Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Now Let's Get behind Our Team

With a week that sees divisive politics alongside media overcooking the local elections, I am switching my attention to an important event that will bring most of us together.

yes the World Cup!

I urge those who say they do not like football, do not understand it, who think that men running around after a ball is silly and irrelevant, to just try it. Because I, alongside millions of people all over the world, disagree with that notion.

Forget that some of them are overpaid and make MPs riches look minuscule for far less stress and hard thinking. Forget that it will intrude into our living rooms with a bang and take your menfolk away from their duties.

All those things do not matter when it comes to pride in your country, watching poetry in motion and perhaps appreciating that footballers are geniuses in their own right.

I used to dismiss many other sports, such is my love for football, but once open minded I enjoyed Cricket 'rather watch paint dry' and rugby 'don't understand it and too violent' as well as golf 'must be the most boring to watch of all' and other 'silly ball games'. Oh how wrong I was!

The reason football is the most special of all is that it is a team game that evokes passion, tears, joy, national pride across the world and is played in the back streets of some of the most run down cities. It brings us together, it makes us feel alive and proud. We share space together to watch it.

Be there, even in some small part. Let the house and garden go to pot for one month of madness and enjoy!

Lots of blogs on football coming up. It surpasses my love of politics and I intend to be swept away ...

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Back On Track

Hope you all had a great bank holiday.

First I'd like to say a BIG thankyou to all the residents in Stoke Park and Ipswich for your support and putting up with all the literature and door knocking on the day of the election.

Special thanks go to the residents who voted for me thus ensuring my success and I know I will be working hard listening to your concerns and being pro-active in the ward.

There are so many more things we need to achieve and I will be speaking to you soon about the issues that are the most important to you and updating you on the current projects.

I was going to blog all the results but as I'm a little bit tardy on that score, I think I'll give that a miss.

Normal service has now resumed and I will back on the blog this week with national news and opinion as well as local.

Hopefully by then, there will be more to discuss than just the elections and what it means for the GE 2015!

Thursday, 22 May 2014

Well this is it! - Election Day over

So, the end of the voting has arrived, the polling stations ar shut and I will be making my way to the count.

Whatever the result, I will know I have done my very best for Stoke Park, worked hard for 8 years, campaigned tirelessly in the last few months.

I have thoroughly enjoyed this period but will welcome my life back!

Either I will be spending more time on my business and helping it to grow or I will be back as Stoke Park's Conservative councillor. Either way there is lot to be grateful for.

It was all down to you the voters and I will be back on this blog over the next few days with comment and results.

Good Luck to all my colleagues all over the UK.....

Sunday, 18 May 2014

Campaigning in Stoke Park

Apologies for the lack of posts in recent weeks.

This is down to the fact I am very busy with my re-election campaign.

This week I am delivering my latest leaflet and normal service will resume next week!

As the only Tory councillor in the whole of the SW Ipswich, I hold the Labour group to account for my ward and surrounding areas.

Thursday, 15 May 2014

First Election Google Hang Out!

Last night I took part in the rescheduled google hangout event with Elene Marsden (Host) and Howard Needham (Labour candidate for Stoke Park). This is the first of its kind in Ipswich and possibly the UK.

I enjoyed it - and I think its a fantastic, cost effective way of debating and including the public.

Take a look, the link is below, and its 30 minutes altogether.

I hope to see Ben Gummer MP and David Ellesmere use this facility next year!

Here’s the recording:

Monday, 12 May 2014


Apologies for the lack of posts recently. I have been extremely busy with canvassing and my own local re-election campaign.

Pop over to my Facebook page for my activity in the meantime.

Nadia For Stoke Park

or my twitter page @stokeparkcllr