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Press Cycle 2 - Leadership Elections  

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Steve
(@steve)
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16/02/2019 11:57 am  

"Who should lead Labour / the Tories / the Lib Dems?"

Bold your tagline. Closes 23:59 on Sunday 17th.

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Alex Cardigan
(@alexcardigan)
MP for Montgomeryshire
Joined: 1 month ago
Posts: 44
16/02/2019 7:47 pm  

I'm endorsing Sir Jonathan Horncastle for the leadership of the Conservative Party. His platform is based on one nation, localist, pro-European values that should form the bedrock of our party. He is the best choice for Prime Minister.

Alex Cardigan
MP for Montgomeryshire
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Sarah Bannantyne
(@dan)
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16/02/2019 8:19 pm  

I am backing Mary Cambel for the leadership of the Conservative Party. Ms Cambel is the only candidate who has been willing to compromise on issues in order to unite the Conservative Party, a quality needed for coalition government.

Sarah Bannantyne
Conservative MP for Maidenhead

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Policy 9

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Bertie
(@tonybcwilson)
Anthony B.C. Wilson MP
Joined: 1 month ago
Posts: 45
16/02/2019 8:35 pm  

The Leadership of the Labour Party is very important and a tough task for whomever takes up the reigns. I am backing Juliet Manning for the Leadership as she has what it takes to tackles the issues of today, from the pay crisis where prices rise faster than wages and bring about the speedy economic recover this country needs. Her pledges for building more houses, rebuilding our services and helping those worse off back onto the ladder of wealth. She will lead this party as the party of little business and the British people. 

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Anthony Bertram Charles Wilson, MP for Darlington.
Shadow Education Secretary.
Shadow Health Secretary.
Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary.
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Andrew Summer
(@andrew-summer)
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Posts: 32
16/02/2019 10:08 pm  

It was a privilege for me to nominate a candidate with the personal qualities and the necessary vision not only to lead the Conservative Party, but to be an excellent Prime Minister as well. Our party is undoubtedly blessed with a large, active field of very accomplished candidates we can all be proud of, but it is also my unyielding belief that Ms. Cambel is the best candidate to provide strong, efficient and compassionate leadership for Britain.

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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Jack Woods
(@chainsbroken)
MP for Liverpool Walton
Joined: 1 month ago
Posts: 17
16/02/2019 11:56 pm  

Ari Suchet has had the courage to outline a vision of putting the needs of working people, of the marginalized and vulnerable first and I couldn't be prouder to support her for Labour Leader. We must build a movement to end savage austerity, to boldly confront the existential threat of climate change, to revolutionise our foreign policy moving from one from one built on impetuous, immoral intervention to one focused on solidarity with the oppressed, and to ensure that human needs are placed before the avarice of the few. There is nobody more capable of leading such a movement than Ari. 

Jack Woods
Labour MP for Liverpool Walton
Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
Shadow Secretary of State for Regions and Local Government
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Macmillan
(@dylan-macmillan)
MP for North East Bedfordshire
Joined: 1 month ago
Posts: 126
17/02/2019 12:46 am  

Deborah Carpenter has my full confidence to be the next leader of the Conservative Party. Her platform has a full commitment to the coalition, austerity, and the country that has yet to be matched or surpassed by any of her competitors.

Conservative MP for North East Bedfordshire
Prime Minister

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Charles Kinbote
(@charles-kinbote)
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17/02/2019 2:21 pm  

This election has been a very difficult one. However, I cannot publicly support any candidate, and as such will not be voting. Two of the candidates have not released a platform as such, and one seems to be a loved-up Europhile. Whilst all candidates will be capable of leading the party and the country, none of them have my personal vote.

MP for Woking 2005 -

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Dot Wainwright
(@dot)
Member
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Posts: 15
17/02/2019 5:42 pm  

The next leader of the Labour Party has her work cut out for her. Regardless of who wins, it's obvious that they must actively reach out to groups within the membership and the parliamentary party who feel unrepresented in the leadership race. Personally, I like it when politics are persuasive: Labour, especially, has always done best when we convince the public that our ideas and arguments are compelling, rather than governing by opinion poll and handing out shiny-bauble policies. I hope that whoever emerges victorious takes this to heart and conducts themselves accordingly, and that the runners-up put their energies behind that new leader.

I will not be making an endorsement in this race.

Dorothy "Dot" Wainwright, MP
Member of Parliament for East Ham

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Barclay Calhoun (CON)
(@barclay-calhoun)
MP for New Forest West
Joined: 1 month ago
Posts: 32
17/02/2019 5:50 pm  

I am incredibly disappointed that the so-called journalists at the BBC, supposedly our absolute best in the business who are funded by taxpayer money, have seen fit to run a sensational story without doing their due diligence or even seeking a comment from Ms. Cambel. Had they sought out a comment, they would know that Ms. Cambel has never advocated a rise in the VAT. It is this exact kind of shoddy tabloid journalism, which works against the public interest, that first promoted me to support the full implementation of the Leveson Report. I can only say that I am very disappointed and I hope the party membership will not believe the desperately bad lies being passed around by the BBC.

Rt. Hon. Barclay Calhoun
MP for New Forest West
Leader of the Government in the House
Greater Britain Committee

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Barclay Calhoun (CON)
(@barclay-calhoun)
MP for New Forest West
Joined: 1 month ago
Posts: 32
17/02/2019 8:55 pm  

It is with the greatest humility that I wish to thank all of those many Britons who have saw fit to support my bid to become leader of the Conservative Party. When I entered the race, I believed, as I do now, that the question of our membership in the European Union could not be allowed to fall to the backburner. It was with this goal in mind that I entered this race and sought to be a voice for this issue and for those who have been bullied into silence. 

Having achieved this goal, I am extremely proud of what we have been able to accomplish by ensuring that this issue remains on the docket for not only the Conservative Party but every major party. There is not a single leadership candidate in any of the parties, so far as I can tell, who has not seen fit to comment on an in-out referendum. This has been extraordinary.

However in the course of these comments, one thing has become clear: that it is not yet time for an openly pro-Brexit leader of the Conservative Party--not because there is not sufficient will in the party but because there is insufficient will in the coalition.

We are in a time now where stability in government is at a premium and we cannot sacrifice that by straining the relations between the two coalition caucuses. Therefore it is with some regret but with a knowledge that this is the right decision for my country and for the long term of my Party, I must announce that I hereby withdraw from the Conservative Party leadership race in order to allow another candidate, who I believe can lead the coalition to a new election and will command the support of the electorate. Mary Cambel will not only be able to deftly and capably maneuver our party and country through the difficult transitional period of this coalition, but she will return a Conservative majority at the next election and, I believe, will give us the much sought-after referendum that we demand. It is for this reason that I proudly endorse Ms. Mary Cambel to be the next leader of the Conservative Party and Prime Minister.

 

Thank you.

Rt. Hon. Barclay Calhoun
MP for New Forest West
Leader of the Government in the House
Greater Britain Committee

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Policy experience: Unknown (10)


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ThomasDuncan
(@thomasduncan)
Member
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Posts: 8
17/02/2019 10:15 pm  

I am endorsing Cambel. Her vision is the best path for the future of this country and as such I believe she is the one who will carry our party and this country to a great future.


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Rashida Khan
(@oldkeynes)
Member
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Posts: 16
17/02/2019 11:44 pm  

Regardless of who wins this leadership race, they will have to put party unity front and centre if they are to hold the party together after this leadership race. Some of the antics during this campaign have been questionable at best, and high damaging to party cohesion and unity at worst. The actions of an anonymous leaker and the questionable actions of the press have led to some harsh words spoken in public that should not have been said. Tories of all stripes need to come together after this campaign regardless of who they backed, and ensure that they give their new leader their support. I am not asking for unquestioning support - that would go against everything I hold near and dear - but it is imperative at this time of political upheaval that we ensure that at least one major party is promoting common sense values, as opposed to bickering about Marxism on live television. I am happy to say that I am keeping my cards close to my chest and won't be revealing who I am backing in this race, as I want to say clearly to the three candidates still in the race for leader at this stage. We need the new party leadership to put this petty campaign behind them and ensure they take the fight to Labour from day one. Only by presenting a unified face will we be able to continue to promote our shared conservative message and ensure that we can make his government work for the nation as a whole.

Member of Parliament for Shrewsbury & Atcham
Home Secretary
Chairman of the Conservative Party


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Steve
(@steve)
Member A-team
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18/02/2019 11:13 pm  

Press cycle closed.

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Nathan
(@nathan)
Member A-team
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Posts: 174
22/02/2019 2:36 am  

Verdict: (Again, leadership campaigns have already happened, so no shocks here).

  • Cambel win. Cambel gained the support of most MPs quickly due to some quick politicking/some good compromise proposals that got the Tory Party behind her (delete as appropriate), and they went out singing her praises. This undoubtedly helped her beat Horncastle. His endorsement was very strong, too. Carpenter also got an endorsement but this didn't help much, and I doubt it would've done much even had she made it to the membership (which may not have led to much spilt milk; Carpenter is well received amongst members). 
  • Labour tie. Both got one okay endorsement each - neither case really outshone the other.
  • Labour vs Tory? Both lose, both seemingly unsavoury enough to have MPs abstain from voting any way. That said, the Tories looked a lot more squabbly and weird in their leadership campaign. Attacking the press might score some populist undertones, but I promise that will also very likely bite you. 

 


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