Chiswick Tories Launch Politics in a Pub

Local candidates and councillors holding meeting with residents in Roebuck

The Roebuck on Chiswick High Road
The Roebuck on Chiswick High Road. Picture: Brunning & Pric

Chiswick Conservative candidates and councillors are inviting residents to take part in a series of open meetings ahead of next year’s local elections.

The Politics in the Pub events, first seen locally during the 2019 Parliamentary campaign, will give local residents an opportunity to informally chat to their local Conservative representatives and candidates. The first meeting will take place at 7pm on Thursday 14 October at the Roebuck Pub (122 Chiswick High Road, W4 1PU).

The meetings will take the form of community-led discussions on a range of local issues. Discussions will also give residents the chance to help inform the local Conservative manifesto which candidates will stand on in next year’s council elections.

“It’s vital that local representatives engage with their community as much as possible to best understand the issues affecting residents on a day-to-day basis,” said Ron Mushiso, Conservative councillor for Turnham Green. “It’s no good us banging the drum for better consultation if we’re not taking active steps to engage with residents, so we’re looking forward to opening yet another line of communication with the community to give them a direct line to their councillors and councillor candidates.”

Politics in the Pub will be open to all local residents with no need to pre-book attendance.

“It’s so important that local policies reflect the needs of the local community, so I’m looking forward to giving an opportunity to residents who don’t always have a voice beyond the ballot box a chance to help inform some of our manifesto positions,” said local Conservative candidate for Chiswick Homefields, Jack Emsley. “We’re always out knocking on doors and having conversations with local residents, but I’m excited for the chance to sit down and have a pint with the community to discuss the issues that really matter to them.”

Sessions will be run on a fortnightly basis over the coming weeks, to give communities in wards across the borough the chance to interact with their current Conservative councillors or local candidates on a face-to-face basis in a more informal atmosphere. The first session will take place in Chiswick Homefields ward at the Roebuck Pub at 19:00 on Thursday 14 October. Future sessions will be advertised.

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October 10, 2021