21/02/2014 - Association AGM

Romsey and Southampton North Conservative Association held their AGM on Friday 21 February when Cllr Ian Hibberd of Romsey Extra was re-elected as Chairman.

Presenting his annual report, Ian Hibberd said he was able to report a successful year for local Conservatives. It had been successful in fund raising, membership and in elections. At the County Council elections in May sitting Conservative Councillors Roy Perry and Andrew Gibson had been re-elected, with UKIP candidates kept in third place and Labour still showing it has very little support in Romsey. Conservatives had again been entrusted by Hampshire voters with control of the Council and local councillor Roy Perry had been elected Leader of the County Council responsible for one of the largest councils in England responsible for a budget of 1.75 billion.

Association Treasurer reported the audited accounts and said a Fighting Fund had been opened to prepare the Conservatives locally for the General Election in 2015.

Caroline Nokes MP who was reselected last yearby the Associations Executive Council as the candidate for the next General Election thanked the members present for their hard work and support. She particularly welcomed the members of Conservative Future who were present and for their very active campaigning work, especially in preparing for the Southampton City Council elections in the wards of Bassett and Swaythling where sitting Councillor Beryl Harris and Bob Painton have been adopted as candidates.