Tuesday, February 14, 2006
Conservative Women Launch New Website
It's good to see the Conservative Womens' Organisation firing on all cylinders. The stereotype is changing and their new website demonstrates that they are going to be a key part of the Change agenda within the Party. I know for a fact that Fiona Hodgson (left), their chairman, is intent on getting a lot of new blood involved and ensuring that they change the image of the organisation. Their website is worth a look as for the first time (it seems to me) there is a real political message there. Their success should not be judged on how many women candidates there are, but how they encourage more women into public life in general, whether as elected councillors or as public appointees. I hope they are going to go after younger women in particular, by which I mean women in their thirties and forties. In some ways the message David Cameron sends out is far more important than that sent out by the CWO. And so far it does seem to be the thirties/forties age group - of both women and men - who are responding to his agenda.