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.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Victoria Cross Heroes: Michael Ashcroft

Lord Ashcroft has been very generous and supportive of CF and I was pleased last night to attend the launch his new book Victoria Cross Heroes at the Imperial War Museum. Lord Ashcroft has accumulated the largest collection of Victoria Crosses which boasts 146 medals.

It was quite a moving evening listening to speakers and accounts of courage. Lord Ashcroft said he was moved to see so many families of VC winners at the event. I look forward to reading my signed copy, purchased for the bargain price of £20.


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