Holmes defends position on CF area roles.



Conservative Future Chairman candidate Paul Holmes has launched a defensive against a campaign by Regional CF Chairmen against Holmes|Argyle plans to abolish the Regional Chairman role.

In a statement on Mahyarism, Holmes rejects, but says he understands, the opposition from "someone in an existing role", later seemingly alluding to the Regional Chairmen from #SaveOurRegionChairmen as having misplaced priorities.

Holmes went on saying - "We have committed to a consultation with all members on this issue. Our manifesto commits to a dialogue not a fixed solution."

"We hope that other regional chairmen will encourage their members to speak up and not just act in their own interests."


Paul Holmes full statement is below:

"A recent article has highlighted the views from some regional chairmen. As we set out in the manifesto, we intend to have a consultation on the structure of regional and area tiers, to see whether the grassroots feel they could function better.

"It is understandable that someone in an existing role might be opposed to change but it’s surprising that the chairmen who were quoted are so against a review.

"We have committed to a consultation with all members on this issue, to ensure that Conservative Future serves them in the most transparent, democratic and effective way. Our manifesto commits to a dialogue not a fixed solution.

"We hope that other regional chairmen will encourage their members to speak up and not just act in their own interests.

"Furthermore, it is disappointing that none of them have commented on the key pledges: delivering a Conservative majority in 2015, empowering the Conservative Future grassroots or driving transparency and accountability. While we focus on working better, together, we now know where their priorities lie."