Conservative Party Leadership

Conservative Party Leadership

It was a rare moment of clarity when Graham Brady, the Chairman of the Conservative 1922 Committee, announced the five candidates for the leadership on Thursday 30 June. Nominations have closed, these five will stand.

Read more

Charles Pitt
Charles Pitt
Simplistic Brexit Leave Campaign Makes Strong Case for Victory

Simplistic Brexit Leave Campaign Makes Strong Case for Victory

The Leave campaign ahead of the Brexit referendum focused on one simplistic, but effective, argument about the need to close national borders, which played on the fears of globalization-fatigued and insecure people, and gave the Outers every chance of a victory in Thursday’s vote. Read Michael Burrell’s opinion piece, published by Sputnik News ahead of the EU referendum last week. Read more

Michael Burrell
Michael Burrell
Guide to the EU Referendum Count – ten key moments through the night

Guide to the EU Referendum Count – ten key moments through the night

Connect will be tweeting updates throughout the count night.  In advance we thought we would give you a guide to some of the declaration times and ten potential key moments of the count to watch for. Read more

Andy Sawford
Andy Sawford
Jo Cox: the MP who spoke first of unity has united us all

Jo Cox: the MP who spoke first of unity has united us all

Connect Account Director Charles Pitt writes for PubAffairs on the week’s developments. The original article can be found here.

Read more

Charles Pitt
Charles Pitt

Connect changes ownership

Connect Communications has changed ownership following a management buy-out by Andy Sawford, Sarah King and Laura Blake. The following public statement has been issued:

Read more

Connect Comms
Queen’s Speech 2016: the agenda hidden behind the EU debate

Queen’s Speech 2016: the agenda hidden behind the EU debate

Connect Account Director Charles Pitt writes for PubAffairs on today’s Queen’s speech and the agenda hidden behind the EU debate. The original article can be found here.

Read more

Charles Pitt
Charles Pitt
Connect’s 2016 Queen’s Speech Briefing

Connect’s 2016 Queen’s Speech Briefing

On Wednesday 18 May 2016 the Government will unveil its second Queen’s Speech since the 2015 General Election. Connect’s briefing provides an overview of some of the Bills that may be included in the speech and their likely content. Read more

Connect Comms
DevoComment: all elections are local

DevoComment: all elections are local

Old habits die hard in the Westminster village where the media and commentators see local and devolved elections as a verdict on the party leaders and an indication of the next General Election. Read more

Andy Sawford
Andy Sawford
Elections and other serious business

Elections and other serious business

Connect Account Director Charles Pitt writes for PubAffairs on the week’s developments, including elections, the Housing and Planning Bill and Wednesday’s PMQs. The original article can be found here.

Read more

Charles Pitt
Charles Pitt
DevoComment: Time for Northern Tories to get on board

DevoComment: Time for Northern Tories to get on board

I am that rare and exotic species: a northern Tory. When George Osborne announced his ambition to build a Northern Powerhouse I cheered him on – finally, after years of neglect from successive southern-facing Governments, here was a Chancellor pledging to invest in the North of England. Read more

Lora Shopova