Monday, 20 February 2012

The Launch of Conservative Future Women

We are delighted to announce that on Wednesday, the Home Secretary Theresa May officially launched Conservative Future Women. Over 150 activists attended the launch including several leading female MPs.

We have a  long and proud history of encouraging women representatives to put their names forward for key positions. Conservative Future Women is designed specifically to encourage, train and support young women to stand for election at all levels of politics, while ensuring the best and brightest female candidates fully achieve their potential. 

The huge turnout of existing and aspiring young women politicians for the launch party has cemented the Conservative Party’s strong reputation as the clear choice for young women looking to get involved in politics.

In her speech, Theresa May told the audience that getting involved with politics means they can make a difference, to their communities and the world around them.

We are looking for dynamic, enthusiastic and energetic young women to join our team.
Since our launch we have been inundated with requests from our members looking to get more involved - now here is your chance.
For more information or if you would like to apply then please click here for more information.

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Update: Petition against TFL's proposed removal of the pelican crossing on the Purley Way

Thank you to every local resident living in Court Drive, Waddon Court Drive, Waddon New Court Road and Alton Road for signing our petition against TFL's proposal to remove the pelican crossing at the end of Waddon Court Drive, across the Purley Way.

We collected 166 signatures and together with our GLA member Cllr Steve O'Connell we presented this petition to TFL on February 8th. 

All we can do now is wait and hope that TFL consider our views and retain the pelican crossing. It is clear that this pelican crossing is essential to local residents as it helps them cross the busy Purley Way safely. 

I will update you when I hear more and fingers crossed!

Fellow ward colleagues, Simon & Tony and myself presenting the petition to Steve O'Connell