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Daniel Vince-Archer

"To those twats above -- who seek to undermine and smear me..."

I have to say I'm rather disappointed that somebody that would choose to use such offensive language in a public forum and make paranoid rants of the like seen above is deemed suitable to be Chairman of a Conservative Association, particularly in an area like Tottenham. Perhaps it is Justin Hinchcliffe that should be referred to the Ethics Committee for bringing the party into disrepute?

Justin Hinchcliffe

What I am really surprised about this website is the number of people, presumably backing David Davis?, who are so anti-Cameron. Daniel Vince-Archer, above, even has a blog to attack DC! Now, barring some sort of major upset, David Cameron WILL be our Leader. If these people really hate him and his style of politics, will they remain in the Party? I think that they should do the honorable thing and resign their membership and join, perhaps, UKIP.

Justin Hinchcliffe

Oh, and perhaps people who attack me can set out in grate detail what exactly THEY do for the Conservative Party? I am not wanting to sound pompous and arrogant, but if it were not for me the Conservative Party really would be on its knees in Tottenham; I have doubled its membership to 150, fielded candidates in EVERY ward for the first time since 1986, won the "Apter" award for best Conservative website in the country and enjoy a good coverage in the local media (despite having no cllrs). In addition, I have set up teams who are focused on winning May's council elections.Anyone wanting to match these achievements?

Editor

Today's Times backs my understandings on turnout:

"The Times has learnt that only 44 per cent of the 260,000 eligible voters have sent back their ballot papers. In the last leadership contest more than half returned their ballot paper as soon as they received it. Turnout is also expected to be higher than the 79 per cent who voted in the 2001 contest, which took place in the quieter months of August and September. The result will be announced on December 6."

Peter

So Tim its still all to play for. Did you get round to saying who you thought was the best candidate based on the 12 questions or not?

michael

When 60% of the Parliamentary Party supports Cameron - it would be political madness for the members to reject him.

We need to give David Cameron a mandate which will show our political opponents that we are united and to the electorate that we have an agreed sense of direction.

By the way, I would say this if it had been Davis with 60% MP support and would have voted for him.

James Hellyer

"If these people really hate him and his style of politics, will they remain in the Party? I think that they should do the honorable thing and resign their membership and join, perhaps, UKIP."

You can't help but admire the good grace and consensual style of David Cameron's supporters.

James Hellyer

"By the way, I would say this if it had been Davis with 60% MP support and would have voted for him."

You should vote for the candidate you want to win, not the candidate other people want to win. Otherwise we have no party democracy at all.

michael

James, that's a valid point for those who have a claer preference. For those who are finding it difficult to decide - I think the fact one candidate has almost 60% of MP support should be the deciding factor.

Peter

Sorry Michael but I think anyone who supports "follow the herd" is not taking politics serious enough.
But then you are supporting someone who is going to be sitting on his hands for the next two years, at least I surpose it make the commons more quiet?

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