Posts Tagged ‘Baroness Warsi’

The Campaign thus far

December 6, 2011

I realise that I have not updated my blog with campaign news to the same extent as I did at the previous General Election.  I also realise that I am not a Twitter user either!

By Elections are incredibly different to General Election campaigns.  The obvious difference is that there is a lot more focus on a seat at a by-election than there would be with 650 or so other constituencies having elections at the same time.  I will possibly have done half a dozen tv interviews by polling day.  This is a by-election of a very short duration and that is different to what I have experienced previously also.

I can honestly say that I am enjoying it, even though I can not shift my cough.  I am really grateful to all of those people who are helping with the campaign.  It is a by-election that no person wanted with it being caused by such sad circumstances but like the other candidates I am fighting to win.

My superb Party Chairman, Baroness Warsi, has been a number of times already.  She is excellent with people and very sound on the issues.

All candidates will be saying how they are getting a great response from the people etc but what is clear to me is that the vast majority of opinion is on the side of eliminating the deficit and balancing the books.  We need a future in this country with no deficit and much less debt!

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Baroness Warsi

April 29, 2010

Baroness Warsi came to help the campaign and meet some residents in Heston yesterday.  She was very well received and enjoyed her visit.  I very much hope that she will return in the future as I am big fan.

Well done Ladies!

October 22, 2009

I thought that Baroness Warsi & Bonnie Greer did very well on Question Time.  I am not surprised by the former but in the past I have not always enjoyed the contributions of latter.  Both were excellent this evening.

Overall, a very bad night for the BNP.  Too many people getting excited in the audience at times (ie excessive clapping) and ganging up at other times but their Leader would have put off some of those who had voted BNP in recent times.

I was pleased to see a good friend – Hasan Ali Imam – in the audience.  Nathaniel Ikeazor, whom I met in person at the recent Conservative Party Conference, also made a brilliant contribution from the audience.  He, and Baroness Warsi, did not let Labour off the hook.

Overall, I am very pleased with how it went.

Update: James Cleverley AM, makes some sensible points.