British Prime Minister, Theresa May, says she intends to see her draft Brexit plan through but she could be removed as party leader if the Tories hold a vote of no confidence. Here's a look at the 10 men and women who are the most likely to be the next leader of the Conservative party. Brexit, Northern Ireland and what will happen next - Prime Minister Theresa May giving press conference outside 10 Downing Street … [Read more...] about Who will be the next leader of the Conservative party if Theresa May is forced to resign?
Mackinlay denies two counts of making a false election expenses declaration under the Representation of the People Act 1983. Marion Little, 63, denies three counts of intentionally encouraging or assisting an offence under the Serious Crime Act 2007. On Tuesday, November 13, Mrs. Little gave evidence at Southwark Crown Court about her role in the 2015 election campaign. She said she was a "campaign specialist" who was brought in to assist the candidate and his election agent, Nathan Gray, who is also on trial. How a cauliflower featured in Conservative campaign in South Thanet in 2015: https://t.co/7qYogW9Dla — Paul Francis (@PaulOnPolitics) 13 November 2018 Mrs. Little said during the 2015 election the Conservative Party, then led by David Cameron, was running a 40/40 campaign, defending 40 key seats and trying to win an extra 40 seats. She said South Thanet in Kent was one … [Read more...] about Conservative Party Worker Denies Being Brought in to Run Campaign Against Farage
Paul Dacre, the former editor of the Daily Mail, has predicted that Theresa May will lead the Conservative Party into the next election as part of an excoriating attack on “the metropolitan echo chamber”. Mr Dacre said that a false consensus in Westminster had decided that “Brexit is doomed and that the terminally incompetent Theresa May is toast”. He added: “She is, of course, still here and will, I predict, take the Tories into the next election.” “The problem with the echo chamber is that its inhabitants increasingly haven’t a clue what real people in Britain, outside the M25, are thinking.” Mr Dacre, who stepped down as editor of Britain’s biggest mid-market newspaper in August after 26 years, was speaking in Manchester at the Society of Editors conference. His successor, Geordie Greig, has taken a softer line on Brexit, urging Conservative MPs to back Mrs May’s Chequers proposals. Mr Dacre defended his coverage of … [Read more...] about Theresa May will lead the Conservative Party into the next election, predicts former Daily Mail editor
Speculation over Theresa May's future in Downing Street has been rife ever since the inconclusive snap election in 2017 - at which she gambled away the Conservatives' majority in the Commons. But with the prime minister showing no sign of stepping down in the immediate future, her party will have to force Ms May's resignation if the desire for a new leader in Number 10 is too irresistible. How would this work? The first step towards this would be for 48 Conservative MPs (15 per cent of the parliamentary party) to submit letters of no-confidence in Ms May to the party's 1922 Committee - the body representing Tory backbenchers. If this number is reached, Sir Graham Brady, who chairs the committee, would be responsible for arranging a confidence vote in Ms May. If the prime minister survives the challenge, the party would not be able to challenge her for another year, but if she loses, Ms May would be forced to hand over the keys to Number 10 and a Conservative … [Read more...] about How is the Conservative party leader elected?
SOLIHULL council’s leader has refused to rule out accepting a councillor embroiled in a racism row back into the ruling Conservative group – after he was welcomed back into the party nationally. Knowle councillor Jeff Potts was suspended from the group last September after a probe was launched into his re-tweeting of ‘offensive’ anti-Muslim tweets. Following the internal investigation, he was banned from holding his previous committee post, ordered to attend diversity training and reprimanded by a conduct panel. The former teacher was also suspended from the national Conservative party, and forced to become an independent councillor outside the ruling Tory group. Rumours on social media have emerged since last week that he is to be welcomed back into the Conservative group at the council, and by the party nationally. A petition launched at the end of last year calling on Coun Potts’ resignation reached nearly 3,000 signatures. We asked council leader Bob … [Read more...] about Knowle Councillor Jeff Potts welcomed back to national Conservative party