Out on the Doorstep

After the horrific events in Manchester, election campaigning has resumed. That is as it should be. We cannot allow the terrorists to win by disrupting our election. Still, it has been a painful week for the country, and a sobering one for politicians. While the election campaigning and debate played out in the national media […]

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Terrorist Attack in Manchester

All are hearts and thoughts are with those murdered or injured in the appalling terrorist attack in Manchester, as well as their families. We have suspended political campaigning today, so we can pay our respects and come together as one country in the face of this barbaric attack.

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A Conservative Manifesto for Aspirational Britain

Today, Prime Minister Theresa May launched the 2017 Conservative election manifesto. It is a bold prospectus for keeping the economy firing on all cylinders, delivering lower taxes, easing the pressure from the cost of living, making our society more meritocratic, addressing burning social challengers like care for the elderly, and – of course – making […]

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Elmbridge Young Persons Awards

Last Friday, I presented the awards at the annual Elmbridge Young Persons Awards. The ceremony pays tribute to youngsters across the borough, who have demonstrated courage in adversity, proved exceptional carers in their families, and raised money for charity. Organised by Surrey Police Volunteers, led by Lynn Hunt, the awards recognise the inspirational character and achievement […]

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County Council Elections

Congratulations to all our Conservative County Councillors elected yesterday. It was a strong set of results for us on bread and butter local issues. In Elmbridge, we saw important gains in support, and I was proud to campaign alongside our excellent local team. Now, we turn to the General Election, which will naturally shift the […]

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Walton-on-Thames Trading Alliance – AGM

Yesterday, I went along to Walton-on-Thames Trading Alliance (WoTTA) to support their AGM. Joanna Gordon (pictured below) is a local dynamo with huge ambition both to boost local retail and support small businesses, but also to promote community spirit. She outlined her plans in front of a local throng of businesses, councillors and residents that […]

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