Crikey, I can’t believe it is a week since I was driving back from Brighton.
I have had a very busy few days with campaigning events, campaign planning meetings and several AGM’s. By a strange quirk of the diary I have had cause to attend five different Annual General meetings in the last few days. First up was the Annual Meeting of Bury Conservatives which we held down in Prestwich this year. All the officers were re-elected and the meeting was concluded with two speeches from myself and then my colleague Councillor Michelle Wiseman the Candidate for Bury South.
On Tuesday evening I attended the Annual General Meeting of Tottington St.John’s Cricket Club where I was re-elected as President. It is very enjoyable to attend non-political meetings and there is so much going on at the Cricket Club at the moment not least of which was the change of the name of the Club to Tottington Sports Club to reflect the fact that the club now embraces a Ladies RoundersTeam. Sensibly, in my view, the cricket team will continue to be known as Tottington St. John’s.
On Wednesday I was invited to attend the Annual General Meeting of the Bury North Conservative Ladies Committee. The Ladies Committee do an excellent job organising various fundraising events throughout the year which go towards paying for the running costs of the Association.
Yesterday, I was asked, in my capacity as President, to Chair the Annual General Meeting of the North West Regions Conservatives at Work organisation. The meeting was held in Morecambe and fortuitously was on the same day as the Morecambe and Lunesdale Conservative Association’s AGM so as I was up there anyway I was able to call in. Although it is ten years since I was their Candidate there are still many people who remember me (although I am pleased to say there were also several new faces who I did not recognise!).