Articles by: Neil Wilson

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The CfL Ten: Edinburgh North and Leith

The CfL Ten: Edinburgh North and Leith

Edinburgh North and Leith might not strike you as a potential Tory seat but a referendum and a decent set of council results have combined to make this urban seat a potential game changer for the Tories in Scotland. Our prospects are also enhanced by the candidature of local businessman, […]

by × May 29, 2017 ×

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The CfL Ten: Aberdeen South

The CfL Ten: Aberdeen South

This constituency was held by the Conservatives until 1997. We finished second in the roughly similar Holyrood constituency of Aberdeen South and North Kincardine in 2016 but the Westminster constituency saw the Conservatives beat the SNP by over 5% in May’s local elections. Ross Thomson is an Aberdonian born and […]

by × May 29, 2017 ×

News

Come back Dave, all is forgiven

Come back Dave, all is forgiven

The morning of 24 June 2016 was a memorable one for all sorts of reasons. Amid tumbling currencies and the sound of liberal tears the one memory that has stayed with me is of staring, barely awake and bleary eyed, at the TV as David Cameron stepped out into Downing Street to throw in […]

by × May 21, 2017 ×

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The CfL Ten: Wirral West

The CfL Ten: Wirral West

One of the only low points of an altogether unforgettable 2015 election night was the defeat of Esther McVey in Wirral West. Not only did the result confound the pundits – the seat had been won by the government in every election since its creation in 1983 – the loss […]

by × May 21, 2017 ×

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The CfL Ten: Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland

The CfL Ten: Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland

For years pro-Brexit Conservatives were told that ‘banging on about Europe’ would render them unelectable. While that may have been true in the circles that David Cameron ran in, in many parts of the country, banging on about Europe has put the Conservatives back in play, in a way that the […]

by × May 18, 2017 ×

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The CfL Ten: Chipping Barnet

The CfL Ten: Chipping Barnet

Theresa Villiers has been Chipping Barnet’s MP since 2005 and represented the area previously as a London MEP from 1999. She joined the Cabinet in 2012 as Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, performing what is perhaps the most difficult job in British politics, at a difficult time for the […]

by × May 18, 2017 ×

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The CfL Ten: Enfield North

The CfL Ten: Enfield North

Nick de Bois has fought every General Election in Enfield North since 2001. After losing his seat in 2015, he is aiming to return to Parliament on 8th June. Recently coming to CfL’s attention as a committed opponent of plain packaging, de Bois ticks a few other ‘ideal MP’ boxes. […]

by × May 16, 2017 ×

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The CfL Ten: Fermanagh and South Tyrone

The CfL Ten: Fermanagh and South Tyrone

Tom Elliott is the only non-Conservative in the CfL Ten and with good reason. After sensationally taking Fermanagh and South Tyrone back for the Union in 2015, all other unionist parties, including the Conservatives, have pulled out of the race here. Ensuring that the most westerly constituency in the United […]

by × May 15, 2017 ×

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The CfL Ten: Sefton Central

The CfL Ten: Sefton Central

With under a month of campaigning time left, it’s time to get some sensible footwear on and hit the streets. If you’re wondering where to go to make the most of your time then don’t worry – we’ve got it covered. Your CfL team has selected ten great candidates in […]

by × May 15, 2017 ×

#GE4L, Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland could be sold short unless we shout about the merits of Brexit

Northern Ireland could be sold short unless we shout about the merits of Brexit

On 23 June 2016 a small miracle happened in Northern Ireland. Despite polls placing the percentage of Northern Irish voters who were going to vote to leave the European Union at 13% in late 2015 and just 26% in the days before the referendum, 44% of Northern Irish voters turned […]

by × May 3, 2017 ×

#GE4L, Elections

A General Election, for Liberty

A General Election, for Liberty

Following the Prime Minister’s election announcement last Tuesday, Conservatives for Liberty have wasted no time getting into full election mode. While we have frequently voiced concerns about some elements of Theresa May’s programme, we have consistently believed that she is the best-placed to lead the country through the process of […]

by × April 30, 2017 ×

Law & Order, News, Northern Ireland

HMP Maghaberry is a national disgrace

Maghaberry is a place where every prison cliché comes to life. Set in the bleak countryside atop a former RAF airfield about twenty miles from Belfast, you can’t help but be filled with a great sense of foreboding as you approach. Walking from the visitors’ car park the full complex […]

by × December 21, 2016 ×