Over thirty members of my own University of Warwick branch will be attending conference this year. Here’s how we did it.
Not too fun, obviously. But without the social side CCHQ will only attract the already committed to their activist training courses.
We focus on three core activities: digital activism, on the ground campaigning, and recruiting and training grassroots activists.
The proposals also include making a youth movement only optional, not a requirement, for the Party.
ConservativeHome’s proposals for Party reform, to avoid a repeat of the miserable snap election result.
After exposing the flaws in the Conservative campaign operation, we propose 12 reforms to help to avoid repeating such failings in future.
As long as the Party refuses to run a Tory youth organisation properly, third parties will exploit the gap and put its image at risk.
Yes, they will make mistakes and they will disagree with the Party – but they will also fight for it when we need them.
The Party apparatus may be in the capital, but it is not connected with the city’s residents. We must reach out and engage.
Labour has an army of energetic activists and a huge lead amongst young voters. This isn’t something CCHQ can afford to ignore any longer.
The Opposition have lots of well-motivated infantry and the digital tools to coordinate them effectively. They could put Corbyn into Downing Street.
As time passes, a decreasing slice of the electorate has any experience at all of old-fashioned socialism. And the argument that it doesn’t work cuts little ice.