I am absolutely delighted with the news from this week’s Spending Review that the Mersey Gateway project is being supported by the Treasury. The hard work done by Halton Borough Council, the... Read more
I was really pleased to hear the Chancellor’s supportive comments last week about the Mersey Gateway project, describing it as an ‘incredibly important project’. We all know how difficult... Read more
We are now in the midst of Conference season. Earlier this week I was in Liverpool for meetings at the Lib Dem conference; the first time I have attended our coalition partner’s annual... Read more
The Weekly News and World have covered the election result in Halton (links below) including this reference; Conservative Parliamentary candidate Ben Jones was magnanimous in defeat and wished his... Read more
I have sent the following letter to the Runcorn and Widnes Weekly News; Last week, the people of Halton went to the polls in their thousands to elect their Member of Parliament. I would like to... Read more
Each week in the build up to polling day, the Widnes and Runcorn Weekly News asked readers to submit a question for all of the candidates to answer. The final question was “Our readers go to... Read more
The last seventeen months have been fantastic. It has been a privilege to serve as the Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Halton and to work with the members and supporters of Halton... Read more
I am absoluetly delighted that Graham Evans has won in Weaver Vale. Having spent huge amounts of time in the constituency over the last four weeks, I am really pleased for Graham (who has worked... Read more
I have set out the result from Halton below, which shows a 3% swing from Labour to the Conservatives and an increase in our vote. I am very pleased that we finished well clear of the Liberal... Read more
Only by voting Conservative tomorrow will you get a new government that starts cleaning up the mess we are in on Friday. A vote for the Lib Dems is a vote for five more years of Gordon Brown. We need... Read more
I have been asked for my final message to the voters of Halton before Thursday’s election. I have set this out below; “This is the most important election in a generation. We face a... Read more
There are now just over 48 hours to go until polling day. I have been greatly encouraged by the response to our message of change on the doorstep and around Halton. I have taken part in two hustings... Read more
Each week until polling day, the Widnes and Runcorn Weekly News is asking readers to submit a question for all of the candidates to answer. The third question was “Under-age drinking and... Read more
I have sent the following letter to local newspapers in Halton; We are now just over a week until Election Day and nearing the end of the leader’s television debates. The country faces a clear... Read more
The following letter was published in this week’s Widnes and Runcorn Weekly News; Michael Loftus’ letter in last week’s Weekly News caught my eye. He invited readers to pay attention to the... Read more
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