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Tories choose chair of Kensington Conservatives to stand in Môn

14 Nov 2019 1 minute Read
A picture from Virginia Crosbie’s website.

The Conservatives have chosen the Chair of Kensington, Chelsea and Fulham Conservatives to stand in the Ynys Môn constituency.

Virginia Ann Crosbie is a maths teacher has lived in West Sussex for 10 years with her husband and three children. Her Grandfather was from Merthyr Tydfil, and her father from Monmouth.

She has previously stood in the Rhondda constituency, winning 10% of the vote in 2017 which she describes on her website as an “exceptional result in a challenging election”.

The Conservative candidate was chosen at the last moment after Chris Davies pulled out when other Welsh Tories criticised his selection.

Mr Davies lost a by-election in Brecon and Radnorshire triggered by a recall petition earlier this year.

He admitted two charges of a false expenses claim in March at Westminster Magistrates’ Court after trying to split the cost of £700 worth of pictures between two office budgets by creating fake invoices, when he could have claimed the amount by other means.

The other candidates in the seat are Aled ap Dafydd for Plaid Cymru, Mary Roberts for the Labour Party, and Helen Jenner for the Brexit Party.

 

 

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Ann Corkett
Ann Corkett
1 year ago

You forgot to mention whether her grandmother has a corgi.

Gaynor
Gaynor
1 year ago
Reply to  Ann Corkett

Or was a champion faggot maker

Matthew Nobles
Matthew Nobles
1 year ago

Another example of the contempt the Conservatives have for North Wales. Virtually none of their candidates for constituencies here have any connection with the area – they don’t live here and I would be surprised if they could even point to the area on a map.

Hethin Bennett
Hethin Bennett
1 year ago
Reply to  Matthew Nobles

Nigel Evans had no connection with Lancashire and I could list many more, why you think you’re so special?

Hethin Bennett
Hethin Bennett
1 year ago

Westmister is full of welsh and Scots representing English constituenies and I thought you were ”civic nationalists” these days that ”welcomed all colours and creeds” ?

O.R
O.R
1 year ago
Reply to  Hethin Bennett

You need a capital W for ‘welsh’ or are we not even worthy of that in your contemptuous eyes? You’l probably say it was a typing error, – Scots and English have capital letters though. But I’m probably being petty, I’l just get back in my box

Hethin Bennett
Hethin Bennett
1 year ago
Reply to  O.R

You are being petty – why not address the comment instead?

Emyr
Emyr
1 year ago
Reply to  Hethin Bennett

The point being made is that she isn’t from the area, has no knowledge about the area, doesn’t know anything about the problems faced by the constituents … and as a consequence, would be unsuitable to represent the constituency.

It’s not because she’s English or from Fulham! Provided an MP is in tune with their constituents, and understand their issues, they could be a Martian for all I care!

Hethin Bennett
Hethin Bennett
1 year ago
Reply to  Emyr

Its common practice I don’t believe you, England is full of Scots and welsh MP’s who have no connection with the area, Monty Python could make a good sketch from Anglophobia denial on this website.

Rhosddu
Rhosddu
1 year ago
Reply to  Hethin Bennett

There aren’t many Welsh ones. Fake news.

Alwyn J Evans
Alwyn J Evans
1 year ago

Has anyone ever done any research as to how many Welsh MPs are parachuted in compared to the rest of the UK?

It seems to be an awful lot of candidates have no connection with the constituency and some, very little to do with the country.

How can we continue to justify the concept of an elected representative democracy when MPs are now more likely to be party reps allocated to a locality?

Ian Phillips
Ian Phillips
1 year ago

If only it was Censington Ffullham and Chellsi she might stand half a chance

Mair
Mair
1 year ago

I wouldn’t bother Virgina bach.
Kensington now is that anything to do with Grenfell?
I probably know more about Kensington than she knows of Ynys Môn

Sut mae dy Gymraeg? How’s your Welsh?
I don’t want to be too nasty on social media but
Seriously Tories show some respect to Ynys Môn and to Virgina

Steven Breach
Steven Breach
1 year ago

Another Tory Paratrooper!

Rhosddu
Rhosddu
1 year ago

That painting behind her must have gone well when she tried her luck in the Rhondda…

Dave Brooker
Dave Brooker
1 year ago

Isn’t Liz Saville-Roberts from London?

Nationalists are hypocrites, innit.

Alwyn Evans
Alwyn Evans
1 year ago
Reply to  Dave Brooker

No Dave Booker – she lives in Gwynedd in her constituency. Before that she was a county councillor in her constituency. She was born and brought up in England and is a perfect example of the kind of rational, effective person who has adopted the languages and values of the constituency and country that she serves. Learn from her. She doesn’t do cynicism.

Gaynor
Gaynor
1 year ago
Reply to  Dave Brooker

Inclusive you mean,

Rhosddu
Rhosddu
1 year ago
Reply to  Dave Brooker

Dave, can’t you see the difference between LSR’s approach to her adopted country and what we can expect from young Virginia?

Ernie The Smallholder
Ernie The Smallholder
1 year ago

These Tory candidates stand in front of a photo or painting of Margaret Thatcher. MT was in favour of an European single and customs union. – The current Conservative party is in favour of Brexit and would even push for a no deal protectionist policy against the interests of Wales , Scotland and England and endanger the good Friday agreement for NI. MT was in favour of greater share ownership. – Today’s Conservatives have actively pressed austerity which have resulted in a concentration of wealth. Today we have a ‘Monopoly capitalist system’ where there are less small shareholder participation. I… Read more »

Walter Hunt
Walter Hunt
1 year ago

Inis Meáin is a brand of high-end knitwear, Ynys Môn is one of Wales’ 40 Westminster constituencies. One does wonder which one Ms Crosbie would be most comfortable in .

Gari
1 year ago

Annwyl Virginia Ann Crosbie
Rhag ofn bo chdi ddim yn sylweddoli;Pwynt adeiladol o wybodaeth.Mae dros 60% o frodorion Môn yn defnyddio y Gymraeg bob dydd.

john tynycoed
john tynycoed
1 year ago
Reply to  Gari

Good point, but that does mean some 40% don’t and therefore probably won’t understand your comment.

Rhosddu
Rhosddu
1 year ago
Reply to  john tynycoed

Their loss.

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