The Tory party is at is strongest when it is in tune with the hopes and aspirations of Britain's hard-working, law-abiding majority, and when it governs through clear Conservative principles.
No country has left the E.U. since Greenland in 1985 and no one believes that delivering what the people voted for will be a walk in the park, so it's important that the person ultimately chosen by the party membership is tried and tested, capable of making tough decisions and can lead a team negotiating with E.U. institutions.
One of the things that is great about this country is that we're a meritocracy. Aspirational, hard-working people who want to come here - and who have the talent and skills to contribute to our economy and society - are very welcome.
As a nation, we face a choice. With parts of the world on fire, can we ignore the despair beyond our borders? Or do we use our global influence and leadership to confront these challenges head-on?
With a true Brexiteer at the helm, Parliament will have to start reflecting public opinion rather than flying in the face of it.
The challenges of delivering more housing so people can enjoy the benefits of home ownership and improving standards and choice in public services can also be met with a strong Conservative policy agenda.
We have legislated to protect the public from tax rises and guarantee incomes for pensioners, so enshrining in law more protections for consumers, commuters and investors is possible. Enshrining these rights into law would mean that any future government which wanted to reverse this would have to go through the primary legislative process.
For too long, our nation has relied on low interest rates rather than undertaking the necessary long term necessary economic reforms.
In a world of serious threats to the U.K. and to global stability, where we see violence and conflict pulling people back into poverty, international terrorism, migration crises, children dying from preventable diseases and global environmental concerns on the rise, Britain's leadership on the world stage is more important than ever.
Too many communities are living in fear as violent crime rises. So we need to reform our justice system to keep our streets safe and protect the law-abiding majority. That means putting an end to soft sentences and punishing offenders by keeping them behind bars so that the public can be protected and the offenders can be rehabilitated.
Conservatives in Government must make the case that lowering the tax burden boosts economic growth and leads to an increase in tax revenues.
Magna Carta and the Civil War were about the power to tax.
We all have legitimate concerns over the way our personal data is used and stored and it is right that there are protections to stop the theft and manipulation of our private information.
When it's well managed, migration works in the national interest, for our communities, economy and country.
The countries that succeed will be those that are nimble and able to use their human capital to take advantage of opportunities as they arise.
Crime and violence are a threat to the freedom and liberty people should enjoy and to our orderly way of life.
The truth is that the E.U. constrains us in all manner of ways and throws reams of red tape around British businesses.
As we exit the E.U. and reassert ourselves as a great global trading nation, we have a unique opportunity to redefine our relationship with Africa.
Budgets can make or break reputations and governments.
Finding out whether I had made the grades for my first choice university course or whether I needed to rethink my future was terrifying.