Thursday, 17 July 2008

A real election.

A real CF branch election is taking place. People know about it and candidates are making public statements about it. Bristol & Gloucestershire deserve a round of applause, the candidates are making the most of democracy and seem to be enjoying themselves whilst taking part.

Laura-Rose Saunders and James Skinner are battling it out for Area Chair'. Laura has turned her blog into a campaign tool with video and text statements, while James has released a statement via Facebook listing campaigns he wants the branch to take on:


CF to support the Bristol Conservatives to strengthen local support for the vital Post Office services across Bristol and South Gloucestershire. Focus on a constituency-wide door-to-door petition. Constituents encouraged to regularly use their local Post Office branches to illustrate that society simply cannot manage without them.


CF to help local MPs and PPCs to tackle the growing social issue of knife crime, particularly prevalent amongst youngsters in Britain's modern society. This would be achieved through focused CF campaigns in urban communities to increase awareness to the terrible and tragic consequences of knife crime. Close work with schools and youth groups the key to getting our message across to youngsters.


The standard of education in parts of Bristol has been criticised and CF would look to get involved with projects whereby a difference to the welfare of some of Bristol's most deprived communities would be achieved. Assistance to be given to schools to help maintain or improve facilities and at the same time, to encourage children to make the most from their education.


CF to support the recent initiative to make Bristol England's first 'Cycling City'. Encouragement for CF members to embrace this scheme by cycling to work or school instead of using their cars. Make CF members aware of the 'Re-Cycling' scheme that repairs bikes and provides them free of charge to deprived communities. Children across the region would also receive cycling training. Whilst being a Government initiative, CF to show cross-party consensus by supporting a scheme which would undoubtedly benefit the City of Bristol and its people.


In addition to encouraging people to keep fit by cycling around Bristol as much as possible, CF would establish strong relationships with some of the region's major sporting organisations. Such organisations as Gloucestershire County Cricket Club, Bristol Rugby Club and the two major football clubs, Bristol City and Bristol Rovers, would be a great way for CF to reach out to a larger proportion of society. CF volunteers to also assist with the running of the Bristol City Half Marathon, held every September."

tBg wishes the best of luck to both candidates.


Anonymous said...

Great to see the guys are making the most of democracy and not agreeing for an internal deal.

CLWCF Questions

- Why was there absolutely no Facebook, website, email or even campaign profile publicity?

- Why were the results announced discreetly one month later rather than on the night?

- Why did we not even get to hear the candidate’s ideas, policies or suggestions?

- Why was there no publicity to enable other candidates to be nominated?

Anonymous said...

is not laura in russia for a year?

John Moorcraft said...

Best of luck to both James and Laura. I am sure either candidate would do a decent job.

The one thing they have done is demonstrated how a CF election should be contested. Congrats to both on keeping it clean.

Anonymous said...

Rose-Sanders is a member of the Clan, so I would reckon the odds on her winning are pretty good.

Danso said...

Saunders is first class and gorgeous to boot. She will go on to great things xxx

Anonymous said...


what the fuck? she is minging.

that is a good photo, in real life she looks like a an arse

the Blue Guerilla said...


Anonymous said...

she's a darn sight easier on the eye than the vasy majority of men in CF, and anyone who has met her will know how lovely she is!

John Moorcraft said...

James Skinner victory apparently.

Laura-Rose said...

In answer to the other posts;
Yes I am in Russia for the next year as part of my degree
James Skinner has won- I wish him every success!
I would like to thank all those who wrote so positively about me and CF in Bristol and Gloucestershire.

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