Thursday, January 18, 2007

Havering MPs to Contest New Seat

It has been reported today that boundary changes in Havering have prompted two of our Conservative MPs to go head to head for the same seat. Hornchurch MP James Brokenshire is to challenge Upminster's Angela Watkinson for the conservative candidacy in the combined Upminster and Hornchurch constituency.

This is an unfortunate situation because both MPs have done excellent work for their different constituencies. They have also both been great backers of Havering CF by regularly attending our dinners, social events and campaign days as well as supporting our recruitment efforts!


Gary Murphy said...

Good Luck to both candidates! I am sure that the selection process will be conducted in a dignified manner.

Andy Mann said...

This situation is a real shame, with the loss of half of Hornchurch into a new Dagenham and Rainham seat, we get to lose one of Havering's three M.Ps' perhaps we should have included Romford's M.P in the run off as well.

I have to say that both Angela and James have done a greast job and they both deserve a seat, i only hope that your party see's this and offers the unsuccessful person another seat not to far away.

Cllr Andrew Mann
Residents Assoc.