Well, at this point, the dust is starting to settle on the election. I've been alternately working on my sleep and my grog deficits for the last 3 days, and I finally feel I've regained enough manna to do some retrospection. The experience of running this election was kind of like being hit by a train; I don't know what I was expecting, but it wasn't quite that.
At times I almost lost all faith in myself, all faith in the campaign and all faith in the party, but eventually we came through. Looking back, it's no wonder really; things were not really stacked in our favour, but ultimately, as things started to fall into place, it became something to enjoy and to really be proud of; I reconnected completely with all of the reasons that made me start this journey. During the last 12 weeks, we ran some excellent events, I met a lot of new people, I gave some pretty darn good speeches (even if I say so myself!), and we brought our message to millions of people, with an overwhelmingly positive response.
The Queen has set out the proposed legislation by the first Conservative majority government for nearly twenty years.
Attempts to scrap the Human Rights Act (HRA) and replace it with a British Bill of rights have been delayed, breaking David Cameron's promise that this would happen in the first 100 days of the new parliament. Removing the HRA has run in to problems of opposition within the Conservative party and because it is written into devolution deals.
Measures to combat extremism, a new law on communications data, and changing the ability to strike were announced....