Tories and Labour Now Openly on Election Footing

It looks like both Labour and the Tories have given up concealing their respective preparations for the next election, based on job adverts spotted by Guido last night. The Tories are focused on dealing with the press, having added jobs for a number of “political press officers”, “building its Press team to fight the next General Election.” While applicants are warned not to expect a five day 9-5 job if successful, they are reminded that “Many of those who have been Political Press Officers in CCHQ during elections have gone on to successful careers as Special Advisers“. And indeed unsuccessful careers as SpAds for that matter…

Meanwhile, Labour is concerned about getting candidates sorted for seats. Yesterday Labour HQ uploaded a job ad for a “Selection Process Manager”.

“The post-holder will be responsible for assisting with the delivery of the requirements contained in the Labour Party Rule Book to deliver the highest quality candidates possible for the next General Election.”

That sounds like bad news for members of the Socialist Campaign Group…

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Oliver Letwin to Stand Down at Election

Government nemesis and Tory grandee Oliver Letwin is to join Guto Bebb in standing down from the Commons at the next election, Guido has discovered. The West Dorset MP who has been a fixture of British politics for almost two decades has most recently spent his time attempting to wrestle control of the House of Commons order paper from the Government. Brexiteers won’t be sorry to see the back of him…

In a letter seen by Guido, the Chairman of Letwin’s constituency association resigned from his position on Monday in order to take part in the selection of a new candidate, which CCHQ opened up on Friday. His seat’s 20,000 majority will be hugely desirable for all wanna-be MPs… 

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2017 Election Spending: Tories, Labour, Greens, Remainers Under Investigation

New Electoral Commission figures… the Tories spent £7.5 million more than Labour last June and still lost their majority:

Conservatives: £18,565,102

Labour: £11,003,980

LibDems: £6,788,316

SNP: £1,623,127

Green Party: £299,352

Women’s Equality Party: £285,662

UKIP: £273,104

The Tories, Labour and Greens are under investigation for submitting spending returns that were missing invoices and for submitting potentially inaccurate statements of payments made. Remoaners Best for Britain are under investigation for submitting a spending return that was missing invoices and not returning a £25,000 donation from an impermissible donor…

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