30 November 2009 Leave a comment
ADAM AFRIYIE ADDRESSES CPON MEMBERS, WITH CPON CHAIRMAN RICHARD ASHTON LOOKING ON
Adam Afriyie, the Shadow Minister for Science & Innovation, was CPON’s main guest speaker at this year’s AGM.
A rising star in the Conservative Party, Mr. Afriyie urged local Conservative Groups to ‘be bold’ and to learn from the success of flagship local authorities.
Joining him at the event in the Guild Hall, Windsor last Friday was an impressive line-up of fine political minds:
- Cllr. Stephen Greenhalgh, Leader of Hammersmith & Fulham;
- Cllr. David Burbage, Leader of Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead;
- Cllr. Gregg Smith, Cabinet Member for Crime & Street Scene, H&F;
- Cllr. Philip Bicknell, Cabinet Member for Public Protection, RBWM;
- Cllr. Colin Rayner, Cabinet Member for Highways & Street Care, RBWM;
- Cllr. Barry Macleod-Cullinane, Cabinet Member for Adults & Housing, Harrow;
- Alison Knight, Recyclebank; and,
- Alex Deane, Director of Big Brother Watch and former Chief of Staff to David Cameron.
Afterwards, CPON members enjoyed a curry and drinks with Britain’s youngest mayor, 29-year-old Mayor of Windsor & Maidenhead, Cllr. Catherine Bursnall.
ABOVE: BIG BROTHER WATCH’S ALEX DEANE (right) AND CLLR. GREG SMITH PROVIDED LIVELY DEBATE
Richard Ashton, CPON’s Chairman, said, “Each year, CPON organises such meetings and events from its own funds, in order to both support its members in their day-today duties and raise CPON’s profile in local government.”