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PC13 - Tories
#11
It is clear to everyone that Harold Saxon does not have the support to be Prime Minister. He was Deputy Leader of a party thrown out of Government. He was a weak Leader of the Opposition, taking most of his lines and guidance from the Brexit Party.  He led them into a poorly-conceived pact. He then proceeded to be rejected again by the public both in terms of votes and seats. He culminated all of these defeats by scraping through a leadership challenge by the skin of his teeth. Less skin, I should add, than Margaret Thatcher got when she took the hint and resigned.

Harold Saxon is a caretaker, not a leader. The public said it in May, the voters said it in September and a third of his own parliamentary party said it in the No Confidence Vote. I honestly don't know why they're bothering to keep him in place.

The reshuffle was Harold Saxon's chance to set his new agenda as Tory leader. He has done so and his priorities couldn't be more muddled. The strange comparison between regions and nations and local government is perplexing to anyone and it begs the question if Mr Saxon even understands the difference.

I'm baffled by the fact Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland have had their Shadow Secretaries of State demoted to Ministers. I'm baffled by the fact Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland have the same shadow cabinet rank as English regions. I'm baffled by the fact that the Nations of the UK had three shadow secretaries to represent them in the shadow cabinet and that representation has been slashed to one.

Saxon's priorities are elusive but one thing is clear; Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have been demoted in the Tory party.
James 'Jim' Kennedy MP
Home Secretary
Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
MP for Wansbeck (2010-) | Labour and Cooperative
Traits: Media Darling, Backbench Favourite, Finite Resources
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#12
The Tories, having lost the latest general election and fresh from a leadership row that saw Harold Saxon escape by the skin of his teeth, are in a downward spiral. Whether it is their Shadow Health Secretary being forced out over his attacks on PrEP or the demotion of Wales from a secretary position to a ministerial position in the Shadow Cabinet, Harold Saxon is incapable of leading his own party - let alone the nation. In contrast, Plaid's message couldn't be clearer: we want strong Welsh leadership to promote our nation as a 21st century green economy within the European Union.
Owain Pugh MP
Plaid Cymru for Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Campaigning Guru/Fundraising Extraordinaire/Media Darling/Maverick
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#13
Let's get one thing clear - I called a vote of confidence in my leadership because it was the right thing to do after the election, it was correct that MPs could make that choice and I am pleased that the party continues to back my leadership; I stand here today to lead the Conservatives in holding this Labour led Government to account and to lead this party back into Government. I believe in democracy as does the Conservative Party and no matter how the Labour Party will try and spin this the decision to call a vote of confidence was the correct one. I have assembled a strong team that will now put to the British people our agenda on how a future Conservative Government can improve the lives of every single person in this country.
Harold Saxon - Conservative and Unionist Party

Leader of The Opposition
Member of Parliament for North East Somerset
Deputy Prime Minister (February 2019 - June 2019)
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#14
In the aftermath of the Confidence Vote in the party, most everybody has pulled together behind Harold's leadership.  Whatever issues might have cropped up, either with Harold's leadership or between personalities in the party, are hardly insurmountable.  Look, we had a rough election result, we had a leadership go, but we also know how to move on and that's what we're doing.
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#15
Bluntly put, I hope the Tories take this chance to realise that their way of doing politics as of late - divisive bile like the "citizen of nowhere" comments and their anti-traveller and gun pointed at Labour billboards, American-style insults where everyone who disagrees with them is "rotten", irrational hyperbole where every decision they dislike is the end of the world - is just not working. It reached a particularly galling low with their incendiary rhetoric about Northern Ireland, for which there has still been no apology, no mea culpa. The British public are sick of it, and I hope they take this opportunity to start talking like reasoned adults rather than yelling about how every single thing their opponents do is the worst thing in British history since the last thing that happened. 
Grant Smith
Liberal Democrat MP for Leeds North West (2005-present)

Media Unknown, Constituency Appeal, Campaign Organiser, Fundraiser Extraordinaire 
Previously: Sir Lachlan Domnhall Coinneach Duncan MacMahon; Graham Adiputera; I think I played some dull Labour bloke at one point
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#16
I believe that competition leads to better outcomes, I am after all a Conservative. That is why I was happy to see the confidence vote go forward, and for Harold Saxon to make his case both to the party and country as to why we should retain confidence in his leadership. Mr. Saxon made his case, he did so compellingly and effectively, and has emerged a stronger leader because of it. Labour and the Liberal Democrats can try as hard as they want to make this issue into something bigger than it is, but the fact of the matter is that it is entirely natural for a party leader to test their support following a disappointing general election. Harold was right to determine if the party still had confidence in him, and he has my respect and total support for having the nerve and courage to do so. 

And to Mr. Smith, who seems eager to offer advice to my party, I would simply say this: it is he, not Harold Saxon, who now needs to do some serious soul searching after the crushing loss of 10 seats the Liberal Democrats have experienced under his leadership.
William West MP - Conservative Party

Shadow Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union
MP for Ribble Valley (2015 - )
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#17
As I have now told countless Williams from the Conservative Party - the use of divisive and incendiary rhetoric by the Tory party over the past year is something that concerns us all. It goes beyond normal political back-and-forth. It is not a matter of me offering the Tories advice - it is me urging them to stop, like they did with Northern Ireland, playing such reckless games with social tensions in our nation. The Tories need to apologise for the anti-traveller billboard, for the Labour gun billboard, for stoking tensions in Northern Ireland. This is not a party political point, but a point of basic decency, of politicians being responsible with the influential positions that they hold.

The drama over PrEP in the higher echelons of the Tory Party shows that the legacy of the Nasty Party remains, with senior Conservatives happy to place their dogmatic and authoritarian zeal to police people's personal lives above the overwhelming evidence that PrEP works. While it is good news that the Conservatives are now joining all other parties in making a commitment to PrEP funding explicit, pretending that there was an "implicit" promise to fund PrEP is just not true - unless it falls under the "etcetera" that Conservative policymakers love so much. 
Grant Smith
Liberal Democrat MP for Leeds North West (2005-present)

Media Unknown, Constituency Appeal, Campaign Organiser, Fundraiser Extraordinaire 
Previously: Sir Lachlan Domnhall Coinneach Duncan MacMahon; Graham Adiputera; I think I played some dull Labour bloke at one point
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#18
With a new mandate for Harold Saxon as leader, we're ready to look at where we failed at the last election, and prepare to return to government. I am honoured and absolutely delighted to have been chosen as the new chair of the Conservative Party, and I am ready to re-orientate the working of CCHQ to better support our leader, and to support our campaign to hold this government to account and win the next election. No party won this election outright, and whilst the Labour Party may refuse to address the reasons that they didn't a majority, we won't, and we will look at where we've gone wrong and what we have to do to rebuild the public's trust in us. It's no good to say "business as usual": we must change track and win back the public's trust. That's what we intend do do, and over the coming months we will be re-evaluating our policy and taking the fight to this government whatever they decide to do.

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I am also delighted to be continuing as Shadow Secretary of State for the Union, as well as Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities. On top of this, I am delighted to be heading up our team of shadow regional ministers to from the Shadow Regions Team, with an MP representing each region bringing their ideas for regional investment and policies to the Shadow Cabinet. The Conservative Party have dedicated spokespeople for each region, local champions dedicated to formulating policy that helps people in their regions the most - far from Labour, who have no regional ministers attending cabinet. And yet, they can't see where they have fallen short, and instead have resorted to petty attacks on my capability to represent the nations of our United Kingdom. Let me make this clear: I am Shadow Secretary of State for the Union, and that means our entire union - Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the regions of England. Labour know this fine well. Cabinet ministers have held multiple briefs before. Indeed, in this cabinet, three different Ministers hold more than one portfolio. Their decision to attack us for building a comprehensive regional team says a lot about them than it does us.
Julia Goldman
Shadow Secretary of State for Scoltand
Shadow Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Growth
Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities
Member of Parliament for Dumfries and Galloway (2019 - present)
Scottish Conservative and Unionist

Media Darling/Campaigning Guru/Socially Unaware
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#19
Conservative Party’s soul searching has to include what went wrong for them Andy frankly all evidence points out to two things; general Tory dithering regarding Brexit and their devastating economic agenda. Tories dithered on Brexit every step of the way under May, under Croft and under Saxon. Inconsistent language and actions destroyed trust towards them on Brexit and their economic agenda was simply so out of touch that since 1992 they only gained one majority one that’s crashed and burned within even an a full term. I hope this soul searching will show the Tories towards the right path. 
Brigitte Allard MP
Member for Stoke on Trent North
Leader of the Brexit Party

Media Darling/Fundraising Extraordinaire/Maverick/Constituency Darling(awarded by admins)
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#20
The Conservatives have been entirely clear on Brexit, we have always stated that we will respect the will of the  people and take this country out of the EU. Let us not forget that it was Caroline Blakesley herself who introduced the surrender bill, let us not forget it was Labour who has tried to obstruct brexit every step of the way: The Labour Party’s policy is  to dither, defer and delay and we have already seen evidence of this once again given the fact there was no public announcement of any deal or negotiation between the last general election and the one that has just occurred. 
Harold Saxon - Conservative and Unionist Party

Leader of The Opposition
Member of Parliament for North East Somerset
Deputy Prime Minister (February 2019 - June 2019)
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