Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Holmes slams Tory Youth ballot as 'Not good enough'.


Holmes makes electoral reform top priority

There's much confusion this week as it becomes more apparent some Tory Youth Wing members are yet to receive a ballot for the organisations' national elections which opened on Monday. Conservative Future Chairman Candidate Paul Holmes has spoken up for the Tory Youth brigade today and slammed CF electoral functions as - "Simply not good enough".

It's a remarkable state of affairs when political party members receive unsolicited campaign material in their inbox or a form asking to donate some cash, but no ballot's at election time.

Holmes has released a sharp statement declaring electoral reform will be top priority through his transparency and accountability agenda.

"We have consistently argued the need for a two-way relationship between CF and CCHQ. In short, we put something in, to get something out. This starts with getting ballot papers to every single member. It simply isn’t good enough that members have had to investigate it themselves.

"There has clearly been a breakdown in communication between CCHQ and the associations, as we have discovered when members contact both to resolve their absentee ballots. Neither is the wiser to what has happened and that is why we have taken this to the top.

"There are a lot of disappointed members taking to the airwaves, which isn’t good for morale or reputation. We must keep hammering this point home, to ensure the issue is resolved before the 25 March deadline and then look at this again in the immediate aftermath."


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17 comments:

Anonymous said...

finally some commonsense thinking from one of the candidates

Anonymous said...

He's got my vote - if I get a ballot email that is

Simon Harley said...

Just to be clear I railed against this on Monday as it was already apparent this vote was going to be a mess.

http://voteharley.com/2013/03/11/a-democratic-deficit/

Vote Harley to help make sure it doesn't happen again.

Anonymous said...

This guy needs to win.

Got my vote... if I get a ballot.

Anonymous said...

No shit sherlock... Half the candidates haven't got ballots.

It is not just Holmes who is moaning though. Harley and Cooper have been flagging this since Monday on twitter. Pretty much all of the candidates have been flagging it up so it is not entirely fair for him to use it as a campaigning point.

Anonymous said...

Yes, its so unfair that the candidate for cf chairman promises to sort out the orgaisations democracy...

Anonymous said...

Find me a candidate that isn't promising that.

Simon Harley said...

The last chairman did such a good job ...

Anonymous said...

finally someone speaks up

Anonymous said...

Why are you not posting any blogposts on the fierce membership fight? I heard great gossip today! Saw #teamjasmine walking down the road with Ned AND Yazdan. She clearly can't make her mind up as to which CF boy she is with! Richard Allen #teamjasmine is clearly not yours... Just as well you joined SJ's camp!

Anonymous said...

"finally somebody speaks up"

Tosh. They have all been speaking up since Monday. Every CFer on Twitter has been shouting about it.

Anonymous said...

I heard #teamjasmine was dating Shayan? They were at sports and social together this evening!

Anonymous said...

good man

Anonymous said...

Good for him. All the advice on getting your association to contact CCHQ - mine did in January, still the details weren't sorted.

Anonymous said...

radical reform required!

Anonymous said...

Paul, I hope you get to sort this mess out for us.

Anonymous said...

Someone correct me if I'm wrong but this is what I understood. In December CCHQ were suppose to send out email to all they knew to confirm peoples ballots. If you didn't receive you were suppose to email CCHQ to confirm in which I did because I didn't recieve. I didn't recieve a ballot on Monday to then only find out I was not registered as a member at CCHQ but am registered locally. I join in the frustration of fellow colleagues

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