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Steve
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15/03/2019 11:16 pm  

Post materials here. You can only post materials in your targetted constituencies. Please specify constituency (or constituencies) you are posting materials in. You can use the same materials in each targeted constituency.

Leaflet/Billboard - £10,000 (per constituency)

Visit (with speech, mainstreeting, or canvassing) - £5,000 (per constituency)

Conservative targets (as of Saturday)

  • Somerton and Frome
  • Chatham and Aylesford
  • Rugby
  • Sutton & Cheam 
  • Calder Valley
 
 
 
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Macmillan
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MP for North East Bedfordshire
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16/03/2019 4:49 pm  

Dylan Macmillan travelled to Sutton and Cheam where he spoke with locals about transport and the economy whilst canvassing locals

  • I’m sure you’re tired of national politicians turning up and demanding that we expand Heathrow or commit to any of the other options, why should we foist it on you unilaterally like that when we don’t have to live with the repercussions of certain decisions? If the Conservatives are elected we will let Parliament decide the future of our air transport in the UK, whether that be Heathrow, Gatwick, or a new hub airport. We shall have a series of free votes and we shall take the advice of Parliament when we move forward, we will not dictate this policy from the top down.
  • Train fares are going up, they have been for years under successive Labour and Conservative Governments so there is no point casting blame about, we’re here to say what we will do in the future. If you vote for the Conservative Party we will work with rail companies to freeze rail fares with Government subsidies ensuring that everyone has the ability to use our rail network at a decent and affordable cost
  • Under the Conservative Party we have raised the personal allowance to lift 2 million people out of paying Income Tax altogether, this election we pledge to raise the personal allowance so that it is above the minimum wage. Under our long term economic plan people who earn the minimum wage will not pay a penny of income tax whatsoever shifting the burden of tax from the poorest to the richest and giving 30 million people a tax cut in the process
  • Austerity is absolutely necessary to get the deficit down, finish fixing the economy Labour so badly trashed, and have Britain begin to pay her way once again. But austerity should not come at the expense of key public services, nor should it come at the expense of the global poor or our national defence. The Conservative Party pledge to protect our NHS, education, and armed forces in real terms ensuring that these essential services are in top notch condition throughout the next Parliament

Conservative MP for North East Bedfordshire
Leader of the Opposition

Prime Minister (2014)

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Macmillan
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MP for North East Bedfordshire
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16/03/2019 4:50 pm  

Dylan Macmillan travelled to Rugby where he spoke to locals about the Conservative plan for Public Services in the next five years.

  • The NHS is the crown jewel of the United Kingdom and one of our most enduring legacies, proposed by a liberal during the Churchill Government the NHS has become an institution to revere. The Conservative Party have committed to protecting all health spending in real terms with an additional £10bn being pledged for frontline health providers like hospitals to help us set up a truly 24hr NHS.
  • Education is a real, tangible, investment in our country’s future which is why the Conservative Party have pledged to protect schools’ spending in real terms. On top of this we will invest in alternative sources of education including strengthening BTEC qualifications and investing in new technical colleges for more vocational learners.
  • University is not for everyone and Labour’s policy of encouraging everyone to go to one just to pad their numbers has caused serious harm to many. The Conservative Party recognise that students and young people are not one homogenous mass who can be given a single one size fits all solution to their problems. That is why we are committing to creating 3 million new apprenticeships by the end of the next Parliament to ensure that young people have a chance at doing what they need to do to enhance their careers rather than simply padding a New Labour era attendance sheet

Conservative MP for North East Bedfordshire
Leader of the Opposition

Prime Minister (2014)

Parliamentary Experience: Novice (25)
Media Experience: Experienced (62)
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Wilder
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16/03/2019 9:23 pm  

Secretary of State for Public Services Nathan Wilder traveled to all five target constituencies- Somerton and Frome, Chartam and Aylesford, Rugby, Sutton and Cheam, and Calder Valley. to speak to locals about Conservative plans for the British economy. 

 - The Conservative Party understands the importance of protecting pensioners. The state pension is something that must be protected- the oldest, and most vulnerable of our society, our parents and grandparents, cannot afford that. That is why it was a Conservative led Coalition Government that introduced the triple lock pension system, and that is here to stay. The triple lock pension will ensure that pensions will continue to rise with spending power, so that Britain's senior citizens are not left in the cold. 

- We understand that the aspiration of home ownership is the dream for many young Britons. The Government has a responsibility to elevate more of our young people to have the ability to put down money, and buy a home. That is why we are going to make the ability to ascend to home ownership an important part of a potential Conservative Government. By 2019, we will ensure that we are building 200,000 homes per year, to ensure that more Britons have the ability to enter the housing market. We are going to extend Right to Buy to housing association tenants, so that these tenants gain the ability to own the home they already live in. Helping people climb that ladder is going to be a pillar of a Conservative Government.

- We believe that small business is the backbone of this nation's economy. While it's the big corporations that get all the headlines, when you support your small businesses, you are supporting local jobs, local enterprises, and building stronger communities, no matter where you are in the country. That is why a Conservative Government is going to cut the corporation tax for British small businesses. Cutting taxes for small business, like the local pastry store or farmers market, allows them to invest further into our economy to build jobs and create, which is the first priority of a Conservative Government- not the social engineering that Old Labour is trying to bring back in style.

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Steve
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16/03/2019 9:29 pm  

[Note - Wilder's edit approved by me to fix an error I made on constituency names]

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Macmillan
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MP for North East Bedfordshire
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16/03/2019 10:38 pm  

Dylan Macmillan travelled across all 5 target seats where he spoke about building an economy that works for everyone:

  • When Labour left office the national deficit was about £150bn, just think about that for a second, thanks to Labour we now spend more on debt interest - £50bn - than we spend on hospitals, defence, or the police force. Ms Suchett believes that reducing the deficit “isn’t a national priority” so when will it become one? When we’re spending more on our debt than we spend on schools? When we spend more servicing our debt than we spend on the whole NHS? The Conservative Party recognise that to have a strong and sustainable economy we need strong and sustainable national finances so we will eliminate the deficit by the 2018 budget and start funneling money to our public services rather than to our creditors.
  • Our pensioners were let down under Labour so the Conservatives have worked hard to reduce pensioner poverty through our triple lock national pension scheme. Under the Conservative Party your pension will increase by a minimum of 2.5% a year, or by the rate of inflation or the growth of average earnings, whichever of these is highest.
  • Capitalism that doesn’t work for the people works for nobody, the Conservative Party are not interested in crony corporatism we want to build an economy that works for everyone. We have already pledged to cut taxes for working people, including removing those who are paid the minimum wage from ever paying income tax, but we need to do more and we will. The Conservative Party will ban exclusive zero hours contracts to ensure that one of our great engines for economic flexibility works for the workers, not just the bosses.
  • Because of our long term economic plan we have placed ourselves in a far stronger fiscal position than when we were first elected four years ago, as a result of this fact we can and will drop the public sector pay cap in the first budget of the new Parliament and in every subsequent budget. A vote for the Conservative Party is a vote for economic credibility AND a public sector real terms pay rise

Conservative MP for North East Bedfordshire
Leader of the Opposition

Prime Minister (2014)

Parliamentary Experience: Novice (25)
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Macmillan
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MP for North East Bedfordshire
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Posts: 520
17/03/2019 10:48 pm  

Dylan Macmillan toured the Conservative Party swing seats speaking about the foreign policy and defence:

  • The other parties don’t care enough about your voice to actually listen to you but the Conservative Party have, we recognise that nearly 40 years is far too long a time to go about as a member of the EU without asking the people whether they still wish to remain a member. Under the Conservative Party we will give you a straight in/out referendum on the European Union, Labour can’t and UKIP won’t, if you want your say vote Conservative.
  • The Labour Party are forever at war with themselves over Trident and our national defences, the Conservative Party are very clear. We will maintain our nuclear deterrent and when the time comes we will renew it with a whole new system. When it comes to defence, vote Conservative.
  • We could stand here and pledge outlandish sums of money to strengthen our armed forces but at the end of the day it’s not politicians who should be making decisions about them, it should be the armed forces themselves. The Conservative Party will continue to meet our 2% target for NATO defence spending, a level of spending that means we are the second largest financial backer in the entire alliance, and we shall audit the MoD to ensure that they have all the funding they require to ensure they can continue to cover all of their objectives across the World and keep our country safe

Conservative MP for North East Bedfordshire
Leader of the Opposition

Prime Minister (2014)

Parliamentary Experience: Novice (25)
Media Experience: Experienced (62)
Policy Experience: Novice (29)


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Macmillan
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MP for North East Bedfordshire
Joined: 5 months ago
Posts: 520
17/03/2019 10:49 pm  

Dylan Macmillan toured the Conservative Party swing seats where he canvassed on housing and the environment

  • Under the Coalition housebuilding has increased but we need more, the Conservative Party are concerned by the spiralling cost of house prices and what that will do to first time buyers and families therefore we are committing that by the end of this Parliament Britain will be building 200,000 houses a year
  • Home ownership is one of the very best ways to ensure financial security for families, there are very few better feelings than owning the roof over your head, therefore the Conservative Party shall be extending help to buy for first time buyers and right to buy to housing association tenants. To ensure that social housing stock increases rather than decreases we shall be establishing a rule whereby for every social house bought under right to buy we will build two more to replace it ensuring that the poorest do not suffer and we can fight homelessness without kerbing a successful programme
  • Our environment is precious and it is in danger, as a country we have got to do more to build a greener planet which is protected from our worst excesses. That is why, among other things, the Conservative Party are committed to banning the ivory trade, toughening sentences on animal abusers, and investing in cleaner alternative energy sources when fiscal conditions allow us to. Vote blue, go green.

Conservative MP for North East Bedfordshire
Leader of the Opposition

Prime Minister (2014)

Parliamentary Experience: Novice (25)
Media Experience: Experienced (62)
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Macmillan
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MP for North East Bedfordshire
Joined: 5 months ago
Posts: 520
17/03/2019 10:50 pm  

Dylan Macmillan toured the Conservative Party swing seats where he canvassed on economic credibility, pensions, and ending the public sector pay cap:

  • Our pensioners were let down under Labour so the Conservatives have worked hard to reduce pensioner poverty through our triple lock national pension scheme. Under the Conservative Party your pension will increase by a minimum of 2.5% a year, or by the rate of inflation or the growth of average earnings, whichever of these is highest.
  • Capitalism that doesn’t work for the people works for nobody, the Conservative Party are not interested in crony corporatism we want to build an economy that works for everyone. We have already pledged to cut taxes for working people, including removing those who are paid the minimum wage from ever paying income tax, but we need to do more and we will. The Conservative Party will ban exclusive zero hours contracts to ensure that one of our great engines for economic flexibility works for the workers, not just the bosses.
  • Because of our long term economic plan we have placed ourselves in a far stronger fiscal position than when we were first elected four years ago, as a result of this fact we can and will drop the public sector pay cap in the first budget of the new Parliament and in every subsequent budget. A vote for the Conservative Party is a vote for economic credibility AND a public sector real terms pay rise

Conservative MP for North East Bedfordshire
Leader of the Opposition

Prime Minister (2014)

Parliamentary Experience: Novice (25)
Media Experience: Experienced (62)
Policy Experience: Novice (29)


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Macmillan
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MP for North East Bedfordshire
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17/03/2019 11:57 pm  

Dylan Macmillan toured Conservative Party swing seats and targets where he spoke about the Conservative party record:

  • The Conservative Party know that the only way to ensure that families are provided for sustainably and in the long term is to ensure that at least one parent in that family has a job and a stable income. Over the course of the last Parliament our long term economic plan has cut unemployment from 8% to 6% and it’s still falling. Labour have no credibility and no plan, why risk it?
  • When Labour left office the national deficit was about £150bn, just think about that for a second, thanks to Labour we now spend more on debt interest - £50bn - than we spend on hospitals, defence, or the police force. Ms Suchett believes that reducing the deficit “isn’t a national priority” so when will it become one? When we’re spending more on our debt than we spend on schools? When we spend more servicing our debt than we spend on the whole NHS? The Conservative Party recognise that to have a strong and sustainable economy we need strong and sustainable national finances so we will eliminate the deficit by the 2018 budget and start funneling money to our public services rather than to our creditors.
  • Under the Conservative Party we have raised the personal allowance to lift 2 million people out of paying Income Tax altogether, this election we pledge to raise the personal allowance so that it is above the minimum wage. Under our long term economic plan people who earn the minimum wage will not pay a penny of income tax whatsoever shifting the burden of tax from the poorest to the richest and giving 30 million people a tax cut in the process

Conservative MP for North East Bedfordshire
Leader of the Opposition

Prime Minister (2014)

Parliamentary Experience: Novice (25)
Media Experience: Experienced (62)
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Macmillan
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MP for North East Bedfordshire
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Posts: 520
18/03/2019 7:54 pm  

Dylan Macmillan toured the Tory targets where he mainstreeted on public services:

  • The NHS is the crown jewel of the United Kingdom and one of our most enduring legacies, proposed by a liberal during the Churchill Government the NHS has become an institution to revere. The Conservative Party have committed to protecting all health spending in real terms with an additional £10bn being pledged for frontline health providers like hospitals to help us set up a truly 24hr NHS.
  • Education is a real, tangible, investment in our country’s future which is why the Conservative Party have pledged to protect schools’ spending in real terms. On top of this we will invest in alternative sources of education including strengthening BTEC qualifications and investing in new technical colleges for more vocational learners.
  • University is not for everyone and Labour’s policy of encouraging everyone to go to one just to pad their numbers has caused serious harm to many. The Conservative Party recognise that students and young people are not one homogenous mass who can be given a single one size fits all solution to their problems. That is why we are committing to creating 3 million new apprenticeships by the end of the next Parliament to ensure that young people have a chance at doing what they need to do to enhance their careers rather than simply padding a New Labour era attendance sheet

Conservative MP for North East Bedfordshire
Leader of the Opposition

Prime Minister (2014)

Parliamentary Experience: Novice (25)
Media Experience: Experienced (62)
Policy Experience: Novice (29)


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Macmillan
(@dylan-macmillan)
MP for North East Bedfordshire
Joined: 5 months ago
Posts: 520
18/03/2019 7:57 pm  

Dylan Macmillan toured the Tory targets where he mainstreeted on Housing and the Environment:

  • Under the Coalition housebuilding has increased but we need more, the Conservative Party are concerned by the spiralling cost of house prices and what that will do to first time buyers and families therefore we are committing that by the end of this Parliament Britain will be building 200,000 houses a year
  • Home ownership is one of the very best ways to ensure financial security for families, there are very few better feelings than owning the roof over your head, therefore the Conservative Party shall be extending help to buy for first time buyers and right to buy to housing association tenants. To ensure that social housing stock increases rather than decreases we shall be establishing a rule whereby for every social house bought under right to buy we will build two more to replace it ensuring that the poorest do not suffer and we can fight homelessness without kerbing a successful programme
  • Our environment is precious and it is in danger, as a country we have got to do more to build a greener planet which is protected from our worst excesses. That is why, among other things, the Conservative Party are committed to banning the ivory trade, toughening sentences on animal abusers, and investing in cleaner alternative energy sources when fiscal conditions allow us to. Vote blue, go green.

Conservative MP for North East Bedfordshire
Leader of the Opposition

Prime Minister (2014)

Parliamentary Experience: Novice (25)
Media Experience: Experienced (62)
Policy Experience: Novice (29)


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Macmillan
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MP for North East Bedfordshire
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18/03/2019 8:00 pm  

Dylan Macmillan toured the Tory targets where he mainstreeted on foreign affairs and defence

  • The other parties don’t care enough about your voice to actually listen to you but the Conservative Party have, we recognise that nearly 40 years is far too long a time to go about as a member of the EU without asking the people whether they still wish to remain a member. Under the Conservative Party we will give you a straight in/out referendum on the European Union, Labour can’t and UKIP won’t, if you want your say vote Conservative.
  • The Labour Party are forever at war with themselves over Trident and our national defences, the Conservative Party are very clear. We will maintain our nuclear deterrent and when the time comes we will renew it with a whole new system. When it comes to defence, vote Conservative.
  • We could stand here and pledge outlandish sums of money to strengthen our armed forces but at the end of the day it’s not politicians who should be making decisions about them, it should be the armed forces themselves. The Conservative Party will continue to meet our 2% target for NATO defence spending, a level of spending that means we are the second largest financial backer in the entire alliance, and we shall audit the MoD to ensure that they have all the funding they require to ensure they can continue to cover all of their objectives across the World and keep our country safe
  • Our climate is changing in ways that we can't fully predict or understand, the only thing we know for definite is that when it comes it’ll be bad news for everyone. Climate change doesn’t respect national borders so the Conservative Party pledge to work constructively with international partners like the US, the EU, and emerging economies to curb our CO2 emissions and build greener alternatives to protect our environment and our planer for generations to come

Conservative MP for North East Bedfordshire
Leader of the Opposition

Prime Minister (2014)

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Sir Geoffrey Birch
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MP for Bexhill & Battle
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18/03/2019 10:24 pm  

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Deborah Carpenter, toured the main streets of marginal seats, talking to local voters about the economy:

  • Labour crashed the economy. “Sorry, there's no money left”, they told us. With our long-term economic plan, the Conservative are fixing the damage that Labour left. Now we need to finish the job, because we can't have effective and well-funded public services without keeping a firm hand on the public finances. Re-elect the Conservatives, and we will continue to repair the economy, and get the public finances back on track, eliminating the deficit by 2018.

  • We Conservatives understand that small and medium-sized businesses are the lifeblood of the British economy. The fortunes of SMEs have a fundamental impact on the whole of the British economy. To help boost these companies that power our economy, the Conservatives will cut the small business rate of Corporation Tax. This will help them to invest and expand, creating jobs and growing the economy.

  • Over the last four years, the Conservative Government has raised the Personal Allowance. This has ensured that you can keep more of what you earn, and has taken millions of the lowest paid people out of having to pay Income Tax altogether. If you return the Conservative Party to government, we continue raising the Personal Allowance, so that a worker on the minimum wage will owe no Income Tax at all.


The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Deborah Carpenter, toured the main streets of marginal seats, talking to local voters about the EU, public services and housing:

  • The EU isn't working for Britain. Unlike governments of the past, who have been unwilling to stand up to the EU, a Conservative government will push for reform of the EU, seeking a deal that works better both for us and for the EU. Regardless of whether that reform is successful, we will guarantee and In/Out referendum on EU membership, so that the British people can have their say.

  • Under the Conservatives, the NHS, schools and foreign aid have all had their budgets protected, and we will continue to give them real terms investment in the years ahead. Schools will get funding to help put a strong emphasis on technical and vocational skills, providing young people with desperately needed skills. For the NHS, we pledge an additional £10bn of investment in real terms investment by 2017, to turn the NHS into a truly seven-days-a-week service.

  • The Conservatives understand the difficulties of getting onto the housing ladder, especially for young people. We have a two-pronged approach. First, build more houses. We want to see 200,000 new homes built by 2019. Second, help people to buy. We will extend the Help To Buy scheme until at least 2020, and help people to save for a deposit. We will also extend the Right To Buy scheme to cover housing associations as well as council houses. Increase both housing stock and buying availability is the key to getting people into a home of their own.


The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Deborah Carpenter, toured the main streets of marginal seats, talking to local voters about pensions, defence and zero-hours contracts:

  • Under Labour, pensioners once suffered the indignity of just a 75p rise in the state pensions. The Conservatives made sure that there would never be such an unfairly low increase again, thanks to the Triple Lock. The Triple Lock ensures that the state pensions rises by at least inflation, by at least the rise in earnings and by at least 2.5%. With the wages of working people rising, it is simple matter of fairness that those who have worked hard their whole life and paid into the system see the fruits of their service into their old age. The Conservatives' Triple Lock means a fair deal for pensioners.

  • In an increasingly dangerous and uncertain world, Britain must be able to defence herself. The Conservatives would ensure our armed forces are up to the task, properly financed and maintained. We'd meet our NATO spending target, to play our part in the defence of Europe and the Western World. We'd review our spending to ensure we're ready and capable of dealing with whatever challenges lay ahead. And, most critically of all we are the only party who can make a clear and unequivocal commitment to our Trident nuclear deterrent, and its eventual replacement system, keeping Britain safe.

  • Zero hours contracts can have significant advantages to both employees and businesses. Employees in particular benefit from their flexibility, allowing them to work around studying or childcare commitments. That's why most workers on zero hours contracts are happy with them. Exclusivity clauses in zero hours contracts undermine that very flexibility. Locking workers into one employer even if no work is available is directly contradictory to the advantages that zero hours contracts can bring. The Conservatives will ban these exclusivity contracts, which will help workers, businesses and the wider economy.

Sir Geoffrey Birch | Conservative Party
MP for Bexhill & Battle (2001-present)
Former MP for Northampton South (1983-1997)
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Formerly: Deborah Carpenter, Conservative, MP for Hertford & Stortford, Former Chancellor of the Exchequer


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19/03/2019 10:39 am  

Conservative MP for Maidenhead and GBC founding member Sarah Bannantyne spoke to crowds in her constituency on Immigration, constitutional reform and the NHS.

  • Immigration is a key issue that many people are concerned about in this country. Labour think everything is fine, the Lib Dems are content with the idea of just letting everyone due to the lack of a concrete plan. The Conservatives will ensure that net immigration is reduced to tens of thousands. The next Conservative Government will seek to reform the system by introducing a points based system for immigration, this is a tried and tested method across the world and a system that can work for the United Kingdom.

 

  • The House of Lords is the second busiest legislative chamber in the world after the House of Commons and Is also one of the oldest legislative chambers in the world. There have been calls from Labour and the Liberal Democrats to reform the house of Lords but constitutional reform should not be a priority when we should be addressing issues on the NHS, Education and crime. However, to abolish the house of lords in favour of a senate would be a mistake and the Prime Minister on the BBC debate has made it clear that there are compelling arguments on all sides. The Prime Minister has stated that the next Conservative Government will explore methods to cut down the cost of the upper chamber, not to abolish and replace with a senate.

 

  • The NHS needs further investment if we are to deliver a world class NHS. We will invest at least £10 billion in additional real terms investment into the NHS by 2017. We’ve seen colossal failures under Labour and under the Conservatives we’ve seen MRSA infections fall and waiting times drop. A seven day a week NHS will be delivered under the next Conservative Government.

 

 

 

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