Lynton Crosby

Lynton Crosby’s consolation prize

11 April 2018 14:32

Theresa May’s ‘strong and stable’ election campaign was nothing short of a disaster for the Tories. But it isn’t all…

Crosbyism is back, ready to bore us into voting Tory

21 April 2017 14:06

Forget the phrases ‘long-term economic plan’ and ‘propped up by the SNP’, which came to define the 2015 election. Lynton Crosby,…

Boris Johnson’s campaign manager goes for Gove – ‘an emotional need to gossip’

4 July 2016 8:48

After Michael Gove turned on his one-time ally Boris Johnson and decided to run for leader himself, there was disbelief…

A knighthood? Lynton Crosby deserves a hereditary peerage

27 December 2015 10:21

Was a political knighthood ever more deserved than Lynton Crosby’s? His personal involvement was the difference between defeat and victory…

Of course Lynton Crosby deserves a knighthood

27 December 2015 9:19

Why should Lynton Crosby get a knighthood? The Sunday Times today reports that the Conservatives’ election chief is in line…

Zac Goldsmith is the Tory candidate for London Mayor. But is he too posh to push?

2 October 2015 11:16

As expected, Zac Goldsmith has won the Conservative nomination for next year’s Mayor of London race with a sweeping 71…

Lynton Crosby offers Nigel Farage some career advice

6 August 2015 17:22

In an interview with Sky News Australia, David Cameron’s former election strategist Lynton Crosby has today offered his thoughts on…

‘Tories for Corbyn’ isn’t just a bit of fun. It’s an effective political weapon

22 July 2015 12:00

Is the #ToriesForCorbyn campaign politics at its most infantile? As one of the few conservative commentators willing to defend it…

Tory MPs congratulate Lynton Crosby on his election success

20 July 2015 17:09

Tory MPs are currently hearing from Lynton Crosby at a special meeting of the 1922 Committee on his election victory. Many…

Lynton Crosby vs. Lord Ashcroft round two: ‘he’s not a pollster’

2 June 2015 15:09

Those hoping one of Westminster’s most entertaining ongoing feuds would cool after the election will be disappointed. As the dust…

George Osborne kissed Lynton Crosby after election promise backfired

24 May 2015 12:48

It isn’t the type of kiss-and-tell story Mr S is used to reading in the Sunday papers, but Lynton Crosby has…

Jim Messina interview: how the pollsters got it wrong and why Labour lost

12 May 2015 16:07

Jim Messina is the American elections guru who got the general election right. Hired by the Conservatives as a strategy…

There was one pollster who predicted a Conservative victory: Jim Messina

9 May 2015 15:50

The shock election result has resulted in a lot of finger pointing. Why did the pollsters not see a Tory victory…

Ten handy phrases for bluffing your way through election night

6 May 2015 13:04

The hours between polls closing on election day and the result emerging represent an almighty challenge for journalists and know-alls everywhere. Demand…

Westminster’s obsession with US politics is both embarrassing and foolish

30 April 2015 13:42

Can you sense it? That thrill in the air? The feeling that suddenly the Labour campaign is just somehow more…

Alastair Campbell finds old habits die hard

29 April 2015 18:15

Post Blair’s government, Alastair Campbell has billed himself as a pious, ethical commentator on the state of the media and politics.…

Tories are left playing by Aussie rules

18 April 2015 18:34

Tory campaign boss Lynton Crosby invited the former Australian Prime Minister John Howard into Conservative Party HQ on Thursday afternoon…

Has Lynton Crosby been taking ‘inspiration’ from the Australian Liberal Party again?

14 April 2015 11:37

Earlier this year Lynton Crosby was accused of recycling a ten-year-old ‘attack ad’ the Liberal Party used in the 2004 Australian…

Is the Tory Trident row an example of a ‘dead cat’ strategy?

9 April 2015 15:06

Are the Tories throwing dead cats into the election debate? This question only makes sense if you recall Boris Johnson’s…

Labour accuse Lynton Crosby of ‘going nuclear’ to distract from non-dom row

9 April 2015 15:00

Despite their leader playing the pious ‘not angry, but disappointed’ shtick at his press conference this morning, it’s not all…