Almost sixteen years after he left office, the long shadow of Tony Blair still looms over British politics. It’s time to step out of it.
Under this scheme, the ’22 Executive would change the rules, Truss would go – and a high threshold would be set to ensure only a single nomination.
Activists are willing to go along with the Party as long as it’s prepared to go along with them. Which has meant it doing so on the great issues of the day. Which in recent years have boiled down to one – Brexit.
The voluntary party needs a champion. I will ask your views before making decisions, whenever a matter of significance arises.
The new officers representing the ‘voluntary party’ are named.
This is not the time to focus on the Party’s internal structures: we need to be out amongst the public, winning the argument in the country.
Our Party could only benefit from become more democratic and accountable to its dedicated and talented grassroots.
I want the leadership candidates to tell me how they are going to deliver Brexit, unite and refresh the Conservative Party – and win the next election.
There may be greater willingness by Brussels to negotiate following populist successes in the European elections.
The contest that returned Cameron took over six months. Parties in opposition have the luxuxy of time. Parties in government do not – especially this one.
Under her leadership the natural party of government has been reduced to a point where electoral annihilation appears a real possibility.
Many Association Chairmen are consulting their members, whether through ballots or other means.
The meeting will take place in central London on June 15. The motion has been signed by more than the required 65 Association Chairmen.
The easiest course for 1922 Executive Committtee members to take is to put a decision off. Here’s why that should be avoided.
The Attorney General did not vote on the proposal, but also told assembled members he was “happy to commend it to his colleagues”.