Attended a crowded meeting of Kingston & Surbiton Conservatives this morning at the Christ Church Hall in Berrylands ward.
It’s amazing to think that it’s nearly a year since Helen Whately was selected as our candidate for Parliament. She is proving a very energetic campaigner – as last week’s efforts over Post Office closures eloquently testify. She will make an excellent constituency MP. She builds a team around her that works and stays on to see a job through. Apparently, by contrast, the Lib Dem MP, on last week’s protests, had the same group of people who were ferried around in a people carrier and a car from site to site with a placard that had the name of the particular PO outside which they posed for photos pasted on, then pasted over for the next site. While Helen’s team stayed on to collect signatures, the Lib Dems scuttled off to the next photo shoot.
This afternoon, after the AGM, she and a team were off delivering leaflets in Tolworth and Hook Rise.