Beverley Carpenter, election agent for Basingstoke Conservatives, has retired after 17 years as a Conservative Party Agent Her retirement was marked by a luncheon at the House of Commons on Monday, attended by the Rt. Hon. Maria Miller, MP. Also present were Beverley's other erstwhile parliamentary candidates and several of the many Association Chairmen and Presidents she has served over the years. Michael Mates and James Arbuthnot, both now retired from Parliament, recounted their experiences of working with Beverley, ably supported by her most recent candidates, MPs Damian Hinds, Maria Miller and Steve Brine.