CCHQ

Where we went wrong

14 June 2017 13:32

Nobody inside CCHQ was prepared for election night’s 10 p.m. exit poll. Lynton Crosby’s last text to me predicted that…

What went wrong for the Tories?

9 June 2017 6:22

Inside CCHQ there is a sense that three things cost them their majority in this election. First, the public were…

Revealed: Conservatives revise down their internal election projections

27 May 2017 13:58

The news that the Tory lead has dropped to just five points, according to a Times/YouGov poll yesterday, has been…

CCHQ announces independent inquiry into Elliott Johnson

30 November 2015 17:28

The board of the Conservative party met this afternoon and finally agreed to hold a fully independent investigation into circumstances…

Can Lord Feldman survive as Tory chairman?

30 November 2015 8:59

The murky story of Mark Clarke, Elliott Johnson and allegations of bullying in the ranks of Conservative Future is pointing…

The Tories aren’t leaving Jeremy Corbyn’s destruction to chance

14 September 2015 14:16

Jeremy Corbyn has been Labour leader for less than 48 hours and the Conservative party is already managing to set the…

Ivan Massow: Was Section 28 the reason the Tories did not pick me for mayor?

29 July 2015 11:59

Over the weekend, CCHQ selected the four Tory candidates for London mayor who will proceed to an open primary in September.…

Exclusive: David Cameron tells CCHQ staffers ‘this is the sweetest victory of them all’

8 May 2015 8:38

After a very good night of results, David Cameron addressed party staffers at Conservative HQ in Westminster this morning. A…

Were the Tories’ dodgy figures designed to provoke Labour into making a statement?

30 March 2015 18:28

Why are the Tories peddling what the independent Institute for Fiscal Studies has described as ‘at best unhelpful’, which is…

CCHQ chaos as meeting invites go to Labour

12 March 2015 12:01

Yesterday Mr S reported how Labour have enlisted the help of people with identical names to Tory leaders for their…

Tories ‘have fixed’ beleaguered campaign database

2 March 2015 14:46

The Conservatives believe they have fixed their beleaguered campaign database, VoteSource, after increasing complaints from MPs. Coffee House understands that…

Team Tory unite (but refuse to answer any questions about their own leadership bids)

5 January 2015 14:47

The Tories’ front of house team turned up today to try and stoke up a row about Labour’s spending plans.…

Candidate fury at CCHQ campaign demands

23 May 2014 17:04

Conservative MPs and candidates are, it’s fair to say, pretty exhausted this afternoon after last-minute campaigning for the local and…

How much would Labour cost you?

23 August 2013 12:26

Labour has decided that the cost of living is the best way to attack the Tories while it tries to…

Two versions of Osborne’s benefits speech

2 April 2013 14:12

The Times’ Sam Coates picked up on a couple of discrepancies between the text of George Osborne’s Morrisons speech sent…

Change at Number 10

31 October 2012 10:38

Gabby Bertin is one of David Cameron’s long-marchers; she has been with him since he won the leadership in 2005.…