Sunday, July 12, 2009

Team Tory

Following on from my last post about Bobby Alden, here's the full list of Conservative candidates who were selected yesterday:

Erdington: Robert Alden
Hall Green: Jo Barker
Hodge Hill: Shailesh Parekh
Ladywood: Colin Hughes
Perry Barr: William Norton
Yardley: Meirion Jenkins

This completes the team for Birmingham, which already includes Andrew Mitchell MP for Sutton Coldfield, Nigel Dawkins for Selly Oak, Keely Huxtable for Northfield and our own Deirdre Alden for Edgbaston.

Congratulations to you all!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Well done Bobby!

I've just found out that Erdington Conservatives have selected hard-working local Councillor Robert Alden as their Parliamentary Candidate. Quite right too, and congratulations from Quinton Conservatives!


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Sunday, July 05, 2009

You Wait Ages for a Fun Day...

...and then three come at once!

This weekend's my first back since our honeymoon - yesterday I visited three Quinton events along with other local Councillors, including Jane James and Deirdre Alden, our Parliamentary Spokesman.

First up was the Four Dwellings School Fun Day. There was a good assortment of stalls, a fire engine, a bouncy castle, a land train - plenty for everyone.

Next was the Ss Faith and Lawrence Fun Day. This included a demonstration by a kick-boxing champion - we kept our distance at that point!

Finally there was the Brownies Fun Day at Woodgate Valley Country Park. I had a go at the skipping challenge - I wasn't as good as some of the Brownies, but in my defence I hadn't skipped for at least twenty years! Northfield's Conservative Parliamentary Candidate Keeley Huxtable was also there and was central to the organisation of the day - well done Keeley.

Then off to North Quinton to do some leafleting about the next bulky refuse collection for the residents there - once again, each and every resident in Quinton will have their own over the course of the municipal year.