The day after our General Election triumph, while like other activists across the country exhausted and completely sleep-deprived, I was once invited to join BBC Radio Sheffield as a spokesman for the Party. The interviewer Toby Foster went through the normal pleasantries given that the blues had won nationally, before asking “well Spencer, can the Conservatives ever win in Sheffield or South Yorkshire again?” I said we could of course win again Parliamentary representation - not only here in South Yorkshire - but in many other difficult City regions in the North for the Party. Continue reading
Criticism following yesterday’s ground-breaking Budget had to happen. There must be times when it’s fun to be in Opposition. Budgets are usually met with barracking from the backbenches, catcalling and order papers waved aloft in indignation. In really bad times, actual open guffawing (sorry Gordon). Continue reading
With all the excitement of the General Election, one tranche of elections seems to have been neglected. Since the General Election a slew of mayoral candidates have declared their intention to run, but it is the GLA elections, that are yet to fire up people’s imaginations. Continue reading
Mo Metcalf-Fisher: Yes, the strikes will cause temporary chaos - but 24 hour tube services will make life better for hard working Londoners
So, the dreaded news has been confirmed. London is facing another 24 hour tube strike. Continue reading
Andrew Rosindell MP: This was a budget for hardworking people and one that makes me incredibly proud to be a Conservative.
The Chancellor made three key pledges yesterday – to lower taxes, raise wages, and cut welfare. Behind these pledges are two fundamental Conservative principles: that work should always pay, that a something for nothing benefits culture doesn’t work and that people deserve to keep more of the money they earn. Continue reading