Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Party Chairman Thanks Conservative Future

It is inspiring to see that Conservative Future has received recognition from Party Co-Chairman Sayeeda Warsi in her Christmas video message

Over the last year, our activists have given up many hours of their time to campaign on issues that matter to the party and played a key role in the No2AV campaign. 

With the Mayoral elections coming up next year, it’s more important than ever for activists to work together and to encourage support for the Boris campaign. Through a collective effort from all our members across the UK, CF is once again respected and an influential organisation within the Conservative Party and one of which we should be truly proud.

Our newly elected National Executive Team who will take office in January is made up of some of our organisation’s best and brightest stars who I know will do everything they can to strengthen CF’s structure to drive up membership over the next 12 months. 

With soaring membership, flagship events with Cabinet Ministers and a strong, diverse leadership team representing the whole of the UK, there has never been a more exciting time to be a Conservative Future activist.

Saturday, 10 December 2011

Cameron´s Bulldog Spirit Should Make us Proud to be British

David Cameron has demonstrated true courage and conviction by standing up to EU bullies to put Britain´s interests first. Despite criticism from the usual suspects and biased coverage on the BBC, Cameron has proved he is a radical Prime Minister, with a strong agenda, rejecting the ludicrous regulations that could suffocate our financial services industry. This is a great moment for our country where we rejected measures which could seriously threaten our economic prosperity, and a moment of which we should all be truly proud.

Many have been left surprised by the outcome, assuming that Cameron would simply roll over and do as he was told. But the decision to use the veto sends a clear signal to our European partners that Britain is not a country to be taken for granted or one that will give into intimidation and simply do what other leaders want.
The outcome of this decision is that Cameron returns home a Conservative hero, but he must now stand firm on his decision. It is deeply disappointing that the BBC´s coverage of a British triumph has been painted as a disaster across the airwaves. But he cannot allow this bias to force him to change course.

As Cameron stands firm as the British Bulldog, it is nothing short of embarrassing to see the the small puppy Ed Miliband attempting to nip at his feet. So weak is the leader of the opposition´s statement on the issue, it hardly warrants a mention in the press. Miliband has managed to shift from confused to simply annoying in a very short space of time.

This is a stark wake up call for those with fluid political convictions who left the Conservative Party and Conservative Future before the full facts had been established. Remaining loyal to your fellow Tories is a core value that we must all maintain if our party is to deliver on its promises. Now the wind is blowing in a different direction, don´t be surprised if you hear a timid knock knock on the door in the coming months.

This British victory also opens the door for a new, more collaborative approach for Conservative Future and external groups. As I´ve long believed, our organisation can be strengthened by working together with our fellow partners for events, speaking and training of our activists of the future. Now is the time for like-minded Conservatives to come together and send a clear signal that the British Bulldog is back.

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Jeremy Hunt, CF Chairmen Training Day, CF Christmas Party & Campaign Day....

Over the last week Conservative Future has hosted a reception with Jeremy Hunt as part of our ‘Meet the Cabinet’ events, a CF Chairmen’s Training Day, our National CF Christmas Party and a campaign day in Feltham & Heston!

Ben, Jeremy and myself
Last Monday Jeremy Hunt MP spoke passionately about delivering the Olympics on time next year and how the government is supporting young people in the sporting sector.

On Saturday we hosted our second CF Chairmen's Training Day where over 60 CF Chairmen representing the Regions, Areas and CF Branches in England, Wales and Northern Ireland turned up.

We had a jam-packed agenda with workshops and speeches from Ministers, CCHQ staff, party Chairmen’s office and the BackBoris2012 Campaign Team.

Lynton Crosby from the BackBoris Team spoke very eloquently about tactics and strategy ahead of next year’s Mayoral election. They are holding a student bootcamp tomorrow so click here to attend

It was great to hear from our members about how they feel this year has gone in their respective areas and the challenges that lie ahead over the next year.

A few of us posing with Jeremy Hunt!
We all learnt a lot about the party’s direction and future over the next few years. CCHQ told us that it was the first time in a number of years that they were relying on us to provide help with the party’s new campaigns for the coming year as well as debating ad providing policy solutions ahead of the 2015 election.

It was great to see so many people who had travelled from across the UK and I look forward to regions holding their own training days next year.

After the Training Day we left for our Christmas Party in Soho where a few of us dressed up in Santa Claus and Mrs Claus costumes and danced the night away!

CF Chairmen 
With little sleep and bleary eyes CFers met for breakfast and then headed to Feltham & Heston to campaign for our candidate Mark Bowen.

If you have any spare time over the next few weeks to support Mark Bowden then please contact: