Wednesday, 20 August 2014
Charlotte Kude (left) and Luke Springthorpe (right)
LONDON Conservative Future (CF) hustings brought a rousing rabble of Tory Youth members to Walkers of Whitehall last night to see London CF Chairman candidates Charlotte Kude and Luke Springthorpe battle it out amongst the flowing gin, vodka and brown ale, TBG can reveal.
Punches were thrown between candidates when each of them interrupted one and other during the Q&A session chaired by the interim London CF chairman Thomas Borwick.
When both asked about their involvement in other political/charity organisations, sources say Luke decided not to mention his involvement in the controversial Bow Group, despite a baying crowd shouting "what about Bow Group". One CF'er told TBG, "it was rather awkward."
Both contestants were also asked "how many CF branches there are in London", to which neither knew the answer.
But the loudest moment of the event seemed to take place when Kude said she's a eurosceptic and Luke said he was not. With an audience that included right-wing journo's, Springthorpe's answer apparently "could have been better", according to sources.
Outgoing CF National Chairman Oliver Cooper also made a speech afterwards, which was probably his last speech ever as Leader of the UK's largest youth movement.
What an absolute cheek of Red Ed Miliband's Labour Party and their financial backers in the trades union movement to complain about pending train fare increases.
The very system used to calculate fare rises was introduced by the last Labour Government and it has been the same with the exception of last year every since.
The difference between Labour and the Conservatives is because inflation remains low, fare rises are kept to a minimum.
What's more, because the Government's Long Term Economic Plan is working inflation remains low, the economy is growing and unemployment continues to fall.
I remember all too well the days when there were over one million young people unemployed. Do readers want a return to these days? I think not!
Which is why I say stick with a growing economy, stick with falling unemployment, stick with falling inflation by sticking with Cameron's Conservatives.
Tuesday, 19 August 2014
ANOTHER Conservative Future (CF) national election has become embroiled in a ballot-gate scandal as hardworking activists and even branch Chairmen failed to receive correct ballot papers, or none at all, for internal Party elections, TBG can reveal.
TBG has been inundated with complaints about Conservative Campaign HQ (CCHQ) CF National Election operation, previous elections have caused similar outrage from members & activists.
Former CF National Deputy Sarah-Jane Sewell spoke out about the regularly occurring "balls-up" by the governing party - "Congratulations to the Conservative Party for well and truly ballsing up the ballot papers for the CF elections. People receiving ballots for the wrong region, people not receiving ballots at all. It's beyond a joke."
President of London School of Economics Conservative Society and self-proclaimed "MP's bag carrier", Josh Hitches, didn't receive a ballot for London so he contacted CCHQ only to be told that "nothing can be done", which he says is "absurd".
Other Tories who contacted TBG that failed to receive correct ballots or any ballot at all include 2 London branch chairmen, and several activists.
This might be the tip of the iceberg. One source told TBG - "Apparently it's very widespread, I know a London CF exec committee member who can't vote at all in the election! Some people have been awarded two votes, it's an absolute farce. Worst of all one of the candidates is also working at CCHQ on the very election she's running in."
CONSERVATIVE FUTURE (CF) National Chairman Oliver Cooper has sensationally urged members to vote Alexandra Paterson for National CF Chairman and annunced he voted Charlotte Kude for London CF Chairman, whilst lavishing them with praise, TBG can reveal.
Cooper told CF members - "I've known Alex for seven years, having got her interested in politics; I've seen the hard work that Alex has done with organising RoadTrip2015 and urge everyone to vote for her.
"Charlotte is one of the most approachable people I know, going to every event she can and talking to every member. Her work ethic has taken her to innumerable campaign days across the country - both with RoadTrip and at her own endeavour - and we need every ounce of that effort to turn London blue. She has been a fantastic ambassador for CF and would make a great chairman of London CF."
In stark contrast former National Executive Deputy Chairman Sarah-Jane Sewell, who recently resigned over abhorrent treatment, announced that she voted Jacob Wilkinson for CF National Chairman and Luke Springthorpe for London CF Chairman.
The two Tory Youth heavyweights seem to have never seen eye-to-eye in an ongoing feud that will rumble on and on.
Monday, 18 August 2014
ELIZABETH ANDERSON has surged with a final push at gaining votes for her bid to become Conservative Future (CF) Best Practice Officer (BPO), as internal Tory Party voting begins, telling TBG, "my priority is on creating a strong and supportive locally-driven branch focus."
Anderson says she wants, "to give the BPO role a real focus, rather than being an add-on. This includes a glitzy awards ceremony, how-to guides gathering the best advice from around the whole country and getting processes right at the centre."
Anderson's manifesto can be viewed here.
"I have experience from across the CF hierarchy, as well as from a number of other positions both through employment and volunteering. I feel I can bring a lot to this role" - added Elizabeth.
LONDON CONSERVATIVE FUTURE (CF) Chairman candidate Luke Springthorpe has sensationally landed the support of four London Area CF Chairmen, describing Luke as having "unique qualities" to lead London CF, TBG can reveal.
Andreas Nicolaides, Ben Green, Elizabeth Anderson and Louise Nathanson say that Springthorpe's "unique qualities" extend to, "having life and career experience combined with his long service to London Conservative Future".
The influential London Area Chair's also cite Lukes organisational skills with regards to, "a number of fun events such as a huge regional conference, trips to Brussels, BBQ’s, dinners and debates and having been instrumental in the formation and organisation of the first TubeTrip 2015 action day."
The race for the top job in London is on full burn as of late after Maxwell Woodger dropped out of the race and backed Luke's rival Charlotte Kude.
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