Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Vote Paul Holmes Conservative Future National Chairman.

Paul Holmes must be the Young Tories choice to become their next Leader.

Displaying a relentless maturity & professionalism CF has seriously lacked over the past decade, tbg believes Paul Holmes is the man to take CF up to the next level of success.

tbg will take a leaf out of Holmes' book and not use this article to attack but have a serious constrictive message as after an over-arching period of 5 years reporting exclusively on Tory Youth politics, this website will begin to mature over the next few months & years and investigate what those pesky seniors are up to aswell.

With over a decade of experience in Tory politics tbg, along with others that have featured in the past on theblueguerilla, have toughed it in the bad times having been spat on and called a Nazi Tory - if that political theory is even possible. Knowing we really are not horrible, or 'nasty' at all - in fact quite the opposite, or we wouldn't even bother.

But don't think bad of it, those experienced elder (ex-)CF members are now wise beyond their years in Tory terms. They now know what is required in the Youth Wing and the Senior Wing to win elections on the ground in 21st century modern Britain.

Holmes began his campaign in November and with a relentless attitude he'll hopefully show as Chairman, has ploughed on engaging with membership and the Tory Party as a whole without breath. His personal & campaign Twitter feed is alive with comment, debate and updates. All of his campaign tools show a seriousness to Lead. Paul is keen and willing to be held account every month in a Questions to The Chairman event on social network being accessible to members nationwide.

tbg has seen them come and go, some successful some not so, from Bristow and Vaughn to Mark Clarke and Michael Rock. The truth is CF has now reached a glass ceiling, it can't go any further in it's current form, a form which has served for a decade, a form being offered by all the other candidates.

Paul Holmes can break that glass ceiling with innovative ideas for organisational re-structure to cut national and regional bureaucracy so CF can work more efficiently and not have so many pointless, unchallenged, grandstanding positions whilst empowering & supporting local branches.

Small & streamlined government is good government, the same must apply to any organisation. And those in position must be the best with mentoring programmes being offered between MPs, AMs, Councillors and leading Conservative think tanks - Preparing to fight a very tough General Election in 2015 with strong & steady Conservative voices.

tbg would very much like to see the next Chairman move CF on from its student like approach to politics and push boundaries as a more substantial, mature campaign tool for the Conservative Party not afraid to; campaign for modern Britain in modern Britain.

Recent #OllyShambles events should solidify in any Conservatives' mind that UKIP is not a place for them and has no place in modern Britain.

Holmes plans outreach programs, encouraging more interest from black, ethnic & diverse communities. Some may scoff, but around the country so many of these communities openly share Conservative values yet we allow the Left to take advantage, creating hatred with lies. This must change, it can change and we can make in-roads under a Paul Holmes Chairmanship.

Paul Holmes can lead the Tory Youth brigade on all this and seems determined to have solid branches and a steady hand in all 40 winnable seats in 2015 saying he will - "Plan and organise productive campaigning sessions throughout the year & facilitate visits to the marginal seats from central locations in the North and South." Paul will also setup Q&As with the MP or prospective parliamentary candidate" in those constituencies.

Paul Holmes had an exclusive interview with tbg this afternoon and said - "I welcome TBG’s endorsement, which is hopefully in recognition of our hard work over the past three months; to run a clean and positive campaign that articulates our vision for Conservative Future, not Coalition Future, and why we deserve a chance to get stuck in.

TBG has followed us since our launch on 8 November through to the recent announcement of our commitments (Contract with You). From the publication of our manifesto (Working Better, Together), detailing our Social Outreach Programme, to our growing support base.

There’s still much more to do to ensure the right team is in a place to deliver that number one goal: a Conservative majority in 2015. We will support you, listen to you and be your voice in CCHQ, the party and media while becoming a powerful and fulfilling organisation for many years to come.

This South London council estate lad and my good friend, a born-and-bred Nottinghamshire lass who hasn’t followed the same route into politics as most, Charlotte Argyle, will do our upmost to empower the grassroots, and that certainly includes regional chairmen, to achieve their aspirations."

[READ] Paul Holmes Manifesto 2013.

[READ] Paul Holmes Contract With You.



Anonymous said...

I hope to god that he is not elected.

Anonymous said...

How much did Holmes and Honeysett-Watts pay for this I wonder?

Oliver Cooper said...


Anonymous said...

Is this an endorsement of Holmes, or Holmes|Argyle? If not the latter, how does tbg feel about his choice of running mate? Not to mention his choice to HAVE a running mate?

Anonymous said...

How can tbg's future stories be credible after this endorsement? Surely they will skew stories in favour of Paul Holmes?

Anyway, I'm voting Matt Robinson.

TheBlueGuerilla. said...

The endorsement is for Paul Holmes, National Conservative Future Chairman.

tbg is always fair & balanced, unless we are talking about lefties.

Anonymous said...

Very noble of tbg to support someone that has absolutely no chance of winning. Why would CF members vote for a candidate that is a consummate professional politician? Holmes has never had a non-political / real job in his life. If elected, CF wouldn't just be London-centric, it would Parliament-centric.

Additionally, most members support the current set-up and think the Regional Chairmen do an excellent job. There is no clamour for more centralisation and yet that is what Holmes is advocating. It's also been amusing to watch the Holmes campaign shamelessly plagiarise Matt Robinson's campaign by publishing a contract / pledge to the voters. Finally, you do realise tbg as a blog now has zero credibility?

Simon said...

"Campaign for Modern Britain in Modern Britain"?!

Have Holmes/Argyle brought on-board New Labour strategists now?

Anonymous said...

Well done yet again TBG. Standing up for what really needs to be achieved.

Anonymous said...

to be fair TBG is right.

Are we just going to continue setting up branches with no members? Dots on maps? We'll have more representatives than the EU soon!

Anonymous said...

I don't think he has much of a history in CF but at least he's not out partying with UKIP every night. That's a start.

Anonymous said...

The election will be between Robinson and Cooper. I'm not sure why tbg has backed Holmes???

Anonymous said...

Confusing, will TBG publish the full poll results tomorrow? He may be embarrassed to have endorsed Holmes when he learns of the results!

Anonymous said...

How far away is the election, this is way to early to endorse. If I were Holmes I'd bow out quietly now!

Sounds as though he is even more unpopular than Cooper and that's saying something!

Anonymous said...

Surprised that tbg has declared 10 weeks before CFers can vote? Is this so he will only run attack articles on Cooper and Robinson.

At least LondonSpin is still impartial as they haven't declared yet.

Anonymous said...

Didn't you endorse the Hoff last year? Is Holmes the new Hoff?

Anonymous said...

Why has this blog backed a candidate so soon?
I was looking forward to much more impartial coverage until the last stages...

Certainly a coup by Holmes; but why have you not chosen to back the joint ticket? I wonder what charlotte Argyle will think?
Btw: #StandByYourManning

CF is an organisation run by its members and mirroring our party structure; chaired by regional boards which work well!

I will not be voting Holmes for a simple reason: He is not in touch with the grassroot CFers!

Anonymous said...

I dont think tbg will worry about a poll that I alone have voted 5 times in.

Holmes is the best candidate no matter what Oliver and Matts friends say and thats why tbg has backed him, just like Howlett and Hoff and those before.

Holmes camp seems to have more mature people supporting him who won't vote over and over again in a dodgy online poll...


Anonymous said...

TOL (new kids on the block) has just run a good piece on this -

Jim Fleming said...

How can any of these comments be taken seriously when they are all from unidentifiable posters?
I'm very proud to support Paul Holmes as a strong and serious candidate to lead CF and happy to answer any questions about why (from named people).

Richard Holloway said...

I'd like to ask Paul how he thinks he will empower branch Chairmen to develop? It seems strange that he will "setup Q&As with the MP or prospective parliamentary candidate" in those constituencies," when that's exactly the role that Branch and regional chairmen should be playing.

Anonymous said...

If that's exactly the role that branch chairman should be doing, how many happened last year and what did the regional chairmen do about it? As the answer is very few or maybe even none then that's why the broken system needs changing.

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