26/03/2018

The Case for Local Election PR and Directly Elected Mayors

Rahima Khan

Rahima Khan is the Conservative candidate Mayor for Newham. You can find out more on how to help her campaign on her website www.rahimakhan.com   In addition to the seven powerful regional mayoralties that exist in England, there are twenty-three directly-elected mayoralties across our boroughs and cities. London is unique in the fact that it not only has a regional …

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05/07/2016

Conservative leadership election explained

On Thursday at midday nominations closed for the Conservative Party leadership contest.  It’s been a week of high drama in politics – and many of you will have your views on the candidates (and those who aren’t candidates) – but how do Conservative Party leadership elections work? Unlike Labour leader contenders, who need 15% of the Parliamentary Labour Party, in …

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10/03/2016

Four Reasons Conservatives Should Support Electoral Reform

First Past the Post

The Scottish Conservative Party conference happened last weekend, and one of the highlights for us was the launch of a new pamphlet, “Light Blue Ideas”, edited by Professor Alan Convery. Alan is a lecturer in politics at Edinburgh University, and has brought together a stellar cast of policy experts and academics to propose ways in which the Scottish Conservatives might modernise themselves …

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