Election Results

The Conservatives had a good result at the local elections. Bearing in mind the tough economic climate and the difficult spending decisions that have been made, we gained two seats – including Geoff Herbert’s nail-biting victoty in Claygate, with a majority of 3 votes (it was just 1 after the first count)! Congratulations to all […]

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Coalition Cup – Half Full?

As the policy wonks, commentators and public digest the coalition programme for government, there will be a lot of carping. I was not enthusiastic about a full 5 year coalition. But having joined it, we must make it deliver. The programme is not perfect. It reflects compromise. But let’s not lose sight of the positives, […]

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Election 2010: Thank You !

It is a tremendous honour to be elected as MP for Esher and Walton. I have just got back – a bit bleary eyed – from the local elections count, where we have added a seat to our majority on the borough council and watched Tony Samuels elected to the county council. I am absolutely […]

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Election 2010: Vote for Change!

So polling day is here. Today, I will be covering the whole constituency, starting in Claygate, as we encourage as many people as possible to vote in this pivotal general – and local – election. We have a terrific team of volunteers and supporters, who have worked incredibly hard. Over the last month, I have: […]

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Election 2010: City AM Backs the Conservatives

This morning sees a fresh batch of endorsements for David Cameron and the Conservatives – from familiar sources, like the Daily Mail, and unexpected ones, like Simon Cowell. Perhaps the most interesting is City AM, which joins the growing consensus that only David Cameron can provide the economic leadership Britain sorely needs. The Editor dismisses […]

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Election 2010: Who will Deliver what You want?

I undertook to publish the results of our local survey on your priorities, once we had at least 100 respondents. The results are set out below – and, beneath them, the Conservative policies to address the priorities you have identified. The Economy 1. Would you prefer to see the next government prioritise tax increases or […]

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