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Richard
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20/07/2019 9:59 pm  

Campaign here for the Welsh Assembly and the Senate seats in Wales.

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William Croft
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23/07/2019 5:18 pm  

William Croft, joined by Welsh Conservative Leader Andrew Davies, arrives in Wales for the release of the Welsh Conservative Party Assembly Manifesto. Taking the stage alongside Andrew at an outdoor rally in Cardiff Bay, William smiles and waves to the crowd before beginning his speech. 

(Link to manifesto: https://www.flipsnack.com/saveourfarm/welsh-parliament-conservative-manifesto.html)

Bore da, Cardiff! 

It is true pleasure to be here with you all today, alongside the phenomenal Andrew Davies, to kick off our campaign and release the Welsh Conservative Party's manifesto for the upcoming Welsh Assembly elections!

I first visited Wales when I was just 7 years old, my parents deciding to take me along with them when visiting family friends in Cardiff. Seven-year old Will was a little shy, very curious, and at the time fixated on his aspiration of becoming a Metropolitan Police officer... if only he could see me now! 

(William smirks as the crowd roars with laughter) 

What made me first fall in love with Wales upon my visit to Cardiff was the can-do spirt of the Welsh people. This palpable sense of ambition, hard work, and a desire to share with the world their culture and history. The Welsh are a proud people, as they should be. People here want to succeed, they want to get on with the work they need to do, and they want to make sure everyone is given the tools needed to realize their full potential. The sense of ingenuity here is electric, and it's what makes Wales such a formidable force across Britain and around the globe. 

Which is why I find it such a shame that the Labour-run Welsh Assembly has, year after year, dampened the power and spirit of the Welsh people. As the majority party in the Welsh Assembly, Labour has succeeded in taking Wales backwards just as the Labour-run Government in Westminster has taken Britain backwards. Under Labour's watch, Wales has experienced the greatest high-street vacancy rate in the UK, the average household is paying nearly £800 more in tax, and has endure devastating cuts to the NHS. Enough is enough; we must use this election to demand better for Wales. 

But it doesn't have to be this way. Labour is just one seat away from losing their majority in the Assembly, and change is on the horizon. With your vote and your support, we can ensure the Conservative Party is in the majority in the Assembly, and that the Welsh people finally have the Government they deserve. 

So my message to you today is simple: don't just hope for a better future, vote for one. 

With your vote, the Welsh Conservatives will ensure Wales takes full advantage of the new powers being devolved to the Assembly as a result of the Wales Act 2015. There's a reason why it was the Conservative Party who introduced the Wales Act to the House of Commons, and it's because we are the party that truly believes in giving Wales the power and independence needed to grow its economy and enhance its public services. As a result of our legislation, Wales will be received historic levels of power and the first-ever Welsh Parliament will be formed. Of course, with great power comes great responsibility, and we must make sure that the new Welsh Parliament is led by a party that will deliver for the Welsh people. The Conservatives will do just that, by leveraging the legislature's new powers over tax to reverse Labour's tax increases, ease burdens of small businesses and farmers, and invest into the NHS to ensure every person in Wales gets the quality care they deserve. And of course, we'll put Welsh culture and history at the center of everything we do, using the Assembly's new powers to enhance Welsh language teaching in schools while encouraging the language to be used more frequently across the country. 

With your vote, the Welsh Conservatives will put money back into the pockets of hard working Welsh citizens, invest in Welsh businesses and farms, and make Welsh the best place to do business in Britain. I am incredibly proud of our manifesto, because it spells out a positive blue print for economic growth in Wales, growth that will benefit every person who calls Wales home. The Welsh Conservatives will abolish business rates for small businesses, remove the unfair age cap and geographic barriers on employment support, and introduce a regional development bank in order to jumpstart the economy and ensure growth touches every corner of the country. We'll invest significant sums in infrastructure throughout the country, ensuring it's easier for farmers to transport their goods across Wales and the rest of the United Kingdom, hitting back against the Coalition Government's tax hikes on road use and shipping goods. And we'll give local communities a veto on excessive Council Tax hikes, to make sure no one in Wales is burdened by excessive tax. 

With your vote, the Welsh Conservatives will ensure Wales' has access to the quality health care and education they deserve, reforming the systems Labour have neglected while providing much needed new investment. With a majority in the Welsh Assembly, the Conservatives will protect your NHS and access to the quality care you need, by committing to increase investment above inflation for every year of the coming term. We'll treble free child care to 30 hours a week, supporting working parents and guaranteeing that every child has the support they need no matter how much money their parents make. We'll put a cap of costs and protect £100,000 in assets for elderly people in residential care, protecting the security and dignity of those who have given Wales and Britain so much. We'll overhaul teacher training, invest more money in Welsh schools, and empower parents to decide where their children go to nursery so that every Welsh parent knows that they are in control of their child's educational success. 

Wales deserve better than 17 years of failed Labour leadership, and together we'll make sure we get it. I don't want to take too much more of your time, you all have listened to me long enough, but before I would go I would be remiss not to mention the incredible candidates we have running to represent Wales in our country's new Senate. I ask that you lend them your support, so that the Conservative Party will have the mandate we need to pass policy that will improve the Welsh economy, Welsh roads and ports, and Welsh farmers. Most importantly, I ask for your vote in the Senate elections so that we can deliver on our promise to give the Welsh people a vote on our membership to the European Union. For years, Governments on both sides of the aisle have promised, and failed to deliver on the promise, of offering a referendum. The Conservative Party is prepared to correct that, and to ensure people across Wales have the right to express their view on this critical decision. Welsh farmers subject to the Common Agricultural Police, Welsh business subject to regulations imposed by Brussels, and Welsh people worried about the future of our democracy deserve to be heard on this matter - and a Conservative-led Senate will make it happen. 

The future for Wales is brighter than ever, and that is a direct result of the hardworking, ambitious, powerful Welsh people. We want to unlock that power and harness it to its full potential in a way that the Labour Party has simply failed to do. Together, with a Conservative-run Assembly, we will unleash the full potential this country has to offer and deliver a better future for every person who calls Wales home. Thank you - now let's get out there and win this thing. 

William Croft
Member of Parliament for Bracknell
Shadow Foreign Secretary
Chairman of the Conservative Party
Chief Whip of the Conservative party


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William Croft
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23/07/2019 5:44 pm  

(OOC: Sorry for failing to mention this in the above post, but that was our Manifesto Release main event)

William Croft
Member of Parliament for Bracknell
Shadow Foreign Secretary
Chairman of the Conservative Party
Chief Whip of the Conservative party


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William Croft
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23/07/2019 6:36 pm  

WALES BILLBOARD 1

http://pasteall.org/pic/show.php?id=f0e1af4a1970bae3805f3d5bcf293439  

OOC: My apologies, thought I had done this correct so the billboard would show, but if you follow the link you'll be able to find it

This post was modified 5 months ago 2 times by William Croft

William Croft
Member of Parliament for Bracknell
Shadow Foreign Secretary
Chairman of the Conservative Party
Chief Whip of the Conservative party


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William (Will) Conway
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23/07/2019 8:14 pm  

Mainstreeting

Will Conway, the Shadow Secretary for Energy, the Environment and Climate Change, spoke to groups of voters in Cardiff about what the Conservative Party is doing and will continue to do for the people of Wales.

 

 

Speaking to a small group of voters about The Wales Act, Conway said,

"People all over the United Kingdom are coming to the realization that our government needs to become more decentralized, and more respectful of the unique needs and nature of each nation.  I am proud that the Conservative and Unionist Party has taken the lead on devolution for both Scotland and Wales.  Historically, London has had too much power over the rest of the country, with marked government centralization.  And, to be blunt, England, with its huge population, has had too much power over Scotland and Wales.

Labour and the Lib Dems have failed to lead on devolution.  Indeed, they only pay attention to it during election season in a desperate attempt to win your vote.  But it was our party that introduced the Wales Act in Parliament, and it will become law very shortly.   Under this Act, through their elected representatives, the people of Wales will have the power to consider local conditions and make adjustments to both the income and corporate tax.   There will also be further authority for Wales to make more of its own decisions on road signage, onshore oil and gas extraction, harbours, rail franchising, and energy efficiency.  Wales can make itself into a more competitive, more service-oriented, and more environmentally-friendly nation if it so chooses.  We need a Conservative majority in Wales to work together with your friends in London to make further devolution a success.  Don't listen to the slogans of the other parties:  look at the actual work done in Parliament."

 

 

Conway then discussed energy and the environment with another group of voters:

"The Conservative Party is leading the way on renewable energy.  As Shadow Secretary for Energy, the Environment, and Climate Change, I have particularly advocating for underutilized resources such as tidal and geothermal power.  I put renewable energy on Parliament's agenda and it will remain at the center of Conservative Energy and Environmental policy. 

Just as Great Britain is uniquely placed to become a leader in tidal and geothermal power, Wales has tremendous green energy potential that we Conservatives fully support.  I salute the Tidal Energy Company, based here in Cardiff, for developing its Deltastream tidal power array in Ramsey sound off Pembrokeshire, which will provide power for 1,000 homes.  That is just the beginning of what tidal energy can provide.  If Great Britain fully develops tidal power, that will provide 20% of our electricity needs.  We need a Conservative majority in Wales up and down the line to work with us in developing tidal, and other renewable energy resources."

 

 

Finally, Conway discussed Conservative proposals on tax:

"A Conservative Government would mean more pounds in your pocket.  We propose to lower the standard rate to 15%, which would result in average earners keeping another 800 pounds of the money they worked for.  We believe that you, and you, and you, know what to do with money better than the government does.  You can save it, or invest, or spend it on something you need.  This is good for you and good for the economy, as it can increase both savings and consumption.

What does Labour offer you?   Well, they offer class envy.  They are trying to distract you from our worker and family-friendly tax ideas, so they rant against us on the capital gains tax.  That is because they have no concept of how to enlarge our economy through capital formation and economic growth.  Labour believes that money belongs first to the State, and that the economy is a stagnant "pie," which they in their wisdom must dole out to you, the people.  But the Conservative Party believes in economic growth, so that the economy is larger and the rewards are greater.  And we Conservatives recognize that the money you earn or gain from investments is in the first instance YOUR money, and that the State has only a secondary claim on it."

 

 

Will Conway
Conservative
MP for Milton Keynes North (2014- )
Shadow Secretary of State for Energy,
Environment and Climate Change (2016)

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Faye Gallacher
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23/07/2019 9:39 pm  

Mainstreet:

The Chancellor of the Exchequer and devolution Secretary, Faye Gallacher, visited Bangor in Wales and even popped down to the lovely town of Llanfairpwllgwyngyll to speak to Welsh voters about the upcoming Welsh Assembly elections:

Firstly, she spoke of devolution: “We know that the Tories cannot be trusted to deliver devolution. They’ll rush it through if they think it benefits them politically, but they won’t do it right. This government presented the appropriate amendments to ensure that Wales had a reserved model of devolution and that vital powers – from public transport to energy efficiency, policing and infrastructure. We will continue to work to give Wales devolved powers, whether that be powers over borrowing or eventually working in consultation to ensure justice is appropriately devolved to Wales.

She spoke with some voters about public services: “Under a Labour government nationally and locally, Wales has had record NHS investment and record exam results. We know that the Welsh people value their public services and only Labour can be trusted to ensure that they’re protected – which is why we’re promising to continue that investment, to establish 30 hours of free childcare and a £2 billion school building programme.”

She finally spoke with Welsh voters about the economy, stating: “In the UK under a Labour government we’ve had growth where the Tories offered the weakest recovery from a financial crisis in history, an increase in real wages where the Tories offered wage cuts and we have delivered rising employments. In Wales, the record of a strong Labour economy is showing with the joint highest growth across the UK, 100,000 apprenticeships created and record investment which has created thousands of jobs.”

Leaflet:

Front:

Picture: Rolling green hills

Caption: A Wales that works for everyone

Back:

Caption:

Welsh Labour have delivered:

  • The highest growth in the UK.
  • 10,000 new jobs.
  • 100,000 new apprenticeships.
  • Record exam results.
  • Record NHS investment.

Don’t let the Tories compromise this – vote Labour on [date].

 

"[we] would rather die than leave the Labour Party." - Emily Thornberry.


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John Knox
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23/07/2019 10:05 pm  

John Knox spoke in Cardiff about the upcoming election. 

First, he discussed the chaos of the current Lab/Lib Coalition, "Three Prime Ministers in less than five years time. This isn't a party that is capable of leading a choir let alone leading the country. We need to be honest when we've seen a failed party structure and it's this one. We need good leadership, one that we can trust. When you go to polls you need to answer the question,'Will the person I'm supporting have a new leader come this time next year?'. Besides that, they can't even make a decision on transportation. Where are those new roads they promised? Never built. 

Second, he discussed economic policy. "Labour and by extension the Lib Dems have been taxing everyone and everything to death. The cost of a pint has gone up. The cost of fags has gone up. They talk about being for the little guy, but rest assured they're getting their cut from you. But wouldn't it be better if we backed small businesses? That's exactly what Conservative members want. Let''s do that. Let's support your local butchers and pubs. Let's support your local grocers. 

Finally, he discussed domestic policy. "We need to build more homes here. Nobody denies that. But as a party, we are committed to 70,000 new homes over this next term. 70,000 more families will have a place to say that is fit for dwelling. We also want to work to strengthen rent to buy so that those tenants who want to buy their home are able to do so. 

Calvin Ward Conservative MP for Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale

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General Goose
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23/07/2019 11:23 pm  

Leaflet in lieu of mainstreeting:

The first page of the leaflet is largely taken up by a short letter from Graham Adiputera, though flanked by various pictures of the region’s local and Senate Lib Dem candidates throughout the area’s various communities. 

“Dear Local Resident,

I am writing to you today to urge you to support your Liberal Democrat candidates in upcoming local, Assembly and Senate elections. We all know that politics is broken - the two-party system has long led to stagnant thinking and millions of voters being taken for granted, and one does not need to look hard to find a recent political story that causes embarrassment. Mary Cambel’s toxic legacy, Calvin Ward’s disastrous premiership, Dylan Macmillan condemning others for things he did himself while in office, William Croft insulting our allies and partners in the War on Terror. 

Throughout this all, though, the Liberal Democrats have been focused on producing sound and ambitious policies. It was our party that pushed for equal marriage, the pension triple lock, the pupil premium, a higher tax-free personal allowance, an anti-tax dodging strategy that saves £15 billion a year, the British Business Bank, billions of pounds of investment in green jobs and innovation, the Homelessness Action Fund, renewed focus on mental health and social care, regulatory relief for small businesses. Even when politics has been at its worst, the Liberal Democrats have been delivering for the British people. We have been fighting, tirelessly, for the rights and opportunities of every man, woman and child. The invaluable and unique contribution the Liberal Democrats make to politics has been proven time and time again. 

We have also been focused on fixing our broken politics. The Liberal Democrats delivered votes at 16, consistently championed replacing the unelected House of Lords with a Senate, are pushing for proportional representation, have been consistent advocates for devolution, have been the architects of a smart and human rights-focused foreign policy, and have rejected toxic politics wherever it arises. We are also the party taking the lead on getting big money out of politics.

The Welsh Liberal Democrats - the true home of the nation's progressives, moderates and liberals, as proven by the defection of Alex Cardigan MP - stand ready to represent every voice in Wales and continue fighting for ambitious devolution settlements. 

More remains to be done, of course. But with your support, we can continue building on these achievements and adding more to that list, delivering a greener, fairer, freer Britain for all. 

Yours sincerely,

Graham Adiputera

Leader of the Liberal Democrats” 

At the bottom of the first page, there is a box with some handy statistics, accompanied by eye-catching icons, that summarise some of the Liberal Democrat achievements in government: 

  • Standing up for civil liberties
  • An open, tolerant Britain
  • Building more homes
  • Investing in the jobs of tomorrow
  • 20,000 extra police officers
  • Extra money for schools and hospitals
  • Taking climate change seriously

The back side of the leaflet, flanked by pictures of candidates for local government and the Senate meeting with voters, continues to talk about Lib Dem achievements and values. Various text boxes, again accompanied by icons, go into detail about what the Lib Dems have achieved or will go on to achieve. 

ENDING AUSTERITY…

Under the Liberal Democrats, the “pupil premium” to support disadvantaged students has more than doubled; the worst austerity cuts are being reversed and then some; NHS and school spending is growing in real terms; and we are investing more in infrastructure and housing. 

...WHILE SUPPORTING BUSINESS AND FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY

Under the Liberal Democrats, access to capital and advisory services for small and medium businesses has expanded, through the British Business Bank, and billions more is being invested in research and innovation to keep our economy on the cutting edge. We have championed a regulatory relief act, helping businesses deal with red tape, and a new strategy to support local enterprise hubs and businesses scale up. We are bringing the deficit down, faster than the Tories would, through fiscal discipline and an aggressive fight against tax dodging. 

PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT

The Liberal Democrats are the leaders on protecting our environment. We have fought for more money for environmental protection, have cut subsidies for fossil fuels, and have invested billions in green jobs and decarbonising our economy. We are currently leading the way on a bill to green our transport sector and implement a National Air Quality Plan. With your support, we will champion a new Nature Act to preserve our natural beauty, continue British leadership in new climate change legislation, and continue moving towards a zero-waste economy. 

TACKLING BURNING INJUSTICES

The Liberal Democrats have taken action on some of the most burning injustices in our society - making up for underinvestment in mental health, supporting those with disabilities in getting the skills and opportunities they need, fighting homelessness and period poverty, repealing the bedroom tax, standing up for the rights of refugees, fighting the gender and race pay gaps. There is more to do - the Liberal Democrats are committed to an equalities agenda, supporting LGBT+ equality, banning upskirting and female genital mutilation, promoting civil liberties by repealing draconian laws.

FIXING OUR BROKEN POLITICS

The Liberal Democrats are the champions of political reform - votes at 16; proportional representation; replacing the House of Lords with the Senate; supporting devolution and localism to empower communities and give power to the people. 

At the bottom of the page there is both the legally required text and a form that can be cut out, allowing the recipient to get in touch with the candidate, either to discuss issues, to request GOTV assistance, or to offer support.

Graham Adiputera (Lib Dem - Sutton and Cheam)
Deputy Prime Minister
Liberal Democrat Leader
Foreign Secretary
Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Climate Change
Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Technology

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Macmillan
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23/07/2019 11:26 pm  

Macmillan Mainstreeting, Day 1

Dylan Macmillan travelled to Wales where he spoke at length about the Conservative Party's plan for the nation and for local communities. Wales has both Parliamentary and Senatorial elections so Macmillan spoke about both issues.

To one set of voters he spoke about the NHS, including Labour's record of cutting NHS services in real terms:

The NHS is one of the great achievements of the World War 2 National Coalition. It was commissioned by a Conservative, dreamt up by a Liberal, and implemented by Labour, a real vision of what cross-party compromise can achieve when we work together. However more recently our visions for the NHS have diverged. In the first Shadow Budget of this Government the Conservative Party pledged to outspend Labour on primary care and hospital provision, the party that gave Wales a 3.6% real terms cut in NHS spending once again unable to commit the same levels of funding for the NHS that the Conservatives did. More recently the Conservative Party's pledge to end the tax on sickness that is the Prescription Charge was ridiculed by Labour and the Liberal Democrats.

The Conservative Party is on the side of working people which means we want a sustainable NHS for the people of Wales. Our Welsh manifesto includes 28 different proposals for dealing with Wales' four largest killers including a £100mn fund for cancer patients, better access to defibrillators as standard, and the establishment of a public education campaign for strokes. If elected we will end the prescription charge in Wales and take action to improve mental health across the nation. These are real steps that we would take to improve Wales' NHS and give the Welsh people a better quality of care and a better standard of living.

To another set of voters he spoke about the Welsh economy, outlining the Tories' plan for increasing growth and cutting taxes for the Welsh people

Our Wales Act will deliver unprecedented levels of devolution to the Welsh Parliament, if Wales votes for our tax devolution package we will work to cut income tax for the average Welsh voter to levels below that which is paid in England under this Coalition and we will cut Corporation Tax to encourage businesses to flock to Wales in their droves. But beyond that we will work to create an economy that is right for entrepreneurs and business across the board. We will abolish business rates for small businesses and establish an industry-led body to encourage business development.

We will partner this with a new lease of life for Wales' manufacturing base, once at the heart of the UK economy, by establishing a clear and ambitious manufacturing strategy tailor made for our small and medium sized enterprise economy. Finally we will introduce a regional development bank to Wales that rather than wasting money hoping something sticks will instead focus on giving money to small businesses because it is business and the individual who knows what Wales needs, no London.

Finally Macmillan spoke about education and young people in Wales.

A Conservative-led Welsh Government will secure our children's future today. Now that doesn't just mean closing the deficit and avoiding them paying billions of pounds for our borrowing mistakes of today, although that's important, it means working to reform the system and implement changes that will benefit the Welsh youth and Welsh families. We will treble free childcare for three and four year olds to 30hrs a week, that's 6hrs a day. This reform will allow parents the freedom to choose whether to seek part time employment, work around the house, or just have a rest while the kids are off learning. We shall reform the Flying Start system so that funding is targeted at those that need it rather than focused on certain post codes and so that children who use it come into regular contact with the Welsh language. And we will work to engage young people in politics with a scheme that we shall pay for using a ministerial pay cut.

In terms of later education we will establish a Welsh higher education institution that is focused solely on producing the teachers of tomorrow ensuring that Wales gets the very best educators for our children and young people in the future. We will scrap the unaccountable regional education consortia to reduce red tape and empower teachers and we will reform the way that the Welsh language is taught in school to promote it with the next generation.

For years Wales, like Scotland, has been taken for granted by Labour but this election you have the chance to send them a message that you will not be taken for granted anymore. A vote for the Conservative Party is a vote for a party that believes in the intrinsic potential of the Welsh nation from the youngest to the oldest, a party that will fight for Wales when others will simply cut your NHS and treat you as a guaranteed job for life. Vote Conservative to give Wales its best chance for lower taxes, better schools, and an NHS you can be proud of.

Conservative MP for North East Bedfordshire
Leader of the Opposition (2014-16)

Prime Minister (2014)

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Sylviane Jaubert
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23/07/2019 11:42 pm  

Mainstreet:

Sylviane Jaubert met with voters in Aberdale, Wales, which happens in her constituency. She spoke with them, listened to their problems and answered their questions.

 

Those who want to speak about the economy, pay and cost of living: “You will hear a lot of dishonest stuff from politicians flocking to Wales from all over the country. Those who won’t do anything for Wales and only swings by when it’s time for an election, as your MP I am proud to serve under the Prime Minister. This government is achieving a lot, we have slashed taxes for our small businesses by 12.5 percent and invested billions in capital spending across the country, including in Wales. We are investing in our people by creating apprenticeships, investing in small businesses. Our slogan is no person is left behind in this government, that includes investing in long forgotten parts of our country, including the Valleys. Tories talk about a lot but you know their record by heart, they only work for themselves and their rich donors. During the last Tory government, they have gutted your pay, increased your VAT and gutted our services which meant you needed to spend more on education, healthcare, transportation and more. As Labour, we have not only restored these cuts, we are also investing more in our country. We have increased the basic allowance and increased public sector pay, after years of effective Tory pay cuts. Increased pay and lower taxes mean nothing if you are forced to spend your savings on services government used to provide.  That’s why we have invested in our bus systems across the country, in our NHS and in our schools. Billions in our schools, millions more in our busses and billions into our NHS. While we have done all of these we have also reduced the deficit, if you want to know how, it’s simple, we have promoted growth, we raised the taxes on the richest people in this country and made sure our government is running efficient. If you want a government that works for all in Wales and in the UK, make sure to vote Labour.”

 

Those who want to speak about education: “Under the Tories, our education system has suffered, lower pay for our teachers, lower spending in our schools and increased costs for the parents. A complete disaster for Wales. As Labour we have made sure that we restored the lost funding and we invest over it. We have hired thousands of teachers, doubled the pupil premium and added more hours to nursery education. We have also invested in stuff that matters to the parents the most, we have created a fund to ensure parents that can’t afford to send their children to school trips can apply for a fund that can cover these trips, education is not something you can only do in the classroom, and these trips provide great educational value, ending this injustice and inequality may seem small in the grand scheme of things but this is a really big one for me. I have seen so many parents not being able to send their kids to these trips, children wonder why can’t they join their friends and upset parents can’t explaining why. This is what Labour does in government and these kind of stuff have actual touch in people’s real lives not the Westminster bubble. I can promise every single one of your, our job is not done yet and we need a strong Labour government in the UK and in Wales so that we can continue to make these touches that benefit people.” 

To those who want to talk about safety and security: “A safe and secure community, environment is the most important thing you can ever have. This is true for the most isolated part of the country and the most urbane area of it too. This sense of security and safety has been challenged in the past years, not because of one thing but many things combining together and as Labour we are looking at it that way. We have hired 20 thousand police officers across the UK to ensure our streets are safe, we have made sure that there is a proper safety net if you are having a hard time and prevent people straying from a good path. We have invested hundreds of millions of pounds to opening new shelters for women and LGBTQ youth facing abuse. We are making sure that we live in a safe and secure world with diplomacy and with targeted interventions. When you look at all of these accomplishments alone, they are good but in order to achieve a real safe and secure environment, you actually need all of them together and only Labour understands that fully and that is our record in government.

 

Leaflet:

Front:

Picture: A picture of South Wales Valleys and workers

Caption: What Wales really needs?

Back:

Caption:

What Wales really needs is a party in government that understands the people?

 

While Tories are focusing on stunts, Labour has delivered higher pay, increased basic allowance, invested billions in NHS and education, increased nursery education. The job is not done yet. Vote Labour.

Sylviane Jaubert MP
MP for Cynon Valley

Formerly as The Rt Hon Ariadne "Ari" Suchet MP
Former Prime Minister and Leader of the Labour Party

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Richard
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24/07/2019 12:00 am  

End of Day 1 marker.

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Samantha Ryan
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24/07/2019 10:39 am  

Wales Billboards x2

(translates to "Love, Not Politics")

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Roger Brigham
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24/07/2019 3:13 pm  

Mainstreeting

Roger Brigham travelled to Wales and campaigned in South Wales with local candidates, the Conservative Candidate for First Minister and the candidates for UK Senators, he talked about the following issues:

Asked by one voter about economic issues, Mr. Brigham said:

“Since the first Welsh devolution, here in Wales always ruled the same party, the Labour party. Wales is one of the poorest regions of the United Kingdom, a region were poverty is rising, and this is happening under a Government that its motto is the defence of the people and especially those in a poverty situation, what they’re doing is generate more poverty and then they don’t care about them because they don’t have resources. 17 years of Labour nightmare in Wales, we can’t afford 5 more years. Labour economic policies in Wales and in the UK are: HIGH TAXES, MISMANAGEMENT, HIGH AND WASTEFUL PUBLIC SPENDING FOR LOW QUALITY SERVICES, they’re taxing you high for nothing, they’re destroying our economy and families, by punishing our wealth creators, while increasing unemployment, by creating more poverty and a welfare System that is not sustainable. Unfortunately, this is the legacy of the Labour Party in Wales, and if we don’t stop them all across the country, they will do the same with the whole United Kingdom and that’s why it’s important to be the largest party in the Wales Assembly and in the Senate, to be a real balance to the Coalition, to stop all the mess of their bills and policies, to avoid abuse of power in our System. That’s why I ask you to vote our Conservative candidates in this region that in the past voted strongly for Labour, because you deserve low taxes and not an underfunded NHS that doesn’t understand the needs of the people.”

 

Secondly, he talked about a EU Referendum and Devolution:

“Conservative commitment is clear, if we have a majority in Westminster we will hold a Referendum on our membership in the European Union, because as politicians is essential to put main decisions in the hands of the people, were sovereignty born, while we defend your fundamental democratic rights, Labour and LibDems reject it, they can’t and won’t hold a referendum. That’s why we need a Senate controlled by the Conservative Party, to avoid and block all the policies of the Coalition that go against your fundamental rights and when Conservatives have a majority in the House of Commons, very soon, we will be able to hold a referendum and give your rights.

Let’s remember that we also vote the new members of the Welsh legislative chamber, a chamber that thanks to Conservatives, will have more powers soon, thanks to the Wales Act and introduced by Conservatives, without us it wouldn’t get approved, our commitment with the Welsh people and identity has always been an important issue for us, let’s take the new devolved powers to manage better Wales with a Conservative majority”

Finally, he talked about local candidates for all the local elections:

“We have the most prepared candidates of the country, with a clear project, clear ideas and a lot of energy to deliver what Wales and the United Kingdom need, we don’t have candidates, we have a complete team of friends that is prepared to give the best for the country. We are the candidates of the good management, of less taxes of good services, the candidates that defend your democratic fundamental right, we have the candidates that Wales and the United Kingdom need, so let’s come with us, support our candidates and let’s change this country and region after all the Labour governments that only got one thing: make you poorer than ever before, a complete shame for a beautiful land like Wales, there’s only one vote for change, a vote for Conservatives, because Labour and Plaid Cymru will deal if no one of them has a majority.”

Roger Brigham
MP for Richmond Park

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William Croft
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24/07/2019 7:17 pm  

William Croft - Day 2 MS 2

William returns to Cardiff, where he joins local campaign volunteers in going door to door to meet with voters and make the case for the Conservative Party. Stopping at a local community center, William meets with teachers and parents, discussing the Conservative Party's plans for education:

I am passionately committed to the belief that no child should be held back as a result of the circumstances of their birth. My parents cared deeply about my education, and despite having very little money, were able to give me the best possible schooling because of a local Grammar school. The experience I had should not be the exception, it should be the rule. Under the Conservative Party's education plan, parents will be put back in the driver seat and empowered to choose where their child goes to school. Every child is different, with their own unique skills and talents, and our plan recognizes this by doing away with Labour's one-size fits all solutions. We're restoring choice to the education system, investing in trade schools, and backing the formation of academies so that every child has the ability to discover their passion and pursue it with the full extent of their passion. Britain must be a country where everyone can succeed as long as they're willing to work for it, and that starts with overhauling our education system as we plan to do. 

William then heads to Bridgend, where he meets with university students and other young voters. Talking about the Conservative Party's record, William says:

Growing up, I was taught that actions speak louder than words. Pretty sensible advice, if you ask me, because it's far easier to judge someone's true intentions by how they act than simply by what they say. Over the course of this campaign you've heard one liners and stump speeches from politicians across the country, myself included. So rather than bore you with more rhetoric, I'll simply say this: look at the past actions of those asking for your vote, and base your vote on how we have acted. Every major party said they wanted to devolved more powers to the Welsh Assembly, they all talked a big game about it, but only the Conservative Party actually introduced legislation to achieve it. We got it done, because we recognize that talk is cheap, and that the Welsh people shouldn't have to wait around for the Coalition Government to get its act together. We introduced legislation to devolve historic powers to Wales, and to create the first ever Welsh Parliament, because we believe in the power of Wales and the strength of the Welsh people. While the other parties went on aimlessly talking, we acted. If you'll be kind enough to entrust us with your support and vote, we will continue to act in the interests of Wales here in the Assembly and in the Senate. 

Finally, William heads to Swansea, where he tours local fisheries and markets. Stopping at the center of the market to deliver some remarks, William speaks about the need for politicians who are truly committed to supporting working people:

I've heard a lot from both Labour and Liberal Democrat politicians about how they are the parties of working people, but are they? They say they want to help people find work, yet the Coalition Government has raised taxes on the very employers who are tasked with creating new jobs. They say they want to help farmers and fishers, like those of you I met today here in Swansea, yet the Coalition Government has made it more expensive to transport and ship your good to customers across the country. Labour and the Liberal Democrats talk a big game about supporting hardworking people, but the talk just doesn't add up. That's why I'm here today, campaigning passionately on behalf of our Senate and Assembly candidate, because I'm confident that the Conservative Party has the policies that will get the economy working for everyone in Wales. Most importantly, unlike Labour and the Liberal Democrats, we're presenting those ideas to you via our manifestos so you can actually see what we plan to do if you entrust us with your support. That's because we're proud to run on a manifesto of reducing taxes on small business owners and farmers here in Wales. Because we're proud to demand an in/out referendum on the European Union, so Welsh fishers can have a say on the regulations imposed upon them in Brussels. And because we're proud to support an ambitious plan to invest in broadband and infrastructure improvements here in Wales, connect Welsh businesses to consumers around Britain. Unlike our Opponents, we're running on positive ideas to move Wales forward. That's the sort of campaign you deserve, and with your support, the Conservatives will make sure you get the government you deserve as well. 

 

William Croft
Member of Parliament for Bracknell
Shadow Foreign Secretary
Chairman of the Conservative Party
Chief Whip of the Conservative party


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24/07/2019 9:13 pm  

WELSH BILLBOARD 1

The billboard is simple, with the Lib Dem logo next to the text “FOR BETTER PUBLIC SERVICES, VOTE LIBERAL DEMOCRAT”. 

Legal text, and information on volunteering and donating, at the bottom - only legible to those on foot, however.

WELSH BILLBOARD 2

The left side of the billboard shows Welsh Lib Dem activists, joined by notable national Lib Dems such as Adiputera and Hansen-Charles, with “Winning Here” and “Working For You” placards. The right side shows Lib Dem candidates mainstreeting and knocking on doors. The centre reads “THE LIBERAL DEMOCRATS - PROGRESSIVE POLITICS, CHAMPIONING DEVOLUTION, FIXING POLITICS.” 

Legal text, and information on volunteering and donating, at the bottom - only legible to those on foot, however.

Graham Adiputera (Lib Dem - Sutton and Cheam)
Deputy Prime Minister
Liberal Democrat Leader
Foreign Secretary
Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Climate Change
Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Technology

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