Saturday, March 25, 2006
We had a great pre-campaign dinner in Surbiton last night, mainly for candidates and friends in the Kingston and Surbiton constituency. The largest dining room in the building in Surbiton Crescent was packed. We had warm-up speeches from Kevin Davis, our Leader, and Tony Arbour of Richmond borough and the GLA. Our main speaker, Steve Norris, was unable to make it for family reasons, but his place was filled extremely well by our newest Member of the European Parliament, Syed Kamall. His main theme on the Conservatives as a party of achievement and opportunity was a good reminder to us all of why we are in politics - to help people achieve things for themselves and their communities. Let's hope that in our own small way in Kingston we can do do this in the next four years.