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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Local Meetings – Meet the Candidate

We are holding a series of local events in the run up to the election, so I can meet and hear from local residents. The first two are on Friday 26 March (8pm at Christophers Church Hall, Hinchley Wood) and Friday 9 April (8pm at Claygate Village Hall, Claygate). Further details here. All are welcome!

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International Women’s Day

By invitation, and in commemoration of International Women’s Day (8 March), Christine Jesman has kindly contributed the following post on women in local government, highlighting the public service in Elmbridge of Helen Rowley Lambert (1836-1900): The Municipal Housekeeper Local government rarely generates the same amount of interest as parliamentary affairs and whilst efforts to redress […]

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Credit Where It’s Due!

Today, Conservative Home praises Elmbridge Borough Council for its efforts in managing to freeze council tax despite the tight financial situation. It is a significant achievement, and credit goes to the officers and councillors for taking the tough decisions required. If only we had such rigour and discipline in central government!

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Equitable Life, Lousy Deal

Yesterday, David Cameron gave a cast-iron pledge to end this government’s dithering and give Equitable Life policy-holders the compensation they deserve. He said: ‘If we win the election, we’re going to sort out Equitable Life very early on.’ In 2008, the Parliamentary Ombudsman blamed the collapse of Equitable Life on a decade of regulatory failure […]

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Stoke d’Abernon Residents Association

My thanks to all those from Stoke d’Abernon and District Residents Association who came along for a drink and a chat at the Old Plough, last Thursday evening. I learnt a great deal about local issues – from anti-social behaviour to daffodil planting! A particular thanks to Ian Nelson for organising, and landlord Bob Ketley […]

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