Election 2010: Smart on Crime

The latest crime figures show an increase in violence over the last year on the government’s preferred measure, the British Crime Survey (BCS). Even then, critics say that the BCS undercounts violence. It doesn’t count murders – the most serious violence. It doesn’t count repeated attacks beyond five offences – so it ignores tragic cases […]

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Election 2010: Surrey Taxpayers – The ‘Great Ignored’

David Cameron launched the Conservative election campaign promising to fight for the ‘great ignored’ across Britain – hard-working, law-abiding families who do the right thing, but feel taken for granted by this government. I have been out across the constituency, at commuter stations, on the high street and discussing local issues with residents in town […]

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Election 2010: On the Campaign Trail

Over the weekend I campaigned in Esher, Hersham, Walton and East Molesey. This morning, I met commuters at Oxshott station (my thanks to Jan, Hope, John and Len for their support), and I will be campaigning in Claygate and Cobham later on. Tomorrow, the first public events start. I am speaking to students at Esher […]

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Election 2010: Boris on Clegg

Boris Johnson has written a typically colourful critique of the Lib Dems in today’s Daily Telegraph, satirising their attempt ‘like some defective vacuum cleaner to suck and blow at the same time’. The article, here, is worth a read.

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Election 2010: Defending Local Healthcare

This morning I was leafleting outside Cobham and Stoke d’Abernon railway station at dawn – then onto meet the Friends of Cobham Community Hospital (see below). The Friends are an outstanding example of local community spirit, supporting their local hospital and ensuring vital funds despite local NHS cuts. I received a thorough briefing, including on […]

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Election 2010: On the Campaign Trail

This week I have been campaigning in Molesey, Walton and Hinchley Wood. Tomorrow I am visiting Cobham Community hospital, and moving on to Long Ditton and Weston Green in the afternoon. I am spending two hours each morning chatting with commuters on the early trains – I’ve covered half the stations in the constituency so […]

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Election 2010: On the Campaign Trail

Today, I was campaigning at Claygate station first thing, then I headed over to East Molesey in the morning and Hersham in the afternoon. Tomorrow, I will be at Esher station first thing, then over in East Molesey and onto Walton for the afternoon. All welcome!

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