It’s easy, even comforting, to stick a simple narrative onto the election result. But it would be a mistake.
During the conference week, a variety of figures will share their reflections of previous Conservative Party conferences. The series kicks off here with some thoughts from Michael Brown, who was a Conservative MP between 1979 and 1997 and is now a columnist for The Independent. This will be my 37th Conservative conference. I have attended […]
Michael Brown, now a columnist for The Independent, reflects on the election which took place thirty years ago this very day and launched his eighteen-year career in Parliament. I was the Parliamentary Conservative candidate for the old constituency of Brigg and Scunthorpe that had returned a Labour MP for the previous half century. I had […]