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Lynton Crosby’s three main priorities when he enters CCHQ

Lynton Crosby’s three main priorities when he enters CCHQ

Nick Faith, Head of Communications at Policy Exchange, sets out three main priorities that Lynton Crosby needs to address when he joins the Conservative party’s 2015 election campaign. Nick cites findings from Policy Exchange’s reportNorthern Lights which found that the Conservative party lacks support in the North and in urban areas.

How to win in the North. Action on fuel duty, planning, job creation – and an industrial strategy

How to win in the North. Action on fuel duty, planning, job creation – and an industrial strategy

David Skelton, Deputy Director at Policy Exchange, shows how drastic the decline of the Conservative party has been in the North of England, with the party lacking representation even at a council level in some cities like Liverpool. He cites polling results from Policy Exchange’s Northern Lights report which show that the Conservatives must focus on cost of living issues and job creation if they wish to win such areas back.

Margaret Thatcher, uber-moderniser

Margaret Thatcher, uber-moderniser

Neil O’Brien, Director at Policy Exchange, shows how faded memories have meant that Margaret Thatcher’s modernising moves, such as trying to appeal to minority, female and naturally anti-Tory voters, have been forgotten.

The Conservatives can be the new workers’ party

The Conservatives can be the new workers’ party

Policy Exchange Director Neil O’Brien argues that the Prime Minister must ignore calls from some of his backbenchers to lurch to the right and instead focus on building a narrative that focuses on Blue Collar modernisation. He says that the Tories must start appealing to low income earners and ethnic minority voters.

The challenge for the Tories is to find their own version of Blairism

The challenge for the Tories is to find their own version of Blairism

Policy Exchange Director Neil O’Brien argues that the challenge facing the Tories is to find their own version of Blairism. Neil suggests that the Conservatives need to do more to win over voters in the North and in the Midlands, and argues that the Tories need to show they are not just a party for the rich.

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