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
Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 01:00 PM
Fitzjohn Avenue Car Park, Fitzjohn Avenue, EN5 2HE
15 people are going
This SATURDAY, CWF are off to Chipping Barnet to campaign for the Rt. Hon Theresa Villiers. We will be meeting at the Fitzjohn Avenue Car Park, Fitzjohn Avenue, EN5 2HE at 1pm. It is a 5 minute walk from High Barnet station which is on the Northern Line.
Today we published an article written by Theresa on the CWF blog where she talks about why it is vital that the economy is the central issue in this election. Read the full article here: http://www.conwayfor.org/the_rt_hon_theresa_villiers
We will be gathering in local pub The Old Red Lion which is opposite the meeting place for drinks when campaigning is over.
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