Thursday, 24 May 2007

Tooting Campaign Day Success

On Saturday a large number of CF activists turned out to support CF Chairman, Mark Clarke, in his role as PPC for Tooting. We delivered crime surveys to local residents, a hot topic in the local area.

Matt Richardson organised the campaign day, and Karen Allen and myself from the CF Exec attended, as well as a number of new members at their first campaign day. Particularly good to see were the number of people who had come to the CF Women's Training Day, who are now coming into their own in the Association and gaining confidence at each event.

The Association were incredibly welcoming, and had a fleet of drivers to move us effectively around the constituency.

Look out for details of the next campaign day coming soon.

Monday, 14 May 2007

Tooting - 19th May

Just a quick post to say that the next CF campaign day is for our current CF Chairman, in Tooting. For further details, drop me a line.

See you on 19th. We hope!

Monday, 7 May 2007


.. to all successful Conservative candidates in the recent elections.

My particular congratulations to our new CF aged Councillors, and particularly to my former colleague from last year's executive, Jonathon Ash-Edwards.

Best of luck to all of you.

Thursday, 3 May 2007

Local Elections

As everyone knows tonight or rather tomorrow we shall see how well th Conservatives will do. There are many CF members who are standing as council candidates, including in a number of winnable seats.

CF members were out in force at Charing Cross station tonight delivering leaflets to commuters to remind them to vote when getting back home. I also know that huge numbers of CF members have been campaigning incredibly hard across the country for well deserved results for the Party in these elections.

Conservative Home is doing a fantastic election special, and all the results will be up there. There is also a good piece on 18 year old candidates in the CF diary section.

Tuesday, 1 May 2007

Help the Whales

It was announced yesterday that Lord Ashcroft has commissioned an unprecedented television advertising campaign which he hopes will persuade the inhabitants of six small Caribbean nations not to back Japanese-inspired plans to overturn the ban on commercial whale hunting.

Ashcroft has devised and funded the US$500,000 campaign - Tell Japan We'll Keep The Ban - which will be shown in each of the six islands whose votes he hopes to gain in favour of sustaining the current whaling ban. The vote takes place at the International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting which begins in Anchorage, Alaska at the end of May.

The six islands are Antigua & Barbuda; Dominica; Grenada; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent & the Grenadines. I wish Lord Ashcroft the best of luck with his campaign.