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Parliamentary By-Elections - Copeland and Stoke-on-Trent.

It is just over a week to Election Day on 23rd February. You still have time to help with campaigning.

You can support both campaigns by joining Surrey Colleagues making calls from the CCHQ call centre at 4 Matthew Parker Street, London, SW1H 9HQ on any of the following dates:

Monday 20th February from 6pm to 8pm
Wednesday 22nd February from 6pm to 8pm

The nearest tube stations for the Call Centre are Westminster or St James Park. If you are able to help by making calls on any of the above dates or are able to help at any other time / date please let me know.

Connect Calling
You can also support the campaigning from the comfort of your own home by signing up for Home Calling please click here.

Please let me know if you can help by joining us at CCHQ to make calls or by calling from home.

Thank you to those who have already been supporting the campaigning, please keep up the good work in these last few days.

Kind regards
Ajaz

Ajaz Ahmed
Chairman - Surrey Area
Chairman - Woking Conservatives
07850-010258

Annie Nicholl

It is with great sadness that Guildford Conservative Association learned of the death of Annie Nicholl last weekend. Many members will remember Annie's longstanding work with GCA over many years and her support of Anne Milton as she retook the Parliamentary seat from the Liberal Democrats.

The Association is most grateful for Annie's dedication and hard work during some of our most challenging times. Her final illness was brief - her daughters Louise and Sarah can be contacted c/o the address below should members wish to write.

40 Harvest Lane

Thames Ditton

KT7 0NG

The Association extends its thoughts to Annie's family at this time.

Guildford Conservative Association AGM

The Guildford Conservative Association AGM will be held on March 3 at the St John's Centre, Merrow at 7pm. A full notice and agenda will be sent out to all members of the Association shortly - in the meantime they can be found here.

Our Annual General Meeting is an opportunity to review the accounts, hear reports from the Association Officers, elect the Management Team for 2016/7 and listen to and ask questions of our MP Anne Milton.

While any member may attend, only those who have been members for at least three months have voting rights in the meeting.

For more information, please call 01483 300330.
When
03 Mar 2017 at 7:00pm
until 03 Mar 2017 at 9:00pm
Where
St John's Centre
222 Epsom Road
Guildford
GU4 7PG

Canvassing training for our volunteers part 2

Thank you to those who responded and secured places for the Canvassing Training Session on Friday. We are now full for this session but will be running a further one on Monday, 27 February at 6pm here at Loseley.

A map showing where our Loseley Park office is located can be found here.

Once again the aim of the session is to help any volunteers who would like to get involved in campaigning but are not sure how to canvass or why we do this. It will include information on why we canvass and its importance in the campaign, what questions to ask and various techniques for obtaining data as well as some vital pitfalls to avoid!

If you are planning to get involved in the Surrey County Council elections and think you would benefit, please let Simon know on 01483 300330 or at agent@guildfordconservatives.com. Numbers are limited to the capacity of our office so please do notify us in advance and the session should last around an hour.

Canvassing training for our volunteers

As we approach election time once again, Guildford Conservatives will be running a training session to help any volunteers who would like to get involved in campaigning but are not sure how to canvass or why we do this.

Deputy Chairmen Cllr Matt Furniss and Bob Hughes, along with Agent Simon Ashall, will be hosting this session at our Loseley Park offices on Friday, 10 February at 6pm. The session will include information on why we canvass and its importance in the campaign, what questions to ask and various techniques for obtaining data as well as some vital pitfalls to avoid!

If you are planning to get involved in the Surrey County Council elections and think you would benefit from this session, please let Simon know on 01483 300330 or at agent@guildfordconservatives.com. Numbers are limited to the capacity of our office so please do notify us in advance. The session will be concluded by 7pm.

1867 Club active once again

Dear members,

Many of you may remember the 1867 Club, which was established in 2004 and raised vital funds for my election in 2005 - and then again for my subsequent re-election in 2010. It really was a vital fundraising group and I enjoyed many super evenings in the company of members with some great speakers.

As many of you know, we face challenging times financially in the Association. In addition, we have been approached by some members keen to see a Patron's Club re-established in Guildford as we are one of only a few Associations in Surrey without one (although we do have a very successful Breakfast Club, which is exceptionally well-received).

In response to this, I am delighted to say that the 1867 Club is now active once more and will meet twice each year in the spiritual home of Conservativism and Unionism, the Carlton Club in London's St James's Street. There, members of the 1867 Club will have the opportunity to join like-minded others in the company of Cabinet Ministers or respected political commentators for a summer cocktail reception and an autumn four-course dinner.

As the Club's Patron, I will attend whenever I can and am taking a very keen interest in it. I would like, for example, members of the Club to have a say in the types of events that it provides. Events and guests for this year have been pencilled in but before we can confirm these, we need to ensure we have enough potential members.

When it was first established 13 years ago, membership cost £295 for a single and £495 for a couple and we have decided to offer those prices to founder members joining in 2017. Your Conservative Party and Guildford Conservative Association membership would obviously be included in this; although the option to opt-out of this exists for any friends of members who might wish to join the Club but not the Party.

It would be wonderful to make the Club a reality once again; I hope that those of you with an interest in politics, good food and a sense of our Party's history will consider it and join me at the launch event this summer. An application form can be requested from the Hon Secretary Simon Ashall on 01483 300330 or at agent@guildfordconservatives.com. No funds will be taken from you until our 2017 events are confirmed and in the diary.

With my best wishes

Rt Hon Anne Milton

MP for Guildford