Wednesday, 6 August 2014

EXCLUSIVE: James Baird Set to Run Against Dickinson For South East CF Chairman.


James Baird (center)


SURREY AREA Conservative Future (CF) Chairman James Baird has announced this morning that he will seek election to the South East regional CF chairmanship, taking the fight to Dickinson & Team Paterson, exclusively on TBG.

Speaking exclusively to TBG, James said - "I had calls from a few friends within hours of the announcement going out, asking me to stand for the South East regional chairmanship. Having given it some thought over the last week, I came to the conclusion that if those people think I am the right man for the job, I should give other members the chance to decide whether they feel the same.

"As Surrey area chairman, I’m already working with several other areas in the South East on some joint events, and innovative ways to make our respective areas flourish. All of these ideas and events could easily be scaled up to cover the whole of the region."


Baird has apparently already attracted endorsements from a number of local members. Runnymede & Weybridge CF member Harry Wilkinson, a keen #RoadTrip2015 activist, said - "Surrey CF has undoubtedly gone from strength to strength thanks to James Baird’s tireless work as area chairman, who would certainly apply the same resolve to the position of South East regional CF chairman. The South East needs someone with a proven campaigning record in the run up to the crucial election in 2015 and in James Baird we have just the man to lead from the front."

James has certainly got the campaign experience to back up his bid, having first joined the party in 2004 whilst at university, in the run up to the 2005 general election, where he was a key activist on Ben Wallace’s campaign in Lancaster & the Wyre (pre-boundary changes), and helped Ben to achieve a 4,652 vote swing to take the seat from the Labour incumbent.

Surrey sources tell TBG that James has been active campaigning locally in Surrey, working on campaigns at all three levels of local government (County, Borough / District, and Parish Councils). He was also involved in Sam Gyimah’s parliamentary campaign in 2010, and campaigned hard for Boris’ re-election in 2012. He also campaigned actively in the European elections in both 2009 and this year when he was also a local candidate, losing narrowly to UKIP by 57 votes but pushing the incumbent Lib Dem into third place.

One CF'er told TBG - "With a history like his, it’s easy to see why it isn’t only CF members who have been vocal in their support of James."

Wider party Surrey area deputy chairman, and South East MEP candidate from this year’s elections, Graham Knight said, "James brings a brand of enthusiasm, commitment and intelligence to CF that’s encouraging. His ambition and strategic thinking points the way towards the future of our Party."

When TBG asked about his manifesto, Baird said - "I have a number of ideas for the region, centred around increasing membership, and making sure that all members know what’s going on. In such a critical year, we all need to do as much campaigning as we can, to ensure we have a Conservative majority when we wake up on Friday 8th May next year. But good campaigning means we need to keep things fun as well, so I would also be organising a number of region-wide social events."

Asked when he will publish his manifesto, James replied - “I’m still confirming that a couple of my ideas are viable, so watch this space for more news!"

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dickinson is the full package, dedicated and ruthless and hot! Shame she's with paterson

Anonymous said...

so he doesn't even know what he wants to do, he's just running for the sake of it? yay.

Anonymous said...

Is he allowed to stand at 32 yrs old?

James Baird said...

I have my manifesto written, I just want to ensure that everything I commit to the membership is viable, and deliverable - James Baird

James Baird said...

I'm 29, not 32.

Anonymous said...

Don't see what he can bring to the table that Dickinson can't beat. I suppose, if she really had to, she could also get a stupid teddy bear and make a Facebook account for it too.

Millan Rajasooriar said...

Please can we keep slander to a minimum our objective is not to YET AGAIN drag the CF's reputation through the mud because it's members and candidates are too immature to have a mature election. Might I also suggest that rather than post 'Anonymous' you reveal your name. James Baird would make a fabulous Regional Chairman and will not degrade to personal attacks from supporter or himself on opponents to become elected.

For a candidate who will honestly represent your region and who won't be drawn into dirty politics based I what I see here I must say Votes James Baird.

Tori Bear said...

He keeps me chained up in the dark and is storing my pee in Panda Pops bottles. When will my nightmare end?

Anonymous said...

Dickinson has the support of the British Overseas Territories how can she possibly lose?

Anonymous said...

Tori Bear for looks and intelligence alone.

Anonymous said...

Baird is more machine now than man, twisted and evil.

Anonymous said...

Lol at these anons. Going to do the same:))))

Anonymous said...

Brandon Lewis v Widdecombe.

Interesting.

Tori Bear said...

Release me from this waking nightmare. He lured me in with the promise of a pack of Chewits, now I'm passed around his mates like currency.

Tori Bear said...

Please help. James has been beating me with Curly Wurlies.

Tori Bear said...

Oh God. He's gone to get the strawberry bootlaces. Have I not suffered enough?! He's trussed me up like a Christmas turkey!

One Who Knows said...

The fact that this guy's hair looks like the pubic region on a camel is the least of his problems.

He is the supreme example of a slimy careerist turd who seems to have one long term ambition and ONLY one - become an MP at all costs. To do this he has become a political automaton who speaks in stale party lines, breathes CCHQ info graphics and pleasures himself to an audio recording of the Party constitution. All the while managing to represent no one and stand for nothing but himself.

Forget that he knows nothing about anything and has no significant life experience to speak of, in his head he already sees himself sitting in Westminster telling you and I how to live our lives. This is why at the grand old age of 29 he is still willing to be involved in CF. He probably knows he is too old and is giving off the creepy '20 something guy who still plays in the McDonalds ball pit' vibe but he doesn't care - ANYTHING to get him a step closer to a spot on the candidates list.

If this limp sack of frogspawn sculpted into human form is elected then we are all tainted by association, CF is not exactly a group of national importance or gravitas - but it still deserves better than this.

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