Epsom Association Rolling Survey Canvass/Street Surgery & Membership Drive 

Please see details below from Alexander Clarke:

Wednesday 3rd June

Ewell Downs Road & The Green – meeting at 18:00hrs on The Green. Contact – Karen Clarke (07733 005 235) & Darren Dale  

Saturday 13th June 

Noble Park – meeting at 09:30hrs on Sherwood Way. After we have finished Noble Park we will ‘cross the road’ to Manor Park (meeting on Abbots Avenue). Contact – Alex Clarke alexanderdouglasclarke@gmail.com / 07807 356 544  

Monday 15th June

Tattenhams branch – meeting at 13:00hrs. Contact – Jane Illingworth – janeillingworth@talktalk.net 

Thursday 25th June

Tattenhams branch – meeting 13:00hrs. Contact Jane Illingworth – janeillingworth@talktalk.net 

Monday 29th June

Tattenhams branch – meeting 13:00hrs. Contact Jane Illingworth – janeillingworth@talktalk.net 

Saturday 11th July

Tattenhams branch – contact Jane Illingworth – janeillingworth@talktalk.net 

Wednesday 22nd July 

Clarendon Park – meeting at 18:00hrs on Sandy Mead. Contact – Alex Clarke alexanderdouglasclarke@gmail.com / 07807 3565 44  


Friday Night Councillor Chat

Following our successful first ‘drinks with councillors’ (find attached photo) we are planning another at The Blenheim (Manor Green Road), on Friday 10th of July, at 19:00hrs. If you have a question for your Conservative Councillor team or just fancy discussing the issues of the day in a friendly atmosphere then do please come along. 
Mutual Aid for the Holmwoods by-election – 18th June

Our colleagues in Mole Valley will be canvassing in Holmwoods this week and would appreciate your help. Please contact James Baird 07807 361 969 if you are able to assist.

Wednesday 3rd June, 18:00hrs-19:30hrs, meeting at the bottom of Dukes Ride on Holmwood Park Estate.

Thursday 4th June, 18:00hrs-20:00hrs, meet on Rough Rew to cover Rough Rew, Flint Hill and Flint Close.

Friday 5th June, 18:00hrs-20:00hrs, meeting point TBC  

Events in and around Horley

Please see this email from Samantha, secretary of Horley branch:

Forthcoming Conservative events locally

As well as sharing details of the Conservative events planned in Horley over the next few months, I have now received some details of other events locally, which I am pleased to be able to send to all members. If you are interested in coming to the Horley events, please let me know; for events in other areas please contact the local organiser as indicated. 


Reigate Association’s next Conservative Policy Forum meeting will be held next week on Wednesday 10 June at The Woodhatch Centre, Whitebeam Drive, Reigate, RH2 7LS. This will start at 7:30pm and will aim to finish by 9:15pm. The topic for the meeting is “SNP successes: how do we deal with the change in Parliamentary make up arising from the election?”. If you would like to attend, this event is free of charge but they do appreciate a confirmation of numbers in advance so please email Helen Foreman to book a place, foreman_helen@yahoo.co.uk.
Crawley Conservative Association is having a curry night at the Taj Mahal restaurant, 2-4 High Street, Crawley RH10 1BJ on Thursday 25 June at 7:00pm. Tickets are £25 per person for a 2 x course meal. Drinks extra. Please book your tickets via Brenda Burgess, Brenda.Burgess@crawley.gov.uk or 07906 802073.

Crawley Down, Turners Hill and Copthorne Conservatives is having a quiz on Saturday 4 July (teams of up to six people). This will be held at The Ark at Turners Hill, beginning at 7pm. Tickets are £12 each, including a Fish & Chip supper. To book, please send a cheque payable to ‘Crawley Down, Turners Hill and Copthorne Conservative Association’ to their Treasurer Richard Scott, Rushmore Cottage, Turners Hill Road, Worth, RH10 4LY or contact Richard on 01293 883314 or RScott47@aol.com with any questions/dietary requirements. There will be at least four of us from Horley in attendance at this event.
Horley Conservatives has a BBQ planned for Sunday 5 July from 12.30pm, to be hosted by our Treasurer Andrew Baird and his wife Jante at 26 Briars Wood, RH6 9UE (please bring your own drinks). Tickets are £10 per person and we would ask that you please pay in advance to reserve your place (so we have an idea of numbers and can pay for expenses). Cheques should be payable to ESCA please. If you would like to attend, please send your cheque either to me at 35 Avenue Gardens, Horley RH6 9BS or to Andrew as above. Please let me know in advance of any special dietary requirements.

On Saturday 15 August, Crawley Conservatives is having a Croquet Tournament. £7 per person, to be held at Worth Park Gardens, at 1:45pm (meet in the car park – RH10 3DY). Coffee and tea will be provided, but please bring a picnic. Again, please book your tickets via Brenda Burgess, Brenda.Burgess@crawley.gov.uk or 07906 802073.

Further ahead in Horley, we will have another talk from John Chisholm on the history of Horley through old photos/postcards on Saturday 14 November, from 12pm. These have been hugely popular over the last couple of years and we’re delighted to welcome John back. Tickets again £10 per person if you wish to stay for lunch (talk without lunch is free to attend); please pay in advance to reserve your place, cheques payable to ESCA (to be sent to 35 Avenue Gardens, Horley RH6 9BS please).
We will be arranging other social events in Horley for this coming autumn, but would like members’ feedback on the type of event you’re interested in attending so we’ll be discussing future events at our BBQ on 5 July (or please send me an email with your feedback if you’re unable to make the BBQ).
Finally, if anyone has spare time and is good with writing content for websites, Horley Conservatives need your help – we need someone to assist us in updating HorleyConservatives.com on a regular basis. If you could help with this, please let me know.  


EU Referendum: In or Out?

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If you had asked me a year ago what my thoughts were on the EU referendum, I would have definitely said that I would vote to leave the European Union. However, since then I think I’ve changed my mind.

In February, my fiancé and I went to Brussels for a mini-break and while we were there we visited the Paralmentarium, a museum dedicated to promoting the EU and what it does. I was inspired and I don’t think I really realised how valuable the EU is as a group of nations. A couple of days later we went on a tour of the chamber itself. Again, it made me realise how important the EU can be.

I do think it’s important that Cameron et al. renegotiate with the EU to reclaim some powers. I do find it rather alarming that so much of our legislation is from Europe and we need to limit that, in my opinion. If the negotiations are unsuccessful then I think we, as Conservatives, must advocate a vote to leave the EU but this was sadden me greatly. I hope that we can get some powers back from Brussels; then, and only then, will I be voting to remain part of the EU.

In the next couple of years, we must be careful that the Party doesn’t become too divided. As discussed at Epsom’s Policy Forum on Friday, members should be able to campaign for either side and shouldn’t be dictated to by the Party at large. Fingers crossed that the upcoming negotiations go well.


Conservative Policy Forum

Conservative Policy Forum Meeting Friday 15th May at 7.30pm “That was the election, now what?”


Free meeting at our office at 212 Barnett Wood Lane, Ashtead KT21 2DB to discuss the election and what might happen now, be it locally or nationally.

Drinks and nibbles will be provided.  This will hopefully be a far more jolly meeting that we might have expected a week ago!

EECA Campaigning Update

“Dear Members and Supporters

Chris Grayling will be out and about tomorrow Thursday 16th April as follows:

11.30-12.30  Epsom Town Centre – outside the Ashley Centre at the Spread Eagle junction entrance

1-2pm             Ashtead Village Centre and then Lower Ashtead shops

2.30-4pm       Auriol schools (starting outside The Mead infant school in Newbury Gardens) and then Stoneleigh Broadway

4.30-5pm       Nork shops

Please come along and support him during these “walkabouts” in our local centres.

Hustings – Thursday 16th April 

Do come along and support Chris Grayling at the only constituency hustings to be held at St Pauls Church, 15 Northey Avenue, Cheam, SM2 7HS on Thursday 16th April 6.30pm for 7pm start.


We are out canvassing daily, in local teams, throughout the Borough. If you are willing to help, but have not been contacted, please let us know!


There will also be a lot of leaflets to be delivered in the next few weeks. Again if you are willing to help and have not been contacted please let us know.

And importantly let me take this opportunity to thank the many volunteers who have already been out delivering leaflets, knocking on doors and so forth.

Mutual Aid

Sutton – as previously mentioned anyone willing can just go to their office at 2a Sutton Court Road, SM1 4SY and they will find some useful work in this key marginal.

We also attach the campaign plan with forthcoming canvassing dates.

Best Regards

Jose Fiuza


Epsom & Ewell Conservative Association

PO Box 164, Ashtead, Surrey, KT21 9BS

Tel: 01372 277066

Email:  <mailto:office@epsomconservatives.org.ukoffice@epsomconservatives.org.uk

Office opening hours 10am-2pm Monday-Friday

The next 5 years:

“At the heart of our manifesto is a simple proposition: we are the party of working people, offering you security at every stage of your life.

If you’re looking for training or a good job; if you want to buy your own home; if you’re raising a family and need help with childcare or a great school place; if you fall ill and need to rely on our NHS; if you are reaching retirement and want real security – we are there for you.

These past five years have been a critical period for our country.

Together, with the hard work of the British people, we have rescued our economy, created record numbers of jobs, and put Britain back on her feet.

But the next five years are much, much more important.

We are on the brink of something special. And our manifesto sets out how we will make this a country where those who work hard and do the right thing can enjoy a good life:

The personal tax-free allowance raised to £12,500
No 40p tax until you’re earning £50,000
The family home taken out of Inheritance Tax
£8 billion more a year for our NHS – so it’s there for your family, 7 days a week
Rail fares frozen for five years
Welfare controlled to reward work
Multinationals pursued so they pay their tax
The Right to Buy extended to 1.3 million extra families
30 hours of free childcare a week for working families with 3 and 4 year-olds
Everyone earning the Minimum Wage lifted out of income tax altogether
We have come this far together. Let’s not waste the past five years and let Labour drag us back to square one – instead, let’s build on the progress we have made.

So volunteer to help our campaign today – and together, we can finish what we’ve begun and build a brighter, more secure future for your family and our country.

Thank you,

David Cameron”

Horley Canvassing Update 

Thanks to everyone that has turned out in the last fortnight, and I hope to see an even better turnout this week.

Monday 13 April
Tomorrow night, Horley Conservatives will be canvassing inWest ward for Borough candidate David Jackson, doing Horley Row, Chequers Drive and Southlands Avenue. We shall meet at 6pm on Horley Row opposite the junction with Bakehouse Road. If we have sufficient people, we will split into two teams  – one covering Chequers Drive and Horley Row in one direction, and the other team to do Southlands Avenue and Horley Row in the other direction.

If you are running late tomorrow night and need to find the canvassing team, Valerie’s mobile is 07977 621104 or mine is 07969 019905 (I am hoping to be there on time this week!).

Tuesday 14 April
On Tuesday evening, we shall be canvassing in Central ward for Borough candidate Andrew Lynch, doing the evens side of Balcombe Road and roads off. Please leave cars on Limes Avenue or The Coronet, but meet at the junction of Balcombe Road and Meadowcroft Close (there is NO space for non-resident vehicles on Meadowcroft Close, and The Close opposite is a private road).

Due to a Carnival meeting prior to the HTC meeting, neither Valerie or I will be out canvassing on Tuesday – Jan will be leading canvassing and can be contacted on 07869 622228. I hope that the town councillors not involved in the Carnival meeting can put in an hour’s canvassing before the L&A meeting please!

Election update
For those that have not already heard, the Horley Town Councillors were mostly unopposed in their wards. David Jackson, James Baker and Henry Randall have been duly elected to the North West ward (along with Residents’ Association councillor Mike George); Simon and Valerie Marshall and Adrian Kitajewski have been elected to the North ward (one vacancy remains); Richard Olliver and Jerry Hudson have been elected to the North East ward; Kevin Etheridge and Samantha Marshall have been elected to South East ward and Jamie Baird, Surrinder Banwait and Helen Davies have been elected to South Central ward (along with Labour’s Linda Mabbett).

The only ward where an election will be fought is North Central, where David Powell and Fiona Stimpson are fighting for the two seats against Geoffrey Smith of Labour.

Please bring a rosette to wear if you have one, and I hope to see you at canvassing soon; we need every last bit of support we can muster to get Sam, Andrew and David, David and Fiona elected. (NB Spare rosettes are now in stock – £2.50 each if anyone wants one?)

Thanks and best wishes

Secretary, Horley Branch
East Surrey Conservative Association

01293 201908 / 07969 019905

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