Spelthorne Conservatives Association AGM

Kwasi attended the Spelthorne Conservative Association AGM at the Loyola Centre in Sunbury on Thames. The event went well, and was attended by more than one hundred members and prospective Conservative Councillors. During the evening, County Councillor Denise Turner-Stewart was elected to the position of Association Chairman, and the Association's borough election campaign was officially launched.

Kwasi said:

"For May's local elections, the Spelthorne Conservative party are represented by a group of prospective councillors with great quality, strength and depth. As we look to the future, Spelthorne is in a strong position, and I am confident they will do a very good job locally if elected."

At the end evening, Kwasi delivered a speech, in which he talked about his first year as MP for Spelthorne, and discussed the decisions taken by the Conservative and Liberal Democrat Coalition.

Kwasi said:

"Since last May, I have met hundreds more residents: visiting local places, holding meetings and weekly advice surgeries. I have felt welcomed by the local community, and would like to express my thanks."

"Politics has moved fast since the General Election. The Coalition has taken steps to tackle the national economic deficit, which is vital, and is facing up to extraordinary events in Libya. The year ahead will throw up new challenges; with questions over our monetary responsibility to struggling EU states like Portugal likely to stir heated debate soon. Indeed, I am very sceptical about using taxpayers' money to bail out countries with whom our economic ties are limited, as they are with Portugal."