Greg Hands, Member of Parliament for Chelsea and Fulham, attended a Bi-Borough Reception with local activists in the Piper Building, Fulham, on Thursday 11 June.
More than a hundred local Conservative activists and supporters from the two boroughs of Kensington & Chelsea and Hammersmith & Fulham attended a post-General Election celebration in the Piper Building, Fulham. Greg took the chance to thank these local activists for all their hard work over the preceding months which culminated in the first Conservative General Election majority win since 1992.
Greg drew attention to those who also helped with the campaign in other constituencies, such as South Thanet and Rochester, as well as on the Election Day Battle Bus to Twickenham, Kingston & Surbiton, and Sutton & Cheam, all of which saw the Conservative Party victorious on 8 May.
Also in attendance were Stephen Greenhalgh, London’s Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime and Conservative candidate in the forthcoming 2016 London mayoral election, as well as Lady Victoria Borwick, London Assembly Member and newly-elected Member of Parliament for Kensington. After a warm welcome from Cllr Frances Stainton, Greg, Stephen, and Lady Victoria each addressed the audience, presenting a united, strong Conservative voice for London. There followed a question and answer session, with the discussion ranging from Scotland to Council Tax, and from transport to minority voter representation.
Greg Hands says, “It was a great honour to be able to thank more than a hundred local activists and supporters for all the hard work they put in during the 2015 General Election, which culminated in our new Conservative majority government. Their efforts mean that we can now get on with the job of ensuring the recovery of the economy and securing a brighter, more secure future for Britain.
“However, this does not mean that we can rest on our laurels. We still have a lot of tough decisions to make to see through our long-term economic plan. Once again, I would like to thank all those across the country who helped us to victory in May this year.”
Greg looks forward to continuing to represent Chelsea and Fulham as their Member of Parliament in addition to his new role as Chief Secretary to the Treasury.