Wednesday, 27 February 2013

EXCLUSIVE: Matt Robinson stands down from Tory Youth Leadership race.



In a sensational twist in the Tory Youth election, Matt Robinson has stood down from the race to become the next Conservative Future National Chairman, tbg can reveal.

Matt hit the ground running with a well thought out and principled plan for Conservative Future, he must be commended for his energetic efforts by his peers, he is an asset to the Tory Party.

Matt Robinson said - "Unfortunately due to increasing professional commitments I have withdrawn my candidacy for Conservative Future National Chairman with immediate effect.

"I would like to thank all those who have supported my campaign, and I wish all candidates the best in the forthcoming election."


Matt Robisnon's commitment to Conservative Future & the Tory Party is not thought to be in doubt after his decision to step aside. After lagging in recent polls the campaign also battled with questions over its email lists.

CF National Chairman candidate Oliver Cooper commented earlier today - "I would refuse to use the data if I did have access to it. It's been suggested that the other candidates should be allowed to use the same database. However, a second illegal abuse of members' personal information doesn't make up for abusing it in the first place. Two wrongs don't make a right."

"If we want to restore the trust of CF members, candidates have to be level with them, not just make it level between themselves. Because if the members lose, no candidate wins."


tbg wishes Matt well in his future endeavors.

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh damn! Who does this benefit? Holmes or Cooper?

Home Counties said...

This could benefit Deighton, he's known in the regions where Robinson is strong and he polled as many people's second choice.

Anonymous said...

Oh. Looks like it's Holmes for me then. Never Cooper.

Anonymous said...

Holmes is now the #SaveCF candidate.

Anonymous said...

The anti-Cooper vote will now coalesce around Holmes. The money's on him now.

Anonymous said...

No people. Only Cooper. A piece of wood would be better than Holmes.

Anonymous said...

A real shame to hear that. He was a good candidate.

That said, I'll now be backing Paul Holmes.

Anonymous said...

HOLMES IS NOW THE SAVIOUR. VOTE HOLMES

Anonymous said...

I'm switching to Deighton. #TheKingInTheNorth

Anonymous said...

Sorry to ask a strange question: do any of these people have political beliefs that differentiate them from each other?

Anonymous said...

10:27 Yes they do. Cooper is a libertarian/classical liberal which definitely differentiates his politics. As for the others? Holmes is a cchq Cameroon wet so far as I can gather and I am less clear on Deighton's stance.

Anonymous said...

now that robinson has done the
honerable thing is cooper going
to do the same after being
bankrolled throughout his campaign
after losing his job

Anonymous said...

11:06 What new nonsense is this?! Oli has a job - he has presumably taken a load of annual leave.

Robert Winfield's Lovechild said...

Deighton's the only sensible candidate.
Cooper would be a laugh riot.

Anonymous said...

@11.33 Deighton can't win, only Holmes can.

Anonymous said...

Who is bankrolling Cooper?

Iain said...

@10:55 and 10:27 anonymi - Deighton is well known to be a classic old-school Thatcherite. So you've got a libertarian, a Thatcherite, and a Cameroonie, which actually probably does cover most bases in CF.

A Voice from Europe said...

Sounds more like he jumped before he was pushed...

A Voice from Europe said...

Sounds like he's jumped before he was pushed...

Anonymous said...

11:06 What new nonsense is this?! Oli has a job - he has presumably taken a load of annual leave.

Oli hasnt got a job - he was fired about a week ago

Daniel said...

well now he's not running he can man up and back the best candidates not ones on his slate! Go #TeamJasmine

Anonymous said...

Cooper is beyond a joke as a candidate he's incredibly obnoxious and all he's interested in is pro-longing that 'university partying' life style. He's been sacked from his job so he can gallivant around the country while the other candidates are actually able to stay in control of their campaigns and hold down a job. Disgraceful!

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