Friday, 21 June 2013

EXCLUSIVE: Robinson is Back in Sparkling Tory Youth Role.



IN A SENSATIONAL TWIST of events, former contender for Tory Youth National Chairman & big hitter, Matt Robinson, has returned to frontline politics as the newly created Conservative Future (CF) International Officer.

Having stepped aside during what must have been the most hotly contested race in recent years, Robinson is back, back for good.

Readers will recall that Matt Robinson, Rob Manning, Sarah-Jane Sewell and Ben Corbridge ran a four-person slate. The latter three won their heats, but this now completes the set, albeit under different circumstances.

Other known Robinson supporters, who have been elected to the junior CF Strategy Team, include right-hand man Luke Springthorpe (Conferences Officer) and Jamie Williams (Social Action Officer).

Richard Holloway, who originally came out for Robinson but switched his support to Holmes, is now training and skills officer.

Jack Matthews remains as NUS officer while there’s promotions for Andrew Scott-Taggart (policy forum), Joe Markham (postgraduates – replacing the controversial Dan Valentine) and Miranda Jupp (universities).

Michael Bull will do a sterling job with his young professionals brief.

However, there’s some light at the end of the tunnel for Cooper, as ally Jonny Cope takes up the all-important communications role.

It’s difficult to assess how ‘delighted’ Mr Cooper really is with the news as we haven’t heard from him directly since the election. However tbg has been contacted by deeply concerned CF'ers with news that a representative of CF Women has yet to be decided on.

Cooper had come under intense pressure not to scrap the role but today’s statement will not appease the strong female base.

In a statement Cooper said - "I’m convinced [this group is] capable of putting into effect the programmes that Conservative Future needs to make our organisation bigger and better than ever."

Earlier this week Cooper was apparently widely criticised at a Conservative Policy Forum meeting, held at CCHQ, for his absenteeism.

tbg has heard ponders from CF'ers as to how Holmes’ first one hundred days would have compared with Cooper’s relatively slow start. One young Tory member pointed out today - "He doesn’t even have a profile on the main website! What is he hiding?"

A source familiar with the situation claims Holmes, who polled a very healthy second place, was not approached about a position as this would have undermined Cooper even further.

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

"there’s some light at the end of the tunnel for Cooper" lolz. poor coops

Anonymous said...

he's hiding his expenses, employment status and true feelings about cf women

Anonymous said...

I think it's safe to say things would have been very different under Holmes. Like, he would have done stuff. Where is this Cooper?

Anonymous said...

oh not this again. can someone please tell me who the hell is oli cooper? anyone?? nope. go matt!

Anonymous said...

Where is Holmes, they need to use him, he is hot.

Anonymous said...

Holmes is Hot,
Robinson is Hot,
Springthorpe is Hot,
TBG is Hot,
Cooper is Not.

Anonymous said...

Did anything ever come from the whole "how did he get access to the CF mailing list?" debacle or has Manning and his cronies swept that under the rug?

Anonymous said...

Bring back Howe!

Anonymous said...

@5.35 jsj - nobody cares. coops doesn't care. we don't care. get over it love

Anonymous said...

So this makes Matt Robinson the de facto Chairman now? Will he run next time?

Anonymous said...

What kind of message does all this send out about CF? Anyone can reach the top. So long as you are best friends with Robinson and part of his close knit clique.

It's worse than call me Dave's chumocracy!

Anonymous said...

Good luck Cooper. I hope you've got your stab proofs on, cos you'll need them

Claire Perry's Browser History said...

There once was a group called the slate,
Who abandoned the party for hate,
They went with Red Robbo,
For the promise of a jobbo,
Leading CF to an uncertain fate.

Anonymous said...

Markham? Loon.

Priti Patel's BDSM Night said...

Matthew Robinson and his ilk are Bolsheviks and toothpaste fetishists.

Joe Markham is a living legend.

Anonymous said...

cooper is a disgrace to the human race. vote matt!!!

Anonymous said...

Glad Matt Robinson has a post. He's a really nice guy.

Anonymous said...

clearly sj didn't want matt to get all the attention this weekend so had to come up with some q&a. complete waffle of course

Oliver Cooper said...

Dear all,

Members were elected by the National Executive and Regional College to fill ten positions, two of which will sit on the National Executive alongside the nationally-elected officers and the Chairman of the Regional College.

This group brings with them a huge amount of experience and expertise in their roles.

I, along with the rest of the National Executive, look forward to working with the new team.

OC

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