The year 2019 ended well for the Conservative Party culminating with a resounding victory in last December's General Election. In South Yorkshire the Party gained seats in Don Valley, Rother Valley and Penistone and Stocksbridge. I am very grateful to all the volunteers both members and non-members who helped with the canvassing sometimes in poor weather and often to support neighbouring seats. I would also like to thank my increasing team of young and enthusiastic members who are keen to improve the political scene in this great city. It is only with the help of volunteers that we as a Party can make a difference in Sheffield, so if you are fond of exercise and like meeting people please get in touch.
As you will be aware this May's Council and Police and Crime Commissioner elections have been postponed until May 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We have an excellent PCC candidate in David Chinchen, a former Chief Superintendent in the Metropolitan Police Service and I wish him well for the future. All active campaigning has been cancelled for the present time, as have all social and fundraising events. Nevertheless much has been happening behind the scenes, and social media, especially Twitter and Facebook, are currently proving very successful.
There is always a need for extra helpers to deliver leaflets, canvass, even stand for Council, and if possible, any extra assistance would be much appreciated. Please contact us if you would like to become involved, join the Party and become part of the team.
Together we can make Sheffield a better city for all.
Richard H. Blyth
Chairman Sheffield Conservative Federation