CF Chairman's Diary (pt.2)There has been some fantastic news this past week from CF members! Thursday saw the indomitable Stephen Canning win a seat on Essex County Council from UKIP. Stephen is now the youngest county councillor in the country and is one of the hardest working activists I know. Well done Stephen!
Friday night was a pizza chivvy session with the Roadtrip team at Casa Clarke for our upcoming Dover Roadtrip on 14th March. Charlie Elphicke MP is a great man and I hope to see many of you there! You can sign up for the event here.
On Saturday I had a breakfast meeting with Oliver Cooper and Tim Dyer to discuss exciting plans for EYC this summer and then went to the Team2015 Super Saturday for Simon Marcus PPC for Hampstead and Kilburn. I was out on the doorstep with Tom Borwick and Mahyar Tousi getting some positive feedback. Syed Kamall MEP addressed the masses literally from a soap box during the lunch break.
This week has also marked International Women’s Week. The Conservative Party has a proud record of promoting women in politics. The first female MP was a Conservative and we were the first party in the western world to elect a female leader and Prime Minister. We are working hard to attract women candidates in local and national elections and to participate in our Party.
We are encouraging women to get involved in politics and supporting them to stand for Parliament through the Conservative Women’s Organisation and initiatives such as ‘Women2Win’ which aims to increase the number of Conservative women in politics and in public life and is committed to identifying, training and mentoring female candidates for office. This week saw Louisa Townson be selected as the Conservative PPC for Leigh. Knowing Louisa, I’m sure she will give Andy Burnham a run for his money!