Tuesday, 24 February 2009
National Exellence Awards
Tonight I had the privilege of attending the National Excellence Awards for the Conservative Party, organised by the fabulous Emma Pidding. This is the time of year when Conservative activists around the country are recognised by the Party. The awards were handed out by David Cameron MP.
In particular it is heartening to meet the Long Service Winners, who between them had given 910 years of service to the Party without having held elected office. Fantastic men and women who deeply care about our Party, and the difference we can make. It was pretty humbling.
The event was a fabulous success, and supported by many in the Shadow Cabinet: Party Chairman, Eric Pickles; Shadow Chancellor, George Osborne; and Shadow Home Secretary, Dominic Grieve; amongst others.
I was particularly pleased to see entries from Hertfordshire CF, and City of Liverpool CF, who have done fantastically well on behalf of the youth of the party.