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Francis Maude Quotes & Quotations
Francis Maude
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  • 1
    I feel fantastically excited that we have a leader who fought for the leadership without compromising his quite challenging view that the party has to change. Francis-MaudeFrancis Maude
  • 2
    I grew up in this party, I'm proud of it, and I love it. I just hate the fact that we don't win; that we can't serve our country in Government. Francis-MaudeFrancis Maude
  • 3
    If we do what we think is right, not try to point-score, people will begin to trust us. Francis-MaudeFrancis Maude
  • 4
    If we want to change what people think of us, then we have got to change. Francis-MaudeFrancis Maude
  • 5
    If you draw a line through Birmingham we lost support above that line and we lost support among voters under 35 so we are now third in that group. Francis-MaudeFrancis Maude
  • 6
    It is simply the view, and a view I think shared by most members of the party, that it is very difficult to have a leader that does not command the support of the parliamentary party. Francis-MaudeFrancis Maude
  • 7
    Our members are very much maligned. Obviously the average age is 60 something, but they all have children and grandchildren, they understand what we need to do, they want to win. Francis-MaudeFrancis Maude
  • 8
    Our party believes in diversity, not uniformity. Francis-MaudeFrancis Maude
  • 9
    Our party's committed to tackling failing schools and cutting crime. Francis-MaudeFrancis Maude
  • 10
    Our share of the vote overall rose by less than 1 per cent - yes, that's right: less than 1 per cent. Francis-MaudeFrancis Maude
  • 11
    So our problem is not Labour, it is us, is making us attractive enough to gain disillusioned Labour support and to compete effectively with the Lib Dems for those loose votes. Francis-MaudeFrancis Maude
  • 12
    The party at its best has always been a modern party. Francis-MaudeFrancis Maude
  • 13
    The problem we have is not Labour, in however it is configured. Francis-MaudeFrancis Maude
  • 14
    We need to show that we know and understand and can reflect today's Britain. Today we don't. Francis-MaudeFrancis Maude
  • 15
    We said in our 21st Century Party paper there are 61 mosaic groups, which the market research people use as different socio-economic categories and half of our members come from just five of those groups and that is very narrow - too narrow. Francis-MaudeFrancis Maude
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    We should be the natural home for people in our cities. But we're not. Because too often we've sounded as if we're just a countryside party. Francis-MaudeFrancis Maude
  • 17
    We should be the natural home for young mothers. But we're not. Because too often we sound like people who think the only good mother is a married mother. Francis-MaudeFrancis Maude
  • 18
    We should be the natural home for younger voters. But today we're not. Because too often we sound like people who just don't like contemporary Britain. Francis-MaudeFrancis Maude
  • 19
    Well we've seen the amount of money that people save in this country falling, and dramatically, by as much as a quarter already. Francis-MaudeFrancis Maude