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What can Conservatives and Unionists learn from Ruth Davidson?

What can Conservatives and Unionists learn from Ruth Davidson?

Will Burstow is Director of Constitutional Affairs for Parliament Street We now know the scale of results of Ruth Davidson’s long awaited recovery of the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, it’s beholden upon us as Conservatives and Unionists to not just sit back in awe and enjoy Ruth’s resounding victory, but to learn lessons in how we can make our […]

How #TeamRuth shredded Sturgeon’s #Indyref2 fantasy

How #TeamRuth shredded Sturgeon’s #Indyref2 fantasy

Will Burstow is Director of Constitutional Affairs for Parliament Street Rejoice, rejoice! The Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party is back with an astounding 31 seats in the new Holyrood chamber. While many of us following the elections to the devolved administrations knew there was going to be a conservative uplift, with the Weber Shandwick poll of polls predicting they would […]

The government must stick to its guns on the sugar tax

Shaun Bailey, Conservative candidate for the London Assembly, former Special Adviser to the Prime Minister and Parliamentary Candidate for Hammersmith, defends the sugar tax. This isn’t about money; it’s about the health of the nation. This isn’t about the nanny state; this is a big step, that, allied with education and clearer labelling, could make a real impact on our […]

by and · 23rd March 2016 · Tory Thought
Why the Conservatives need to focus on Wales in 2016

Why the Conservatives need to focus on Wales in 2016

 For 16 years since devolution began, Wales has been stuck with a Welsh Labour Government. Within those 16 years, there have been numerous coalitions with the Welsh Liberal Democrats and with Plaid Cymru. In 2016, it will be the Welsh Conservatives fifth attempt at changing the Political structure of Cardiff Bay, and making it bluer than it’s ever been before. […]

by and · 6th August 2015 · Tory Thought
Bright future ahead for Conservatives in the North East

Bright future ahead for Conservatives in the North East

  It goes without saying that the North East is a Labour stronghold, and it has been this way for as long as anyone can remember. Up north the party is very much a religion; it is respected, celebrated and adored… but never questioned. Due to this of this it has become apparent over the years that the North East electorate […]

by and · 6th July 2015 · Tory Thought
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Hunting Act repeal debate sparks vicious online abuse from anti-Tory extremists

As the debate over the Hunting Ban resurfaces following David Cameron’s pledge to offer a free vote on the issue , anti- Tory agitators have been quick to hijack the mood. Following an online poll to debate the issue on Facebook, mixed messages of both support for the repeal and constructive comments from those  against, quickly transcended into vile anti- Cameron […]

Georgia Pactor: Labour depend on class division. The Tories’, on aspiration.

Georgia Pactor: Labour depend on class division. The Tories’, on aspiration.

  It is undeniable that Labour has lost its way with the blue-collar worker vote they once had. Whether this is down to Blair’s shift to the political centre-ground , or Miliband’s attempt to woo hard-left voters with socialist rhetoric, they just aren’t cutting it with aspirational voters. In September 2013, Miliband planned to ‘bring socialism back to Britain’, yet again […]

by and · 13th June 2015 · Tory Thought
Could a written constitution save the United Kingdom?

Could a written constitution save the United Kingdom?

    Parliament’s Street’s Clare Ambrosino debates whether the time has come for Great Britain to codify its constitution to save the union from being broken up by nationalist parties. There are now only two days to go to the general election and the heat is now well and truly on. David Cameron continues to be the only credible leader […]

by and · 5th May 2015 · Home Affairs, Blog
The 2015 British General Election: Core Battlegrounds

The 2015 British General Election: Core Battlegrounds

  This report investigates the defining battlegrounds that are likely to play an influential role amongst voters in this General Election. The analysis draws on current public opinion data from TNS opinion, YouGov, alongside ICM in investigating the issue salience of immigration, economic perceptions and leadership competence evaluations amongst voters. These are likely to be the core issues that dominate […]

by and · 29th April 2015 · Research
Opinion: Is One Nation Conservatism The Key To Victory ?

Opinion: Is One Nation Conservatism The Key To Victory ?

Holly Whitbread discusses why she believes there should be a simplistic Conservative rebranding so the party remains loyal to traditional conservative values, appeals to all hard working British people and distances themselves from PR gimmicks.  The rhetoric of the ‘left’ centers around the idea of ‘them and us’. Playing upon the pre-existing class and wealth divisions within our society. Labour continues […]

by and · 26th April 2015 · Commentary, Blog