Thursday, 27 November 2008
Even though the weather was bad we still managed to let the British public know that Brown's Tax Cuts were actually a bombshell!
Here are some pictures to wet your appetite:
Monday, 17 November 2008
Friday, 14 November 2008
For those who never read it or have yet to read it or are from other parts of London then please read on!
Richmond Park CF Action Day
Date: Saturday 15th November
Meeting point: Norbiton Station
Facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=40435096982
Eltham Action Day
Date: Saturday 15th November
Meeting point: Eltham Station
Facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=43462751384
Thursday, 30 October 2008
Meeting point: East Croydon station
Sessions: (1) 10.30am-12pm
FREE LUNCH and DRINKS
Friday, 17 October 2008
Brentford and Isleworth Campaign Day with PPC Mary Macleod
Meet at: 433 Chiswick High Street
Campaigning is taking place in two sessions: 10.30-1pm and 2-4.30pm
Meet at: 169 Green Lane, Norbury
Thursday, 9 October 2008
Sunday, 5 October 2008
Our ball is set in the historic Croydon Airport House where Amy Johnson flew "Jason" her Gypsy Moth to Darwin, Australia that was 11,000 miles away from Britain. It was the first time that a woman had ever flown solo from Britain to Australia.
On arrival you will receive a drink before you sit down to a wonderful 3 course dinner with coffee.
Karen Hardy from BBC's Strictly Come Dancing will be demonstrating with her ballroom dancing partner just why she wins the competition every year!
We've also got live entertainment from the top 5 ballroom dancers in the UK as well as a live band who will play music all night.
Ticket price includes:-
- Drinks on arrival
- 3 course meal with coffee
- Live entertainment
- Live music
Price: £45 non-CF member and £40 CF member
Dress: Black Tie
RSVP: Clare Hilley- firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, 21 September 2008
Having been sold out for the last number of weeks this really will be the event of the year.
If you're going and want to catch up with us then these are the few drinking events that we will be at:
Saturday 27th September: CF Evening Drinks Reception
Sunday 28th September: Salisbury Lunch
TRG Conference Cocktail Party
CF Discussion on the CF Reforms
CWF Midnight Drinks Reception
Monday 30th September: CF 10th Anniversary Drinks Reception
Tuesday 31st September: YBF Conference Fringe Debate and Drinks Reception
London Drinks Reception
Also throughout the conference The Freedom Association is hosting a mini-conference called The Freedom Zone. Details can be found here: http://www.tfa.net/the_freedom_association/thefreedomzone.html
Conservative Future National Management Executive passed some reforms last week which will change CF significantly. The link is here: http://executive.cfbranch.com/?p=281
Make sure that you comment with your ideas as it is good to have a consultation even if it is after the proposals have been voted through!
1) I agree that the CF structure needs to change in order to be more efficient.
2) Expenses are an excellent idea and I hope that these are available to every elected position.
3) I do not agree that Area Chairman should be 'optional'. They should either agree to scrap them or keep them. Ambiguity does not help anyone.
4) Equally CF is a democratic youth organisation so the mere fact that the only definitive vote will be for the National Chairman is ludicrous. The document states under Regional co-ordinator and 'optional' Area Chairman; 'election undecided'
5) All elected positions in CF cannot under any circumstances be appointed.
6) As elections cost CF £15,800 this should not be used as an excuse to suggest that it is cheaper and cost-effective to appoint Regional Co-ordinators and Area Chairman.
7) If the NME are ineffective how does replacing them with Regional Co-ordinators change this?
8) Well done to Michael Rock and the rest of the NME for throwing out ABB's proposal of appointing the National Chairman and scrapping the one member, one vote system as this really was an outrageous proposal and is what the Labour Youth Movement do.
Monday, 15 September 2008
Thanks Max Lit, D.E.G, Ben Howlett and Richard Holloway for making a special effort to attend despite the heavy night beforehand!
Wednesday, 10 September 2008
Meeting point is East Croydon station at 10am and from there we'll travel to our campaign location via tram!
We'll stop for free lunch and drinks and then campaign again in the afternoon from 2-4pm.
Sunday, 31 August 2008
By Steven George
Tooting – August 31 2008, Conservative Future activists have completed a successful action day one of London’s most crucial target seats.
The action day attracted over 20 activists from up and down the country who delivered mountains of election literature to members of the public. The event was organised by Mark Clarke, PPC for Tooting and supported by the membership of London South CF run by Area Chairman Clare Hilley.
The Area structure helped drive people to the event which was also attended by some of the most senior and experienced leaders including Matt Richardson and Christian May.
“It was great to see so many people getting out on the doorsteps and helping CF,” commented Clare Hilley, London South CF.
“By working together we successfully delivered a huge amount of literature to over 12,000 households,” She concluded.
Wednesday, 27 August 2008
We're campaiging in Tooting; the seat of last years' National Chairman of CF, Mark Clarke.
The meeting point is Tooting Broadway station at 10.30am.
Please find some more details below from Mark about the event:
"The Tooting campaign days are something of legend. People come to Tooting Broadway station for 10:30. We deliver in the morning. Everyone then gets a slap up hot lunch (for free) in the Selkirk Pub on Selkirk Road. Then we deliver in the afternoon. Then everyone gets drinks in the Selkirk Pub. Lots and lots of them. Again on me. (or rather my long suffering Association Chairman). It's all been agreed with the new CF Campaign's Director, so come along and support. And have an almighty time afterwards."
Monday, 18 August 2008
Thursday, 31 July 2008
Since finishing my term as Deputy Chairman of CF, I have been taking a bit of a rest, as well as reinvolving and increasing my involvement in local politics. I have been keeping up to date with the good work being undertaken by the new Executive, and keep in touch with many of them on a regular basis. I continue to be available to field enquiries, and also to offer advice in setting up branches, particularly in our target seats.
Recently, I have been doing a reasonable amount of walking, in preparation for a 9 day charity trek along the Great Wall of China. Apparently we do up to 7 hours walking each day, and it is pretty hilly and there are lots of steps. The steps range from tiny steps to those that are half your body height which makes for some interesting walking!
The charity in question is the Westminster Challenge which supports three charities: The Children’s Society, Crimestoppers and Cancer Research. The trip also has the aim of encouraging politicians and charities to work more closely together and to support the voluntary sector. I understand that we are also being joined by the Lithuanian Ambassador on the trek. I am aiming to raise £5,000, and am nearly half way there. If 100 CF members donated £25, or 250 CF members donated just £10, that would be the other half.
The link is www.bmycharity.com/clairepalmerchina.
Tuesday, 29 July 2008
Host: Cities of London and Westminster Conservative Future
Date: Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Time: 7:30pm - 11:30pm
Address: The Old Star Tavern, 66 Broadway, Westminster, United Kingdom
Event: Pimm’s on the Lawn
Host: Croydon Central and South Conservative Federation, Addiscombe Branch
Date: Sunday 10th August
Time: 12 onwards
Address: 93 Clyde Road, Addiscombe, Croydon
Ticket: £7 (entry for children is free) to include first glass of Pimm’s or soft drink, and finger buffet
RSVP or further details: Cllr. Maria Garcia (020 8662 0454 or email@example.com)
Please bring a garden chair, if you have one
Event: Summer BBQ
Host: Croydon Conservative Future
Date: Friday 15th August
Time: 7pm onwards
Ticket: £5 to include booze and BBQ!!
RSVP: Clare Hilley: firstname.lastname@example.org
Event: Dinner at the East India Club
Host: The Salisbury Club
Date: Friday 22nd August
Address: East India Club, St James' Square, London
Ticket: £60 to include 3 course dinner with wine
Dress Code: Black Tie
Dinner will be served in the Canadian Room and will consist of 3 course with wine. As always we will be meeting to raise funds for Conservative Future.
We will meet at 7.30pm for pre-dinner drinks in the East India lounge.
Guest Speaker: Cllr Stuart Penketh - Parliamentary Candidate for Ellesmere Port and Neston Cheshire. Stuart has recently been selected to stand in this very winable seat in the North West. Stuart is also a local Councillor in Bury, Greater Manchester. and will give a short speech at the end of the Dinner.
RSVP: send your cheques to: Cllr. Ben Howlett, Sidney Sussex College, The University of Cambridge, Sidney Street, Cambridge, CB2 3HU
Monday, 14 July 2008
However I am breaking this view as I was e-mailed links by a few friends tonight who were upset about allegations being posted about themselves on these blogs: http://theblueguerilla.blogspot.com/ and http://www.torybear.blogspot.com/
The principle of these blogs are great as it holds people to account but I do not condone personal attacks.
Anyway this will be the only and last opinion post from me so thanks for reading and log on regularly for London South CF updates.
Tuesday, 8 July 2008
Friday, 27 June 2008
To those that I have already spoken to or e-mailed about tomorrow's campaign day make sure that you go and to those that have not opened your e-mail yet here is some info about tomorrow's campaign day:
Date: Saturday 28th June
Tine: 9:45am till 5pm
Location: Pick up by Matthew Scott at Bexleyheath station, Avenue Road, Bexleyheath
Contact: Matthew Scott (mobile: 07930128906 or e-mail: email@example.com)
If you're a member of facebook then please follow this link: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=28168489840
Tuesday, 27 May 2008
In May 2006, Steve became Joint Deputy Group Leader, and on victory, became Joint Deputy Leader of the Council, later becoming Cabinet Member for Safety and Cohesion.
Following his selection as the GLA Candiate for Croydon & Sutton last year, he won this seat two weeks ago with 76,477 votes; gaining 44.08% of the votes cast with a 7.30% increase since the last GLA elections.
The new Mayor of London Boris Johnson has recently appointed him to sit as a member on the Metropolitan Police Authority as well as giving him other appointments.
Come and meet Steve next Thursday 5th June at The Slug & Lettuce, (next to Clapham Junction station) at 7.30pm
It will be a great chance to meet Steve and have a talk over a few beers.....
RSVP: Clare Hilley at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Based on the break down of the recent GLA results this seat is winnable and we will be campaigning in a ward where we will be able to pick up crucial votes.
Date: Saturday 7th June
Meeting point: Carshalton train station
Free transport from the meeting point, free lunch and free drinks included.
RSVP: Clare Hilley at: email@example.com
Monday, 19 May 2008
After the day fellow CF activists finished the evening at a party where at least one member was drinking till 7am.....
We could win here as on Sunday The News of the World carried a second ICM poll on the Crewe and Nantwich by-election: CON 45%(+2), LAB 37%(-2), LDEM 14%(-2).
They claimed that, "Last week there was a very large proportion of former Labour voters saying don’t know, so it will be interesting when the tables are released to see if the changes are a result of a drop in “Labour don’t knows” ".
Only 4% of people in Crewe and Nantwich said the increase in tax allowances had made them more likely to vote Labour in the by-election, with 24% saying it had made them less likely to vote Labour.
Sunday, 11 May 2008
Slug and Lettuce - Clapham
4 St. John's Hill
Wallington & Carshalton Action Day, Saturday June 7
10am onwards , Location TBC
mini-bus pick up outside Carshalton Station (15min from London Victoria)
Bexley CF was formed in 2003 and the membership is drawn from all three local Conservative Associations; Bexleyheath and Crayford, Old Bexley and Sidcup and Erith and Thamesmead.
Locally, Bexley CF has been very active in recent years supporting the efforts of the Association time, with particular success at election time. At the last council elections in 2006, eight Conservative councillors under the age of 30, were elected. The group continue to campaign on political issues, including youth crime and youth engagement in politics.
On Wednesday 21 May, Bexley CF is holding a social event at:
Lang Sen Vietnamese Restaurant
Tickets for this event are £20, which starts at 8pm.
If you could add this to your website, we would be grateful - tickets are available by emailing - firstname.lastname@example.org
After only a few days in the job, Boris is making a huge difference through swift and decisive action. He is already taking steps to stamp out anti social behavoir by banning booze on the tube and is reaching out to youths by appointing experienced leader Ray Lewis as deputy for young people. Such effective and insightful leadership is cast iron proof that Boris is the man to lead London forward.
Having Boris as Mayor is like a breath of fresh air for all of us. For too long London had suffered from the corruption of Ken Livingstone’s administration and its lacklustre approach to record levels of knife and gun crime.
During his campaign, Boris had to endure a series of callous smears from the likes of the Guardian’s leading champagne socialist Polly Toynbee. Despite the mountains of mud these grotesque commentators chucked at him from their million pound homes, Boris kept moving forward to victory.
We now have a mayor who understands the needs of the people of London and will do everything in his power to tackle crime head on.
Expert: Ray Lewis brought in
Friday, 2 May 2008
Well done to everyone who helped with the campaign!!
We've had some amazing wins so far and Labour hasn't performed this badly since the 1960s. A BBC analysis gave Labour a projected national share of the vote of 24% behind the Liberal Democrats on 25% and the Conservatives first on 44%.
Fingers crossed Boris wins this afternoon......
and after that Downing Street for Cameron!
Tuesday, 29 April 2008
Monday, 28 April 2008
Monday, 21 April 2008
We delivered 8,000 leaflets and after our 'curry lunch' we canvassed the surrounding areas.
It was a tremendous effort and I know that the Croydon & Sutton GLA Candidate Cllr Steve O'Connell was very impressed with us all.
All having lunch- a curry!
Monday, 14 April 2008
Free lunch and drinks provided as usual and pick up point will be East Croydon station.
Topic: The future of global politics: challenges, opportunities, threats?
George Brock (Saturday Editor, The Times and President, World Editors Forum)
Liam Fox MP (Shadow Defence Secretary)
Simon Tisdall (Assistant Editor, The Guardian)
Date: Tuesday 22nd April 2008
Location: Hamilton House, Mabledon Place, London, WC1H 9BD
(see www.hamilton-house.org.uk/contacts.htm for directions)
This promises to be a thought-provoking debate with leading policy makers. We are expecting to cover a wide variety of topics, including the Brown government’s foreign policy, the US Elections, the Middle East, the Beijing Olympics and much more.
What’s more: we will be opening the floor for your questions. As always with G2G events, there will be prizes for the best questions!
The event will be followed by a drinks reception, where you will be able to meet fellow graduates and young professionals from across London.
Tickets for this exclusive event are only £5 if purchased online – through www.g2gnetwork.co.uk. We are expecting tickets to run out fast, so make sure to reserve your place as soon as possible. Otherwise tickets cost £7 on the door
G2G provides talks and networking opportunities for graduates and young professionals in London
Tuesday, 8 April 2008
These are the notes from the organiser Cllr Gordon Jenkins:
"Come and help spread the Conservative message in Bromley, which is one of the key areas in which we need to increase the Conservative turn-out on 1st May if we are to get both James and Boris elected.We will be canvassing and delivering in the Priority Wart of Bromley Town on Saturday 12th April from 10:00am to 1:00pm. We will be meeting at the junction of Cameron Road and Stone Road BR2 which is just a short walk from Bromley South Station. All offers of help would be greatly appreciated."
Date: Saturday 12th April
Tuesday, 25 March 2008
This seat was won by us in 2005 with a majority of 75 votes- it is on former Labour minister Charles Clarke's 'doomsday list' as one of the seats that needs to be gained by them if they are going to win the next general election: http://extras.timesonline.co.uk/doomsdaymemo.pdf
The campaign day includes: free transport to location from pick-up point, free drinks and lunch.
Date: Saturday 19th April
Time: 10am at pick up point: East Croydon station
Lunch and drinks are provided free!
Monday, 24 March 2008
The group also discussed how they will help Boris Johnson win in the upcoming mayoral elections and how they can help out on action campaign days around London South.
Overall it was an excellent evening, enjoyed by all.
NOTE FOR THE DIARY: next campaign day, April 19th