One local Tory was who present at the selection told ConservativeHome that the “biggest single difference” between the two final candidates was that “he promised to return to the constituency” before the next election.
This positive decision will also be a welcome sign for any Sunak-sceptic Northern MPs that he takes levelling up – and them holding their seats in 2024 – seriously.
The calling-in of a planning application to open a coalmine at Whitehaven suggests prioritising green optics over Northern livelihoods.
The saga shows how vulnerable Britain’s planning system can be to high profile, articulate pressure groups.
Our series continues with a look at another key region, which offers a decent clutch of targets to either Labour or the Conservatives on a good night.
Amidst the gathering leadership election debate, there is a lack of focus on who such voters are and where they live.
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.
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.
The area has faced years of neglect from both establishment parties in Scotland, and that is why I was elected.
We are waiting for Labour to deliver their proposals. Because this should be too important an issue to become a political football.
The shock over the overall result has distracted us from how remarkable some of each party’s gains really were.
The “People’s Army” is an unpopular party and an unattractive brand. They always have been, and Brexit has changed nothing.
The by-election winner becomes the first Conservative to represent the area since 1935.