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    Exclusive: Kulveer Ranger appointed Tory vice-chair

    by Sunny on 8th August, 2007 at 4:02 pm    

    I’ve just been told by a source within the party that the Conservative Party candidate Kulveer Ranger has taken over Sayeeda Warsi’s old job - as vice-chair of the Tories and responsible for Cities (whatever that means). Congratulations to him, he is a credit to the party. And kudos to the Tories for appointing him.

    Update: Press release and quote from him here.

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    1. Rumbold — on 8th August, 2007 at 4:16 pm  

      He seems like a proper C/conservative as well, unlike Tony Lit.


      The Conservatives need more people like him who have actually made an effort to advance the cause of the Conservative party, rather than those who just get dropped into safe seats because they are seen as ‘media-friendly’ faces.

    2. sonia — on 8th August, 2007 at 4:25 pm  

      oh yes i remember him = from the ngn meeting! seemed like a very well spoken young man

    3. Jagdeep — on 8th August, 2007 at 4:27 pm  

      Will he get a winnable seat though? Let’s hope so.

      He’s a good looking Singh too ya know, my sister-in-law would really fancy him.

    4. nush — on 8th August, 2007 at 4:41 pm  

      congrats! well deserved

    5. Leon — on 8th August, 2007 at 5:31 pm  

      Good move by Cameron, a competent, articulate, visible minority ethnic person; makes the party look a bit more like it’s part of the 21st century.

    6. Nyrone — on 8th August, 2007 at 5:45 pm  

      ‘vice-chair of the Tories and responsible for Cities’

      Seriously, what does that mean?

    7. leon — on 8th August, 2007 at 7:18 pm  

      Vice Chair is pretty straight forward. The cities bit, well tbh not sure, what did Warsi do with the role in that area?

    8. Praguetory — on 9th August, 2007 at 11:29 am  

      I have very similar views to Kulveer. Am I a credit to my party?

    9. Leon — on 9th August, 2007 at 11:48 am  

      A Tory asking for approval from a lefty site? Whatever next!?

    10. Bal Singh — on 10th August, 2007 at 1:48 pm  

      I know Kulveer Ranger from back in the day. He’s a good guy - i’m sure he’ll do well. Congrats !!

    11. rupahuq — on 10th August, 2007 at 3:16 pm  

      HHHHmmmm. Last met him during the by-election driving round in a flash car full of Tony Lit leaflets and talking loudly on a mobile to his mum. He’s a young pup isn’t he? It wouldn’t've happened in the days when Dame Angela Rumbold (an old girl of my school) held this post. Is it an astute move by Cameron or a sign that Tory membership has plummeted that the new generation is making such inroads?

    12. Rumbold — on 10th August, 2007 at 3:47 pm  


      “Is it an astute move by Cameron or a sign that Tory membership has plummeted that the new generation is making such inroads?”

      Labour party membership down:


      Conservative party membership about the same:


    13. Kulveer Ranger — on 10th August, 2007 at 7:52 pm  

      Hiya and a ‘Kidda’ to you all and thanks so much for all the best wishes.

      This is a massive role for me and I have to say that I’m and really excited by the challenge - well isn’t that what life is about…. big challenges that we take on and try to change things for the better. I really appreciate all the good vibes I have received and hope in the weeks, months and years to come I can live up to the expectation.

      Rupa - I really like you and have followed your struggle to be selected as a candidate. When we met last you were scoping Ealing Southall in the hope you would get selected there. I didn’t have the heart to tell you that I knew Virendra Sharma would be your candidate.

      But Dr Huq - My biggest surprise is not that you thought my car was ‘flash’ - you’re welcome to take it for a spin any time - or that I was on the phone to my mum - us good boys to do that ya know - BUT that you think it is a problem that the next generation is emerging! - Come on, just because they may not be doing it in your party, please don’t knock ours…..

      All the best and I hope to see lots of you guys as I go around the country. Kulveer

    14. Rumbold — on 10th August, 2007 at 7:57 pm  

      Please sort David Cameron out Kulveer Ranger. Just tell him to stop galavanting off to foreign climbs and get on with the job. Otherwise the Labour party might win again, and that would be terrible. Well done on the new job by the way, and I look forward to seeing how you do.

    15. rupahuq — on 13th August, 2007 at 3:36 pm  

      Yeah point taken, there’s nowt wrong with young pups or being on the phone to your mum; we’re all forever at it so although I don’t bat for the same side congrats to Kulveer.
      But Rumbold, you’re not Dame Angela by any chance are you?

    16. Leon — on 13th August, 2007 at 3:42 pm  

      Hey Kulveer, good to see you on the blog, glad you’re revving to go, a good sign.

      If I may ask, what plans do you have for the role, regarding the cities remit what will be your immediate priorities. Also, and more importantly, do Pickled Politics writers get invites to the congratulations party? :D

    17. Rumbold — on 13th August, 2007 at 3:59 pm  

      Heh Rupa. No relation to Dame Angela, but she sounds like a fine Conservative.

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