My greatest goal in politics is a strong economy. Without that, it becomes almost impossible to deliver any other political goal. We need sound public finances and a strong economy to fund the NHS, schools and all the public services we value. I believe that this issue is central to the choice facing voters at this election.
In his independent report Securing the ballot: review into electoral fraud, Sir Eric Pickles, the Government’s Anti-Corruption Champion, argues Britain’s historically trust-based voting system is no longer tenable when local populations are denser and transient. Identity document (ID) checks on individuals voting in person should be applied at polling stations to safeguard the integrity of the electoral system. The Government will introduce electoral integrity pilots at the local elections in May 2018.
Like many of you I was disappointed at how Scottish businesses engaged in the referendum on Scottish independence in 2014. Too shy, too timid and incredibly risk-averse were some of the accusations thrown at our businesses and for me, it’s hard to disagree.
With the Prime Minister’s triggering of Article 50, Britain is now irrevocably on its way out of the EU. As we expand the horizon of our vision beyond the shores of Europe and out into the wider world, we need to have an honest assessment of our strengths and weaknesses as a country.
A study by the organisation European Geostrategy rated the UK as Europe’s only global power. The report highlighted that the UK has “a wide international footprint and [military] means to reach most geopolitical theatres”.
While this is undoubtedly good news, there are also significant concerns surrounding the current state of the Armed Forces that the government must take seriously.
Grammar schools can make a real difference. They can give children from less affluent areas a chance to thrive. I know their worth because I’ve seen it in action in my constituency.
Upcoming Events & Action Days
This SATURDAY, the heroes at Chipping Barnet Conservatives have heroically diverted team CWF to key marginal Enfield North to support champion Nick de Bois.
We will meet at 1pm to head out for the afternoon and gather in a local pub for drinks afterwards.
We are meeting at Enfield North Conservative Association, 276 Baker Street, Enfield EN1 3LD. You can walk or get the W8 bus from both Enfield Town and Gordon Hill stations.
We very much hope you can join us at this crucial point in the campaign. Ground war in targeted seats is absolutely vital!
Contact for the day is Chrissie Boyle: 07716 066393
Monday, May 29, 2017 at 10:00 AM
This bank holiday Monday, CWF are hitting the streets in two marginal seats in Cardiff.
First we are off to Cardiff North to defend incumbent Craig Williams's seat and then moving onto Cardiff West to fight for star campaigner and true blue Conservative Matt Smith.
We will meet at 10am at Craig's office: Unit 5 (behind Sainsbury's), Heol Llanishen Fach, Cardiff, CF14 6RG and head out for a session.
Pit stop for a sandwich lunch and then:
1pm at The Fairwater Conservative Club, 61 Ely Road, Llandaff CF5 2BY in Cardiff West!
Afterwards, we will gather for a well-deserved drink in a local pub.
Please come and join us to fight for Conservative victory in Wales's capital city, for two stellar candidates!
Contact on the day is Chrissie Boyle: 07716 066393
See you there!