Monday, 27 September 2010

Hilley's concern as polls close.


Polls have closed for the Conservative Future national election this afternoon. The count will begin at 5pm and results will begin to roll in shortly after.

Deputy Membership Chair' candidate, Clare Hilley, has shown early signs of concern as many of her supporters did not receive ballot papers. Hilley stated: "Even if I am not successful tonight I would like to thank everyone for supporting me. I have had a great month meeting and speaking to members across the country."

It seems many CF members up and down the country didn't get a ballot, and were unable to cast their vote. One source told tBg: "We're worried that this disastrous state of affairs could let Cooper in the back door."

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

The ballot situation is a joke, it does call into question any result which is decided by a hand full of votes.

But that's CF, the lucky ones lose and don't have to put up with everything that goes with it.

Anonymous said...

The regionals will be interesting, speaking to Candidates significant numbers of branches got no votes, which could mean the winning number of votes is a total joke.

Anonymous said...

Good luck to all Candidates. It's a shame that these elections have been a farce from start to end, late announcement, short nomination period and very poor ballot system, coupled with the Universities being out of term time it has been a crap process.

That has been broadly reflected in the Candidates who have run and how much campaigning their has been. The National Exec must have had the lowest amount of campaigning in living memory. In reality when CF goes to the polls only one candidate has done anything in terms of National Chairman elections.

Overall this election highlights all the problems of CF, the lack of organisation, a totally disengaged membership and CCHQ not giving a toss. CF needs to break the cycle of poor leadership, but sadly it won't do that with elections like these. Who ever gets elected ask yourself, who many members wanted them? In percentage terms it will be tiny.

Good people don't run because of the lack of structure and plan for the organisation and for as long as that's the case CF execs will remain a joke.

Anonymous said...

CF has in recent years lost all purpose, it's now just a "Brand name" and little more. How does CF set itself apart from the main party? Well it does not. So let's be realistic, it exists like a giant Constituency office, few engaged members, a website and some shouting.

Frankly if the Party want to get "Youth Engagement" off the ground then they need to scrap or invest in CF. Just remember that under YC less than 20 years ago each region was much bigger than the whole of the national membership is now. That says it all.

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