Saturday, 12 July 2008

Edward Hallam elected.

tBg just received this:

"As you may well be aware, CLWCF recently held its AGM to elect an Executive for the 2008-2009 term.

At this point it is apt to pause and reflect on how far we've come in the last year. Twelve months ago there was no CLWCF, but under the sound leadership of outgoing Chairman Sam Billett the society was refounded and rapidly built up to become a flagship branch. Over the last year we've campaigning in seats across London, for Boris, and as far afield as Crewe and Nantwich. Our social action programme is an inspiration to the National Management Executive, and our famed Star Socials are a fixture on the London scene. For all this, we owe Sam, and the outgoing Executive, a deep debt of thanks.

Looking to the future, the following members we duly elected to their respective posts:

Edward Hallam - Chairman
Victoria Parker - Vice-Chairman
Patrick Sullivan - Treasurer
Alice Wilcox - Social Secretary
Lucinda Wilson - Assistant Social Secretary
Fana Harper-Tyson - Social Action Secretary
Dolly Theis - Hon. Secretary.

Mark Field MP was returned as our President, with Sam Billett elected as his Vice-President.

The new executive have many plans to build on the success of the Billett era and we look forward to revealing them soon!


Chairman, CLWCF"



Alister J. Cooling said...

Looking at that list, I am nothing but pleased.

While I don't know everyone, the people that I do know are great and should definitely prove to be a hit with the CFers and I am sure that Edward will be a great Chairman.

I would like to draw attention to the recent Clare HIlley pictures on this blog - Edward and CLWCF must be doing something right to have a large number of ladies on the team.

Congratulations to all and see you all either on Weds or at the next Star Social.


Tory Bear said...

Check TB in the morning...

Got an interesting story about this election.

Alister.. you really need to stop spending all day and night reading blogs!

the Blue Guerilla said...
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the Blue Guerilla said...

Come off it TB. Dont discourage!

Anonymous said...

I'm just messing with him... Appreciate all 3 of daily readers...

Yo ape, heard a rumour you got hammered tonight?

Tory Bear said...

that was from me btw.. clicked anon by mistake innit.

Richard said...

The girls are good - especially alice she'd get my vote anyday.

Also good to see Edward at the top of the Westminster tree. He's chosen a really diverse committee.

I suppose it's good that an LGBTory is on there too as Victoria Parker is a great campaigner for a modern and inclusive CF. It's great that ABB is turning people.

Alister J. Cooling said...

That is totally uncalled for, you petty petty person.

'Richard' just because someone doesn't want to sleep around with all and sundry doesn't make them Gay.

I am sure you get your rocks off by sleeping with all the easy girls in CF - no names will be mentioned, they know who they are - but there is no need to be so offensive to someone just because they choose to keep their legs closed.

This is exactly what is wrong, not only with CF, but society in general.

Ohh and Tory Bear - I get bored at work so have to find something to entertain me through the day and of an evening well, when I am not busy foing other things and just staying in, might as well browse the blogs:p

Besides, I've been keeping yours active recently. Haha

Tom said...


I am all for the inclusive nature of LGBTory and I am PLEASED that CLWCF has chosen to elect a representative to its committee, this is a sign of change.

You use the word 'gay' like its a sin - well it isn't.

I'm a gay and ABB, VP and BH have all helped me feel more involved with the conservative future. You shouldn't judge people on their sexuality, let alone make out that its a 'bad thing' to sleep with people of the same sex!

Some people are gay, get over it!


Alister J. Cooling said...


Please be aware of the facts.

That comment in regards to Victoria Parker was not because she is gay but was a malicious attack.

Victoria Parker is heterosexual and the comment was based solely as an attack by some rather childish, immature person.

CLWCF doesn't have an LGBTory rep on its committee.

As for LGBTory re-read what I said.

I am 100% behind LGBTory to the point of being part of ABB's team trying to make this group a functioning reality.

I have no issue with a persons sexuality, their lifestyle choice or anything else, what I have issue with is when people call someone something not because they at the very least suspect it, but because they want to be petty.

This is just another form of Homophobia, something we at LGBTory are fighting on all sides.

Please, re-read what I said and know that.



Tom said...

Hi Alister,

Ok, but I still don’t see how being gay is ‘malicious’, you need to cool down the language you use, it will upset people.

I certainly don’t think you should be debating Ms. Victoria Parker’s sexual habits, partners and preferences on an open blog, does she know you are her ‘personal sexuality spokesperson’?

I am VERY disappointed to learn that CLWCF has NO LGBTory representative in the new committee, that is quite shocking considering we are supposed to represent ‘the future’.

You claim to be 100% LGBTory, but why are you not standing up for other likeminded homosexual CF members and taking a stand in CLWCF? I am sick to death of this bigoted single minded anti gay CF trend, it’s the sole reason why we lost the last 3 elections.

Alastair – Let’s have less talk and more action from you. email me!



Alister J. Cooling said...

Give me your email address or contact me on

The point isn't that being called 'gay' is a malicious attack, the point is this is an abusive attack on someone and they are using 'Gay' as the attack which is a form of Homophobia.

The person intially stated that Victoria Parker is gay knows that is not the case, they are using that as the attack.

It still boils down to her being attacked with a homophobic comment.

Why is it disappointing to learn that there aren't any members of LGBTory on a CF Committee?

These two are different organisations.

If a member of CF, who happened to be a member of LGBTory put their names forward for a position, it would/should not have any sway over the results.

I don't know the list of names put forward for the CLWCF Committee however I do trust that Edward Hallam would not deny a role to a Gay person - he is a very open minded man.

As for the Less talk more action, I must ask how on earth you know what I am doing.

Let me make one thing very clear.

I have been part of the team helping LGBTory for less than 2 weeks.

In that time we have had a successful and well documented London Pride, we have been talking to some very interesting people and have many things lined up for the time the forceable future and we have a dedicated team working together.

This is by no means just down to me, but the team is now working effectively with aims and goals and while we still have a long way to go, we are making our name heard already.

If you wish to email me please feel free, you can ask me any questions and I will do my utmost to answer them.



Anastasia Beaumont-Bott said...

Just wanted to wade in and ask what is all the taLk of an LGBTory representative on a CF type executive? LGBTory has nothing to do with CF and never will do.

Tom said...

Hi Anastasia & Ali,

Sorry both, I hope you both enjoyed London Pride and I'm glad you both went along on our behalf. It's an event I've always wanted to get involved in but never actually went to.

I secondly apologise for discussing Victoria Parker's sexual preferences, it's a private matter for her alone and I don't think any of us should judge her for that, lets let this one go.

Anastasia - I have to disagree about LGBTory, it SHOULD be at the very centre of CF. Gay people aren't aliens and they should never be marginalised on the side because a few people think its pervy or 'uncool'. do you both agree?

Looks like a great committee are in place, but whats all this about there being 0% publicity about the CLWCF AGM.

Who is in charge of advertising this?

I always get Star Pub invitations and emails but have not heard a thing about the most important event of the year, this seems a little fishy to me!

I was told the committee have been reported to the party board, is this true?

Answers please?


Alister J. Cooling said...


London Pride was great, but there are many posts on other blogs about that so I won't go into details.

On the natter of VP, again, though we should let it drop, none, particularly myself, are judging her. She is a very close and dear friend of mine.

What has been discussed is that she was talked about here as a means to attack her.

Even though VP is heterosexual it was still an attack tinged with a homophobic stance that has no place in this party/society any more, and we should stand up and make people aware of that.

One of my reasons for joining LGBTory was to do my utmost to stamp out homophobic attacks of this sort while showing that the Tories are a 21st Century Party.

Now, as for the LGBTory and CF comment.

There are members of the LGBT community within the CF community, that is fine, but that doesn't mean LGBTory and CF should have any formal links.

I know for myself that I am far to busy to give the time and dedication required to CF at the moment.

LGBTory has links with the Conservative Party because that is, if you will, the tree we all sit under, however we hope to represent the wants and needs of the LGBT community within the Conservative Party and maybe further a field which means it doesn't really matter if an LGBT person IS on an exec.

LGBTory doesn't have, as far as I am aware, an upper age limit, we are open to all ages.

As for the CLWCF question, I will let someone else answer that because I have no part of it.


Tom Currie said...

Hi Alister

Know one truly knows their sexuality - I thought I was straight for 15 years so don’t lecture me on who is gay and who isn’t! In many ways we all play the pink oboe.

Let’s have some ideas;

*Tory logo should go pink, once a month
*YBF should become YMCA, once a month
*Gay social action projects each week
*CLWCF should have a gay quiz and gay bowling event, once a month
*We should hold a gay party conference once a year
*Web Camp-eron?

Any other fun suggestions??


Alister J. Cooling said...

Using Toms name - for shame.

New levels of the immaturity have been reached.



Tom Currie (Lancashire) said...

I've been made aware by a couple of people of the post above that's been written in my name. I'd just like to say that the post wasn't written by me, so unless there's a Tom Currie in London CF (I live in Lancashire) who posted it, it's someone using my name to cause offence.

Anastasia Beaumont-Bott said...

Don't worry Tom. I am perfectly aware of who is and isn't writing here and no offence was caused. =)

the Blue Guerilla said...

Please don't use other peoples names as your own, its very bad form. You can post under Anonymous'. tBg doesn't mind a rant and a rave at each other over content.

tBg tries and make this blog freely accessible to all under the principles of Libertarianism.

Please don't make tBg impose restrictions.


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