Jun 122014
 
Peter Bone MP

Peter Bone MP

12th June, 2014.

WE LISTENED, WE CAMPAIGNED, WE DELIVERED: SKEW BRIDGE ON ITS WAY!

Today, after a long fought campaign, the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government has approved the Skew Bridge/Rushden Lakes development. This development will bring 2,000 new permanent jobs, major retail outlets including Marks & Spencer and exciting leisure facilities.

This is extremely good news and like many local people, I am very excited about the benefits that this development will bring to our area. It is also testament to the efforts of many local people, including ‘Yes To Rushden Lakes’, who have campaigned so hard to help make this development happen, and in particular, I would like to thank all those who supported the Conservative Listening Campaign on this issue. Particular thanks to Tom Pursglove, who headed-up the Joint Listening Campaign and did so much work to help achieve this success in the neighbouring Corby & East Northamptonshire constituency.

After thirteen years of a Labour Government that delivered very little for East Northamptonshire, Conservative controlled East Northamptonshire Council and this Government have made this project happen. This is local evidence that the Prime Minister’s Long Term Economic Plan is working.

Given this great news, it is now even more pressing that the A45 is dualled between Stanwick and Thrapston and that the Chowns Mill Roundabout is finally sorted out. I launched a major listening campaign back at the end of 2013 to try and demonstrate local feeling on this issue to Ministers and ‘thank you’ to all those who have already signed up. However, if you haven’t as yet, perhaps you could drop me a line to bonep@parliament.uk – the more people who sign up, the stronger our case!

Once again, thank you for all of your efforts in helping to secure this much-needed Skew Bridge success – listened, campaigned, delivered!

With best wishes, Peter.

ENDS

Mar 252014
 
Peter Bone MP

Peter Bone MP

25th March, 2014.

First, Jennie and I have been humbled by the huge number of phone calls, texts, emails and cards we have received supporting us. We are so very appreciative to everyone who has contacted us. It is amazing that we have had so many members of the public who have taken the time to get in touch, or cross the road to shake my hand; they have not always been of our political persuasion, but they have all expressed their warmest appreciation of what Jennie and I do for the constituency. It has also been interesting to hear of so many people who find themselves in a similar position to us.

What has been so frustrating about this whole episode is that it has been going on for over a year, without an opportunity for us to clear our names. Recently, we have suffered trial by media. One newspaper in particular has printed information that is incorrect and made allegations that are totally untrue. It seems that certain newspapers feel able to print information that is without foundation, despite being told in advance that that information is factually incorrect.

Jennie and I have just heard that we are not going to be charged with any criminal offence. This is obviously very good news and a vindication of our stance all along. As we have done nothing wrong and the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) only considered the evidence, not newspaper innuendo, we have been proven innocent.

Please see below a link to the story on the CPS’s website:
http://www.cps.gov.uk/news/latest_news/cps_decision_on_suspected_fraud_investigated_by_northamptonshire_police/

We would also like to take this opportunity to place on record our thanks to the First Law Partnership and in particular Andy Hopkinson and Derek Johashen – their help and support has been invaluable.

Please rest assured that I will continue to represent the people of Wellingborough and Rushden in Parliament, to the very best of my ability. Locally, I will be continuing my campaign for Rushden Lakes, for the reopening of Wellingborough Prison and the new urgent care centre at the Isebrook Hospital. Nationally, I will be holding the Government to account and making sure my constituents’ interests are represented through the Listening Campaign. I will continue to campaign for lower immigration, an In/Out EU Referendum and the Government’s long term economic plan.

We are naturally delighted that this nightmare has now come to an end.

ENDS

Mar 242014
 

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Mar 232014
 
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The eleventh meeting of Wellingborough Conservative Policy Forum

Policing

We will discuss this paper at 1930 on 16th April, 2014 at Rushden Conservative Club.
44 High Street South
Rushden
Northamptonshire
NN10 0AX

T: 01933 312445

Response

No response has yet been received from Government.

Summary

No summary has yet been received from the Conservative Policy Forum.

Submission

No submission was sent to the Conservative Policy Forum.

Paper

You can download the relevant policy papers by clicking on the links below:
Conservative Policy Forum Paper – Policing (Adobe Acrobat file format).

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  • Type your response to each of the questions below in the “Your Comment” area at the bottom of the page.
  • Click the “Submit Comment” button.

I will include your contribution with all others we receive.

Questions For Discussion

  • 1. What more can the police do to make itself more representative of the people it serves?
  • 2. What has the experience in your community been with PCCs?
  • 3. What policing functions should be delivered between forces acting collaboratively?
  • 4. How can the Government incentivise more ambitious joint working between the blue light services?
  • 5. How can the police identify ‘what works’ in policing and make sure best practice is shared between forces?
  • 6. How can we further improve trust in the police?
  • 7. What further discretionary powers, if any, should PCSOs be granted that would enable them to carry out their role more effectively?
  • 8. What measures of police forces’ performance could be published to make them more transparent?
  • 9. How else can police forces use technology to allow them to focus more on preventing crime?
  • Other Comments (if any)

Sean Lever
Chairman
Wellingborough Conservative Policy Forum

E: cpf@wellingboroughconservatives.org (Wellingborough)
T: @WellingboroughC (Wellingborough)
W: www.conservativepolicyforum.com (National)

Mar 052014
 
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The tenth meeting of Wellingborough Conservative Policy Forum

Employment

We will discuss this paper at 1930 on 24th March, 2014 at Rushden Conservative Club.
44 High Street South
Rushden
Northamptonshire
NN10 0AX

T: 01933 312445

Response

No response has yet been received from Government.

Summary

No summary has yet been received from the Conservative Policy Forum.

Submission

No submission was sent to the Conservative Policy Forum.

Paper

You can download the relevant policy papers by clicking on the links below:
Conservative Policy Forum Paper – Employment (Adobe Acrobat file format).

Contribute

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  • Read the policy paper(s)
  • Register with us if you haven’t already done so.
  • Login to us at the top of the page.
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  • Type your response to each of the questions below in the “Your Comment” area at the bottom of the page.
  • Click the “Submit Comment” button.

I will include your contribution with all others we receive.

Questions For Discussion

  • 1. In your opinion, what more could be done to support businesses looking at taking on more staff?
  • 2. What measures do you propose which would further the Government’s aim of making the labour market more “efficient, flexible and fair”?
  • 3. What should the Government’s priorities be when looking at welfare reform in relation to the labour market and supporting people into work?
  • 4. What further steps can the Government take to make Apprenticeships the “new norm” for school leavers who decide not to go to university?
  • Other comments (if any).

Sean Lever
Chairman
Wellingborough Conservative Policy Forum

E: cpf@wellingboroughconservatives.org (Wellingborough)
T: @WellingboroughC (Wellingborough)
W: www.conservativepolicyforum.com (National)

Mar 052014
 
Brendan Clarke-Smith

Brendan Clarke-Smith

Brendan was born, raised and lives in Nottingham. He is a Secondary School Teacher, teaching across the region

Brendan was elected to Nottingham City Council in 2003.

He represented Clifton for 8 years and was a former group leader.

He studied Politics at Nottingham Trent Uni, trained as a teacher in Lincoln, and recently spent time studying European Affairs.

E: brendanc@emidsconservatives.com

Mar 052014
 
Rupert Matthews

Rupert Matthews

Rupert is an author and publisher, and was previously a candidate for the East Midlands region in the 2009 European Parliamentary elections

He served as a councillor for eight years, and in 1997 stood for Parliament in Bootle, being the only Merseyside Conservative to retain second place.

Since the 2009 European Elections he has continued to campaign for the party across the East Midlands.

E: rupertm@emidsconservatives.com

Mar 052014
 
Emma McClarkin MEP

Emma McClarkin MEP

Election report from Emma McClarkin MEP

28th April, 2014

On Monday 28th April, Emma McClarkin MEP and her Euro Team colleagues will be launching their campaign in Northampton. Emma and the team will be meeting at 10.30am at the Northampton Saints stadium.

If party members wish to join the Emma and the other Euro candidates, please could you let the association know so that the necessary arrangements can be made, our contact details are on the Contact Us page.

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