Sunday, February 03, 2008

Alexander Ellis launches campaign website

Our GLA Candidate, Alexander Ellis, has launched his campaign website:

Please visit it to keep up to date with Alexander around London North East.

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Blackpool arrival

Yesterday attendees started to arrive at Blackpool for the party conference. This year Islington Conservatives will be represented by around 15 members and residents.

The conference proper didn't start until today and I will write about today later. However yesterday the National Convention met, in a very useful meeting. I hadn't attended the National
Convention previously and its essentially the time when all the Association chairmen meet, along with the regional officers.

We had some useful presentations from senior members of the convention and then briefings from George Osborn and Caroline Spelman. George covered the election planning made by the Party. As some of it was obviously sensitive info, I won't write anymore on it but happy to tell people!

Quite surprisingly David Cameron came and gave a good pep talk too.

It will be an excellent conference!

blackpool arrival

Friday, September 07, 2007


Last week it was revealed in the Islington Local papers that Emily Thornberry had been less than helpful to her resident's needs, and now it has reached the Daily Mail.

Tenants' fury as husband of labour MP buys the home she vowed to save:

[Emily Thornberry] a human rights lawyer, made great play of her efforts to protect affordable housing - once campaigning with the slogan 'social housing for all, not luxury flats for the wealthy'.

But their faith in 47-year-old Miss Thornberry is now under strain after they discovered that her husband, who is a judge as well as a QC, had bought one of the properties.

Islington CF Wine Tasting

Jacob Gaffney of, has just posted a review of our last wine tasting on

Monday, September 03, 2007

Our Recent Events

Over the past week or so we have had two really well and successful events, as we are not always out campaigning, especially over summer bank holidays!

On the 24th August, Islington CF had a really fun wine tasting on Middle Eastern wines. We sampled a good mix of Israel’s and Lebanon’s wines. We were led by writer, Jacob Gaffney and the wines were supplied by Illi Adato from the After a few hours of wine tasting, and good conversation a number of members went off to The House in Canonbury and then, I understand, a few even made it on to Fabric.

Then on last Saturday we had a more subdued affair, with a Summer Garden Party, held at the kind invitation of Martine and Peter Oborne in Highbury Fields. Four members kindly baked scones and cakes and these were washed down with tea and followed by a glass of Pimms. Chris Skidmore, Deputy Chairman, donated a signed copy of his book on Edward VI: The Lost King of England.

If you are interested in attending our future events then please contact the Association.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Conservatives open voter registration for London Mayor

Today the Association relayed the information from CCHQ that all London registered voters can register for a ballot to vote for the Conservative candidate for London Mayor.

Will people choose Boris, Boff, Borwick or Lightfoot? They all have websites and quite a bit about them on ConservativeHome to help you make up your mind. When we hear about the planned Hustings, we shall of course inform you then too.

Don't worry if you a member of Islington Conservatives, your ballot should automatically be sent out to you.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Islington's Conservative GLA candidate

Alexander Ellis has been selected to be the London North East Assembly candidate (incorporating the boroughs of Islington, Hackney and Waltham Forest). Atiq Malik, Ellie Hopkins and David Vaiani were the runners up at the selection meeting in late June.

Alexander has lived and worked locally in London for the past fifteen years. He lives in Hackney, is a local school governor, Chairman of the school finance committee and is committed to try and improve the lot of the average hard pressed resident of London North East. Having been a constituency officer and activist in both Islington and Hackney he has knocked on thousands of doors over the years and knows the concerns of local residents. His main priority is to bring common sense to the governance of London and to ensure that a man like Livingstone does not represent London over the next four years in the run up to 2012.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Candidates for London North East GLA Selection

On the 24th June all Conservative Party members of the North East constituency will be entitled to vote for one of the following to be the Conservative Party Candidate:

  • Alexander Ellis
  • Ellie Hopkins
  • Atiq Malik
  • David Vaiani
The meeting will take place at the Walthamstowe Conservative Club and as mentioned previously it will be a Question Time style session. Shortly a Special General Meeting notice will be sent out to all qualifying members by post and email. If you are a member and do not recieve an invitation then please contact the Association.