Monday, 24 September 2012

Croydon's Young People Invited to Have their Say

As Croydon's youngest councillor I try to encourage other young people to become involved in their local communities by attending resident or council led meetings or participating in Council led initiatives to improve their local areas. All  decision makers across Croydon have a duty to listen to young people having their say in how our town is run. 

On Monday 8th October, Croydon Council is hosting a Young People's Question Time at Croydon College from 5.30pm to 9.30pm where young people across the borough will be given a chance to question Council cabinet members and senior council officers about the issues and services that matter most to them. 

I hope to see many of the young people in Waddon and across the borough attending this important event.

For more information and to register please email: 

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Conservative Future Women Update

Conservative Future Women was launched six months ago by the Rt Hon Theresa May and since then we have held hosted several events across the UK, have met many of our members and campaigned across the country in the local and London Mayoral elections. 

During the summer we hosted a Jubilee Summer Picnic in conjunction with Conservative Future and heard from a variety of politicians on the importance of the Diamond Jubilee. We held a very successful policy debate on whether women can shatter the glass celling with a panel of very successful female entrepreneurs and politicians.

Next week we have two events for our members to attend- a Networking and Skills Workshop that we will be hosting on Thursday 13th September, (7-9:30pm) where attendees will have the opportunity to hear from a range of people in business, politics and professional networking including Baroness Jenkins, Mary MacLeod MP and Charlotte Argyle giving their advice on the skills, attributes and acumen it takes to be successful in business and politics. Get your ticket here

We are also hosting a campaign day for Surrey PCC Julie IIles with Marina Yannakoudakis MEP on Saturday 15th September and please click here for more information. 

We are also very supportive of the recent government reshuffle that has seen a new intake of female MP's stepping up to ministerial posts across education, health, welfare reform and justice and look forward to supporting them in the future.