Wednesday, 30 July 2014

EXCLUSIVE: Team Paterson Launch Conservative Future National Executive Bid.


HOTLY TIPPED Tory activist Alexandra Paterson will launch her bid to succeed Oliver Cooper as Conservative Future (CF) National Chairman this morning, as first reported on theblueguerilla, TBG can exclusively reveal.

After a week of rumours, speculation and backroom deals the favourite to take the CF crown, Paterson, is expected to announce her candidacy in the lead role for a CF #RoadTrip2015 slate and launch her campaign website at around 11am.

UPDATE:

Paterson has launched her campaign & website, as predicted, with an open letter to CF'ers, a comprehensive RoadTrip2015 slate and boasts endorsements from high level politicos including Parliament Street CEO Patrick Sullivan.

Paterson, 29, says she wants to expand #RoadTrip2015 and have CF focus in 40/40 Tory target seats leading up to the 2015 General Election, as well as a monthly online Google Hangout session which members can use to contact the Executive personally regardless of their location in the UK. You can view her manifesto here.

Alexandra told TBG - "I am delighted to announce that I will be standing as National Chairman of Conservative Future.

"We are less than a year away from the General Election and CF needs to be an effective and well organised machine.

"I believe that I am the right person to lead CF as Chairman. Along with the rest of the team, I am one of the key members of the successful RoadTrip 2015 project and helped organise the campaign day which brought over 300 RoadTrip2015 activists to canvass and leaflet in Newark.

"I am originally from the North West and have been a long term activist for the party, most recently as Greater Manchester CF Chairman in 2013/14.

"The rest of the team joining me are Stephen Canning who is running for Deputy Chair Political, India Brummit who is running for Deputy Chair Membership and Annabel Shaw who is running for Deputy Chair Membership. They are all dedicated and hard working RoadTrip2015 Co-ordinators.

"I also give thanks to Oliver Cooper who has done an amazing job as Chairman over the past 18 months and wish him well with his future plans.

"I would like to ask you for your support for my campaign.

"Please visit the TeamPaterson website at www.teampaterson.co.uk"




25 comments:

Di Versity said...

Yes! Finally a modern candidate for a modern country and a modern party!

Anonymouse (squeak) said...

Not exactly a surprise, but this is welcome news nonetheless. Glad that she hasn't bottled it after all this pressure and the nastiness. Good on you, Alex!

BNOCF Powell said...

Now that Alex has officially announced, hopefully people will back her as the great candidate she is and we can move past all this boring internecine fighting!

Anonymous said...

I met Alex on a RoadTrip and she was lovely. I jadn't done much campaigning before but she gave me loads of great tips like a real pro. good luck, Alex!

- Sam

Anonymous said...

Apparently her nickname is Margaret ThatchPhwoar... Can see why!

Anonymous said...

nah - her forehead is to big and she looks pretty demented in that photo

Anonymous said...

Great people. Shame about the way the "election" has has come about though.

Anonymous said...

Oh hi SJ...sour grapes?

Douglas Turd said...

SJ herself has used that great Thatcher quote about personal attacks herself; what a shame she doesn't practice what she preaches. If she did, maybe she would be in with a shot of winning. Fortunately we get the grown-up Ms. Paterson.

Anonymous said...

The truth will come out.

Anthony Edaaaaymn said...

Oooh spooky! Stupid smear tactics on the best candidate? Shameful - wouldn't've happened in my day

Not SJS said...

I find it so ammusing that the sycathantic posters on here attribute every slightly questioning and negative comment about anyone standing for CF to have come from SJS.

Not a big fan of her myself but honestly even she doesn't have the time to write them all.

It just happens to be true that we arn't all sheep and don't fall into line when told how to vote in what is in essence a rigged election.

Anonymous said...

Ah, so it isn't SJ?!

Hi Luke :)

A Paterson Sycophant said...

"sycathantic" - reason alone why a grown-up needs to be in charge of CF.

Anonymous said...

#TeamPaterson is all white. This does not reflect the youth nor modern day UK! What a disappointment.

Electionwatchdog said...

Remember that claiming to 'have the backing of the main party' goes against the internal election party rules. A few texts have been sent and collected. Ensure a time, date and sender is logged. Play by the rules people - be nice!

Anonymous said...

Having known Alexandra for a couple of years and becoming very good friends I know her to be a very sound and a very impressive woman

Her work speaks for itself, whether it be organising events for Parliament Street or her tireless work on #RoadTrip2015, she has more than proved what she is capable of and the great potential she has

She is exactly what is needed in Conservative Future, moving away from the infighting, backstabbing and Frank Underwood wannabes we have had to endure in recent years

I am proud to call her my friend and fully support her in her bid to lead CF

Anonymous said...

If you are so fond of her work- why not state who you are ? Maybe it's because you are MC minion?

Anonymous said...

29? She looks about 12 and who even is she??? In fact who are any of these people applying to lead the youth wing??

Anonymous said...

The road trip slate must take us all for fools. Impressive as the individuals are, the ends do not justify the means.

Anonymous said...

Marke obviously got behind her and thats why she is going to be chair

Anonymous said...

Yep he got so far behind her that he forced the old exec to stand down and CCHQ to call the shortest possible election. There is a difference between support and a stitch up.

Anonymous said...

before you vote, ask yourself this: do you really know alexandra paterson?

Anonymous said...

Someone actually old enough to drink! Finally!

Bob said...

Alexandra was engaged to an Indian lad in 2012/13.

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