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Triumphant in Newark. Image: Getty

Bad boy Brady dodges Newark campaign duty

9 June 2014 14:53

It’s safe to say that the Tories are very pleased with their ground effort in last week’s Newark by-election, with praise heaped on those that put the hard slog in:… Continue reading

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The Conservative's campaign office in Newark. Can they translate their success here to a national election? Photo: Getty Images.

The Tories have triumphed in Newark. Can they do the same in a national campaign?

6 June 2014 10:56

The Tories now have a great deal of confidence after Newark. It’s not just, as George Osborne said on the Today programme this morning, that ‘this all shows that if… Continue reading

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The Newark by-election has support that less winnable seats will never see next year (Photo: Rupert Myers)

Notes from a Tory foot soldier in Newark

4 June 2014 11:57

Newark has become a destination for Conservative campaigners demoralised by the local & European results. Around this Nottinghamshire market town there are whispers of victory in the by-election on Thursday.… Continue reading

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Ken Clarke’s yellow badge of honour

2 June 2014 13:52

Despite trying to fend off Ukip in the Newark by-election, the Tories have thought it a good idea to put neighbouring MP, and devout Europhile, Ken Clarke on their candidate’s… Continue reading

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Video: Newark state of mind

30 May 2014 13:56

Ukip candidate Roger Helmer reckons that Farage would do a better job in the by-election campaign and defends employing an Italian citizen as his assistant Tory Robert Jenrick denies being a ‘carpetbagger’… Continue reading

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Tories, Tories everywhere

29 May 2014 19:07

If you are a lobbyist looking to access a government minister but want to circumvent the tedious checks enforced by civil servants, then Newark-on-Trent is the town for you. This… Continue reading

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Roger Helmer outside Ukip's Newark HQ

A day in Newark: the Tories are winning the ground war against Ukip

29 May 2014 18:22

With one week to go till polling day, the Tories are throwing the kitchen sink at the Newark by-election. When Patrick Mercer resigned last month, it was assumed the Conservatives… Continue reading

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