Saturday, 27 September 2014

Exclusive: Recording Of Mark Reckless Saying He Will Attend The Birmingham RoadTrip Hours Before He Resigns

#ThingsElliottSays has been exclusively sent an answer machine recording of Mark Reckless MP saying that he will join hundreds of other Conservative Party members at the Birmingham Northfield RoadTrip on the first day of Conservative Party Conference. Reckless left this answer machine only hours before he defected to UKIP.

Does the man have any principles?


#ThingsElliottSays has also found this tweet from yesterday.

#ThingsElliottSays On TBG

#ThingsElliottSays is back on TBG reporting about the progress of the national CF executive. #ThingsElliottSays puts forward the argument that a revolution has taken place in CF. All in all these next few months will be the best CF will experience since its inception. You can read the article here.

Friday, 26 September 2014

CF Conference Agenda Launched

With #CPC14 fast approaching the national CF exec have launched a guide describing what's hot for those looking for a good time at Party Conference. You can view the guide here.

Great events highlighted by the CF national exec include the CWF midnight reception, Boris speech, and Freedom Fizz with Jacob Rees-Mogg and Liam Fox. There will of course be the free but vinegar like wine available for all at the vast majority of these events.

Alexandra Paterson, the national CF Chair, has told #ThingsElliottSays "With this new National Executive, we decided to bring fresh ideas to CF. Ideas and plans that were expected of CF for a long time. When it comes to Party Conference, we are here to ensure that our members have the best experience, whether it is their first time or if they are regular. This guide will hopefully help CFers organise their diary and enjoy conference even more."

CF is starting to cater for the needs of CFers.

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Fresher's Fair At UoN

#ThingsElliottSays has been helping at NUCA's stall at the University of Nottingham's Fresher's Fair. Overall it was a really good few days with lot's of new fresher's signed up and they are eager to experience a port filled evening of debating on Friday 3rd October.

Our stand, by far the best of all the political societies in #ThingsElliottSay's biased opinion, was pretty busy throughout. It was well decorated by pictures of Mrs Thatcher, Boris, the national flag and later a picture of Ed Miliband eating a bacon sandwich*.

The Lib Dems were also out in force, trying to save their society from near collapse. #ThingsElliottSays' house-mate, Seb the Lib Dem President, was on the stall constantly trying to sign up enough members to keep his group affiliated with the SU. Only time will tell to see if it has worked. Good luck.

The Greenies were also there. For all their recycling mantra they had the most paper on their stall and binned the most things after the fair ended. They also got very angry with Labour telling them "You should be ashamed, you're splitting the left-wing vote." The last time I looked Labour were the largest left-wing party Greenies, mind you facts are not their forte.

They did have a very funny sign though.

And then there was Labour. Most of their committee is pretty nice, #ThingsElliottSays love's the banter. Lab Soc members are always welcome to NUCA Port and Policies and to join the society to get cheaper attendance rates. It's always better where the Tories are.

*This was to make up for Labour not displaying a single picture of their dear leader. #ThingsEllliottSays wonders why this is.

Monday, 22 September 2014

Exclusive: Harlow Labour PPC Falsely Claims Thatcher's Legacy On Apartheid Was 'Shocking'

The Labour PPC for Harlow has falsely claimed on Twitter that Thatcher's legacy on 'Apartide [sic] was shocking'.

Suzy Stride, who Ed Miliband wants in the House of Commons in 2015, has said this despite a great deal of evidence that Thatcher was very much against Apartheid. Nelson Mandela and Thatcher had a very good relationship on the world stage, for example. There are documents that show Thatcher lobbied for the release of Mandela in the 1980s. Furthermore, Mandela went on the record and said of Margaret Thatcher “She is an enemy of apartheid… We have much to thank her for.”

I wonder what the rest of Labour think of Suzy's false accusations of Margaret Thatcher.

It is surprising and shocking that a Labour PPC holds such 'shocking' and false views on Margaret Thatcher. It is even more disturbing to find that Suzy is a major player in Labour as she gave a speech at their conference this year. How much further will the Left's hatred of Thatcher continue into the land of nonsense? Even the Guardian believes that Thatcher was anti-apartheid.

Suzy Stride's statement has been challenged on Twitter:

Perhaps Suzy Stride should publicly apologise on Twitter for her shameful and incorrect comments.

A public apology is needed.

Share A Coke With ... ISIS

#ThingsElliottSays will pass on sharing a Coke with a villainous terrorist state.

Monday, 15 September 2014

Nicola Sturgeon MSP Has A Makeover

The BBC have revealed today the massive news that Nicola Sturgeon has had a makeover as it gets closer to voting day for the Independence Referendum. I wonder what Nigel Farage is doing to beautify himself?

Sunday, 14 September 2014

CF Rally To Save The Union


CF is gathering at Trafalgar Square tomorrow evening for a rally to save the union. The national executive and several other massive unionists will be there to try and convince the Jocks to vote No to independence.

Alexandra Paterson, the CF national chair, has told #ThingsElliottSays "As someone from Scottish heritage this referendum is particularly important to me. I truly believe that we are better off together."

Full details are available on Facebook.

Friday, 12 September 2014

Exclusive: CF Strategy Team Announced

Alexandra Paterson has announced the wider CF strategy team which will help bring the Conservatives to victory in 2015 and also make CF a very successful organisation. This among other future plans for CF were decided last night at the 'most successful national executive meeting ever'.

Paterson exclusively told #ThingsElliottSays "Following on from last night's successful National Executive and Leadership Team meetings at CCHQ ... the following appointments to the Strategy Team:

NUS Officer: Eimhear Macfarlane
Training Officer: Ben Woodward
CF Women: Aisha Vance-Grimard
Constitutional Officer: Simon Harley
European Relationship Manager: Laurence Chacksfield
Social Action Officer: Sarah-Louise Cooper
Forward Planning Officer: James Price
Universities Officer: Calum James Stewart
Postgraduates Officer: Hamish Stewart
Fundraising Officer: Cordelia Roberts Evans
Internal International Events: Jon Wilson
Young Professionals: Michael Bull"

The last position for the national executive was also announced with Hannah Rawbone being appointed as the campaigns officer. Hannah exclusively told #ThingsElliottSays "I am thrilled to be part a great CF national executive. I’m confident under the leadership of Alexander Paterson we can take CF from strength to strength, recruiting more members and campaigning in seats that need our help. In an election year it is crucial we continue to campaign on the issues that really matter; telling as many people about our long term economic plan and playing our part in securing a conservative majority in 2015."

In the opinion of the majority of young  Conservatives #TeamPaterson has got off to a great start. One CFer has told #ThingsElliottSays "This is most likely to be the start of an era of CF doing something. An idea kindled by Oliver Cooper and realised in Alexandra Paterson. Like Margaret Thatcher and Keith Jospeh perhaps, but with more KFC."

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Catching Up With Jane Hunt

#ThingsElliottSays have been catching up with Jane Hunt and the Nottingham Conservatives.

For the past few weeks we have been leafleting and completing local surveys in Leen Valley to hear from residents' views. #ThingsElliottSays is pleased to say that the locals are very supportive of Jane and have also raised a lot of important issues which need solving. The worst part of this whole thing is seeing how quickly the daylight is disappearing in the evening.

Jane has also launched her new website. She is so far focusing on three main campaigns. Jane's 'pot hole patrol' has been very popular. A lot of roads in Nottingham are in need of repair, in many places the Victorian cobbles are showing through. The Conservatives in Government have recognised the problem and have give an extra £617,446 to Nottingham to help.

Jane has said "Investing in Britain’s roads and infrastructure is a key part of the Conservatives’ long-term economic plan to secure a better future for Britain – and this is just one part of that. By fixing Britain’s roads the Conservatives are supporting local businesses, and making life that bit easier for the hardworking people in Nottingham who rely on them to get around."

Jane is also campaigning to get rid of the horrendously unfair Workplace Parking Tax that was introduced by the Labour City Council. This is not only causing business problems, which in turn effect wages and the amount of jobs, but is also meaning employees are often having to pay for parking at their own workplace. How unfair.

Jane has also come out in support of Robert Halfon MPs campaign to 'Stop the Hospital Car Parking Rip Off'. Jane and Rob Halfon is campaigning for hospital car parking in the UK to be free. Hospital car parking fees often effecting the most ill in society and are outrageously priced. The QMC has been highlighted as one of the worst hospitals in the country charging £4 for the first hour. This needs to stop. Jane has thus wrote a letter in the Nottingham Post saying "I am a supporter of reform of car-parking charges at our NHS hospitals, and recent events show we are seeing the change required."

Rob Halfon MP is backing Jane and her campaign in stopping outrageous charges at the QMC.

Monday, 8 September 2014

#RoadTrip2015 to Harlow

Whilst half of CF was at the EYC conference this weekend the real Conservatives were out campaigning for the great Robert Halfon MP. #Sound. The re-election of Rob Halfon is very important to the RoadTrip crowd because he is genuinely an amazing local MP and national campaigner. A true right-winger and someone who cares.

Newly elected CF Deputy Political Chair, Stephen Canning, was getting ready for a long day out helping Rob.

People had come far and wide to help out Rob in Harlow.

We were out again delivering copies of the Harlow Sun, which keeps all the residents up to date with the good news going on in their area. Rob had some great quotes in the paper from the Prime Minister saying how much of an asset he is.

Lunch in Harlow didn't disappoint, it was one of the best that has been had on a RoadTrip. There was also some great cakes.

Rob then gave a great speech thanking us all for coming. Rob is one of the kindest MPs in the country and he showed this over lunch.

And then we went out for the all important photos.

The photos outside were greeted by supportive beeps of horns from a number of drivers who then waved at us. Everyone wants to keep Harlow blue and Rob as an MP.

Sam and #ThingsElliottSays also got a special photo with Rob for Jane Hunt in Nottingham South. Jane has come out and backed Rob's great campaign to 'Stop The Hospital Car Parking Rip Off' and Rob has kindly offered help. Thanks Rob.

It was then off to do more campaigning for Rob in the afternoon.

There were however some naughty gnomes spotted in Harlow by activists.

And then to the pub.

Thanks goes to the organisers and Rob Halfon for putting on a great day for us all.

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Exclusive: Robert Graham EYC Gaffe

South West CFer and Boris look a like, Robert Graham, really enjoyed the EYC conference this weekend. But the long conference seemed to take it out on dear Robert as he fell asleep during the 'fascinating lecture on the EU'. Robert was then called out and was shown up in front of the whole conference. I'm sure he has been taking inspiration from Ken Clarke.

 Keep up the branch creation Robert.

Photo courtesy of Frank Manning.

Friday, 5 September 2014

Exclusive: CF Left In Shock After National Exec Does Something

CF has been left in shock this evening as the national exec of CF prove they are doing something by sending out an email to all CF members.* This is a good sign that we're entering an age where CF actually amounts to something.

CF has historically had a problem of people chasing titles and doing sod all once they are in their roles. This problem has meant that previous national executives have done very little, although there have been some decent people on the national committee from time to time. #TeamPaterson promised to end this and actually be in contact with all CF members about what is going on. This email proves that they are keeping to this promise.

The new CF National Exec is actually doing something.

These CF emails will be sent bi-weekly and keep members up to date about what is going on. A special place is reserved for details about RoadTrips and any other big campaigns going on across the country.

One email does not mean a revolution, but keeping in contact with CF members is something that no other national CF chairman has achieved. Paterson is therefore very much on the right path and will hopefully continue actually doing work. If this continues CF will get a boost in it's standing in the Conservative Party.

*If you have not received an email contact  Stephen Canning (, it is probably Merlin's fault again.

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Join The Harlow Road Trip

Are you free this Saturday? Well if you're make sure you get down to Harlow to support the fantastic Robert Halfon MP for a second Harlow Road Trip.

Rob is a brilliant MP. This alone is bringing many people to come across the country to help him. Not only is Rob one of the friendliest MPs in Parliament he has made many lasting changes to this country. Without Rob petrol prices would be significantly more, hospital car parking would cost you an arm and a leg, but most importantly bingo would be  more expensive. Rob Halfon is an amazing MP for the locals as well. He always goes the extra mile and then some more, people have said this to me many times on the door steps of Harlow. Rob has to get back in in 2015. If not all his good work will cease.


However if you're not convinced yet do not worry this RoadTrip has extras. On top of a free curry, free bar and massive party Rob has his own signature hospitality trait. Free cigars. So as well as a massive party you can look like Fidel Castro and scare your doctor at the same time. What more can people want in their lives?

Kick off time is 11am at Harlow Town train station. You can get tickets on eventbrite and see more details on Facebook. Make sure you're there.

Come support the best dressed MP in the House of Commons.

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Exclusive: Royal Holloway CF Elections

Royal Holloway CF has had it's elections and the new leader is Daniel Atherton, who oddly happens to come from Nottingham.* Daniel will replace Antonia Jade who is standing down after a very good term in getting RHULCA running at full speed.

Daniel has told #ThingsElliottSays "I'm thoroughly excited by the prospective year for Royal Holloway's Conservative Society. Most notably it will be an opportunity for us to move on from the drama and adversity we've faced so far and blossom into the society we can all be proud of!

"Having worked as secretary for the society over the last year, It's my pleasure to take on more responsibility. Already we have plans to erupt on campus and spread the blue word, and I will strive to represent conservative politics on campus in an enlightening and enthusiastic way!"

*The odd links #ThingsElliottSays has to Royal Holloway CF are almost fate like.

Monday, 1 September 2014

Brighton RoadTrip [VIDEO]

300 Tories descended upon Brighton on Saturday to campaign for the brilliant Simon Kirby MP. As well as being a fantastic MP, Simon Kirby is well known for being the best dressed Member of Parliament and having amazing hair. It was a great day and a full report will be up later. For now enjoy the latest RoadTrip2015 video.