Thursday, 2 May 2013

EXCLUSIVE: New Tory Youth Chairman Snubs Offer to Meet with National Executive.

NATIONAL Chairman-Elect of Conservative Future (CF), Oliver Cooper, has sensationally rejected a crucial meeting request from the Tory Youth’s High Command, tbg can reveal.

tbg understands that members of the incoming National Executive had requested a handover with the current team before he officially takes over the reins on Monday morning.

On the agenda for the meeting, which will go ahead this Friday regardless, is a brief run through of the major portfolios over the past 15 months.

Among those invited include two former national chairman candidates, Matthew Robinson and James Deighton, who helped oversee the biggest membership rise in the organisation’s history.

Sources familiar with the matter told tbg Mr Cooper will be - "Attending an overseas jolly, rather than making plans for future campaigns or events".

Questions have already been raised of Cooper's commitment to the Tory Youth Brigade. tbg can reveal some CF'ers believe Mr Cooper is more concerned about becoming a parliamentary candidate or councillor in Camden rather than representing Tory Youth members.

The move, which has been labelled "snubgate", is widely seen as an attempt to "realign CF with controversial figures from the past".

It is not yet known who will join Cooper, Deputies Manning & Sewell, Corbridge and Morton in the national team as the appointed positions have not yet been advertised.

Rumours have been circulating over the past few months about what the Cooper Cabinet may look like. Earlier this year tbg revealed a leaked email from a member of his campaign team:

Abolish CF Women. Abolish the CF Strategy Team. Abolish CF Policy Forum [all three lay under the strategy team]. Abolish CF Fundraiser Officer and PR Officer [on the national executive].

Back then the communication sent shock-waves up and down the British Isles, and members were none the wiser following last week’s word-class Number 10 and Parliament Street receptions.

Chairman Cooper also has members from Wales to the East of England whom want to know where he has been since winning the election and why he hasn’t intervened in the well-reported dramas.

Spurious claims and chatter that Cooper is more focused on boosting his profile abroad rather than boosting CF's standing at home seems unlikely to disappear overnight.


Anonymous said...

HMS WALES CF TITANIC has been hit and is taking on water. The ship is sinking and the crew and passengers are dying. Cooper with his RAF Seaking is no where to be seen to help dying Wales CF.


Anonymous said...

Forget this can we PLEAASE have some confirmation on jasmine Rahman and her whereabouts? There have been photos of 5 different proposals and all sorts, I want to know what is happening with our Tory totty!

Anonymous said...

this is going to be an interesting year. no one on the new executive wanted cooper. the slate wanted robinson before he pulled out. then they wanted holmes.

Anonymous said...

@ Anon 11:57 am: Benjamin Howlett is still the current chairman of CF, therefore any issues regarding CF is his responsibility, NOT Cooper's.

You lost, he won. Get over it!

Anonymous said...

I swear, the writers of TBG cant have been loved much as children. They seem like such petty, bitter little individuals. Such bitchy little *gossip* articles just make you look like children playing at politics. Do grow up and get a life

Oliver Cooper said...

Organising meeting dates is a job for the CF executive for the CF executive to discuss amongst ourselves, not to be plastered online. The idea was to hold a meeting at the CF national conference in Leeds, but not all national executive members attended; it's a shame that no alternative date has been found. However, the first priority is not to hold committee meetings, but to campaign to get Conservatives elected in today's crucial county council elections.

I have had a long-standing commitment to use the three days AFTER the county council elections to hold a training seminar for our allies in Moldova with the Westminster Foundation for Democracy. I do not regret giving my own time to work for the party. It is, however, a shame that I am being excluded from the meeting as a result. I will be Skypeing into the meeting regardless.

The regional situation in the East of England is the first priority after the county council election. It is unnecessary to engage in an internal election immediately before crucial county council elections.

On which note, it is a shame that some members wish to use polling day to engage in smearing and briefing in order to harm Conservative Future. I had thought that the immature and petty in-fighting that dragged CF through the mud in the election campaign had ended. I am disappointed that it hasn't - it shows how much work has to be done to make national CF more professional and responsible. That starts with TBG.

Anonymous said...

cooper has never cared about anyone but himself so you shouldnt be surprised that he avoid things like this

Anonymous said...


The snake shed his skin and Rich Allan and jasmine are no more! Jasmine can do way better, go girl!

Anonymous said...

give him six months

Anonymous said...

No comment on the brink of war in Wales CF? Full scale nuclear attack!


Anonymous said...

no oily, you should be in the uk, doing your new job. not in bloody moldova. the first priority should be a vote of no confidence

Anonymous said...

The first priority for the new executive should be to launch an inquiry into how Oliver paid for his campaign.

Anonymous said...

First priority of the new executive is to investigate what shambles have been going on in Wales. It sounds like a right ole tits up!

Anonymous said...

Why are people still commenting about Jasmine? She is completely irrelevant to this. Shes a nobody who lost the election and is now desperately trying to claw back attention to boost her ego. Its pathetic.

On Cooper, he is technically not event he Chairman yet. CF needs to be cleaned up from all this pathetic infighting, and as he said that should start with TBG. Its a childish forum for arrogant twats to post really unfunny comments and smears, highly damaging to the party and movement.

Anonymous said...

he better not be abolishing anything other than himself

Anonymous said...

Oily Cooper may not be in full control of CF yet but he is the chairman elect.

There is no reason why he can't put out a statement about the situations in Wales and the Eastern region and call on people to calm down there and promise to get down to business on oth problems Monday morning.

He has instead as far as the membership are concerned totaly ignored the issues. Therefore people have ever right to voice their concerns about this.

Anonymous said...

People have raised many concerns about Cooper's campaign and his plans for CF if he took over. He has never answered any of them satisfactually. Here are the questions I and I'm sure a lot of others would like the answers from Cooper about:

The email that was "leaked" about Cooper scrapping all but the elected officers is concerning. Is it true? If not what does your preferred exec look like?

Secondly you spent thousands of pounds to win what is at the end of the day a voluntary roll. So much in fact that it is hard to believe that this amount of money came from just "savings" so would you care to list the names of donors to your campaign?

Finally what really happened with you parliamentary job? Did you pack it in to become a full time campaigner for the chairmanship or were you dismissed for some reason? Why did you also deny the fact that you were no longer employed at the time for much of the campaign?

I am not necessarily against Cooper, I'm sure he could do a good job, but his lack of openness and avoidance of critical questions really annoys me.

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Anonymous said...

as coop's already changed the cf wikipedia page, to say he's the new chairman, then he can also act it

Nabil said...

@3.43pm just because you're anti jasmine doesn't mean the rest of us are! You are a cretin - saying taht TBG commenters are just bullying when you do the same to innocent jasmine? You are the TORYFAIL and jasmine is much more respected than people like you who hide behind their keyboards. Jasmine may not be on the exec but all of London are behind her!

Anonymous said...

I cannot wait for Monday. Good luck to the school children.

I for one will be on a beach with a bottle of Shiraz in hand!


Jon Boulton said...

@7:38pm, If you're going to pretend to be Nabil then for the love of god do it properly, this is a man who would never use an expression like "TORYFAIL".

Anonymous said...

@1.56 Give him six days at this rate

Anonymous said...

He's even more unpopular than Chairman Hao lolz

Anonymous said...

While the ConDems are imploding everywhere where is Oliver Cooper? Oh yes. In Moldova

Anonymous said...

I hear he wasn't available for a Skype call either. Absolutely useless

Anonymous said...

i have it on good authority that cf women as well as the fundraiser and pr officer roles will be axed immediately while universities and young professionals will be given greater prominence. precisely what cooper said wouldn't happen

Anonymous said...

Right enough is enough!

1. If someone commits to a holiday and they had it prebooked beyond six months ago then I find it remarkable that everyone is giving him grief about it. A personal life is a personal life. A role is in CF is to be taken seriously but not as seriously a career

2. everyone is sort of missing the point. Why is it that is the CF process has taken over 2 months which has had subsequent paralyzing effects on the rest of the county. Those who are complaining for the hell of it fine but part of democracy is to have a view, compare that to where your morals stand, contrast against any opposition then look for evidence. In any of the articles none have said about process or why things are taking so long.

3. Cooper is doing things. Cooper is doing stuff around the country for those safe areas which have been crying out for something they are now being properly listened too and not drowned out. Yes the Eastern region needs action but some area chairman need more constructive help and they need it quickly and Cooper knows that!

4. Grow up!!! For those who continue to attack certain people within CF because they disagree with them, how about you tone down your arrogance cockiness, come into the public and openly talk. For the idiots which do this you harm CF in so many regards.

Anonymous said...

Jasmine Rahman is so hot! Will someone please get to the bottom of thing? Is she dating rich Allan? Because he seemed to ignore her at downing st when she looked fiiiine! Is she seeing Shaun Dias or is she seeing frank manning? Facebook has photos and comments suggesting all the above. I just wanna know if she's free for me.

Anonymous said...

The parliament st thread has some brill comments! LOL CF guys you need to get out more
Maidenhead Tory xx

Anonymous said...

@1.49 oily strikes again!

Anonymous said...

absolute disgrace. vote of no confidence


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