to embrace innovative campaigning techniques. An encouraging sign for the local elections.
Addressing this persistent under-representation is not political correctness, it is political common sense. Our Party would be the better for it.
We hope that Trudy Harrison’s tale on our site today, together with others coming this week, encourages women who may not have done so to think about it.
Road to Parliament 1) Trudy Harrison: My journey from village activist to MP taught me that stepping forward can make a difference
The first article in our new mini-series, in which female Conservative MPs share the stories of their journeys into politics, comes from the MP for Copeland.
We need to make councils more hospitable places for women.
Only one per cent of Tory MPs were once manual workers. For a party that considers itself to be the champion of the Just About Managing, this is not good enough.
Iain Dale: A succession of Party Chairmen should hang their heads in shame for the secrecy over candidate selection
Plus: Diversity sweeps Essex. Forget the Conservative Party – this is May’s campaign. And: Give Anne Jenkin a peerage. But of course: she already has one.
Namely, Anthea McIntyre – an experienced political hand who, like the Party Chairman, cut her political teeth in the Young Conservatives.
A focus on fathers: with Andrew Feldman, Oliver Heald, Will Quince, Chris Grayling, Stephen Barclay, Stephen Hammond and Nigel Huddleston.
In 2005, the party still only had 17 women MPs. Ten years on, it is 68. The Universities are taking note.
Guy Opperman MP and Baroness Anne Jenkin: The new Conservative women MPs – selected on merit, slaying the big beasts
From advice and mentoring to funding and campaign support, Women2Win has helped female candidates realise their potential.
Plus: Stephen O’Brien triumphant. What not to wear while canvassing. Commons catering, KFC-style. And: Kensington – that snake-pit of ambitious thrusters.