Runnymede & Weybridge Conservative Association celebrated the efforts and contributions of members at our AGM on Friday 30 June.
The gathering at St James' Church Hall, Weybridge, was chaired by Neva Novaky, who reported on key achievements of her time as Association Chairman, including:
- Year-long campaigning with almost 50 Association-led action days in the run up to elections
- Regular pint and politics sessions for members to meet Dr Ben Spencer MP and councillors
- Association fundraisers including gala dinners, political suppers and stalls at local events.
Neva said: "It has been my pleasure and honour to have led the efforts, but the activities would not have been possible without the management team, Executive, branches, committees, office staff and all our activists and, of course, the time and commitment of our MP."
Awards were given to branches and individuals who excelled. The Cumper Shield for best fundraising went to Virginia Water Branch; The Kings Cup for best branch to Oatlands; and Whittett Cup for most improved branch was won by Egham and Hythe. The campaigners trophy was won by star deliverers Dean Gatford and Daniel White, with the Councillors Cup being won by Chris Howorth.
Neva herself was presented with flowers and thanked for her hard work and dedication as Chairman.
Following the election of the officer team for 2023-24, Dr Ben Spencer MP addressed the Association on national challenges and Prime Minister Rish Sunak's plan to deliver for the country.
In January, Ben was selected as our candidate for the new Runnymede & Weybridge constituency which will come into being at the next election following parliamentary boundary changes.