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We all love a good loser, but ….

The post-election parties are still in full swing. While it’s great to celebrate a victory, our unsuccessful parliamentary candidates are also showing their appreciation to those who supported them in the gruelling run-up to May’s general election. Last night I joined fellow Tories to share a Pimm’s with Cambridge’s Conservative candidate Nick Hillman who had an...
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Quote of the day from David Blunkett

David Blunkett tells the BBC:Any deal with Labour would be “a coalition of the defeated”.
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A small increase of women MPs

 Because I believe you are all longing to know how many women were elected into Parliament, this is the breakdown, courtesy of the Centre for Women and Democracy. Don’t hold your breath, it’s not earth shattering: a total of 142 women were elected (22%), a small increase of the 126 women in situ before the election (19.5%) – a net gain of just 16, or 2.5%.The biggest...
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Our outstanding Cambridge success

Nick Hillman can congratulate himself on his outstanding success last night. He was only selected as the Cambridge Conservative parliamentary candidate just over four months ago, a seat where we came a poor third in the 2005 general election after Lib Dems sensationally snatched it from Labour. The result then was 19,152 (44%) Lib Dems; 14,813 (34%) Lab; and 7,193 (16.5%) Cons. This is a seat...
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Terrific success for Julian Sturdy MP, and other results

Wow, what a night, though we all knew it was going to be sensational for many different reasons, with Lembit Opik and Jacqui Smith’s humiliating defeats among some of the shock results. I was naturally thrilled that we won in York Outer where a very close campaign was fought between Conservative candidate Julian Sturdy and his Lid Dem rival Madeleine Kirk, who was tipped to win. It was...
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Tremendous feeling of optimism with Cambridge voters

I’ve been telling in Cambridge for Conservatives and can report that there has been a huge turnout of voters, particularly first-time voters which you would expect in a university city. I know our candidate Nick Hillman has a lot of support here, and that his hard work will hopefully pay off today.Election staff said it was the  highest turnout in recent memory, with queues outside...
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My role as an election teller and counting agent

Iain Dale has flagged up two quotes today from voters who are supporting Conservatives for the first time. I am pleased to say I have met others who feel the same way, and interviewed a couple on this video for Rob Halfon, who is standing in Harlow. I stumbled across similar sentiments on the Daily Mirror website this morning from a reader commenting on an article naturally intended to humiliate...
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Asian voters must vote Conservative, a message straight from the heart

A guest post by Muheed Jeeran urging Asian voters to vote Conservative:Asian community voters should consider to changing their tradition of voting this time for a party which has the real concern to help the British public and poorest in the world.I am an active Tory comrade and it is time for me to advise my fellow Sri Lankans and Asians living in UK to consider for Tories as your next ruling...
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Gordon slammed for being the “worst Prime Minister” our country has ever had

I was running on the treadmill at my gym early this morning listening to Sky News when the headlines flashed up about Gordon Brown being called the worst Prime Minister this country has ever had. You would expect those words to have come straight from the mouth of Conservatives, Lib Dems, or any other opponent. But they were uttered by North West Norfolk Labour candidate Manish Sood who knows...
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Cambridge candidates speak out on tuition fees

This is a particularly important topic for Cambridge with its world famous university. The four parliamentary candidates on the panel, Daniel Zeichner for Labour, Julian Huppert for Lib Dems, Nick Hillman for Conservatives, and Tony Juniper, for the Green Party. were asked their views about the future of tuition fees, and their replies can be heard on this video. Of course, I wish like Lib Dems...
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Nick Hillman and Cambridge’s election countdown

I went to a Cambridge hustings last night and the city’s election is still very much a four-man race. I was there supporting Nick Hillman, our Conservative parliamentary candidate, and he appeared to go down really well with the audience who warmed to his wit, intelligence, spontaneity, sharpness and humour. He had several cheers during the evening and, and along with Tony Juniper, stood...
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The Times backs the Tories!!

The Times refused to back the Tories at the Conservative Party Conference last autumn. You can see Times Editor James Harding state on this video that none of the major parties had so far earned their influential endorsement. He said: “We will make a decision on endorsing a party when it is clear they have earned it.” Today that endorsement has been made. Thank you James Harding!!!...
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Jim Paice faces unexpected battle to retain his seat

The worrying backlash from John Cowan being dropped by Labour in South East Cambridgeshire is the threat this unexpectedly poses for Jim Paice, our wonderful Shadow Agriculture and Rural Affairs Secretary. What he doesn’t know about this subject isn’t worth knowing. He lives and breathes farming and the countryside, it’s in his blood. I was stunned to read in the Cambridge News...
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Introducing our two Luton Conservative candidates

There’s only one week left to E-Day, and our two Conservative candidates in Luton, Nigel Huddleston standing in Luton South, and Jeremy Brier, for Luton North, discuss their campaigns in the run up to 6th May. Nigel also discusses the Esther-factor, and the response she is getting from voters. Here is a link to a second video I made showing support for these two great guys from local...
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When Gordon met Gillian

They were softly spoken words which dealt the killer blow for a flagging Prime Minister now publicly shamed for his lack of sincerity, no matter how grovelling his humble apology to grandmother Gillian Duffy. Although much publicity has been given to the quizzing she gave him on the national debt and immigration, she raised two other key issues which very much worry the electorate – the...
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