The first annual Women in PR lunch of the new millennium was held
at Monte’s in SW1 last week.
Guest of honour was Conservative candidate for mayor Steven Norris. The
self-styled ’thinking man’s Arthur Daley’ shamelessly used the lunch as
an electioneering platform to not only push his own case for election,
but also to remind other guests of the evils of Ken Livingstone and the
And if any Conservative voters out there were afraid that their party
did not have the belly to put up a good fight, Norris also generously
offered his views on a gamut of issues, ranging from stop and search,
through to the euro and the homeless.
However, Norris also informed the gathering that campaigning to be
elected London mayor wasn’t all about long lunches - oh no. Apparently
he couldn’t wait to finish ’this relentless, tedious campaigning’.
He still seemed to enjoy his lunch though.