Friday, August 31, 2012

All eyes on the Holiday Inn

All the media eyes will be hovering around the Holiday Inn in Geddington Road Corby tonight. For yes that is where the Conservative prospective parliamentary candidate will be chosen in a private party meeting at 7pm this evening.
Special General Meeting Friday, 31 August, 2012 A Special General Meeting of the Corby & East Northants Conservative Association has been called for Friday 31st August 2012 commencing at 7pm. The meeting will be at the Holiday Inn, Geddington Road, Corby, NN18 8ET. Doors open at 6pm. Only qualifying members will be admitted to this meeting and no-one will be able to gain admittance once the meeting starts at 7pm. Membership cards will be required at the door. Please contact the office if you are unsure of your membership status or if you have lost your card. A shortlist of candidates is currently being prepared and these candidates will meet members at the meeting and will give a short address and then answer questions. At the end of the meeting members will vote for the person they wish to be the candidate for the upcoming parliamentary by-election.
So the suspense is killing me.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

The Corby By-Election

Since Louise Bagshawe ( she of chick-lit fame) also known as Louise Mensch is leaving the country to join her Husband Mr Mensch in New York this has triggered a by-election in Corby. It is a marginal seat, and Louise had a 1951 vote majority in the 2010 election. There are several contenders, the Tories have yet to decide who is fielding the election for them but a number of sources are mentioning Andrew Strauss. The Labour candidate is already chosen as is the Monster raving Loony party, along with UKIP who are fielding Margot. Why am I standing? Whats my connection to Northamptonshire? I used to be a junior doctor in Kettering, in the field of Psychiatry, and I would often visit Corby for interest. The Scottish accent was more familiar to me as I studied Medicine in Scotland. At that time it did not have a railway station. I have always enjoyed my time in Northamptonshire and loved the rambling countryside along with the Eleanor Cross at Geddington which is not far from Corby. I am happy to stand for the Young Peoples Party and to perhaps look after the Corby constituency for the residents. Dr Rohen Kapur