Published in the Birmingham Post, Friday 7th October
by Jonathan Walker
Riots in Birmingham, London and Manchester reflected a “something for nothing” culture encouraged by Labour, Tory chair Sayeeda Warsi tells Political Editor Jonathan Walker
Speaking in Cardiff at the Conservative Spring Forum, Sayeeda Warsi said;
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8 Members of Parliament. 13 Assembly Members. 171 Councillors.
Coming first in European elections. 380,000 votes in the General Election.
One of the biggest swings in a century.
Our best results in two decades.
This is the Conservative Party in Wales.
During the week of the 31st August Sayeeda Warsi and Andrew Feldman began a tour of the UK on their ‘Meet the Chairmen’ roadshow. Covering ground from Newcastle to Leeds, Leeds to Manchester, Manchester to Coventry, Coventry to Leicester and Leicester to Taunton they set off to talk to our party faithful, with no question off limits.
Sayeeda Warsi has been appointed a Cabinet Minister and the Conservative Party Chairman. (May 14th 2010)
In a speech in Bradford, the Conservatives unveiled measures to tackle forced marriages. The proposals include raising the age limit to 21 for both spouse and sponsor for marriages from abroad, making spouses register before going abroad to marry and producing awareness packs for schools to deal with the problem. (Feb 21st 2008)