Oakhill surgery

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The C-pod in action

The C-pod was in action again yesterday morning in Oakhill Road. Helen Whately, Nick Kilby, Janet Bowen -Hitchings, Mavis Cracknell and self were in attendance. So were numerous people doing door knocking and delivering literature throughout the area.

Local residents came along in sufficient numbers to keep Janet and me, who stayed on the pod, fully engaged in dealing with local problems from 10.30 to after half past 12.

A very successful morning’s work – followed by a trip to Chessington North and Hook in the evening for a ‘Beetle Drive’. This has become a Chessington Tory tradition, going all the way back to at least 2002. I can assure you that no actual beetles were injured in the process! If anyone doesn’t know what a beetle drive is, I will explain on request.

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About pauljohnston

Elected as Conservative councillor in Surbiton Hill, Kingston upon Thames in 1998. Re-elected 2002 and 2006. Former parliamentary candidate in Lancashire and Birmingham. Ceased to be a Councillor (temporarily?) in 2010. Active among Residents' Associations in Surbiton Hill and among residents in social housing generally. Former teacher of History at St. Brendan's College Bristol and Head of History and Politics at the London Oratory School. Worked with Sutton Trust running summer schools for sixth formers at Oxford University from 1997-2000 aiming to improve uptake of places from pupils from state schools which sent very few applicants to Oxbridge.
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