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Chris Heaton-Harris and the Tories’ discipline problem

One of the increasingly notable (and in many ways remarkable) things about the coalition is the stark difference in the levels of party unity and discipline in the two parties. While Liberal Democrat MPs and members have committed – often selflessly – to the implementation of the coalition agreement, the same cannot be said of the increasingly fractious Conservative party. Old wounds over Europe have clearly not healed, and the salt of equal marriage and the prime minister’s commitment that this should be the greenest government ever are making many on the Conservative fringes increasingly uncomfortable.

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  • User Avatarpaul barker 21st Oct - 3:37pm
    This was a seat where we got 1% less than our Average vote share, I think if we got 31% in 2020 most of us...
  • User AvatarPaul Kennedy 21st Oct - 3:19pm
    Labour voters I met in Witney were absolutely convinced they were going to win, and that Lib Dems would struggle to beat UKIP. I suspect...
  • User AvatarTim13 21st Oct - 3:06pm
    Dav You speak of "values voters prioritise above finance". I am sure that is true of some voters. But I think where your thinking goes...
  • User AvatarAndrew McCaig 21st Oct - 3:04pm
    It is clear that in the last 10 days Labour put in a big effort to shore up their vote in Witney. I saw one...
  • User AvatarDavid Evans 21st Oct - 2:54pm
    Tonyj Good point, well made.
  • User AvatarChristopher Haigh 21st Oct - 2:45pm
    Tim Farron got a crude expression of disgust from the sad man on a train on 'This Week' last night which actually made Andrew Neil...