Data: Writing has been on the wall for the Tories in Chesham and Amersham since May's local elections
The Conservatives' shock defeat in Chesham and Amersham is being marked as a warning shot to the party in the south-east. A combination of rural heartlands, wealthy commuter hubs and, more recently, strong Brexit-leaning areas have allowed the party to control around 85 per cent of seats on offer - often with considerable majorities. In Amersham, the party has never failed to gain over 50 per cent of the vote, while the Liberal Democrats have almost always been their closest competitors - yet onnews.yahoo.com
Republicans should recruit veterans to pull damaged party back from the brink | Opinion
It has been a tough three years for Republicans, and the future of their party is in doubt. Conservatives lost the White House, the Senate and the House of Representatives in a span of just 24 months. They caused a constitutional crisis by objecting to certify the results of a free and fair election. Conspiracy theorists and extremists have been elected to influential positions on the party ticket. And they demoted one of their most important leaders, U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney, for bucking former Prenews.yahoo.com
Boris Johnson faces growing pressure from Tory MPs to push ahead with unlocking on June 21
Boris Johnson faces growing pressure from Tory MPs to push ahead with unlocking on June 21, as scientists remain split on whether they believe it should be delayed. Senior Conservatives warned that unless the data on the Delta variant of coronavirus - the renamed strain previously known as the Indian strain - worsened significantly, it would be hard to justify postponing the final step in the roadmap out of restrictions. They urged the Prime Minister to think carefully before deviating from hisnews.yahoo.com
Michigan GOP rep. who attended rally ahead of deadly DC riots under scrutiny
DETROIT – Members of Michigan’s House of Representatives want to remove a Republican colleague from office for attending the rally in Washington, D.C. that preceded the deadly siege on the U.S. Capitol Building that left five dead. RELATED: ‘They didn’t care if they hurt people’ -- Michigan lawmakers react to deadly DC riotsRep. Matt Maddock and his wife Meshawn are vocal supporters of President Donald Trump and have tried to overturn President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in Michigan. Matt Maddock and Meshawn -- who is expected to become the next Republican Party Co-Chair -- spent much of Thursday in closed-door meetings. Matt Maddock was sworn into the Michigan House of Representatives Wednesday. “What we are seeing play out across our country right now is deeply concerning,” Whitmer said.
2 Michigan Republicans join Facebook group with violent rhetoric and conspiracy theories
DETROIT – A new private Facebook group emerged a few days ago aimed at conservatives in Michigan. Among the first to join were State Rep. Matt Maddock and his wife Meshawn Maddock who is in line to become co-chair of the Michigan Republican Party. One post praised the siege on the US Capitol saying people will sleep well knowing members of Congress were scared for their lives. In another post Matt Maddock told the group he joined CloutHub, a social media site popular with conservative and far right groups. Meshawn Maddock in one post wrote about the page, “Lord thank you for this.”Last week she helped charter 19 buses to bring Trump supporters to Washington, DC.
Be careful out there: UK police warn candidates about safety
Britain's Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn meets former miner John Kane at the National Mining Museum at the former Lady Victoria Colliery in Newtongrange, Scotland, Thursday Nov, 14, 2019, on the General Election campaign trail. There has also been increasing concerns for British politicians personal safety since Labour Party legislator Jo Cox was stabbed to death during the 2016 Brexit referendum campaign. Chairman Martin Hewitt said all police forces will offer security briefings for candidates and will have a senior police officer responsible for handling safety issues. The advice will be distributed to all candidates as part of an information package developed by police, the Electoral Commission and prosecutors. Twenty-four prominent British writers and entertainers, including author John LeCarre and actor Simon Callow, said Friday they won't vote for Labour Party candidates because of the party's failure to combat anti-Semitism.