All the latest news of shortlists and selections from right across the country.
Plus details of selections in Clwyd South, Delyn, Wrexham, Moray, West Aberdeenshire & Kincardine, and more.
In the aftermath of the election, we revisit our regional profiles to see how the parties fared compared to expectations.
We have won the big policy arguments – now we must set loose our MPs to speak to voters in their language.
By Matthew BarrettFollow Matthew on Twitter I recently profiled the 2020 and Free Enterprise groups of Tory MPs. Those two groups are formed by ideology: MPs are attracted to the groups because, in the case of the Free Enterprise Group, members wish to open up markets and make Britain business-friendly enough to compete with other world class economies. The 2020's […]
By Tim MontgomerieFollow Tim on Twitter One of the most encouraging things about today's Conservative Party is the liveliness of the Class of 2010. Starting tomorrow Matthew Barrett will be looking at the work of different backbench groups but here's a summary of some of the more interesting projects and thoughts launched by some of our […]
Eric Ollerenshaw OBE MP, Member of Parliament for Lancaster and Fleetwood. Last October, ConservativeHome covered the launch of Amber Rudd MP’s report on localism in the planning process. Amber’s report was the first in a series of papers being put together by some of the Forty Group of MPs. Today I have published my contribution […]
By Joseph Willits Follow Joseph on Twitter 40 Tory volunteers, including MPs Tobias Ellwood, Nicky Morgan, Eric Ollerenshaw, Andrew Stephenson (pictured), Anne Main and MEP Syed Kamall, have all travelled to Bangladesh to welcome in Project Maja in the country. Project Maja was set up by Party co-Chairman Sayeeda Warsi (who also joined the volunteers), in Bosnia in 2009. […]
Eric Ollerenshaw is MP for Lancaster and Fleetwood. I read with interest Andrew Rawnsley’s article in last Sunday's Observer, which was headlined "No wonder the coalition hasn’t got many friends in the north", which led Tim Montgomerie here on ConHome to ponder What could solve the Tories’ northern problem? Both set me thinking. In 1992 […]
By Matthew BarrettFollow Matthew on Twitter The company Key Business Insight's "Commons Performance Cockpit" ranks MPs by their total cost – that is, staffing costs, travel expenses, office costs, salary, and so on. The majority of the 50 "most efficient" MPs, in terms of total cost, are Conservatives. The top 50 "most efficient" MPs between […]
Eric Ollerenshaw is MP for Lancaster and Fleetwood and has helped establish the Speaker’s Parliamentary Placement Scheme. There is often criticism that trying to get your first job in Parliament is like trying to access a ‘closed shop’. Getting a job in politics is often a case of who you know rather than what you […]
In Monday's debate looking ahead to the Strategic Defence Review, two newly-elected Lancashire MPs delivered their maiden speeches. Mark Menzies, who inherited the Fylde seat formerly represented by Michael Jack, told the House: "We make things in Fylde. It is the home of nuclear fuel, employing 2,000 people, and in a future debate I wish […]