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.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Boris Reception on Tuesday 29th



Invites you to a Party with
Boris Johnson, MP


Tuesday, 29th January 2008


The Collection, 264 Brompton

Road , Chelsea , London


Cocktails and Canapés:

7.00pm - Midnight

RSVP: Caroline MacNaughton on -


Saturday, January 05, 2008

Calling all those interested in getting more involved....

The interest in Working Life groups has been markedly increased, there are more young professionals who are interested in becoming involved with the Conservative Party than there has been for some time. To address the increased interest and to get more people involved we are looking to focus activity across the country, as well as in key cities and to this objective we are holding a meeting on Wednesday 16th January 2008 at Conservative Central Headquarters, 30 Millbank.

We are interested in people who already run Working Life groups, who are interested in running Working Life Groups or who simply would like to become involved in any way at all. The diversity of Working Life is such that members have hugely varying
amounts of time available and as such there are a range of activities we can offer
to our members.

It is our aim to form a Working Life Committee, comprising of a range of individuals, forming a “best practise” executive who will act as a point of contact for national activity. Executive members will also be encouraged to set up further sub committees across the country.

Drop me a line for further details or to confirm your attendance: karenallen@yahoo.co.uk

Working Life Drinks Reception - Wednesday 23rd January

Working Life are hosting an informal reception, with cash bar in operation, especially aimed at those interested in becoming involved with CFWL - but of course old faces very welcome! Come down to the Pitcher and Piano and enjoy a few drinks and meet some new people and find out what Working Life is going to be up to in 2008.

Working Life Drinks Reception - New Members
Wednesday 23rd January
Pitcher & Piano
William IV Street, WC2
6.30pm - 9.30pm

Further details please contact Karen Allen karenallen2@yahoo.co.uk

Breakfast with Jeremy Hunt, Wednesday 27th February

The first of a series of Working Life Policy Discussion breakfasts will commence with Jeremy Hunt on Wednesday 27th February. Some of you may be familiar with the format from last year's breakfasts. We aim to keep things quite relaxed and informal. Our speaker opens by talking about some of the areas he is working in and then we open the table to questions - aiming to finish up by 9.00am so people can get off to work in time!

Jeremy was elected as Member of Parliament for South West Surrey in May 2005 and since June 2007 he has served as Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport.

Hope you can join us at the Sterling from 7.30am for a 7.45am start, tickets are £12 and include a full English breakfast.

The Sterling (at the base of the Gherkin)
30 St Mary Axe

Closest tubes: Liverpool Street and Bank

Please email me for a ticket karenallen2@yahoo.co.uk