Wednesday, 13 March 2019
At the Tunbridge Wells Conservative Annual General Meeting this coming Friday, our President, Alex King MBE, will be retiring after 20 year's service. This follows a distinguished career at Kent County Council, to which he was first elected in 1989. Alex served on KCC continuously until retiring at the 2017 election, having served as Deputy Leader (2005-2013). He was awarded the MBE in 2007 recognition of his service to politics and local government.
The Association would like to mark Alex's retirement as President with a significant gift, and as a leading member of the Association we thought you might like to contribute.
Unfortunately we are not sure if Alex will be at the AGM due to health, so the presentation will be made at a later (more convenient) date by Greg Clark and the Association Chairman.
If you would like to make a contribution, please use the payment button below (you may use PayPal / credit or debit card). Alternatively, send a cheque (payable to TWCA) to:
Please write "Alex King Appeal" on the reverse of the cheque.
Tuesday, 5 March 2019
PLEASE HELP US KEEP OUR COUNCIL UNDER SAFE CONSERVATIVE CONTROL
On Thursday 2 May 2019 there are important elections to decide who will run our local Council, and we need your help to ensure the Conservatives retain control.
On the doorsteps residents accept the difference between what is happening in Westminster and what we are trying to do locally. But not all are so benevolent. Many are understandably irritated or feel let down at what is happening in Parliament and might express their anger locally. It would be a tragedy if our hard working local councillors paid the price for the national climate over which we have no control.
Your local councillors, candidates and their teams are working harder than ever:
· We have delivered regular newsletters to keep residents informed of our work
· Conservative supporters have been encouraged to apply for a postal vote
· A high quality manifesto will be delivered to every home
· Postal voters will receive a personal letter on the day their ballot paper arrives
· Over 10,000 surveys have been delivered to swing voters in target wards, and
· We will be running our biggest ever “Get Out The Vote” operation on election day
All of this is costing a lot of money and we are having to dig deep into our reserves. We will fight as hard as we can to keep control of our local Council. Any help you could offer by way of a donation to our 2019 LOCAL FIGHTING FUND APPEAL would be appreciated very much indeed. Please be assured, this is a local appeal and every penny raised will be used locally.
To make a donation please use the DONATE button below.
Thank you for your support.
Friday, 1 March 2019
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Friday, 15 February 2019
Locally, the Conservative Party runs a popular and successful Patrons' Club. This is designed for those members who are able and willing to pay a higher than average subscription to support the work of the Conservative Party. In exchange for this enhanced support, Patrons are invited to two private events each year:
A Champagne Reception in the home and gardens of one of our local members, where guests enjoy a wonderful Afternoon Tea or Canapes with free flowing Champagne. A local Member of Parliament is also present to speak to Patrons about the political events of the day.
The Winter Dinner at a prestigious London venue, such as the Athenaeum Club, the East India Club or the Army & Navy Club where guests enjoy a three course meal and the opportunity to meet and hear from a high ranking member of the Conservative Party. Recent guests have included Boris Johnson, Amber Rudd, Ruth Davidson and Theresa May.
Membership of the Patrons' Club costs
- £200 for a single member
- £300 for a joint membership
To join the Patrons;' Club (or to renew your membership if you are already a member) please send a cheque (payable to Conservative Patrons Club) to West Kent Campaign HQ, Suite 3, Business Centre, Paddock Wood TN12 6EN. Alternatively, you are welcome to pay online using a credit or debit card via our PayPal link below. The online option does include a 5% surcharge to cover the costs levied by our provider.