Inside Cameron’s Conservatives


Christina was listed in Conservative Intelligence book Inside Cameron’s Conservatives (edited by Tim Montgomerie and Jonathan Isaby) in the category of key to Leading Shadow Cabinet members advisers.
The thumbnail sketch was:


  • Special adviser to Dominic Grieve QC MP on community cohesion since 2003, Lead Conservative Special Adviser of the Leadership Centre for Local Government and Political Consultant to the Local Government Association.
  • An acknowledged commentator on diversity and community cohesion she now specialises in developing local government leaders.
  • She directed the Listening to Britain exercise in the late 1990s and later became the Conservative Party’s Director of Candidates.  She was the first Conservative special adviser for Community Cohesion.
  • She is a qualified political coach and qualified practitioner of psychometric profiling.  Working with Professor Jo Silvester she has published academic papers and numerous articles on developing political leadership. Dykes and Silvester have recently begun a new project on professional development for Conservative Members of Parliament.
  • She has recently been appointed a visiting senior fellow at City University.