A packed house at Letchworth Hall Hotel on Friday, for the North East Herts Conservatives Annual Christmas Lunch, heard a humorous speech from Will Goodhand, a candidate for the Party in Middlesbrough at previous elections. Will, who has also been a stand up comedian as well as an entrepreneur, told many stories from the campaign trail, including the constant breakdown of his campaign vehicle, a 1974 Triumph Toledo. He also spoke strongly about the investment the Government are making in Northern Cities.
In his vote of thanks Sir Oliver Heald referred to his time as a candidate previously in Bermondsey. He also outlined the successes of the Government apprenticeship scheme, in helping younger people into good jobs.