Campaign materials

25 Mar 2013 16:55:51

Download your own “12 Conservative Achievements” card

By Peter Hoskin
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Y’know that list of “12 Conservative Achievements” that was handed out at Spring Forum? Grant Shapps did promise, in his article for ConHome yesterday, that you’d be able to download your own copies from today – and he wasn’t lying. You can find it here, ready to be printed, distributed, memorised, discussed, whatever. We’ve pasted our copy below

This is all part of CCHQ’s plan to spread the word about what the Tories are achieving in Government. Aside from this list, there have been the leaflets that were handed out after the Budget, as well as the cards that were handed out during last year’s conference. Indeed, it’s like I said in a column last September:

“The Coalition is entering an awkward, adolescent phase of the Parliament, when less can be blamed on the sins of governments past, and more emphasis must be placed on the achievements that have been sealed and the achievements that are yet to come.”  

Anyway, here are the 12 Conservative Achievements (click for a larger version):

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20 Nov 2012 17:35:46

What does the Conservative Party offer a working class kid from Brixton? They made him Prime Minister.

By Tim Montgomerie
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Earlier today I blogged about the Conservative Party's working class challenge and via Neil O'Brien I was alerted to this poster from the Conservative Party Archive at the Bodleian...


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12 Nov 2012 15:02:42

Stop Dangerous Drivers, urges Steve Barclay MP in new web campaign

By Tim Montgomerie
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The video above can also be watched on, a website that was recently launched by Steve Barclay MP. The video, website and campaign aims to change sentencing guidelines for "drivers who kill".

The campaign notes that over 600 people were killed last year by dangerous drivers but that, last year, "150 drivers who killed DID NOT GO TO PRISON AT ALL".

Visitors to the site are urged to sign a petition that, among other things, urges "the Sentencing Council to review the guidelines for Causing Death by Dangerous Driving."

About 2,000 people look to have signed the petition so far.

The campaign has also received significant media attention, including on ITV1's Daybreak.

I'm not writing this blog to comment on the specifics of Steve Barclay's campaign but I'm impressed by the nature of the campaign. The video, the web design and the petition all communicate seriousness about an issue that clearly matters to Steve Barclay and, I suspect to many people inside and beyond his constituency. At ConHome we're always interested in good campaign ideas. Do send them to us via news[at]

10 Nov 2012 15:24:14

The literature that aims to stop John Prescott becoming a police and crime commissioner

By Tim Montgomerie
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With just five days to go until Thursday's first ever elections for police and crime commissioners we will be publishing some of the literature being deployed by Tory candidates.

We begin by this example of the campaign themes being promoted by Matthew Grove - our candidate in one of the highest profile contests - in Humberside, where John Prescott is standing.

Harry Phibbs has already noted that Matthew has a reasonable chance of winning. His literature is certainly high impact.

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Here's a PDF of the above leaflet and, below, his GOTV message:

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