Wednesday, 10 July 2013

EXCLUSIVE: 'We Need a Referendum to Abolish the National Exec' & Decentralise Conservative Future'.



My Ideal Conservative Future Chairman Candidate - By Matthew Wilson


Ever since coming into the Blue side of politics from Labour, I have just been astonished by how much better and active Conservative Future (CF) are, but then again after experiencing Young Labour I think the protesters in Egypt do a better job at organisation then they do. Conservative Future is a good hub for young members to be actively campaigning and to debate, that is all.

See, youth politics should be all about campaigning to get that majority in 2015 and also question how they, the next generation of politicians, can make even better politicians than today’s through debating issues and policies and even sometimes becoming more radical and a blue sky thinker. So why do we need a National Executive for that?

Don’t get me wrong, Oliver Cooper & Co are good people and I don’t knock them being the possible future of the Conservative Party but I fail to see the actual use of National Exec’ when all we do is campaign and debate.

So back to the title, my ideal Conservative Future Chairman candidate would be one that offered a referendum to abolish the National Exec’ and transfer all their power (if they have any) to the Regional Chairman’s and their exec’. A couple of months ago in the CF campaign trail; we heard promises about decentralising Conservative. What bigger way to decentralise CF then to offer that very referendum to abolish the positions that are just mealy there to inflate egos.

Let the CF Regional Chairman be the coordinator for that region. Let them make sure that their campaigns are stronger and more efficient, tailored to their region. Let us get back to what youth politics was originally about and that is campaigning and debate.

So please can we have a candidate that steps forward and says if you vote for me, you are not voting for a National Chairman. You are voting for a pledge to hold this referendum and finally decentralise CF.


10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Go back to labour

Anonymous said...

The Region chairman & exec already co-ordiate their own areas. The National Exec undertake National issues for CF so there is no need for either to be abolished.

Anonymous said...

The executive is a massive beast full of non roles. But people like to have a job title for reasons Matthew states.

Anonymous said...

An interesting idea and one I agree with to a large extent. I would however keep the post of national chairman.

It would then be their role to basically act as an arbitrator in disputes and to make sure that the regions aren't a series of isolated mini-kingdoms and to ensure that they do talk and work with each other where needed.

Simon Harley said...

If a candidate for National Chairman runs on such a radical platform then that is in effect a referendum. And I bet they'd be defeated as well. And I rather doubt Millbank would be too happy at losing central control, and they would just squash such a notion.

Matthew Robinson said...

While I agree with your overall sentiment of ensuring campaign co-ordination happens at a regional level, it should be noted that this is mostly the case right now.

Having served both two terms as a Regional Chairman, and serving a second currently on the National Executive, I must emphasise that both RC and NE roles complement each other. It is essential in a political environment to have both a regional and national perspective/framework, without both the organisation would be adrift and without direction.

Keep speaking up though, rigorous debate and respectful discussion helps grow Conservative Future.

Matthew

Matthew Wilson said...

I thank you all for your contribution to the article and people who is yet to contribute. As Matt said that we do need to start debating and discussion radical ideas and polices that makes CF unique to any other youth political organisation and also give us a opportunity as the future of the party to nurture a new and fresh politics.

I hope to carry on with these type of articles and any response is welcome here and on my twitter @wilson_matty

A Concerned CFer said...

Positions there to inflate egos? God yes. I think you're onto something here.

Lord Cucan said...

Why not just abolish CF?

Anonymous said...

What a dreadfully written article.

He should read up on how to use semi-colons and commas, for starters.

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