WELL KNOWN FOR... Being a Press Secretary to William Hague from 1997 to 2000 and for regular media appearances for the Tory cause, notably on Radio 5.
CONSERVATIVE PARTY HISTORY... She joined the Party as a teenager and has worked for the Party nationally, in the Conservative Research Department, the Press Office at CCO and rose to become William Hague’s Deputy Press Secretary. She stood in the Nottingham North seat at the last election. She is also a Chairman of her local Association.
SPECIALIST AREAS... Public and corporate relations. Strong supporter of the Direct Democracy/ localisation agenda.
DID YOU KNOW...? In August 2003 she told the FT: "I think there are racist undertones and attitudes. Racist attitudes do persist within the party . . . There's a lot of bigotry around."
MAIN STRENGTHS... Straight-talking. Grassroots commitment.
IDEAL CONSTITUENCY... Midlands.
MORE INFORMATION... No current website.
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VOTING IN THIS SURVEY HAS NOW CLOSED. 226 VOTES WERE RECEIVED. 49% WERE IN FAVOUR OF PRITI PATEL JOINING THE GOLDLIST. 48% WERE AGAINST. 3% DIDN'T KNOW.
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