4th June 2018
CONSERVATIVE PARTY members and supporters across Central Devon enjoyed their Annual Constituency Dinner this evening (1st June) at Canonteign Falls in the Teign Valley. After a busy day of meetings around his constituency local MP Mel Stride joined the dinner in time to introduce guest speaker Justine Greening MP, who served as Secretary of State for Education from 2016-2018 and previously held other cabinet posts before that including Secretary of State for International Development and Secretary of State for Transport. The event is the Association’s biggest fundraiser of the year and attracted more than a hundred supporters.
The mood was positive following an excellent set of election results within the constituency last year for the Conservatives with Mr Stride being elected with an increased share of the vote and Conservative councillors winning 9 of the 11 Devon County Council seats within the constituency. After attending the event Mr Stride said:
“This evening was a chance to celebrate our successes last year and to thank the members and supporters who do so much for our Association, whether out pounding the streets knocking on doors or helping deliver local updates.”
Association Chairman Cllr. Mike Davies added:
“Both Mel and Justine spoke very well about a number of important issues facing our country today including the challenges of negotiating a good Brexit deal, meeting the rising costs of healthcare provision and ensuring all our children have access to a world-class education. It was a very interesting and enjoyable evening and great to see the event sold out.”
For more information please contact Mike Davies on 07771 933718.
Photo Caption: Mel Stride MP and guest speaker Justine Greening MP at the Central Devon Conservatives Annual Constituency Dinner in the Teign Valley.