Monday, April 30, 2007

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Conservative Future Working Life Conference

There is a working life conference coming up in Birmingham on the 21-22 July.

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

St George's Day Drinks

As yesterday was St George's Day, Havering Conservative Future went to the Moon and Stars Pub in Romford for a few pints of quintessentially English real ale in order to mark this event.
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 in order to avoid disappointment.

Monday, April 23, 2007

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Avenue Q

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 in order to avoid disappointment.

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Mayoral Q&A - The Conclusion

Last night the much anticipated question and answer session with the potential Conservative candidates for London Mayor took place. The evening saw a wide range of candidates, all with different experiences and ideas to offer the role.

More to follow later!

Dagenham and Rainham Selection

Last night the Dagenham and Rainham Open Primary took place.

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 big night!

Two major events happening on the same night in the same area!

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

Dagenham & Rainham Candidates


Simon Jones:
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."

Paul Bristow:
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."

Jane Archer:
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."

Claire Palmer:
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)
Why Me?
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

Dagenham & Rainham Open Primary

The Dagenham & Rainham Open Primary is on 20 April.

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, 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.

Monday Poll - Question 12

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?

Should the minimum drinking age be raised to 21?
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Friday, April 13, 2007

London Mayoral Candidates Q & A Session - One Week Reminder!

One week to go now! Places are going fast so please contact Sarah Mackintosh on in order to attend this event.

As previously posted, the campaign sites for the candidates are:
Winston McKenzie -
Warwick Lightfoot -
Lurline Champagnie -
Nick Boles -
Richard Barnes AM -
Cllr Simon Fawthrop -
Lee Rotherham -
Victoria Borwick -

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

Leafleting in St Andrews Finished

Tonight saw us finish the campaigning in the St Andrews ward, delivering the Council Tax leaflet that we have been doing for the past two weeks. It has been a fantastic effort to finish the entire ward in such a short amount of time.

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

Monday, April 09, 2007

Monday Poll - Question 11

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?

Should the Royal Navy crew held by Iran be allowed to sell their stories to the media?
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Friday, April 06, 2007

London Drinks @ The Cittie of Yorke

Last night saw a classic Havering Conservative Future drink-up at the Cittie of Yorke pub of High Holborn, London. It was particularly pleasing to see members from other branches across London, such as Islington, Enfield North and Poplar & Limehouse.
Our next event is the Question & Answer session with the Conservative candidates for the Mayor of London at St Michael's Church Hall, Main Road, Romford on Friday 20th April. This is proving to be a very popular event so please let Sarah Mackintosh know that you are attending at in order to avoid disappointment.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

More Leafleting in St Andrews

Tonight saw more campaigning in the St Andrews ward, delivering the Council Tax leaflet from last week. This time we concentrated on the part of the ward close to Elm Park. Despite only lasting for about an hour and a quarter we managed to deliver more than expected and should be able to finish our last task over the weekend. We will be announcing the time and date of the next campaign day shortly, so please keep checking this blog.

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 for more information.

Monday, April 02, 2007

Monday Poll - Question 10

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?

Does Gordon Brown or David Miliband pose the bigger threat to David Cameron's Conservatives?
Gordon Brown
David Miliband
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Sunday, April 01, 2007

Another Free Bowlarama!

Last night, HCF went for some free Bowling at Number Ten in the Brewery. As there were some 'difficulties' last time which resulted in a one game, 4.5 hour spectacular, this round was on them. However, we were asked to move lanes mid-game and as a result scored another voucher for 10 free games with minimal inconvenience - result!

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!)
Our next social event is Drinks at the Cittie of Yorke pub, London (next to Chancery Lane tube station) on Thursday, 5th March from 7.00pm. To attend this event or to start receiving our regular social event emails contact us at