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Friday 27th April 2007

Majorjohnbigben 9pm LondonMayor update: John Major's "political future is behind him"

6.45pm BritainAndAmerica update: The Bush surge might deliver security, Harry Reid's retreat will only bring defeat warns Lieberman

4.30pm BritainAndAmerica update: The Democrats once supported the Iraq war...

William Hill's latest Scottish elections betting.

2:30pm ToryDiary update: Nick Bourne AM responsible for coalition decisions (except with Labour)

12.45pm ToryDiary update: April survey of readers' opinions

12pm PlayPolitical update: Hillary & Co take on Bush in an animated adventure

11am Seats and Candidates update: First female GLA candidate selected

LondonMayor: Report of Romford Hustings

ToryDiary: Will Blair resign before Thursday's elections and Tory lead trimmed as Lib Dems edge up

Carswellquote Chall1_2 YourPlatform: Douglas Carswell calls for a Tory rethink on defence

CF Diary: Clare Hilley back from the Island

CONSERVATIVES CHASE MISS STAFF ROOM

"David Cameron has identified "the people in a staff room of an ordinary primary school" as his key target voters at the next election. Staff Room Woman now follows on from Essex Man, Sierra Man and Worcester Woman as the slice of the public whose support will be most fought over." - Daily Mail

           >>>Yesterday's ToryDiary: Please Miss, vote for us

DON'T BUILD ON OLD RAILWAYS

172900_63adadbc "Disused railway lines should be protected from development because they may have to be re-opened to relieve overcrowded roads, according to the Tories. Chris Grayling, the Shadow Transport Secretary, said that the lines in most urgent need of protection were the Lewes to Uckfield line in East Sussex, the Oxford to Milton Keynes line, the Woodhead tunnel route between Manchester and Sheffield and the Leamside line in the North East." - Times

IAIN DALE: IMPORTANCE OF THE FEMALE VOTE

"Here's something for Polly Toynbee to ponder on. It's a startling fact that if women had never had the vote, Britain would have had a continuous Labour government since 1945.Whenever the Tories have won an election, the women's vote has been crucial. In 2005, 38 per cent of women voted for Tony Blair, while only 32 per cent voted Conservative. Small wonder that, in the ensuing Conservative leadership contest, both candidates put the women's vote near the top of their shopping lists." - Telegraph

DAN HANNAN: MERKEL'S HONESTY NOT THE BEST POLICY

Merkel0508_2 I am clutching in my hot, trembling hands the most extraordinary document I have come across in eight years of Euro-politics. It is a letter from the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, to her fellow EU heads of government. In it, she proposes a scheme to bring back the European Constitution under a new name - or, as she artlessly puts it, "to use different terminology without changing the legal substance". - Telegraph

CHRIS HUHNE ON CONSERVATIVES ENVIRONMENTAL COMMITMENT

"Friends of the Earth has just analysed the manifesto of the Scottish Conservatives and given it nought out of 10. That is an even worse result than the analysis of the Conservative party's voting record in the European Parliament - where much environmental law is determined - at the time of the 2004 elections. The Tories were not just the least green party in Britain, but the least green in the whole of Europe." - Guardian

COUNCIL TAX REVALUATION BY STEALTH

Council_houses "The Government was accused yesterday of undertaking a council tax revaluation by "stealth" in England, despite claiming that it had been shelved.The Conservatives said that information given in answers to Parliamentary questions showed that valuation officers were compiling an electronic database logging details of every home in the country." - Telegraph

DAVID DAVIES MP CALLS FOR CONSERVATIVE/LABOUR COALITION IN WALES

"Monmouth MP David Davies, who has been an AM for eight years and won the parliamentary seat in the general election two years ago, said that based on their current political standpoints, the Tories and Labour were probably better suited to a coalition." - ICWales

CALL FOR COMPANIES TO PULL OUT OF SUDAN

Sudan_01 "Pressure on companies to leave Sudan was stepped up yesterday when the front benches of both Conservatives and Liberal Democrats backed moves for companies to withdraw from the country.   Shadow International Development Secretary, Andrew Mitchell, and Liberal Democrat Foreign Affairs Spokesman, Michael Moore, along with backbenchers from across the political divide, expressed support for Sudan Divestment UK and asked the Government to look into ways of changing the behaviour of national and international businesses in the face of continuing atrocities in Darfur." - Sudan Disinvestment

GREG HANDS - "BEFORE I WAS AN MP"

"I was once a migrant worker, working in McDonald's in West Berlin in the 1980s," declared Greg Hands, Conservative MP for Hammersmith and Fulham, in a debate on employment rights for Bulgarians and Romanians". - Telegraph Spy

Goldie CAMERON GETS SUPPORT FROM THE OTHER GOLDIE

"Goldie, who also played EastEnders gangster Angel, told Mr Cameron: "I've listened to a lot of politicians and you are the only one who makes any sense." - Belfast Today

DID CONSERVATIVES COPY THE NEW LOGO FROM SHIRLEY PORTER? - Guardian Diary

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