25 NOV 2014

St Botolph's

 

Fundraisers at St. Botolph's Community Centre on Grantham Road in Sleaford asked Stephen Phillips QC MP along last week to cut the ribbon re-opening the centre after a fantastic refurbishment, partly funded by WREN and LCC money which Stephen aided them in applying for.  The centre plays host to a number of thriving local groups in the area, as well as a successful pre-school during the week, and is also used for private events of which there has been a surge since the refurbishment project was completed.  Stephen enjoyed a cup of tea and some cake with local residents before cutting the ribbon, and thanked organisers for their  efforts in raising the money needed for the project. "Community Centres like this one are the core of community life in our part of Lincolnshire," Stephen said. "St. Botolph's has always been well used by the residents of this part of Sleaford and I know that the new facilities will lead to even more events in the future."


30 OCT 2014

Mary Williams

 

Well known to everyone in Ancaster and the surrounding villages, Mary Williams has been a stalwart of village life for decades, and a committed Conservative who has kept the Ancaster, West Willoughby and Sudbrook branch of the local Conservative Association running for more years than she cares to count! Local MP Stephen Phillips, who was attending the branch's annual fish and chip supper and quiz last week, presented Mary with an engraved bowl recording her commitment and dedication over the years. "Mary is real brick," Stephen said. "She was one of the first to welcome me to the area when I moved to Lincolnshire and she spends a great deal of her time keeping me on my toes and making sure that I know what everyone in Ancaster is thinking about the Government's performance. My team didn't win the quiz tonight, but we have all had a splendid evening, as we always do when Mary is involved."


30 OCT 2014

HeadSmart

 

Fiona Goldsby, who lives in Nocton, invited Stephen Phillips MP to discuss with her the work which she has been doing for the charity HeadSmart, which raises aware of the symptoms and signs of brain tumours in children and young people.  Early diagnosis is critical to achieving a successful outcome for sufferers of this dreadful cancer and, as a Charity Ambassador for Headsmart, Fiona has been working to increase awareness of early symptoms. Each week, around 10 children are diagnosed with a brain tumour and HeadSmart has now prepared Early Signs and Symptoms cards which are being sent to thousands of children in Lincolnshire to increase awareness of potential problems. "It is incredibly important," Stephen said, "that we catch these tumours early so that the NHS can reduce disabilities and deaths in children who have a brain tumour. Fiona's work is vital and I am proud to support her efforts."



760,000 more businesses since 2010 (26/11/14)

Businesses are leading Britain’s recovery – and we’re backing them all the way.

Official figures show that there are 760,000 more businesses since 2010, and a record 5.2 million businesses overall (source: Department for Business, Innovation & Skills, Business Population Estimates for the UK and Regions, 26 Nov 2014).


More businesses mean more people building a better future for themselves and creating jobs for others, so more hardworking families are financially secure.

Under Labour, businesses were hit with higher taxes and more red tape. That didn’t just punish businesses but cost jobs too, with unemployment increasing by almost half-a-million when Labour were last in office.

But businesses are at the heart of the Conservatives’ long-term economic plan. By reducing red tape, cutting the jobs tax and delivering better infrastructure, we’re helping more people set up their own business. And that’s creating more jobs, with 1.7 million more people in work since 2010. Every job is another hardworking taxpayer with the security of a pay packet and the opportunity to get on in life.

That’s why we need to keep working through our plan – to help create even more businesses and jobs and secure a better future for Britain.

The fastest growing economy in the G7 (25/11/14)

The British economy is growing faster than any other economy in the G7 – including Germany, Japan and America.

OECD forecasts say that our economy will grow by 3% this year, with strong growth predicted for 2015 and 2016 too (OECD Economic Outlook, 25 Nov 2014).

Under Labour, the economy went into recession, unemployment grew, and families were less financially secure.

But with the Conservatives, the economy is growing again. That means people are finding work and getting on in life, and families can look forward to a better, more secure future.

These forecasts show that our long-term economic plan is working and building a stronger, healthier economy. But they also warn of the external threats our economy faces, including from a stalling Eurozone.

There’s still much more to do to secure the recovery – and that’s why we can’t go back to Labour. Their plans for more borrowing and higher taxes would wreck the economy – just like they did when they were last in power.

Only by working through our long-term economic plan will we keep the economy growing and secure a better future for Britain.

More jobs, more apprenticeships, more opportunities for young people (21/11/14)

The number of 18-24 year olds not in education, employment and training (NEETs) in England has fallen to its lowest level since 2007.

Official figures show that the number of NEETs fell by 136,000 between July and September to a seven year low (Department of Innovation, Business & Skills, 20 Nov 2014).

Fewer NEETs means more young people starting an apprenticeship, finding a job, and having the security of a pay packet to provide for themselves.

Delivering skills and jobs for young people is a key part of our long-term economic plan.

We’ve created 1.9 million apprenticeships since 2010, and will create 3 million by the end of the next Parliament. Meanwhile, youth unemployment fell by 244,000 in the last year.

By delivering the best skills and tackling youth unemployment, we’re helping young people get on in life and ensuring our country succeeds in the global race.

That’s why we need to keep working through our plan and secure a better future for Britain.

Even Ed Miliband thinks Ed Miliband's just not up to it (19/11/14)

Yet another senior Labour figure has said Ed Miliband's just not up to it: Ed Miliband himself.

Watch this to see how Ed Miliband has broken his own rules for being a good leader - then share the video with friends.

Same old Labour on immigration (18/11/14)

Labour’s new immigration policy has unravelled – and shows that they’re not ready for the responsibilities of government.

When they were last in power, Labour lost control of Britain’s borders – and net immigration went up six-fold. But they haven’t learned their lesson and have opposed every step we’ve taken to control immigration.

Now Labour are pretending they can hire 1,000 more immigration staff – when their plans only raise enough money to pay for 59.

Labour say that new staff would be funded by a charge to process electronic visa waivers for people visiting Britain. But according to Labour’s own estimates, the charge will apply to only 236,300 visitors – raising less than £2.4 million. Assuming costs of £40,000 per member of staff, Labour would only be able to hire 59 people – 941 short of what they’re promising.

It’s another disastrous Labour policy and shows that they’re not ready for the responsibilities of government.

While we’re building an immigration system that works in the national interest and helps secure a better future, Labour would put that all at risk.

They don't trust Labour - do you? (15/11/14)

Who do you trust with the economy, with jobs, with supporting our businesses and funding our public services?

When business owners and leaders were asked, they didn't say Labour:

  • By 58% to 13% they trust the Conservatives over Labour to run the economy
  • By 53% to 18% they believe the Conservatives are best for small businesses
  • By 53% to 21% they believe the Conservatives are best for creating jobs

And the most telling statistic of all: by 53% to 17% they trust the Conservatives over Labour to produce a growing economy that can guarantee funding for health and education for the long term. (Source: YouGov survey, 6-9 November 2014)

These are the people who create jobs - and they know that a Labour government would be a disaster for Britain: hitting businesses, costing jobs, dragging our economy backwards, and leaving us with less money to fund our vital public services.

We have to stop Labour. Share this important post with friends today - and together, we can carry on securing a better future for Britain.

Now it's official: vote UKIP, get Labour and Ed Miliband (13/11/14)

This week, Nigel Farage made it official: if you vote UKIP, you get Labour and Ed Miliband.

Please share this graphic to let friends know.


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