New Year, New Committee Members

UCL Conservative Society would like to officially welcome Jonathan Canty and Will Hall to the Committee. Jonathan is our new First Year Rep and Will takes on the role of Caerulean Editor, but I shall let them tell you a little more about themselves.

JC‘Hi, I’m Jonathan, and I’ve just been made First Year Representative for the Society in 2009/10. I’m currently studying Politics and East European Studies (BA) at UCL. A proud Scouse Tory, I herald from the northern cultural metropolis that is Liverpool, and have been active in the Conservative Party there for the last couple of years, helping the party build up its support base there.

Politically I’m perhaps best described as a One Nation social conservative with a strong belief in the free market and small government- the best actors for social reform in my view. I guess this can be summed up by the statement on the back of the party’s membership card- “By trusting people, we help individuals grow stronger; by sharing responsibility, we help society grow stronger.”

Naturally, coming from the football capital of the world, I’m a massive Everton FC fan, ensuring a rare combination in the city of being a true Blue politically and in a football sense! I share our leader’s fantastic music taste, and absolutely adore music from the punk/post-punk era of the late 70’s, early 80’s- The Jam, The Clash and The Smiths are a particular delight.’

WH“Hi everyone! My name is Will and I am the new Editor of our dear paper, The Caerulean. At Uni I am a First Year ESPS student currently specialising in Public Law and Italian. On Friday afternoons I work for a Shadow Cabinet member and I also sit on a fundraising committee. When I am not extolling the idea of trusting people to run their own lives I can be found sailing, rowing or (far more likely) in the Union Bar. Article submissions are very much encouraged! The paper should be a forum for you – the society members – to air your views. To that end please do get writing…”

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