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Press Cycle 9 - Conservative Leadership Election  

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Sinan
(@sinan)
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04/03/2019 11:21 pm  

"Who do you think is best suited to lead the Conservative Party following the resignation of Mary Cambel?"

Press Cycle Ends 23:59 GMT on the 5th of March

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William Croft
(@william-croft)
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04/03/2019 11:39 pm  

I am honored to have been nominated to run for the leadership of the Conservative Party, and thrilled to begin my campaign to become our party's next leader and Britain's next Prime Minister. This is a critical moment in our nation's history, a moment that requires us to be united in our conviction to chart the right course for Britain's future. I believe every Briton deserves a say in determining what that future will look like, which is why if I have the privilege of becoming our country's next Prime Minister, my first act will be to head to Parliament and present a motion calling for a general election. I am not interested in any more politicking. In any more backroom deals, or any scrambling amongst politicians desperate to hold onto power. It is time for the people to be heard - for every Briton to decide the future they want for their country, for their children, and for their grandchildren. I have no doubt that the Conservative Party has the best plan to lead Britain forward, and I will be calling on Parliament to call an election so that we can make our case to the country. 


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Macmillan
(@dylan-macmillan)
MP for North East Bedfordshire
Joined: 3 months ago
Posts: 256
05/03/2019 12:23 am  

I am deeply humbled to have received the support required to run for the leadership of the Conservative and Unionist Party. The last election was mired in scandal, leaks, and bad blood but I am determined that this one shall be open and fair. The Conservative Party needs to return to its roots and focus on the enemies without rather than perceived enemies and personal feuds within. As leader I would do whatever it takes to serve the country and serve my party with distinction and build on the successes of the past four years. I may have spent the last few weeks on the outside looking in, but I have returned to the party determined to prevent us from wandering back into the wilderness.

Conservative MP for North East Bedfordshire
Leader of the Opposition

Prime Minister (2014)

Parliamentary Experience: Unknown (14)
Media Experience: Capable (45)
Policy Experience: Unknown (13)


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Dan
 Dan
(@dan)
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Joined: 4 months ago
Posts: 77
05/03/2019 8:28 am  

The Conservatives now need to move on from the Cambel and Saxon affair. Both Croft and Macmillan I’m sure would both make good leaders but I’m backing Croft for his handling of the FBU deal and his vision for the country. Both candidates however need to offer a clean break from the past of leaks and betrayal by publicly condemning the actions of the two cabinet ministers who knifed Mary Cambel in public to restore the faith of the public in our party. 

Dan

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Alex Cardigan
(@alexcardigan)
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Posts: 70
05/03/2019 12:54 pm  

The Conservatives cannot hide from the past, or from the mistakes made this term that led to the break-up of the Coalition, something we will come to regret. Dylan Macmillan is the best candidate to lead us because under him, we can accept our past, and move forward as the strong and modern party we should be. There are very few of us as popular among the public, or as principled, as him, and moving past the mistakes of the last few weeks is best done under his leadership.

Alex Cardigan
MP for Montgomeryshire
Parliamentary - 5
Media - 16
Policy - 3


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William Croft
(@william-croft)
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05/03/2019 3:31 pm  

It was an honor being invited to speak at the Center for Policy Studies, where I launched my bid to become the next leader of the Conservative Party. Those who founded the Center were passionate about defending freedom in Britain, and know all too well about the threat that socialism present to our country and its future. In 2014 it will be the responsibility of the Conservative Party, just as it has been in the past, to lead the fight against Labour's hard-left leadership and defend every Briton's right to pursue opportunity and be rewarded for their hard work. 

That is why this election is so important: we're not simply electing the next leader of our party, we're electing the person responsible for guaranteeing Labour and their radical socialist agenda never reach 10 Downing. They wrecked our economy the last time they were in government, and they're poised to do so once again. It is the privilege of my life to run for the leadership of the Conservative Party, and to be apart of the team that will fight for freedom and economic opportunity on behalf of every Briton. 


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Macmillan
(@dylan-macmillan)
MP for North East Bedfordshire
Joined: 3 months ago
Posts: 256
05/03/2019 4:25 pm  

A firm commitment to the continuation of sound and responsible economics is the centre piece of my platform for leadership of the Conservative Party. I have made a commitment to the country and to members that if elected leader I will see the deficit closed by 2018, will my opponent join me in committing to eliminating the budget deficit by then?

Conservative MP for North East Bedfordshire
Leader of the Opposition

Prime Minister (2014)

Parliamentary Experience: Unknown (14)
Media Experience: Capable (45)
Policy Experience: Unknown (13)


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William Croft
(@william-croft)
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05/03/2019 5:07 pm  

The previous Labour government robbed the British people of their right to determine our country's membership to the European Union, something that a Conservative-majority government will address on our first day in office. I'm running to be the leader of our party to lead us into a new general election, and make our case to the British people that we are the only party prepared to guarantee every Briton's voice in heard on the EU. This country doesn't belong solely to those who occupy the halls of Westminster, and it certainly doesn't belong to unelected bureaucrats in Westminster. It belongs to all of us, to every single British citizen. We all deserve a say in our nation's future, and that goal can only be accomplished through a Conservative government committed to an EU referendum in the next Parliament. 


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William Croft
(@william-croft)
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05/03/2019 5:13 pm  

Under Labour's watch the British economy was pushed to the brink of collapse. Public spending ballooned to irresponsible levels, with Labour relegating our children and grandchildren to a future undercut by national debt and an inability to meet our spending obligations. Millions of jobs were lost, small businesses were destroyed, and investors lost faith in British industry on an unprecedented scale. 

The Conservatives have spent the last three years fixing the mess Labour left the country, and I am determined to ensure that we are returned to power so we can continue to fix our nation's economy so that every Briton has the chance to succeed. We've proven our ability to make the tough choices necessary to get our economy back on track, and with a renewed mandate, we'll continue to do just that. I want to lead the party into a fresh general election so that we can pursue policies that allow hardworking Britons to keep more of what they earn, small and medium sized businesses to employ more people, and so we can eliminate our deficit by 2018. 

A vibrant, free economy that works for all is in Britain's future, but only with the Conservatives in 10 Downing. 


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Macmillan
(@dylan-macmillan)
MP for North East Bedfordshire
Joined: 3 months ago
Posts: 256
05/03/2019 5:26 pm  

I am committed to eliminating income tax for anyone on the minimum wage, as leader of the party I want to refocus on the just about managing people in this country and bring them back to the surface. We need to revive compassionate conservatism and build an economy that works for working people.

Conservative MP for North East Bedfordshire
Leader of the Opposition

Prime Minister (2014)

Parliamentary Experience: Unknown (14)
Media Experience: Capable (45)
Policy Experience: Unknown (13)


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Macmillan
(@dylan-macmillan)
MP for North East Bedfordshire
Joined: 3 months ago
Posts: 256
05/03/2019 5:30 pm  

The hard left of Labour wants to ruin everything that we have worked to build by spending billions upon billions on new projects at a time when we need to tighten our belts, eliminate the deficit, and start paying off our debts. As a candidate I have reaffirmed my commitment to eliminating the deficit by 2018 without raising VAT and whilst reducing Income Tax for the poorest in our communities.

Conservative MP for North East Bedfordshire
Leader of the Opposition

Prime Minister (2014)

Parliamentary Experience: Unknown (14)
Media Experience: Capable (45)
Policy Experience: Unknown (13)


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Alex Cardigan
(@alexcardigan)
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Posts: 70
05/03/2019 5:38 pm  

Weighing up some of the platform pledges, and the history of both candidates, I think it's clear that the candidate with the best record on economic competence is Dylan Macmillan. Tories should be committed to reducing the deficit, and getting the economy back on track, and, speaking as a former Exchequer Secretary, I'm proud of the coalition's record. Dylan Macmillan is the best candidate to continue that strong record.

Alex Cardigan
MP for Montgomeryshire
Parliamentary - 5
Media - 16
Policy - 3


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Andrew Summer
(@andrew-summer)
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05/03/2019 6:43 pm  

It seems clear to me that the only candidate who can offer leadership, vision and unity is William Croft. Having had the privilege of working alongside William in Cabinet I've been very impressed with his undeniable skill and talent, and having seen his leadership campaign develop I have been further impressed with his vision and his sense of duty. Should he be elected, I'm certain Mr. Croft will be an excellent Prime Minister and a skilled leader of the Conservative Party at a time in which we need someone of his caliber at the helm.

Rt. Hon. Andrew Summer MP
First Secretary of State (2013 - 2014)
Justice Secretary (2013 - 2014, 2014 - Present)
Nations, Regions, and Local Government Secretary (2014 - Present)
Member of Parliament for Ashford (2001 - Present)

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James Rackham
(@thereformer)
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Joined: 3 months ago
Posts: 19
05/03/2019 6:53 pm  

What is clear now more than ever is that the Conservative party needs a clean slate and to move forward. A party and Government in paralysis by definition can do nothing for the British people - and that is literally our one job. When the question is can we trust a new leader to bring the party together there is only one candidate that fits that criteria - William Croft. A clean slate is needed, not further questions over past disputes.

The Cotswolds | Conservative (2005-)
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Media - 3
Policy - 6


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Nathan
(@nathan)
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08/03/2019 10:28 am  

In case there's any doubt, this press cycle isn't just closed - it's super closed.


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