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, July 11, 2009

Fundraising BBQ

Presenting the donation cheque to Shields Treasurer, Edward Russell

We had a lovely afternoon for the South Shields Conservatives BBQ today. After a morning slaving away preparing burgers, salads and dips, I was just about ready to put my feet up and enjoy a cool beer by 2pm when guests started arriving!

I was delighted to receive another substantial donation, from a local business, towards campaign funds - we have a by election to fight now in Westoe. The donation will certainly go towards leaflets and literature we want to print - but the poor tax payer is left to foot a £20,000 bill for the By Election as a result of a councillor being booted off for non attendance.

Our Candidate is Association Chairman, Tony Dailly. We are fully committed to serving residents in Westoe. Tony and I will endeavor over the next few months to meet as many people in Westoe as possible with the aim of assisting with any problem brought to our attention. Westoe deserves proper representation in the Council Chamber and Tony is the man who can deliver that. I very much hope that we can replicate By Election results achieved by the Conservative Party in other parts of the country. People are tired of broken promises and want change.

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