Election Issue 4: NHS

One of the key challenges we face locally, with a rising birth rate and an ageing population, is to tailor local health services to the specific needs of our community. In cash terms, this government has increased funding for the NHS by almost £13billion since 2010. More operations are being delivered, and waiting lists are […]

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Election Hustings

This week, we had two more election hustings, one at Holy Trinity Church in Claygate, and the other at St Christophers Church in Hinchley Wood. Both were lively, with a range of issues arising. At Claygate, there was a greater focus on national and international issues – from the economy to defence. At Hinchley Wood, […]

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Conservative Party Manifesto

The Conservative Party manifesto was launched today. Key policies include: taking the minimum wage out of income tax, extending the income tax personal allowance to £12,500, raising the 40p income tax threshold to £50,000, extending the Right to Buy to social housing tenants, making the first £1million of any home exempt from Inheritance Tax, freezing regulated […]

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