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Are Britain’s mining towns turning Conservative?

Are Britain’s mining towns turning Conservative?

Sam Ancliff November 24, 2017 0

Constituencies based upon coalfields have long been safe havens for Labour, especially in recent decades after the closing of many of the mines have been attributed to Thatcher’s term as Prime Minister. This misguided

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Activate had a bumpy start – but we’ve got big plans for the future

Activate had a bumpy start – but we’ve got big plans for the future

Sam Ancliff November 20, 2017 0

When I first became involved with the formation of Activate, I was hopeful but not overly confident of success. Activate wasn’t manufactured and there was little-consolidated direction in its origin, I struggle to pinpoint

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EXCLUSIVE: Activate leader explains groups motives and future plans

EXCLUSIVE: Activate leader explains groups motives and future plans

James Bickerton September 18, 2017 0

For a few days earlier this month one of the biggest political stories in Britain was the emergence of a new conservative youth group, Activate. For an organisation founded on £50, and which has

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REVEALED: 17-year old Activate founder receives death threats at home address

REVEALED: 17-year old Activate founder receives death threats at home address

James Bickerton September 15, 2017 0

The Backbencher has been informed by a source within the leadership of Activate, the new pro-Conservative youth group (sometimes dubbed the ‘Tory Momentum’), that one of the groups founding members has received death threats

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Engaging our young Tory activists? Lets give them socials, not socialism

Engaging our young Tory activists? Lets give them socials, not socialism

Ellie King September 10, 2017 0

Since the election in June, youth engagement and activism has been a hot topic on all sides of the political spectrum, so here’s my two cents on the issue. Just to be clear, I’m

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REVEALED: Pro-Corbyn media stages fake young Tory interview

REVEALED: Pro-Corbyn media stages fake young Tory interview

James Bickerton September 9, 2017 3

On Monday 4 September Novara media, the pro-Corbyn ‘alternative’ media platform, released a video interview with ‘Thomas Wellington’, the ‘founder’ of new Tory youth group Activate. An impressive coup, especially for a hard-left publication.

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