Boris Johnson won the 2019 election by turning a lot of formerly safe Labour seats blue, with big promises to invest outside of London and the South-East, and to level up the country. Seven months, one labour leader and a global pandemic later, where does this vision stand and what does it mean for the future of the Conservative Party? Is Boris really a ‘Brexity Hezza’, or will the covid crisis force him to show his Thatcherite credentials? There have been big promises to ‘Build, Build, Build’ our way out of the crisis, but how is this reconciled with an economically dry Tory base? And do the Tories stand any chance of keeping the wall blue in 2024?
To discuss the present and future politics and leadership of the Conservative Party, the Centre for Policy Studies is delighted to invite you to a public webinar where we welcome Nick Timothy CBE, author and former joint Downing Street Chief of Staff to Prime Minister Theresa May. Nick will chat to CPS Director and co-author of the 2019 Conservative Party Manifesto Robert Colvile to address these questions, and debate what the future of the Conservative Party could, and should, look like.
Nick Timothy has spent almost two decades at the top of British politics and government. He is a comment writer for the Daily Telegraph. In his latest book ‘Remaking One Nation: The Future of Conservatism’, Timothy evokes his time at the top of government as Chief of Staff to then Prime Minister Theresa May, and delves into the political dynamics leading to great changes in our economy, society and democracy.
The event took place on Thursday 16th July at 5pm.