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David Cameron's 'West Wing'

 At yesterday's Inside David Cameron's Conservatives conference Jonathan Isaby and I published a comprehensive guide to the next intake of Tory MPs (a preview here) and also to the machine that surrounds David Cameron.

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Wallchart Based on more than fifty interviews with staffers, journalists and politicians our guide made the following conclusions:

  • Four shadow cabinet ministers are the key influences: George Osborne, William Hague, Oliver Letwin and Michael Gove.
  • We identified the six key staffers: Andy Coulson (Head of Communications), Catherine Fall (Deputy Chief of Staff), Andrew Feldman (Party CEO), Stephen Gilbert (Head of Field Campaigning and of the party's 'ground war'), Steve Hilton (Director of Strategy), and Ed Llewellyn (Chief of Staff).
  • And we looked at the work of the Party's Implementation Team and noted its seven existing work projects as an indication of Tory legislative priorities:
  1. Low carbon economy
  2. Schools reform
  3. Prisons reform
  4. Health
  5. Welfare reform
  6. Family policy
  7. Decentralisation

The one hundred page guide to the Tory machine and every adopted Conservative candidate will be available for sale shortly but our wallchart of 'David Cameron's West Wing' is available now as a PDF or as a free gift to every ConHome reader who sends a large Stamp Addressed Envelope to ConservativeHome, 5 The Sanctuary, Westminster, London SW1P 3JS.

Tim Montgomerie


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