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
All posts by Laura Perrins

Laura Perrins: It is not Tim Farron’s private beliefs that bother me

Gosh this Tim Farron gay sex issue is a real humdinger, is it not? It has been a true eye-opener to us all, and exposes just how nasty some so called liberals can be. The definition of liberalism is hotly disputed. There are the classic liberals or libertarians and there are the lefty liberals, but […]


Laura Perrins: Panic over depressed girls is a smokescreen for more family meddling

The Sunday Times seem to have their knickers in a knot over the kiddies. Goodness the whole paper was choc-a-bloc with dire stories about the wave of depression that our teenagers – particularly our teenage girls – are wallowing in. We are told, “a global survey will show British teenagers have a worse sense of […]


Laura Perrins: Lefties who can’t abide elections should try North Korea

Now we know what really annoys the lefties. Now we understand what keeps them wake at night, reaching for their comfort blankets and clutching their stuffed teddy: elections. In the wake of Theresa May calling a general election the lefties are losing their minds. It seems that democracy is just too hot for them to […]


Laura Perrins: ‘Improving’ social mobility is cover for another State power grab

For the love of sweet God, can everybody please shut up about wanting to improve social mobility? Whenever I turn on the radio or the TV there is some politician – either Conservative or Labour – banging on about how this or that policy must be implemented because it will ‘improve social mobility.’ When did […]


Laura Perrins: The trans-agenda is worthy of a fascist state and must be stopped

Watching Belinda Brown on Sunday’s The Big Questions was frightening, and well done to Belinda on taking on the trans-fascists. Let’s be very clear that this is not just a question of ‘imposing one’s view on another person.’ Asking someone i.e Belinda to refer to a woman as he or they is asking that person […]


Laura Perrins: Not every ‘offended’ young woman runs to the lawyers

Writing for the Daily Mail today, co-editor Laura Perrins has written her response to #Moyesgate. “Vicki Sparks, the 29-year-old BBC reporter who was threatened with a ‘slap’ by a boorish football manager after asking him a challenging question, is my kind of woman. “She dealt with a difficult situation in the workplace with grace, humour […]