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.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Take Battersea Back! Campaiging Day Saturday 16th December

All of the fun of the last CF campaigning day… and you
don’t even have to leave London ! (Or you’ve been
given a good reason to come to the capital.)

The Labour party’s struggle to take Battersea was
immortalised in John O’Farrell’s “Things Can Only Get
Better: Eighteen Miserable Years in the Life of a
Labour Supporter.”

But in 2005 we managed to cut their majority to a mere
163 votes.

163 votes. We can win over that number of people in a
day’s campaigning. And that is exactly what we are
going to do on Saturday 16 December.

Oh – and I’ve got 100 blue Santa hats for the

We’ll start the day with a training session led by
Justine Greening, MP for Putney. We’ll have a lunch
provided by the constituency association before
leafleting and canvassing (and yes, there are fewer
driveways to walk up in Battersea than in most

At the end of it all we’ll kick back with some drinks
and hop on a bus or train home.

163 votes. Help us take back Battersea.

10am Meet at Clapham Junction Station then move to
Welcome with Coffee/Biscuits

Venue: Peabody Hall, Peabody Estate. St John's Hill.
Battersea , SW11 1UZ .


Nearest train: Clapham Junction (5 minutes walk), turn
right up St John's Hill

10.15/30am - c12 noon Training session with Justine
Greening MP

Rob Morritt, our agent, and I are also available to
help if you need us, and some of our Councillors and
Officers are interested in attending.

12.15pm - 12.45pm Lunch

Battersea Conservatives will provide sandwiches,
crisps and soft drinks. This can be a working lunch if
you prefer depending on how long you want to continue
the training for.

12.45pm - Delivery Blitz Briefing - the why and the
how (Jane and Rob)

From 1pm Delivery Teams despatched Santa Hats

We hope to use a couple of taxi people carriers to
drop teams off where their patch is not walking
distance from the Hall. Maps, newsletters etc to be
provided by Rob and his team. We plan to have lots of
deliveries organised, ranked in order of priority so
that we can adapt to the numbers we get on the day,
starting at around 30. All teams will have maps and
public transport intructions to get back to Clapham
Junction plus emergency phone numbers!

From c4pm - 5pm 'Thank you' drinks and nibbles in Slug
& Lettuce, Clapham Junction 4, St. Johns Hill, London,
SW11 1RU [020 7924 1322], right next to the Station


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