Candidates Conference

I have been to two events in the last 24 hours both of which have taken me outside Bury and an opportunity to see how things are going, politically, in the wider world.
Last evening Sue and I went to a dinner in Manchester where the guest speaker was Councillor John Walsh who contested Bury North for the Conservatives in the 2001 General Election. He is now the Regional Chairman of the North West Conservative organisation and it was interesting to hear of the developments which are taking place in other parts of the region.

After a few hours sleep I was up early to catch the 6am train to London to attend a one day Conference organised by the Conservative Candidates Association. It was held in Methodist Central Hall in Westminster where the left wing Fabian Society where also holding there AGM so there were opportunities to exchange views with those holding different political views.

We heard what progress is being made in selecting Candidates in the seats which do not yet have a Candidate. If a General Election had have been called last month the Conservatives in common I guess with all parties would have had to use emergency powers to impose Candidates but now the Party has reverted to the original timetable. We heard an address from the Party Chairman Caroline Spellman MP and after lunch there were different training sessions available. So after seven hours travelling it has been a long day and just time to watch the Festival of Remembrance and David Cameron’s appearance on Parkinson.
Finally, good news for all Shakers fans as I see Bury overcame Workington 4-1 down at Gigg Lane today in the first round (proper)of the FA Cup.

Published by David Nuttall

Business and Political Consultant

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