The current arrangements were a sop to activists by CCHQ as it seized control of selections, the conference, and so much more in 1998.
The new holder of the role donated £25,000 to Sunak’s leadership campaign over the summer.
He has effectively been treated as being guilty, which he may or may not be, before the claim has been investigated. This offends natural justice.
She knew one big thing: economic policy must change. He knew lots of little things – but not enough to make a late surge count for a slower start.
It is a tremendous privilege to be a candidate in this election. I will never forget that if elected I will not only be Prime Minister, but Leader of the Conservative Party too.
Activists are willing to go along with the Party as long as it’s prepared to go along with them. Which has meant it doing so on the great issues of the day. Which in recent years have boiled down to one – Brexit.
It will give you a stronger voice heard at the top of government; recognise our volunteers and activists; and ensure that we keep on winning election campaigns and keep Labour out of Government.
Nothing shows our commitment to our values than the show of diversity and talent on display among our exceptional leadership candidates.
It would also make a mockery of any hustings held later than early August, since many of those present will by then already have voted.
We need an empowered political leader as Chairman because CCHQ is the department for the future of our party and shaping our country.
I called recently for the Cabinet to tell Johnson that the game is up, and Dowden’s resignation is the closest that any of them have got.
The Leader of the House of Commons should be wary of writing off a system that, apart from a few high-profile cases, hasn’t done too badly.
Those being assessed will also take two further tests online. A psychometric test based on the Hogan Assessment process and a situational judgement test.
The Party Chairman responsible for fund-raising is playing for higher stakes than he may appreciate.
Most importantly, remember this. Keep going through all the disappointments. It is the most interesting job you are ever going to have.