Sylvia Russell - Newton Abbot Conservative Association President
It was with mixed feelings that I accepted the position of Newton Abbot Conservative Association President for a second term. Honoured that Members should feel I can meet the challenges Conservatives face in the Teignbridge Constituency going forward, whilst at the same time frustrated and disappointed that, despite a strong showing from our Conservative Candidates in the recent County Council election , plus generous financial support from our MP Anne-Marie Morris and Association funds, we were only able to return two of our six Conservative Candidates. Congratulations to Ron Peart and Phil Bullivant whom I have no doubt will give strong support to John Hart and the Devon Conservative Group at Devon County Council. I am sorry I am unable to join you.
I can say with confidence that all our Candidates were mindful of the restrictions imposed on us all during the election period and the exceptional circumstances faced by our country. Despite the sniping from the sidelines, Boris Johnson, our Prime Minister has led us through a period as dark as anything we have experienced in recent years and he is entitled to expect total loyalty from his Parliamentary colleagues. We, the foot soldiers on the ground take a dim view of Parliamentarians in privileged positions who let the side down.
I am proud to be one of those foot soldiers and to say that I was one of “Maggie’s Children”, first elected in the landslide of 1979 and have served as a Teignmouth councillor ever since. The Conservative Party has achieved great things in the intervening years, making sure our economy and our defences remain strong. Despite all that we now look to a new generation of young Conservatives to do take up future challenges.
I can be contacted by phone, mobile and e-mail and my details are below. With best wishes to you all and I Iook forward your continued support to the Newton Abbot Conservative Association
01626 778836. Mobile 07929725609. Email. email@example.com
Harmony House, 8 Den Crescent, Teignmouth TQ148BQ