Monday, April 30, 2007
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
The details can all be found here:
If you register before 1 June the cost for the weekend is £115, or for a day pass £40. If you register after the 1 June the cost for the weekend rises to £135, or for the day pass £50.
Go take a look at the website as it has a list of the speakers who will be participating!
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Monday, April 23, 2007
Sunday, April 22, 2007
The Avenue Q event was last night and after enjoying lots of excellent tapas in a nearby restaurant and a few pre-show drinks in the Chandos pub we went to the Noel Coward theatre to watch the show. However, rather than describe this fantastically funny show to those of you who missed out, we found this clip on YouTube for you to see for yourselves.
Our next event is the Caribbean Night on Saturday 5th May. Space is very limited so please contact GK Adams if you wish to attend at firstname.lastname@example.org in order to avoid disappointment.
Saturday, April 21, 2007
More to follow later!
Congratulations goes to Simon Jones who was voted in as the new Conservative Candidate to stand against Jon Cruddas at the next election that gets called.
Havering Conservative Future look forward to working with Simon and hope that the other three candidates find seats.
I was lucky enough to help with the CV sift and interviews to put the four candidates through to the Open Primary. All four were very strong candidates that once selected, will give current non-conservative MP's a run for their seats.
Friday, April 20, 2007
The Dagenham & Rainham Open Primary selection takes place this evening details are below for those who live in the Dagenham & Rainham Constituency.
This evening we have our Hustings for Nominees who wish to become the Conservative candidate for Mayor of London, the post code that you need for people with navigation tools: RM2 5EL.
Finally, good luck to all four candidates at the Open Primary!
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Political achievements - Campaign Team Adviser, James Brokenshire MP election gain (2003-2005), Candidate, Pontefract & Castleford (2005), GLA candidate & Party officer for over 10 years (1996 - date), Councillor & Portfolio holder (Cabinet) Finance & E-Government (May 2002 - 2004), Winning the Youth Vote Campaign (2006)
Other interests - football, sailing, Sports project (conducted research into "Giving Britain a Sporting Chance", photography
"At the last election I balanced being a candidate with being a key part of James’ campaign team in Hornchurch. This time I will roll up my sleeves and work to earn your and the publics vote here in Dagenham and Rainham. This area needs the opportunity that only we Conservatives can deliver."
Political achievements - Councillor Fulham Reach Ward (May 2006 - date), Advisor to Richard Spring MP, Member of the Election Campaign Teams in 2001, 2002, 2005 & 2006 electoral campaigns, Conservative Future National Chairman (2003-2005)
Other interests - Sports fan, cricket, football, eating out and socialising, films and cinema and travelling.
"I am a firm believer in pavement politics serving as a councillor in a ward which is 30% social housing. I believe in lower taxes, safer streets and value-for-money services. My priorities include 24/7 policing, putting local people first when it comes to regeneration and development, and running a high profile localised campaign."
Political achievements - Elected Deputy Chairman Political of Poplar & Limehouse (December 2006 - date), stood as a Councillor candidate (May 2006), stood as a Parlimentary Candidate for Walthamstow (May 2005), Mayoral Elections Campaign (November 2002 - November 2003).
Other interests - travel and theatre.
"A former parliamentary candidate and married to Tim, I have lived in East London for the past 8 years. Living in East London, I understand its unique character
and issues and am passionate about its regeneration. That is why fighting the Rainham prison proposal will be at the heart of my campaign as well as ensuring that the Thames Gateway development is supported by the required infrastructure. I have strong, traditional Conservative views on the key issues of policing, immigration and public services and will fight to ensure our policies are heard and supported above those of other single issue and far right parties."
Political achievements - National Deputy Chairman Conservative Future, candidate in Local Council Elections in Upminster, Hornchurch General Election Campaign Team.
Other interests - friends, family, rugby union, skiing, theatre.
"Upminster born, 25, qualified barrister (crime, employment, housing)
I share your concerns, and understand local issues
Hard worker, loyal and committed
Experienced local campaigner with James Brokenshire and your Elm Park councillors
It's time D&R had a fair deal, and I will continue to fight for opportunity and quality of life for all local residents."
Monday, April 16, 2007
Interviews were conducted yesterday at the Dagenham & Rainham Club and the four candidates short listed to contest this Open Primary are Simon Jones, Jane Archer, Claire Palmer and Paul Bristow.
If you are aged 18 or over, and live within the Constituency, ie you're on the electoral roll for one of these wards:
Chadwell Heath, Eastbrook, Heath, River, Whalebone, Village, Elm Park, Rainham & Wennington or South Hornchurch you can register to take part.
To register you can email email@example.com, or call 07902 225550, the deadline for registration is 19 April.
It is being held at Dagenham Parish Church Hall, Church Lane, Dagenham, RM10 9UL, doors open at 7pm for 7:30pm start.
Britain should consider making the legal drinking age 21 as it has "lost the plot" when it comes to regulating alcohol, policy pundits claim. The UK has one of the worst problems in Europe with a fifth of children aged 11 to 15 drinking at least once a week. Public Policy Research (PPR), the journal of the IPPR think-tank, says it is time to practise "tough love", such as reviewing the minimum drinking age. However, other commentators are that this proposal is unenforceable and that we should simply apply the current rule more effectively. What do you think?
Friday, April 13, 2007
One week to go now! Places are going fast so please contact Sarah Mackintosh on firstname.lastname@example.org in order to attend this event.
As previously posted, the campaign sites for the candidates are:
Winston McKenzie - www.myspace.com/winstonmckenzieuk
Warwick Lightfoot - http://www.lightfootforlondon.com/
Lurline Champagnie - www.lurlineforlondon.com
Nick Boles - www.nickboles.com
Richard Barnes AM - www.richardbarnes.info
Cllr Simon Fawthrop - www.fawthropformayor.co.uk
Lee Rotherham - http://www.newstartforlondon.com
Victoria Borwick - www.mayor-for-london.co.uk
and Andrew Boff will also be attending to speak and be grilled.
It has been decided that each candidate will speak in turn, for 5 mins and then it is over to you to question them for 10 mins, so start writing down those questions!
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
The next campaigning event is the 'Stop Rainham Jail' march on Saturday 14th April. James Brokenshire MP will be there with a number of councillor from Havering. In order to support please contact Cllr GK Adams on email@example.com.
Monday, April 09, 2007
Having been released by the Iranian regime last week, the 15 British service personnel have sold their stories to newspapers and television. Should they be made to remain silent about what happened or is it the public interest for them reveal what happen to them?
Friday, April 06, 2007
Wednesday, April 04, 2007
The evening was rounded off in the traditional way, with a few drinks in the Chequers pub in Hornchurch.
Update: The next campaign event will be held on Wednesday 11th April. Contact Gary Murphy on firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Monday, April 02, 2007
This week it emerged that Conservative Campaign Headquarters (CCHQ) had set up a 'Stop David Miliband' unit in order to deal with the potential threat posed by him running for the leadership of the Labour Party. So is CCHQ right to worry about this man? Is it the more youthful and charasmatic Enviroment Secretary or the more experienced and tough Chancellor who the conservatives should be worried about?
Sunday, April 01, 2007
The evening was great success, after Bowling we headed on down to the Moon and Stars and then into 131 for some 'quality' disco dancing. This morning the Committee met to discuss upcoming Social Events and we'll be publishing the list soon (including the next free Bowlarama!)