Yesterday the Conservatives’ local government election campaign in Bury was given a boost when Shadow Foreign Secretary and former Party Leader William Hague MP visited Bury. I was pleased to welcome him in Bury Town Centre and then after meeting with several of our Councillors he went on the Metrolink down to Radcliffe. We have received many high profile visitors throughout the campaign which is a sign of how important the election in Bury is. I have known William for many years as we both attended Comprehensive schools in Rotherham ( not the same one ). Our paths first crossed when I joined the Rother Valley Young Conservatives an organisation which William had been Chairman of and which I subsequently took over the Chairmanship of. William is a year older than I am and was at Oxford when I joined the Young Conservatives. He is without doubt one of the finest and most down to earth politicians in the country and we were indeed fortunate that he was able to join us.