This afternoon’s reported spat on the Tory MPs’ WhatsApp group tells you so much about the abysmal state of relations in the Party. There appears to be an attempt to start what looks to some like a bit of a witch-hunt for names on the Grant Shapps list. One MP is accusing Remainers of being behind the Shapps plot. Another MP…
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Conservative Party leadership candidates face questions from members
Boris Johnson wouldn’t be drawn on his private life, but he did take questions on other issues at the first Conservative leadership hustings in Birmingham today alongside his rival Jeremy Hunt.
Jeremy Hunt supporter Penny Mordaunt: ‘I think a Boris/Hunt final would be good for Conservative party’
Defence Secretary Penny Mordaunt is a supporter of Jeremy Hunt.
Meet the Conservative Party members who could decide the next Prime Minister
What we know from a study of the one hundred thousand plus Conservative members is that they are predominantly male, from the south of England and aged over 55.
Conservative party chair Sayeeda Warsi: ‘I think Michael Gove needs to step away from the leadership contest’
Cathy Newman spoke to former Conservative party chair Sayeeda Warsi and began by asking her how the revelations about drug use are going down with the grass roots.
Baroness Warsi demands inquiry into ‘institutional’ Islamophobia in Conservative party
Former Conservative Party Co-Chairman Baroness Warsi has called for an inquiry into the “institutional” Islamophobia in her party.
Conservative Brexiteer Andrew Bridgen: ‘Malthouse Compromise would have united vast majority of Conservative party’
Conservative MP Andrew Bridgen discusses the Brexit negotiations.
Nigel Farage: ‘It’s pretty clear Eurosceptics in Conservative party have failed to get rid of May’
In a a quarter of an hour or so we will know whether Theresa May has survived the vote of confidence among Tory MPs.
FactCheck: Conservative party rulebook doesn’t mention antisemitism
From what we’ve seen, the current Conservative party rulebook doesn’t specifically use the term antisemitism at all.
Round-up of day one at the Conservative Party conference
Our political editor Gary Gibbon tells us the mood at conference on day one.
Police investigating Conservative Party over use of Welsh call centre during general election
Police say they’re carrying out an investigation “of scale and significance” into allegations first raised on this programme about the Conservative Party’s use of a call centre in Wales during this year’s general election. Secret footage obtained by Channel 4 News suggested the party could have breached election and data protection laws. The Information Commissioner…
Former Theresa May spokesperson: ‘PM is hostage to Conservative Party’
Interview with Joey Jones – who worked as Theresa May’s spokesperson when she was Home Secretary.
Record fine for Conservative Party in election expenses scandal
The Conservative Party repeatedly broke the law by failing to properly declare its election expenses during the last general election. That’s the categorical and damning finding of a year long investigation by the Electoral Commission – the official body charged with regulating political parties and elections. It follows a long-running investigation by Channel 4 News…
Conservative Party election expenses scandal
At least 12 Conservative Party MPs are facing the possibility of criminal charges tonight, after they were referred to the Crown Prosecution Service by police over their election expenses, following a year-long investigation by this programme.
Conservative party opposes election expenses extension
Tory Party lawyers oppose a request from Kent Police to extend the time limit needed to investigate their election spending. The Conservatives say that all local spending has been declared correctly.