The Manchester hustings showed 1400 Conservatives behaving in a benevolent and thoughtful way, characteristics almost impossible to dramatise.
This memorably unmemorable figure, gifted rugby player before turning to politics, will now try to make No 10 turn professional.
County referendums could also be held in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire to resolve this contentious issue.
The Business Secretary is right to reject calls to let this debate kick off all over again.
The harrowing personal story of Jihyun Park, followed by her selection as a Tory candidate in Bury, puts current political obsessions in perspective.
The third in a series of pieces on ConHome this week, looking forward to the elections this spring.
The term is used to understand the views of people living in traditional Labour heartlands. But it’s more complicated than that.
The first in a five-part ConHome series this week on the future of the United Kingdom.
Here is a politician educated at Sandhurst and on active service with the Scots Guards in Northern Ireland, not by reading PPE at Oxford.
The Prime Minister will be rejected by the aspirational working class that voted for him in large numbers if he cannot win this battle.
Forced, and arbitrary, local government reorganisation risks ignoring community wishes.
It was superb to see responsible local businesses investing, and ensuring a safe and socially distanced experience for their customers.
Strikes are causing misery for train passengers. But don’t expect condemnation from Corbynista MPs – they are funded by the RMT.
Don’t try to please everyone. Focus on results not endless meetings. It doesn’t matter what it says in the minutes – nobody reads them.
The Government should intervene against council’s that fail to meet statutory deadlines – especially on proposals of national importance.