The ongoing strikes on the London underground tube and on the Southern Rail routes are inflicting misery on millions of commuters. As one of those millions of commuters I have seen first hand the frustration and inconvenience to normal hard working people – just simply trying to get to their place of employment.
The resignation of Jamie Reed was perhaps the final political shock of 2016. The resultant by-election has already caused a frenzy of excitement in the Conservative Party, from activists all the way up to the Cabinet.
Throughout the Mayoral election campaign and since taking office, Sadiq Khan has made numerous pledges and promises that have failed to materialise.
The swivel-eyed loons took back control in 2016. Meanwhile, Theresa May said in her New Year's Eve address that she "wanted to bring unity back to the country". Millions of pounds will now be spent on management consultants, think tanks and focus groups to try and figure out exactly how this blindsided the establishment. But a new poll suggests that one group knew all along: the hunting community.
2016 was a non-stop roller-coaster ride in politics and I have personally loved most of it! We voted to leave the European Union in June. Theresa May is our second female Prime Minister. Jeremy Corbyn survived a second leadership election. Donald Trump is going to become the next US President this month. We have had several by-elections since last summer. On a personal level, I was liberated and felt ready to come out as gay in October just after the Conservative Party conference. It has also been great to meet so many inspiring people across the country and have the opportunity to hear lots of passionate voices. And now one has to wonder what 2017 will bring for our wonderful country and the rest of the world.
Upcoming Events & Action Days
Join us in Copeland on Saturday the 21st of January for an afternoon of campaigning, followed by FREE drinks and a delicious FREE hot and cold buffet in the local Conservative Club. All activists will also get a free Conservative Way Forward Campaign Team t-shirt.
We are providing subsidised transport from York, Leeds, Manchester, Preston, and Lancaster for just £5 p/p, which will include a packed lunch.
Make sure you buy your ticket for transport to secure your place on the coach.
There is also an option to travel from London for just £25: meeting at 11pm on Friday 20th at Victoria Coach Station and returning at 630am on Sunday 22nd.
PLAN FOR THE DAY:
Arrive at Copeland at 1pm
Campaigning until 5pm
Dinner and drinks 5pm-7pm
Depart Copeland at 7pm
With the Labour Party in disarray and Corbyn's policies threatening our country's economic security, Copeland represents a real chance for the Conservatives to win a key Cumbrian seat OFF the Labour Party.
23,528 people in Copeland voted for Brexit - 62% of the constituency - and our Prime Minister has set out her positive vision for what that will mean. It is vital that we win this by-election to strengthen our majority in Parliament, and to prove that Brexit really does mean Brexit.
Councillor Joel Davidson will be leading an information evening on how your Council serves you and how to become a councillor, sponsored by Conservative Way Forward.
This event will take place at the Parish Hall at 180 Walm Lane, Willesden Green, NW2 3AX on Thursday 9th February.
Join Conservative Way Forward for an afternoon of campaigning in Coventry for Andy Street, the Conservative candidate for the West Midlands Mayoral election.
We will be providing subsidised transport to Coventry from London and Oxford for just £5 p/p, and will be providing FREE drinks in a local pub after campaigning.