Category Archives: Conservatives
The NHS – Safe In Conservative Hands
The Conservative Party were the party who first proposed the NHS (and the Welfare State) and so it is fitting that the Government now commits the largest ever increase in its funding, £20.5 Billion.
Next time some Lefty tells you “The Conservatives want to sell off the NHS” laugh at them, remind them it was Labour that sold off a hospital, and that only through good economic management can huge increases like the current one be possible.
It is often said amongst Conservative circles that “blue on blue” is a fight we should never have.
I don’t agree with that, but I do try and always make sure my criticisms are logical and valid.
I would just like to make a plea to Prime Minister Theresa May.
Yes, I know, she doesn’t read my little blog and never will. But sometimes it takes many small voices to get one big voice to listen.
Mrs May. Please make way for a new Leader.
I am sure you have done your best. I am sure you believed in what you were doing. I am sure you meant well.
But you led us into a disastrous early election, you ran the worst campaign many of us have ever seen.
And now you are reneging on our commitment to a proper Brexit.
Inside the Westminster bubble it must seem as though things are going okay.
Things are not going okay.
Your present path leads the Conservative Party to disaster and the country into dark waters.
We voted for Brexit. You said you would deliver it. This sham you are trying to push through is not real Brexit.
Please. Go now. Make way for a Leader who has the ability, courage and desire to deliver on the democratic will of the British people.
It is nearly too late, but not quite. Yet. Do the right thing for Party and Country. Please.
You may think it will be messy, and you are right. But not nearly as messy and damaging as if you hold on.
North Ward / Waterlees Has Three New Councillors
Following the abrupt and expensive resignations of Cllrs Lay, Bucknor and Bucknor from Wisbech Town Council, a by-election has been held to find three replacements.
The political battleground was a straight duel between Labour and the Conservatives.
Labour threw everything and the kitchen sink at it. Volunteers were drafted in from far and wide and the most comprehensive campaign I’ve seen them run in recent years took place.
I think that letting the Bucknors have a free ride for years has seriously harmed their base in the area, because despite giving it their best and throwing lots of resources at it, they failed to make the mark they hoped. Nevertheless, they ran a clean campaign and did not get bogged down in the nastiness and vitriol seen from other quarters. They can be proud of their part in a well-fought and fair by-election.
I am pleased and proud that all three seats were won, comfortably, by the three Conservative candidates; Andy Maul, Laura Cobb and Andrew Lynn. All three are completely fresh faces to the local political scene and I am looking forwards to working with them for many years to come.
North Ward / Waterlees By-Election, Part 2
North Ward / Waterlees By-Election
Wisbech Conservatives did not want three by-elections in August.
My busy Monday started with the Wisbech & District Tenants and Residents’ Association, followed by several meetings with constituents this afternoon and then a pile of my own paperwork and casework to do.
This evening was the Annual Assembly of Wisbech Town Council. In the past, turnout has occasionally been zero, but today we had a few in and three members of the public chose to raise local issues. Two related to suggestions for things to do with the Market Place, which were timely as the Town Council is looking to do a major makeover project there in the next couple of years. The third was a request to consider consulting with the public on a name change of the Waterlees “Village” Ward back to its traditional name: “North Ward.” Councillors are bound to give consideration to all points raised. All three sounded good to me.
We had the news today of another potential by-election in Wisbech. Alan Lay sent a resignation letter which basically said: “I’m Eighty now, I don’t want to be a Councillor anymore, so bye!” Which would be fair enough if it didn’t raise the specter of yet another expensive town council election just when everybody is downright sick of elections.
I grabbed a late supper with Jonathan Farmer, Garry Tibbs, Dave Topgood and Sam Hoy, which was enjoyable.
I’ve just spent an enjoyable afternoon with friends and colleagues at the Conservative fundraising event organised by the Roman Bank Branch of N.E.C.C.A. (North East Cambs Conservative Association.)
It was good to see such a fantastic turnout and so many new members / faces as well. The weather held out long enough that we enjoyed good food and drink and lots of chatter. Steve Barclay MP stopped by and got a big cheer for his astonishing win this week, increasing his vote dramatically.
Then it was hot tub and sauna time as those who remembered to bring cozzies took the plunge, steam and soak challenge.
Conservative membership has been up all year, but the General Election is bringing in lots of new people and that’s an exciting development.
NE Cambs Election, 2017
Our local result in North East Cambridgeshire was declared at 3:55 this morning and was as follows:
Steve Barclay (Conservative) 34,340;
Liberal Democrats 2,383;
English Democrat 293.
Congratulations to Steve on increasing his vote and increasing his majority in North East Cambridgeshire!