News Release – Hayden for WestMidlands CF Regional Chairman
Date: 25/01/13Embargo: Immediate
Hayden Walmsley announces intention to stand forWest Midlands Regional Chairman position
I am pleased to announce my candidacy for the position of WestMidlands Regional CF Chairman.
I truly believe that the West Midlands Region can be a productive and proactiveRegion in CF, and I believe that I am able to achieve this. Throughout theRegion, there are a number of active and successful branches and areas but,there are some branches and areas that want and need greater assistance. Ibelieve that a strong Regional Executive, that I would provide, would be bestplaced to do this and would also be able to work closely with the West MidlandsConservative Party, giving all West Midlands branches and areas a greaternumber of access points to both CF and the central party.If I were elected as West Midlands CF Chairman, I would have three equallyimportant main priorities:1.To ensure that there is an effective Regional campaign in place for the2014 European Elections. It is no secret that the party will be facing toughchallenges at these elections, with this election being turned into a review of the Government by Labour, and an opportunity to try and show a divided partyby UKIP. The recent announcement by David Cameron about a referendum onBritain’s membership of the EU if the Conservatives win an outright majority atthe 2015 election will undoubtedly help our cause, but with UKIP still 1 pointahead of us in the opinion polls, and attempt to at least maintain our currentrepresentation of having 3 Tory MEPs from the West Midlands.2.To assist all area and branch chairmen to retain as many Conservativecouncillors and controlled County Councils, and Unitary Authorities inShropshire Council and Telford & Wrekin Council, at the 2013 elections aspossible.3.To create more Regional events and functions that all members are ableto enjoy, including some form of formal ball/dinner and a Regional CFconference that will be at a minimum cost as possible to all who attend.