Today, Sayeeda toured the Midlands and Northern regions.
Starting the day in Derby, Sayeeda met with our council group to hear about their work on the local campaign. Following this she dropped into the Derby Evening Telegraph before moving on to Doncaster to meet with the Doncaster Conservatives for a Q&A session and a drop of tea.
Following an overnight stay, Sayeeda began the next day by travelling to Hyndburn to meet Cllr Peter Britcliffe and the team there ahead of a key by election, before moving on to meet the Aawaz Women’s Group to learn about the excellent training they offer.
Today Sayeeda visited Sheffield as part of a regional tour of the region.
She spoke to students at Longley Park Sixth Form Centre about how the House of Lords works and about her role in the Chamber.
She then visited Sheffield Wednesday Football Club, accompanied by Spencer Pitfield, Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Penistone and Stocksbridge. At the club’s Hillsborough ground she heard about the plans to build a major community space at the club’s Hillsborough Stadium.
The current proposals, which have already received planning permission and support from the City Council, would see Sheffield Wednesday giving up to 100,000 square feet of unused space over to organisations like local health trusts, charities and local police.
“The work that Sheffield Wednesday is doing to support the local community is a huge credit to the club and to the city of Sheffield. I am sure that the community space will bring huge benefits for residents across Sheffield and beyond.”
Spencer Pitfield said:
“I was so overwhelmed with these community plans when I visited the club in December that I wanted Sayeeda to visit as soon as possible. I see no reason why many more clubs shouldn’t be following the excellent leadership of Sheffield Wednesday FC.”
Mr. Nick Parker, Chief Executive of Sheffield Wednesday Football Club commented:
“I am grateful to Baroness Warsi and Spencer for their interest. Our club takes our role in the wider community very seriously and will continue to strive to do the very best for local people. I am pleased that both Sayeeda and Spencer leave here having a much better understanding of what we are hoping to achieve here at the club.”
Today Sayeeda lent her support to Nuneaton PPC Marcus Jones during her regional tour of the area.
Together they visited the Nuneaton Muslim Society where they had a meeting with the Nuneaton Muslim Women’s Group.
Today Sayeeda visited Blackburn in support of the Conservative Party Candidate Michael Law-Riding.
Together Michael and Sayeeda visited the Bangor Street Community Centre where they met volunteers and members of the Council.
Today Sayeeda visited and addressed the Sheffield Chamber of Commerce.
Today Sayeeda has been campaigning with the Conservative Candidate for Penistone and Stockbridge, Spencer Pitfield.
Together they visited Northern College where Sayeeda was treated to a tour by the students. They then went onto visit Thurgoland C of E School where they met teachers and students at the Out of School Club. This was followed by a visit to a local community shop and a visit to a conductive education centre.
Today Sayeeda campaigned in Glasgow with Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Renferewshire, Richard Cook.
Together they went to Mearns Golf Academy where Sayeeda gave a short speech and took part in a Q and A session.
Today Sayeeda has been campaigning with Cllr Khadim Thathall and the Conservative Parliamentary Candidate fro Burton Andrew Griffiths.
Together they visited Princess Street Mosque and Education Centre and then went onto visit Uxbridge Street Mosque and Community Centre where they discussed Local issues with concerned constituents. (May 15th 2009)
Today Sayeeda has been campaigning with Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Crawley Henry Smith.
Together they visited Langley Green Mosque and Varian Medical Systems (a small medical company) where they discussed local issues. (May 7th 2009)
Today Sayeeda has been campaigning with Doncaster Mayoral Candidate Jonathan Wood.
Together they visited The Martin Wells Centre. The centre is based on a partnership model which provides a range of the Local Authority’s Community based facilities/services and a local healthcare access point sponsored by Doncaster PCT.
They then went on to visit Sprotbrough Sure Start Childrens Centre. Sure Start is a community service and support for families with Children aged 0-5 years.
Sayeeda then went onto Rotherham where she visited Safe at Last the Charity for runaway Children in the Rotherham area. (May 1st 2009)