MVEECF committee and regular members were in attendance at the MVCA AGM on Friday evening in Fetcham.
As well as approving the new officer team, we heard about the controversy surrounding the Guildford proposed plans to build on Green Belt land,and how we can help our paired marginal seat, Sutton and Cheam, in the run up to the general election.
We also met new prospective Mole Valley candidates, of which our Chairman James and his fiancée Emma are two.
We look forward to working more with the Association in the coming year.
PPC for Bermondsey and Old Southwark, JP Floru, held his campaign launch on Thursday with special guest Jacob Rees-Mogg at Lord Flight’s private house in Westminster.
Having long been a fan of Rees-Mogg, especially since his recent appearance on ‘Inside the Commons’, I just had to go along, dragging my fiancé Adrian with me. Rees-Mogg was very personable and we chatted about how they filmed the 4-part series for the BBC.
JP was also a lovely man, and we wish him well in May – we hope to help in Bermondsey with the campaign soon.
Lord Flight was an excellent and I enjoyed chatting to him about my father’s work and our forthcoming wedding!
MVEECF was delighted to attend the Spring Dinner of our parents associations on Wednesday, with special guest Grant Shapps as well as both our MPs and Emma Pidding. The auction alone raised over £7000 for the general election campaign! Helen bagged herself an Education Act signed by Michael Gove to tease all her teacher friends – definitely worth £50!
The food was delicious and the company was excellent. It was a great evening and proves that the two associations are working very well together now that they co-habit.
More updates to follow soon…
MVEECF joined EECA leafleting in Ashtead Park for James Morton, South East CF Area Chairman
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.
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