Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Winning Tories!

Yup that's right Edinburgh CF and Napier Conservative Association have done it again they have won yet another pub quiz.

This time in the Cumberland bar after a light evenings delivering of european pledges through letterboxes for the fantastic Mr McGill. It was a very close call with only one point in it but the team came through winners after a very tortuous round with confusing words which were supposed to be FABRICS! Not bad out of 15 teams :)

Sadly that is the last official student event of term however we will be updating you on the young professionals and returning students activities over the summer months. Dont forget to keep checking out blog and facebook for upcoming events. With a picnic in the meadows, at least two festivals, pig racing, a by-election or two plus numerous other social events it will be an exciting time.

If you are interested in youthful tory blogs keep an eye out for Tory Bear although sadly he is leaving Scotland for English pastures so the hunt is on for a new blogger extraordinaire.

Have a great summer :)

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Breaking News - Cameron to reopen candidates list!

Sunday, May 24 2009

David Cameron has announced that he will reopen the Conservative parliamentary candidates list.

In an interview on the Andrew Marr show, David said he wanted to “open up the talent that is available in Parliament".

And he urged people to apply for our candidates list even if they have never been involved in politics before:

“If you believe in public service, if you want to help us clean up politics, if you share our values come and be a Conservative candidate.”


Wednesday, May 20, 2009

What a wonderful world!

Yes thats right...

The European Election are nearly upon us,
Perth Conference has had great reviews,
Conservative Future Scotland has a new team in place,
The Government is in turmoil,
The Speaker is resigning,
We may soon have another by-election,
Life is EXCITING...

So what can YOU do about it?

Well for starters...
If you can spare the time on Monday evening (the 25th) then your help would be really appreciated at Edinburgh North and Leith to deliver european pledges. Starting at 6pm in Northumberland street we will be finishing at an undisclosed location where beveridges will be consumed and a pub quiz will be partaken of.

Then for entrees
Struan's Stevenson's team are coming to Edinbrgh South on Thursday 28May from 9-10am in Morningside. They will have an 'AdVan' and will bedistributing leaflets and would like folk to join them. They will bemeeting at M&S Simply Food on Morningside Road.

Cameron Rose and Edinburgh South would love to have some sprightly young bodies on Friday the 29th of May and Saturday the 6th of June for lampost duty!

The main dish of the day is currently the European Elections and all things associated.

The reason why we have so many bad politicians is because we don't scrutinise them enough when it comes to voting them in... that's why these European Elections are so important. With two Conservative MEPs in Scotland, we've managed to do the unthinkable and use the European Parliament as a force for positive change.

Struan Stevenson is one of the hardest working and most successful British MEPs and Belinda Don (hoping to replace John Purves, who retires next month) has been his right hand in the Edinburgh office; We must do everything we can to make sure they keep the flame of hope and change alive in Brussels.

To make sure this happens we're going to be stepping up the campaign on the last weekend of the election campaign (from Saturday 30th May) and it would be brilliant if you were able to lend a hand, whatever your speciality we've got something for you to use it on throughout the city; street stalls, envelope stuffing, leaflet delivering, phone canvassing and partying.

If you prefer the alternative menu of socialising only then...

Firstly there is that afore mentioned pub quiz on Monday the 25th May,

Secondly we will be having a picnic in the meadows on the 6th of June where electioning/ politicing and anything serious need not be discussed.

Thirdly if you would prefer to plan for the end of June then make a note of the 26th when we will be heading to join the Edinburgh South Pig Race Night!

And finally looking into July (the 14th to be precise) it is about time for a summery dough experience at Pizza Express!

That's a fairly full menu/calendar to be getting on with so have a great summer and I look forward to seeing many of you at our forthcoming events.


Monday, May 18, 2009

New Beginnings

CF Edinburgh will be updating its information in the next couple of days.

Monday, November 3, 2008

The Weeks Details

Tuesday 4th November

Fancy a beer with the Foreign Secretary?
Ed Conservatives are are hosting an informal beer and sandwiches with Sir Malcolm Rifkind the former Foreign Secretary.Grab a beer and come along to the Library Bar Lounge in Teviot at three. The sarnies are on them...

Late night USA
Ed Conservatives are congressing in Teviot for a USA Election Results party. All welcome to attend. You'll be able to spot them as they'll be the only ones with the McCain tshirts and signs!

Saturday 8th November

8pm - 12am
Crowdie House Ceilidh
Lothian's Conservation Volunteers are holding a charity ceilidh in the Southside Community Centre, Nicholson Street, Edinburgh. Tickets £8.00 /£6.00 concession. Join CF members for a fun night of ceilidh dancing with a great band. A bar will be available. Hope to see you there!

Wednesday 12th November

Tory Trivia
Join CF members in the golf tavern to take part in the inimitable quiz. It's time the tories came first again! Golf Tavern, 30-31 Wright’s Houses, Edinburgh.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Concise Conservatism

Or rather an update on the current goings on!


The Boldest I' Birmingham
The Core I' Central Office
The Damndest I' Drinking n Dancing
The Eves I' Eventful
The Force I' Forth
The Friends I' Facebooking
The Gang I' The Glen
The Hags I' Halloween
The Incomers I' Innocent
The Loners I' Leafletting
The Members I' Memorable
The Newbies I' The New Club
The Oldies I' Organising
The Protesters I' The Parliment
The Quota I' The Quizzes
The Rest I' Resourceful
The Strongest I' Scottish Conference
The Totties I' Tory Bear's Party
The Underdogs I' Undervalued
The Veritable I' The Volunteering
The Wimmen I' The Writing
The X's I' X Ballot Papers
The Young'uns I' Yearning
The Z's I' Zonked at the end o this past month!

Present Elections:

Still GLENROTHES till 6th Nov... GO MAURICE GO!

Still FORTH till 6th Nov... GO IAIN GO!

Still GLASGOW till 6th Nov... GO JOHN GO!

Forthcoming Elections:

East Ayrshire - Ballochmyle Ward date now set at 11th December... Eric Jackson standing

Dates for your Diary:







Phew - What a month to come!

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Tory Revelry

With a new batch of Tory students arriving in Edinburgh at all 4 of its universities, CFE is planning a big get together to welcome everyone into the fold. We have hired out the top floor of the Tun for an evening of merriment and socialising. For those of you who are unaware The Tun is the big complex round the corner from the Scottish Parliament. We'll be there from 7.30 and look forward to seeing you there. Feel free to pass the invite on and bring a friend along.

The important information at your fingertips

Date - Thursday 4th October
Time - 7.30pm till late
Venue - The Tun
Conditions - None - All students, non-students and small animals allowed for a top night of true blue revelry.

I hope that everyone has had a wonderful summer and look forward to seeing you in the near future.

Henrietta (Chairperson Conservative Future Edinburgh)