I am a long time reader of your blog and today I am joining the Conservative Party. I am 33 and although I have always been very interested in politics I have never been a member of a party before or got personally involved in any way. At university I was far more interested in everything else going on.
I have always believed in a small state and empowering individuals which suggests I am a natural Conservative. I have always been pretty sceptical of claims made by the left. I know that when the Labour Party say progressive they mean left wing. I know that when they talk about reducing child poverty they are really talking about redistribution of wealth. In the past however, I considered Tories to be ‘nasty’ along the lines of Theresa May’s comments and so not for me.
Your obvious decency has made it clear to me that this is not true of everybody in the party. Your energy and sense of fun has convinced me that there could be a place for me in the party. In fact, you have encouraged me to get involved locally in my home town of xxxxx.
Well done him. If any other readers out there have got the urge, why don't you get involved in active politics too? It can actually be really good fun, you know!