We need to offer an optimistic free enterprise alternative to Labour’s profligate spending and inferior public services.
Treating our activists as leaflet fodder isn’t good enough. They’re a wellspring of new policy ideas and a bridge to parts of the electorate we have struggled to connect with.
Tacking towards the devocrat consensus and positioning for a pact with Plaid seems to be the preferred option, but it looks like a tactical cul-de-sac.
They could even tie with Labour. If they build in their 2015 success (and learn from their 2016 disappointment) more seats are definitely within reach.
Also: Brokenshire sets Good Friday deadline for talks as UUP elect new leader; and Welsh Tories regain second place as Reckless ‘re-rats’ from UKIP.
Also: Labour slumps to lowest levels in Welsh polls since last days of Brown’s premiership; and Scottish Tories accuse SNP of a ‘wasted decade’.
Also: Davies warns Welsh Assembly could be ‘swept away’; Brown bids to unpick the UK; SNP under pressure on finances and education; and more.
Tory AMs – along with their new UKIP colleagues – risked electing a left-wing, separatist First Minister yesterday.
Last Thursday’s elections were almost unique in my adult political lifetime.
Our guide to navigating this rare combination of Scottish, Welsh, Northern Irish, PCC, London and English local elections.
“Wales has the potential to be a powerhouse too.”
We must fight hard in the Mayoral, Scottish, Welsh, Police and Crime Commissioner and local government elections.
A bumper year for political news saw ConHome rack up a bumper year in terms of traffic. And there’s plenty more to come.
Also: Welsh Conservatives attack urban-focused Labour. And did the Scottish Nationalists know of concerns about MP weeks before withdrawing the whip?
Also: Crabb warns constitutional fixation risks paralysing Welsh politics; Scottish Labour splits party on Trident; Scottish education policy under attack; and more.