Worcestershire teen promises to help less fortunate

(3570023) Robert Porter

(3570023) Robert Porter

First published in News

A Malvern College pupil has become the youngest in the country to hold a position with Worcestershire Conservative Future.

Robert Porter, aged 15, was elected deputy area chairman and political chairman of the Worcestershire Conservative Future committee.

His role in 2014 will be to set out, organise and carry out a personally devised political strategy for Worcestershire Conservative Future, a group representing the interests of Conservative supporters aged under 30.

Robert said: “I am incredibly excited that I have been given the opportunity to help a cause about which I feel strongly, especially given that, at present, I am the youngest in the country to hold such a position.

"Throughout the year I am planning a variety of initiatives to help people in the local community and will try to boost support for the party.

"I have already established a website and I will be offering the services of Conservative Future to locally run soup kitchens and food banks.

"I strongly believe that I am incredibly fortunate to have been given one of the best starts in life and now I would like to give something back to help the most needy in our society.”

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9:00pm Tue 21 Jan 14

pudniw_gib says...

Ok son.... why do we have people so poor that food banks and soup kitchens are needed? Why does this government continually grind the poorest down? You are too young to remember the poll tax.... but what about the bedroom tax? The withdrawing of council tax benefits for the low waged? etc etc....
Given that we have the same sort of debt as after the last world war why are the badly off getting hammered when after 1945 there was a concerted effort to support low paid people with the NHS and social housing. We paid off the war debt over 40 years and had an improving society but now we have a government that is hell bent on paying the debt at any cost, which because of the political leaning and pandering to bankers et al it is the low paid and unwaged that take the biggest hits.
Its not your fault that you have been born into a privileged class but dont imagine that your Party have much to offer the poor. The trickle down of wealth is a myth.
Ok son.... why do we have people so poor that food banks and soup kitchens are needed? Why does this government continually grind the poorest down? You are too young to remember the poll tax.... but what about the bedroom tax? The withdrawing of council tax benefits for the low waged? etc etc.... Given that we have the same sort of debt as after the last world war why are the badly off getting hammered when after 1945 there was a concerted effort to support low paid people with the NHS and social housing. We paid off the war debt over 40 years and had an improving society but now we have a government that is hell bent on paying the debt at any cost, which because of the political leaning and pandering to bankers et al it is the low paid and unwaged that take the biggest hits. Its not your fault that you have been born into a privileged class but dont imagine that your Party have much to offer the poor. The trickle down of wealth is a myth. pudniw_gib
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