We shall commence the process by delivering success in the County and European Elections on June 4th when we will need the support of every patriotic citizen to send a clear message to the present failed administration that it is past its sell-by date. We shall then present a clear vision, in the context of the circumstances that we face when the election is called, of the way forward.
None of us should take electoral success for granted. We know that we have to win a huge number of additional seats in order to be in a position to form a government. We are working hard in areas like South Thanet, where Laura Sandys is preparing the ground to serve her constituents, in Dover, where Charlie Elphicke is determined to bring about change for the future, and in the Medway towns where, again, we have a team of candidates ready to play their part in restoring the faith and pride in our nation that has in recent years been squandered. In the interests of our Country we have to succeed - and with hard work and determination we will".
At the meeting James ("Jim") Nock, OBE, former Lord Mayor of Canterbury and Reculver resident, was elected Chairman, with County Councillor Robert Burgess (Westgate) as his political Vice-chairman and Paul Addis, OBE as President. Additionally present at the meeting were Roger Gale's wife and Office Director, Suzy, the Leader of Thanet District Council, Sandy Ezekiel, The Chairman of the South Thanet Conservative Association, Lynne Connolly, many County, City and District Councillors and members of the Association.