Yesterday I received a registration form for the Spring Forum. That is the good news! At least there will be a Spring Forum next year. Unfortunately the only information given is that it will be held on Friday 17th March and Saturday 18th March in Cardiff and the Agenda for it will be sent out on Thursday 16th March. So the following questions remain unanswered:
1) What time does it start on the Friday? Do we need to stay overnight in Cardiff for an early start on the Friday?
2) What time does it finish on the Saturday?
3) Will the National Convention be meeting and if so at what time?
Simple basic questions which any event organiser knows are essential when advertising an event. This is even more important this time because the Freedom Association are holding their conference the same weekend and many Conservatives will have already booked up to go to that.
It really is time for Conservative Central Office to get their act together - not a good start for the new Party Chairman Patrick McLoughlin. Incidentally where are we on the Party Review? After vast expense it appears to have turned into a damp squib. We will shortly let you know what we think the position is if we don't hear from CCHQ in the mean time.