Saturday, 2 February 2013

Holmes in poll landslide at Tory Youth election hustings.


Mole Valley, Epsom and Ewell CF are now backing Holmes

Paul Holmes has sensationally come out on top in last nights first Tory Youth hustings event for its upcoming election.

Mole Valley, Epsom and Ewell CF (MVEECF) hustings say three candidates for Tory Youth National Leader made it to Epsom to take part - Holmes, Cooper and Robinson.

Chairman of the Conservative Women’s Organisation Julie Iles chaired the panel, questions were both pre-selected and from the floor.

After the hour and a half question time session a poll was taken, the results were:

HOLMES 53%
ROBINSON 35%
COOPER 12%



Holmes dominated the hustings event and looked ready to lead. The MVEECF Committee, including Chairman Ross Butcher, Deputy Chair' (membership) Fiona Drummond, Deputy Chair' (political) Helen Davies and Finance Officer Alex Buchanan, unanimously decided to back Paul Holmes for National Chairman.

After the event Holmes said - "I congratulate MVEECF on organising this, the first national event, in such a short space of time and welcome the endorsement.

Hopefully the ideas put forward by Charlotte and I to: offer a mentor initiative with MPs and leading Conservative think tanks, launch a Social Outreach Programme to counter negative perceptions and secure better networking and debating opportunities at Conservative Party Conference, are resonating with the Conservative Future grassroots."


6 comments:

Rory said...

Since when does 53% constitute a 'landslide'?

The MVEECF committee were very quick to back Holmes, quite clear the branch had already made its decision pre-hustings who to vote for/endorse.

Anonymous said...

Let's look at the raw data.

17 votes cast after the hustings.

Holmes - 9
Robinson - 6
Cooper - 2

Anonymous said...

@Rory:

They had a whole hustings to base their decision on and presumably a few people on their exec. Precisely how long do you think such a decision ought to have taken?

Anonymous said...

Holmes is London-centric, so of course he'll win this particular vote. Robinson has support across the country though. Hope to God Matt wins. Other 3 are awful.

Anonymous said...

If Matt wins he'll destroy CF. The insulting #SaveCF hashtag is insulting as he'd the one whose team is bullying, forcing, smearing and even resulting to racist tactics. He should get his act under control if he's not as a nasty bas***d as the rest of them.

Jade said...

Agreed. Matt's ideology and skillset lend to him being a more universal representative.

@Anonymous at 10.25pm Feb 2nd:
The other three are awful? I think you mean the other 2 as this is clearly a 3 horse race (with one horse and two ponys)

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