It isn’t just the keen eyed reader of the property sections who should be looking west to Wales. The Principality provides an unrivalled opportunity for Conservative candidates too.
2021 may not be as turbulent a year as 2020 has been but with Brexit coming into effect and the impact of COVID-19 still being felt, it is still like to be a complex and uncertain time. Read More
Since 2006 I have been advising clients facing the ordeal of a political selection interview. I like to keep my advice positive and upbeat but I’ve seen a lot of howlers committed, some more often than others. One error might not lose it for you but several together will guarantee you another rejection letter. The good news is that basic errors are easy to avoid, if you can recognise them.
Despite a lot of relatively safe Conservative seats coming free in the last election, the tumultuous nature of 2020 means it is not out of the question for more safe seats to come available next time round as well.
Every year, dozens of public appointments are advertised by government departments. They offer a great opportunity to contribute to the governance of the UK as well as a way for ambitious leaders to enhance their CVs. Many are also very well paid. Read More
All candidates will need to complete a three page ‘Candidate CV’. This is the vital first stage in the selection process so it needs to be done well.
2020 is going to be a special year in many ways… There will be highs and lows…
I concluded my blog on goal setting with these words as the year began. Little did I know what would transpire and where we would find ourselves in the summer. Read More
What are the six key attributes we look for in our Parliamentarians? In this article, I will delve a little deeper.
I was sceptical about the values of Goal Setting.
In my first job I had one of those 80s managers who would bang on about ‘There’s no I in Team’ and ‘making an impact’, whatever that meant. One of his innovations was forcing us all to set personal goals for the coming year – it was a good way of getting us to sign up to impossible objectives and tedious tasks without appearing to be imposing them. Of course, he was always on hand to tell us to be ‘more stretching’.
Politics is an adversarial profession. The whole essence of debate is conflict between two or more points of view. Cases are made with passion and often the winner takes all. Social media allows the conflict to be played out in real time. It is very tempting to respond immediately in the hope of brutally crushing an opponent but this can be unwise and you will have plenty of time for regrets.