Cameron Direct in Belfast on Saturday…

The Tory Party is inviting residents from Belfast and the rest of Northern Ireland to quiz him on Saturday 6th December 2008. The event will take place in a Belfast location starting at 9.45am. Places at the event are free and open to all local residents, but must be obtained in advance. Our own Slugger mobile video team will be there to capture the quizzing of David Cameron by ordinary punters. I’ve seen him in action before, and he seems to thrive on the cut and thrust with political opponents. So you don’t have to be a Tory to go. More details before the fold…Neil Johnston, Chairman of the Conservatives in Northern Ireland:

“The Cameron Direct event is a wonderful opportunity for people in Belfast – whatever their political persuasion – to come along and raise their issues, questions and concerns with David Cameron.

“If people want to find out how David Cameron would offer real change from the same, tired politics in Northern Ireland and how he plans to help us pay the bills as the cost of living soars, I would urge them to apply for tickets and come along. I am really pleased David has chosen to come to Northern Ireland.

His visit reflects how important Northern Ireland is to the Conservatives. Our agreement with the Ulster Unionists, to create a new political force, will give real influence to all Northern Ireland voters on the crucial day to day issues such as taxation, pensions and the economy. I look forward to a lively debate.”

The event is free and open to all local residents, but places have to be secured in advance. To apply, people should e-mail Those attending will need to be at the venue by 9.30am on Saturday 6th December for a prompt 9.45am start.

Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty