Like Margaret Thatcher, he does not regard the preservation of the status quo as either morally acceptable or practically possible:
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I draw on Public First’s Conservative Leadership Policy Tracker which is being continuously updated for all the above.
Decentralisation sits comfortably within the Tory tradition – and pays clear political dividends as well.
The conference produced a lively and interesting debate over policy . If only the Prime Minister had been there to listen.
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The Government could end up with a series of Burnhams and Khans, constantly trying to undermine it.
Gove is ready to localise as much either as he wants to or as his colleagues will let him, or both. I hope it’s work in progress.
Decision-makers in London are too far removed from many of the communities they seek to help.
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In my view, no Labour seat in County Durham is safe. The remaining seats all have majorities under 6,000.
We left the EU precisely to take back control. Having repatriated power, we mustn’t leave it in the hands of Whitehall functionaries.
A focus on training, particularly in effective digital campaigning, is being demanded from associations across the country.
The role of strong local leadership here cannot be underestimated in galvanizing place prosperity.
By uniting behind Johnson’s plan, and replicating the approach of these two mayors, the the environment can become a winning issue for the party.