As Conservatives, we are saddened by a recent comment from an opposition campaign organiser, who stated publicly that they no longer think voters are intelligent. Yes, it’s a throw-away comment, but what saddens us is the more sinister meaning behind it; they think they know how to run your life better than you do.
Broadly speaking, in politics, everyone wants to do right by country and people.
In the Conservative Party, we value people as individuals. Each individual character and soul holds personal goals, ambitions, challenges and preferences. Conservatives fight to protect freedoms which enable all people to achieve goals, realise ambitions, overcome challenges and live according to their preferences.
These freedoms give the power to the individual and we Conservatives think every single person deserves this power. The power to choose.
Naturally, the idea of “protecting people” differs from one political movement to another and how we achieve this is the subject of endless debate. And, it’s fair to say, we expect that debate to become robust when we cross party lines. We hope that each political movement grows from a belief in the people it represents.
You, me, friends, neighbours, family, we all have the right to choose. And that includes having the right to choose who we vote for and choose the life we want to lead.
We Conservatives know that you value the power to choose and that ultimately, you know what is best for you!
Deputy Chair, Political.
South Cambridgeshire Conservative Association