Monday, 30 December 2013

EXCLUSIVE: Calls For Official Inquiry Into CF Christmas Party Shambles.



TORY ACTIVISTS are demanding an official inquiry into the catastrophic cancellation of the Conservative Future (CF) Christmas Party, TBG can reveal.

Secret emails, leaked to TBG, expose highly critical comments about the planning, publicity and management of ticket sales that eventually triggered termination of the highly regarded annual event.

Traditionally the festive celebration will attract between 150-300 members from all corners of the country. But national members were left fuming after receiving a cancellation notice due to poor tickets sales and unforeseen circumstances.

The petition, which is being organised by an activist in the North West of England, calls for an investigation to be led by National Chairman Oliver Cooper into the pre-event planning and systemic failures in management of the much anticipated event. It asks Cooper to personally investigate whether those put in charge of running the party properly delegated tasks such as publicity and invitations and whether disciplinary action should follow.

One line in the email reads - "The CF Christmas Party was an annual national treasure, bringing together hardworking members from around the country, until 2013. This cannot be allowed to happen again and we propose radical action to prevent a similar public embarrassment next year."

The party is rumoured to have suffered due to a lack of planning around a guest speaker, an error compounded by the announcement that regional group London CF had bagged Boris Johnson for a festive address at the Carlton Club.

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Let's face it, we should've voted jasmine for decent events and parties - she has a job in the industry! Her hallowe'en party was incredible and no doubt her second birthday party next week will be too! JASMINE for the win!

concerned CFer said...

Maybe it's just mr, but Cooper should find jasmine an appointed position on his exec, this shambles wouldn't happen with an events planner at the helm!

Mad but instead of hating on jasmine maybe SJ should seek advice and use the best asset she has by getting help from missjrah for the benefit of Cfers!

Samuel fletcher said...

I heard it was cancelled as SJ had a date with Luke?

Anonymous said...

LOL first the Halloween shambles.

Now the Christmas fail.

What next?

#SJfails

Anonymous said...

I'm on teamjasmine if parties or events are concerned!

Devizes CF said...

So here's a question TBG, do you still support SJ and her horrendous attempt at the role we voted her for? Surely Ellie and Jasmine would've been better?

Yeah we think so too.

#VotedSJnowwesuffer

Elliott Johnson said...

I didn't know Red Ed went to past CF events.

Fed Up Lincolnshire CFERS said...

SJ please just leave the party... Oh wait there aren't any when you're around as you can't plan them!

you're good for nothing!

Anonymous said...

So the fault us members didn't buy tickets is now down to SJ?

Also, CF doesn't get the money from Central party to put huge sums behind a bar like daddy does!

Supersonic said...

If SJ had any sense she would resign for the good of CF. Her tenure as Deputy Chairman for Membership has been absolutely atrocious, not to mention the God awful 'Margaret Thatcher Award'. At least we have Jasmine's birthday party to look forward to.

Ron Wild said...

Cooper says "The CF Christmas Party was an annual national treasure, bringing together hardworking members from around the country, until 2013. This cannot be allowed to happen again....'
Well someone needs a medal for the clairvoyant act of making sure this meeting of mutual back-scratchers and arse-kissers didn't happen again. It is just one party of many, not a national disaster Cooper, you self-serving imbecile.

Ron Wild said...

Cooper says "The CF Christmas Party was an annual national treasure, bringing together hardworking members from around the country, until 2013. This cannot be allowed to happen again....'
Well someone needs a medal for the clairvoyant act of making sure this meeting of mutual back-scratchers and arse-kissers didn't happen again. It is just one party of many, not a national disaster Cooper, you self-serving imbecile.

In the Know said...

Oi 12.53am I think you will find that if someone is abysmal at organising - ie chooses a venue in Chelsea that makes the event a Tory PR disaster and that is obscenely expensive for students, then censors the event page, doesn't organise any kind of drinks deals and then postpones with no valid reason, then YES of course members won't be inclined to buy tickets. And who's fault would that be? SJ's.

Don't be such a Moron and say it's not her fault. It is. None of the other exec members even knew what was going on as bossy SJ didn't have the decency to tell them or involve them in organising!

Anonymous said...

ACTUALLY IN THE KNOW: Cooper cancelled it, it had been organised in august.

Plantaj said...

The Northern CF Christmas event is always much better anyway. Over 100 there this year. Interesting to see who only comes up from the south when they want votes...

Anonymous said...

Perhaps if the entire exec didn't work against SJ, and off their own bat promoted the event, people might have bought tickets. Jasmine's events are only popular because there is free booze. If we are saying only people with rich parents who subsidise 100s to get drunk should stand for DC Membership and Fundraising then isn't that a great image for CF and connecting with the electorate. With everyone going to the London event there was no way the national one could work as well. If Cooper ever did anything useful he would have spotted this early and attempted to tie the two together rather than standing back to watch SJ fail.

Anonymous said...

Didn't the poll show how fed up people are with the Executive? I doubt any of them will listen as they have the power to call an election.

Anonymous said...

2015: In just over a year our party faces one of its biggest challenges yet, a national election. This blog and the responses it has generated highlights only one thing, and yet the most vital and key fundamental that binds our party. Unity or the lack of it.

This is yet another fine example of members not working together to achieve the only outcome we are here for, a outright majority in the next general election. Individual political ambition should be encouraged but never at the expense of another and certainly not when as an elected member of an executive who has been entrusted to work together to achieve only the best result.

The CF executive need to learn to work together, to recognise each other's strengths and weaknesses and to close any gaps in the ranks there may be. This is no individual members fault here but all, a lack of leadership and core values are only too evident.

We are a magnificent party and the only way we will achieve an outright win in 2015 is to be united as ONE. ONE party in 2015, the Conservative Party!

Charlie said...

2.12pm Think you will find 1) jasmines events don't always subsidise 100s to get drunk

2) it isn't her rich parents paying for drinks - it's her using her event contacts

3) jasmine actually has a JOB and EARNS her wages so if she chooses to spend them on drinks then good for her!

Anonymous said...

Only came to this page for Dolph Ziggler! #Showoff

TBG stay classy!

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