Shortlists for Enfield North, Bishop Auckland, Darlington, York Central, Tynemouth, Hyndburn and Great Grimsby, and partial shortlists for Tatton and Chelmsford.
If successful, such a goal could deliver a parliamentary majority of around 150.
Corbyn’s farce may be good for the Conservative leadership – and fun for this site – but it is thoroughly bad for Britain.
That is to say, can he do so without overruling associations or locking out those currently on the candidates list?
Support Groups. Policy Development. Backbench Committees. Lord Feldman’s Review. Campaigning. There’s plenty for them to do.
We need devolution for England’s counties as well as its cities – and that can’t simply be imposed from the centre.
Priti Patel, Alok Sharma, Shailesh Vara – all have played a part in the big push among Indian-origin voters. It needs more money and support.
Number 10, Matthew Hancock, the Whips, Ministers themselves: all must ensure that Sir Humphrey’s grip is loosened.
It’s required as soon as possible.
Cameron should trade off giving his Ministers the freedom to campaign for a No vote against his Party easing the push for a fundamental renegotiation.
We begin a new ConservativeHome series on implementing the Conservative Manifesto – starting with one of the main obstacles to some of its proposals.
There is a body to protect the Party’s long-term finances. We need one to protect its long-term electability.
To ensure our party is built to last, it must have a mass membership base.
In this mini-series, Mark Wallace and I will revisit three themes for reform that ConservativeHome has campaigned on before.