CPF Debate on Europe


Tonight EECA was joined by Marta Andreasen MEP for a discussion on Europe. It was interesting evening with Marta giving us an insight into the fraud and corruption that occurs in Brussels.

Her views on UKIP’s aims in the UK as well as in Europe were also thought-provoking, with her saying that the upper echelons of the party had no real ambition to be in Government but to remain as a pressure group against the Tories to act decisively on Europe.

EECA chairman, Jose Fiuza, started the evening with a vote. The three options given were to stay in the EU, leave without question or to stick with Conservative Party policy and renegotiate powers before holding a referendum. An overwhelming majority voted in favour of the latter but by the end of the evening when the vote was repeated, an extra two voted in favour of leaving. No one in either vote opted for staying in the EU.

MVEECF would like to thank EECA for hosting the event and thank Marta for an informative and interesting discussion.


MVCA Dinner With Alistair Burt MP

We hope you will be able to join us at Effingham Golf Club where we will welcome Alistair Burt, MP for North East Bedfordshire as our guest speaker. Alistair has an extremly large range of political experience to draw on, his career higlights include:

  • 1982-83  Councillor, London Borough of Haringey
  • Elected MP for Bury North 1983, 1987, and 1992.
  • 1985-90  PPS to Rt Hon Kenneth Baker
  • 1992-95  PUSS at the Department of Social Security
  • 1994-97  Sponsor Minister for Manchester and Salford
  • 1995-97  Minister of State, Minister for Disabled People

He lost his marginal seat in 1997, and became a head-hunter for Whitehead Mann GKR’s sport and not for profit sector in London, moving the family to Bedford. 

Elected MP for NE Bedfordshire 2001, 2005 and 2010

  • 2002-05  PPS to the Leader of the Opposition
  • 2005-08  Shadow Minister for Communities and Regeneration
  • 2008-10  Assistant Chief Whip and Deputy Party Chairman
  • 2010-13  Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office

Tickets for this event will be £35, if you would like to purchase tickets or find out more then please email mvca@btconnect.com or call 01306 883312

Message from EECA

Dear Member,

As you are aware, we are currently helping out candidates in Sutton and Cheam ahead of the local and European elections this May. There are some very winnable wards in the area and, if we succeed, we will have a great base to build on ahead of a General Election where Sutton & Cheam will be a key target seat for the Conservatives.

This Saturday, we are helping deliver an ‘intouch’ in the Sutton South area. If you are able to give some time to come and support us, we would be glad to have you. The weather forecast isn’t looking too bad for the weekend, with the rain due to stop (at last), so you can leave your wellies at home!

If you are able to come down and help out, even for a short time, please get in touch with me via the office, or on e-mail at jtarbit@googlemail.com. If you can’t make Saturday but would be happy to deliver a route Mon-Weds next week, let us know roughly how many you are happy to do and we will get some leaflets to you.

I look forward to seeing some of you on Saturday.

James Tarbit
Mutual Aid, Epsom Conservatives

Epsom & Ewell Conservative Association
PO Box 164, Ashtead, Surrey, KT21 9BS
Tel: 01372 277066
Email: office@epsomconservatives.org.uk