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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 ×

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The Gender Pay Gap is a hazy memory, Theresa

The Gender Pay Gap is a hazy memory, Theresa

The Seventies brought us Grease, Chicago and The Equal Pay Act. Ever since then, us ladies have been bopping along to Summer Nights, All That Jazz and the sweet sound of a income that is equal to that of a male employee employed by the same company doing the same […]

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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Forward Together: A manifesto for Tory paternalism

Forward Together: A manifesto for Tory paternalism

It’s become increasingly clear that libertarians are losing the battle for the heart of the Conservative Party – never more so than on the publication of ‘our’ latest election manifesto: “We must reject the ideological templates provided by the socialist left and the libertarian right and instead embrace the mainstream […]

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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Harry and the magical manifesto

Harry and the magical manifesto

Harry Styles’ declaration in The Sunday Times that he will vote ‘for whoever is against Brexit’ on the basis that ‘the world should be more about being together and being better together and joining together, and I think it’s the opposite of that,’ seemed to confirm much of what I […]

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 ×

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Forget nationalisation; the railway needs full privatisation

Forget nationalisation; the railway needs full privatisation

It never ceases to amaze me how many people think that the railways should be nationalised. Surprisingly, for somebody who has never even worked in the transport industry, let alone the railways, Jeremy Corbyn believes that he has a wealth of knowledge and a policy that will make railways cheaper, […]

by × May 15, 2017 ×