One of the few traditional Conservatives to have served on the Tory front bench under Cameron, Paterson was Secretary of State for Northern Ireland before being promoted to the more high profile role of Secretary of State for Defra.

Candidate of the day

Owen Paterson

One day to go and Sir John Major has weighed in. “Labour divides to rule. To win votes they will turn rich against poor; north against south; worker against boss." We hope we don't wake up with them on Friday.

Hero of the day

Sir John Major

Another awful Labour woman. The fact Ed Miliband’s carved his pledges in stone doesn't mean he might not break them, campaign chief Lucy Powell has said.

Villain of the day

Lucy Powell



Back marriage. Restore grammar schools. Leave the EU.

Laura Perrins

Laura Perrins

Laura is Co-Editor of The Conservative Woman
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Laura Perrins: Blair’s house price boom cost us a lot of children

So did things really get any better? I’m just wondering. When Tony Blair was elected in 1997 the TV clips tell me that one of the songs played was “things can only get better.” The campaign was built around this message; it was uplifting, it was inspiring, people wanted to be part of such a […]


Laura Perrins: The right to bear arms protects Americans against an over-mighty State

(Warning: This blog is only relevant to those who are watching the Handmaid’s Tale. I assume you know the story.) Those of you who follow me on Twitter will know I have a love-hate relationship with the new series of The Handmaid’s Tale, currently showing on Sunday nights on Channel 4. I love to watch […]


Laura Perrins: People should feel ashamed they voted for Corbyn

Why are you sitting so comfortably? Why are you so calm? Do you not realise what occurred at the last election, where the voting majority of those under 40 thought having Jeremy Corbyn as Prime Minister would be a great idea? “Labour did not just win a majority of 18 to 21-year-olds. It won a […]


Laura Perrins: The Tories must not surrender to student temper tantrums

Is there anyone alive out there willing and able enough to save the Conservative Party from itself? As the electoral post-mortem continues a dangerous momentum is building that says, perhaps the party should just throw the towel in and go full socialist. Let’s bust the pay cap for public sector workers! Let’s abolish tuition fees […]


Laura Perrins: The reality party always crushes the deluded Left

I don’t want to get all hoity-toity here with my high-falutin language and all but is it just me or has the level of political debate taken a real nosedive in the last few months? When was the last time you heard a debate on policy that did not consist of insults, soundbites and slogans? […]


Laura Perrins: Bullying Ofsted insists little girls study transgenderism

Do you remember the scheme to introduce British Values into schools? It was some sort of government driven claptrap designed to stop secular state schools from being hijacked by Islamic extremists and to mitigate against the possibility that we are going to be blown up by said extremists. We warned at the time this was […]