Karen Allen

I fought South Shields at the May 2010 General Election for the Conservatives, gaining a 6.4% swing which was a 4% vote increase. The Conservatives polled 7,886 up from 5,207 in 2005. I was born in the North East and grew up in South Shields. I currently live in London and am employed as a Director at Lloyd's Broker Howden International.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Area Chairmen Co-Options

Further to the NME's first official meeting in office, I am pleased to announce we have made the following Area Chairmen co-options:

Black Country: Ghazanfar Khan
Bristol & Gloucestershire: Nick Webb
Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire: Laura Perry
Cambridgeshire & Bedfordshire: Graham Wild
Essex: George Askew
Greater Manchester East: Stuart Penketh
Greater Manchester West: Adele Douglas
Hampshire & Isle of Wight: Adam Hewson
Hertfordshire: Sonia Chopra
Kent: Hilary Downes
Leicester, Northampton & Rutland: Lydia Smith
Somerset: Oliver Green
Staffordshire: Owen Meredith
Sussex: Jonathan Ash-Edwards
Tyne & Wear: Caroline Kelly

In some areas we only had one applicant, in others there were a few candidates for the post and in some cases it was quite difficult to decide who was the right person. We are confident we have selected a good team and we hope 2007 will be one of CF's most successful years. We're going to be working particularly closely with the Area Chairmen this year, so I hope they are all ready to work hard. I don't think Mark is going to let any of you sit back!

Positions do, however, remain vacant in the following areas:

Cornwall, Devon, Cumbria, Hereford & Shropshire, Northern Ireland, Wales (South, South East & South West) and Wiltshire & Dorset.

If you are interested in applying for one of these area positions please contact a member of the NME who will be able to send you an application form.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Karen, what about Hampshire & Sussex?

2:52 pm  
Blogger Karen Allen said...

Well spotted! Adam Hewson. I have amended the list to show.

8:39 pm  
Blogger Karen Allen said...

Adam for Hampshire and Jonathan Ash-Edwards for Sussex.

8:40 pm  
Blogger Ryan Paul said...

Hey Karen - its the three south Wales areas not the North which are vacant - have you had any interest in them areas?

Paul Rogers North Wales Area Chair

6:49 pm  
Blogger Ryan Paul said...

Hi Karen just enquiring whether you have had much luck in the vacant regions

Maybe we should try to promote the positions by contacting associations putting it on the CF emails off Sarah Souther (we havent had one for a while)

(ps north wales isnt vacant). Paul Rogers - North Wales area chair.

6:51 pm  
Blogger Karen Allen said...

Hi Ryan, we are actively trying to fill the vacant area positions. Vacanies are going to be advertised and certainly it would make sense to publicise vacancies in news bulletins.

PS It was a typo showing North Wales as vacant. Thanks for pointing out, I have amended now.

9:18 am  

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