Publications

Would a Conservative Government need Local Government?

02.14.09 | Permalink |

Christina edited and contributed to the latest Solace Foundation pamphlet on the Conservative Party’s attitude to local government.

Articles

Leadership: Maybe it is Rocket Science

02.14.09 | Permalink |

An article which Christina wrote for January 2009’s Councillor Magazine on political leadership.

Publications

Leadership Essays

09.25.08 | Permalink |

Christina has joined again with Jo Silvester to contribute to a book essays produced by the IDeA and the Leadership Centre. Other contributors include Cllr Margaret Eaton, Chairman of the LGA, Ben Page of Ipsos Mori, Cllr Richard Kemp, Leader of the Liberal Democrats LGA group, and Mayor of New York Michael Bloomberg. You can […]

Articles

Christina’s Nerine

06.06.08 | Permalink |

HOT PRESS Christina is thrilled that a beautiful pink nerine has been named after her. You can see Christina Dykes in all her glory, below: Christina Dykes is pink and bounteous – she will be flowering again later this year.

Articles, Publications

Whitehall Know Your Place

05.16.08 | Permalink |

Christina wrote an article for LondonSays, a London-focussed think-tank, discussing the Mayor’s role in Community Cohesion. The publication The Alternative Manifesto drew together policy suggestions from experts in their fields. You can download the entire pamphlet here (pdf download), or read Christina’s article below: —- Whitehall Know Your Place To mention a few: from the […]

Articles

Tories: Speak the Party’s Language

04.03.08 | Permalink |

You can download Christina’s article, published in the Local Government Chronicle, here. (pdf file)

Articles

The Value of Language

03.31.08 | Permalink |

Mahatma Ghandi knew a thing or two about winning an argument. Just 2 years after returning to India to champion the rights of Indian independence he told his audience at Benares “our languages (are) the reflection of ourselves”. His point was that India could not realise her freedom if the Indian people “devoted precious years […]

Articles

Conservatism & Local Government

12.07.07 | Permalink |

When I was asked in 2006 by the Leadership Centre for Local Government to set up a leadership course for the most talented of Conservative councillors, my aim was and still is, to counter the image of Conservatism in local government that had formed in my own mind. It is a picture, note – not […]

Articles

Conservatism, Change and Local Governance Review

11.23.07 | Permalink |

From Public Management and Policy Association, November 2007. ‘This is an important document… it marks the start of the process of stating the arguments for the central right in local government’ so said Eric Pickles MP Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government at the launch of the Solace Foundation Imprint’s (SFI) October […]

Articles, Publications

The Politics of Coaching

11.23.07 | Permalink |

Christina recently wrote a comment piece for the November 2007 issue of the Local Government Times. Her article is reprinted in full below: Put ‘political coaching’ into Google and the majority of entries refer to it as a generic term which has nothing to do with the world of politics. Not surprisingly the concept of […]

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