EXCLUSIVE: Lincolnshire's Conservatives Welcome Rt. Hon. Sir John Major
Right: (Left to Right) Mr. David Surtees, Sir John Major, Cllr. Mrs. Meg Davidson, Conservative (Fiskerton Ward), and Mr. Peter McNeill.
Over four hundred Conservatives from across Lincolnshire came together last night to welcome the Rt. Hon. Sir John Major KG CH, Conservative Prime Minister between 1990 and 1997, to a gala dinner at the Epic Centre, Lincolnshire Show Ground, North Carlton, to raise funds for the coming General Election later this year.
Left: Local Conservatives gather prior to dinner at the Epic Centre.
The evening was preceded by an exclusive cocktail reception hosted by Mr. Hugh Bourn, President of the Lincolnshire Agricultural Society, followed by Pre-Dinner Drinks, of Buck's Fizz or Orange Juice, as the hundreds of Conservatives from Boston & Skegness, Brigg & Goole, Cleethorpes, Gainsborough, Grantham & Stamford, Great Grimsby, Lincoln, Scunthorpe, Sleaford & North Hykeham and South Holland & The Deepings constituencies. Guests enjoyed a menu of Roast Plum Tomato Soup with Basil Herb Dumplings, Roast Rack of Pork followed by Crème Brulée and Coffee.
Right: Sir John addressing local Conservatives.
Sir John addressed the assembled throng and gave and excellent speech encouraging activists to always remember that it is too easy to talk of small government, low taxes, social responsibilityand loose ourselves to abstracts, that we must always ask 'how does what I do help ordinary people?' Sir John also answered questions from the floor.
A raffle and silent auction was held which raised many thousands of pounds for local Conservative campaign funds.