|David Cameron comes back to Basingstoke
19 May 2006
The Leader of the Conservative Party, David Cameron, returned to Basingstoke, a few weeks after launching the Party's local election campaign to regain control of the Council.
"David launched our campaign back in March - and it was fitting that he came back this Friday, a day after the Conservative Party won control of the Council at its first meeting after the election."
One of the themes of David Cameron's address to 500 guests was that the party had made good progress, but it still had some way to go. He spoke about his recent visit to Manchester and his bid to rebuild support in the inner cities, and about his plans to have a parliamentary party more representative of the country as a whole. He said he was beginning to enjoy Prime Ministers questions, and that it was becoming increasingly evident that the Government was incompetent.
After speaking, he answered a number of questions. Pressed on Inheritance Tax, he recognised its unfairness but said he was not going to make promises he could not keep. On local government reorganisation, he said his instinct was to leave well alone and not have any more upheaval.
The event was held at the home of Anna McNair-Scott, one of the local County Councillors, and her husband Nigel.
"It was so kind of them both to host this very successful event."