Tuesday, 23 October 2007

Sadness at sudden death

One of our councillors, Robert Kinghorn, from the Chiswick Riverside ward, sadly passed away last week. He had served as a councillor for over 20 years, working hard for his constituents.

I met him first in the early 90s when I first became a member of the Conservative Party and lived in Chiswick. He was unique and charming, well-informed and conscientious. Robert was an example of someone who was really committed to the Party and had a great knowledge of education and transport. He had previously stood as a parliamentary candidate for the Conservative Party in Blyth Valley in 1987 and Norwich North in 1997.

I saw him last at the Party Conference this month in Blackpool. He had told his doctor that he was going to have a "few quiet days by the seaside"! The doctor did not realise that Robert was going to be chairing several transport meetings and attending many other meetings whilst he was there.

He will be a loss to the Party and a loss to all who knew him. My thoughts go to Rosemary, his wife, and his family.

The funeral will take place at 11am on Wednesday, 31st October, at St Nicholas, Chiswick Parish Church.

Lets have a General Election now

We all expected that there was going to be a General Election in November this year. The signs were all there. Gordon Brown had been doing well in the polls, he had invited Baroness Thatcher for tea at no 10, he had moved key meetings forward, he seemed to be hiring people to run a campaign for him. What happened? What he did was to help create a stronger, more united and hungrier Conservative Party!

People liked what they heard at the Conservative Party conference - expecially on inheritance tax and stamp duty. They have also not been fooled by the Labour Party taking on some of these ideas as their own.

As I was going around Chiswick, Brentford, Isleworth and Hounslow in September and October, I was listening to what residents were saying. The Labour Party were also listening as they called people in my constituency to see how they would vote at the next election. They did not like what they heard and decided not to call a General Election.

I wanted a General Election now as I believe the people of this country deserve to vote on Gordon's vision. The last election was based on Tony's vision. The residents of Brentford and Isleworth deserve the right to have a choice now.

Sunday, 21 October 2007

The first post....

Welcome to my new blog. I'll be adding information all the time, so please come back soon!