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Anita Redmond
(@anita-redmond)
MP for North Somerset
Joined: 4 months ago
Posts: 49
19/03/2019 4:17 pm  

Anita Redmond Mainstreets in Somerton & Frome, Calder Valley and Sutton & Cheam

 

  • Justice reform in the UK is much needed. We have to end the culture of treating first time offenders like they are hardened criminals, through systems of restorative justice to help them understand the consequences of their actions. By treating them as hardened criminals, we mix them with hardened criminals, and end up making them as such. Instead, we seek to nip it in the bud, and in turn, potentially see them repay to society and their victims through direct action, in turn also potentially saving millions of pounds in the process on court costs, prison costs and reducing reoffending.

 

  • I believe in equal support for women; the Conservatives will fight to end the 5% VAT on women's sanitary products, and we are leading the fight to see them no longer classed as 'luxury goods'. I would work with colleagues in Government to put pressure on our friends in the EU to see that the EU takes it's lead from Ireland, who enjoy 0% VAT, showing us all that there is precedent in the belief that these products should be VAT exempt.

 

  • Legal Aid cuts have seen unprecedented amounts of under-representation in the UK court system. Justice should not be based on how much money you have, and the Conservatives believe in support for all to ensure a fair trial, so to speak. Under our Government, we will reverse these cuts, and seek to reform how legal aid is distributed to ensure the facility is easily available, but never abused.

Rt. Hon. Anita Redmond MP
Conservative Member of Parliament for North Somerset
Shadow Home Secretary
Shadow Minister for Women & Equalities

Former Home Secretary (2014)
Total Experience: 64
Parliamentary: Novice (24)
Media: Novice (29)
Policy: Unknown (11)


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Dan
 Dan
(@dan)
Member A-team
Joined: 5 months ago
Posts: 82
19/03/2019 9:22 pm  

Conservative MP for Maidenhead and GBC founding member Sarah Bannantyne spoke to crowds in the marginals 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.

 

Dan

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Macmillan
(@dylan-macmillan)
MP for North East Bedfordshire
Joined: 4 months ago
Posts: 340
19/03/2019 10:09 pm  

Dylan Macmillan canvassed the public in Conservative Target seats, he took the opportunity to discuss issues relating to the economy and broad deficit policy with the people he spoke to.

  • 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 w e 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.
  • 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)

Parliamentary Experience: Unknown (14)
Media Experience: Capable (57)
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Macmillan
(@dylan-macmillan)
MP for North East Bedfordshire
Joined: 4 months ago
Posts: 340
19/03/2019 10:13 pm  

Dylan Macmillan canvassed the public in Conservative target seats, he discussed income policy with the people he spoke to with particular interest being drawn to income tax and old age pensions:

  • 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
  • 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: Unknown (14)
Media Experience: Capable (57)
Policy Experience: Unknown (15)


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Anita Redmond
(@anita-redmond)
MP for North Somerset
Joined: 4 months ago
Posts: 49
19/03/2019 11:00 pm  

Anita Redmond Canvassed in all Conservative target seats, discussing various issues on the doorstep, including policing, equality, and combating extremism.

 

  • Policing in the UK must continue to be supported, which the Conservatives will do by freeing up police time to concentrate on hardened criminals and relative crime. Low-level crime we aim to severely reduce by rolling out greater amounts of community based sentencing through support groups and restorative justice, reducing reoffending. We can even see them as productive members of society.

 

  • Conservatives fully support equality amongst all groups, which is why we would roll out civil partnerships to all who want them, not just same-sex couples. It is important to remember that equality works all ways, and we want to ensure no groups are left out, and rights & priviledges can be enjoyed by all.

 

  • For too long, upskirting has been allowed to continue without punishment. The Conservatives would legislate to ensure this was treated as a sexual offence, taking the matter seriously and supporting victims throughout.

 

  • Extremism is a cause for concern for all - growing hate groups and extremist elements have sought to disrupt our society and way of life. Conservatives would seek to bring in new legislation to deal with hate crime, and banning orders to cease extremist groups from spreading their message, and causing tensions, fear, and panic.

Rt. Hon. Anita Redmond MP
Conservative Member of Parliament for North Somerset
Shadow Home Secretary
Shadow Minister for Women & Equalities

Former Home Secretary (2014)
Total Experience: 64
Parliamentary: Novice (24)
Media: Novice (29)
Policy: Unknown (11)


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Deborah Carpenter
(@deborah-carpenter)
MP for Hertford & Stortford
Joined: 4 months ago
Posts: 64
19/03/2019 11:36 pm  

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Deborah Carpenter, toured the main streets of marginal seats, talking to local voters about local broadband, a land value tax and rail infrastructure:

  • The internet is no longer a luxury item; it's vital in our everyday lives as the world becomes ever more interconnected. With patchy broadband provision across the country, rural areas in particular are being left behind, and left out of the technological advances that the internet brings. We will guarantee universal broadband in all regions of Britain.

  • We all know that there are issues with Council Tax, and there are issues with how we sustainably fund local services. We will commission a report into whether a Land Value Tax would be a sensible and sustainable way to solve both of these issues. A Land Value Tax could tackle the issue of disproportionality in Council Tax, and provide a more predictable tax base for local authorities.

  • The Conservatives have a comprehensive plan for rail transport that will tackle the spectrum of issues encountered by rail users. We will improve life for commuters by freezing rail fares on commuter routes, supporting job mobility, and create a National Rail ombudsman to assess complaints, so that commuters know that there is someone to turn to when they are let down by the service. We will also invest in rail infrastructure, electrifying lines, supporting Crossrail through central London and prioritising the development of rail infrastructure in the north of England.


The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Deborah Carpenter, toured the main streets of marginal seats, talking to local voters about immigration, airport expansion and the EU tampon tax:

  • Immigration benefits our economy, but can also bring pressures on local public services. The Conservatives will reduce net immigration to the tens of thousands, and will implement a points based system so we can be sure that those coming to work in this country have the skills that our economy is lacking. Meanwhile, we will make it easier for foreign students to come to learn in Britain's world-class universities, and to stay and contribute to Britain's economy with their newly-developed education.

  • Britain desperately needs more airport capacity in the south east of England. However, no government has been willing to settle on a solution of how to expand. The Conservatives will hold a series of indicative parliamentary votes, in order to understand which solutions can command the support of the British people through their representatives. We would then use these to finally make a decision once and for all on how to proceed.

  • EU rules forbid us from removing VAT from ladies' sanitary products. This “Tampon Tax” is clearly discriminatory and absolutely wrong; they are simply not luxuries. The Conservatives are the only party able to stand up to the EU and tell them that they're wrong. We will work with our allies in the EU to get the rule changes, so that we can remove this archaic tax burden on women.

Deborah Carpenter | Conservative Party
MP for Hertford & Stortford (2001-present)
Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer and Shadow Business Secretary (2014-present)
Former Chancellor of the Exchequer (2013-2014)
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Media experience: Novice (28)
Policy experience: Novice (26)


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Anita Redmond
(@anita-redmond)
MP for North Somerset
Joined: 4 months ago
Posts: 49
19/03/2019 11:42 pm  

Anita Redmond joined campaigners mainstreeting in all Conservative target seats, handing out leaflets and discussing with people about concerns, including victims rights, housing, and immigration.

  • Conservatives believe that more should be done to protect victims, particularly during the judicial process. We would establish a victim charter of rights to enshrine support & rights in law, and so victims are reassured when taking matters to the authorities.

 

  • Immigration is a benefit for the country, but we understand that people want to make sure it is sustainable. The Conservatives believe in a points based immigration system to ensure that those entering the UK are needed and beneficial, and reduce it to 10s of thousands.

 

  • The need for new housing is greater than ever; affordable homes in particular are in desperate need. Conservatives have pledged to build 200,000 new homes by 2019, and extend help-to-buy to enable more and more people to finally own their own home. Furthermore, we will extend right-to-buy to housing association tenants, by replacing homes sold with two new social homes.

Rt. Hon. Anita Redmond MP
Conservative Member of Parliament for North Somerset
Shadow Home Secretary
Shadow Minister for Women & Equalities

Former Home Secretary (2014)
Total Experience: 64
Parliamentary: Novice (24)
Media: Novice (29)
Policy: Unknown (11)


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