Monthly Archives: April 2010
What does the leader of the Conservative Party do after taking part in a live debate in front of millions of television viewers? David Cameron chose to visit a popular Bristol pub after the Sky News leaders’ debate at the Arnolfini, where he shared a pint with Charlotte Leslie, prospective Conservative MP for Bristol North West.
Mr Cameron and his wife Samantha joined Charlotte and several Conservative supporters who had watched the debate in the Three Sugar Loaves at the bottom of the Christmas Steps.
Mr Cameron had a pint of Guinness and he bought a sparkling mineral water for his wife Samantha, who earlier that day had helped paint a fence at the Avon Riding Centre for the Disabled in Henbury (story here).
Veteran Conservative politician Ken Clarke has visited Westbury-on-Trym to join Charlotte Leslie and her supporters on the campaign trail.
The popular and gregarious former Chancellor, now Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Education and Skills, stopped to talk to voters in the village which now forms part of the Bristol North West constituency, in which Charlotte Leslie is the prospective Conservative MP.
Mr Clarke said that he always enjoys engaging in old-fashioned high street campaigning at election time.
Samantha Cameron rolled her sleeves up on Thursday to join a team of volunteers at the Avon Riding Centre for the Disabled in Henbury. While her husband David was busy preparing for the Sky News leaders’ debate at the Arnolfini in Bristol city centre, Mrs Cameron was helping to paint a new fence.
Mrs Cameron was greeted as she arrived at the centre on Kings Weston Road by Charlotte Leslie, the prospective Conservative MP for Bristol North West.
The pregnant Mrs Cameron was then given a tour of the complex, which is located in 60 acres of beautiful pasture and woodland opposite Blaise Castle Estate.
BBC Radio Bristol is today broadcasting 13 hours of live programmes from Southmead. Today is six months to the day since a Panorama documentary portrayed the estate in a very unflattering light, as two undercover Asian reporters were subjected to several incidents of racism and anti-social behaviour.
Although the problems cannot be ignored, many Southmead residents interviewed on the radio such as Corinne Nesbit from Nez Cafe on Southmead Road said that there is a strong community spirit on the estate.
This morning, the Breakfast with Steve Le Fevre show came from Southmead police station. Charlotte Leslie, prospective Conservative MP for Bristol North West, joined her fellow candidates in the constituency, which encompasses Southmead, to debate specifically about the issue of law and order.
The four main candidates contesting the Bristol North West parliamentary seat took part in a hustings on Friday organised by Greenpeace. It was held at the Quaker Meeting Room on the Gloucester Road in Horfield and was hosted by Professor Chris Wilmore from the law department at the University of Bristol.
The hustings was attended by about 70 people interested to see what the prospective MPs had to say on environmental issues. The Horfield hustings was part of the national Ask The Climate Question campaign.
Charlotte Leslie, the prospective Conservative MP for Bristol North West, said that the hustings was an ideal opportunity for the main political parties to show that there is a consensus on some of the most important issues of our times.