A big thank you to all those Londoners who voted Conservative in the various Council and European Elections on 22nd May 2014. Thank you too to the thousands of Conservative activists and supporters whose work, not just in the election period but over months and, in some cases years, helped to take the messages about our record of achievement and our honest, practical and, above all deliverable policies, to all sections of their local communities.
May 22nd 2014 will see Londoners go to the polls to elect 1855 local Councillors, four directly elected Mayors in Hackney, Lewisham, Newham and Tower Hamlets and eight Members of the European Parliament - the members of our Conservative Euro Team are pictured opposite with the Prime Minister. You can find out more about the European Elections and your local Borough campaigns by visiting our Election 2014 page.
At the conclusion of this year's London Regional elections two members of the current team; Graham Postles (Chairman) and Edward Heckels (Deputy Chairman - Political), were re-elected, Tara Douglas-Home (Deputy Chairman - Membership & Finance) having previously been returned unopposed.
London might not be going to the polls for local government and European Parliamentary elections until 22nd May 2014, however, campaigning activity is in full swing right accross the region.
Over 650 members from the London Region attended the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester which closed with a rallying call from Prime Minister David Cameron in which he called into sharp focus the major political and philosophical differences between the Conservative and Labour visions of Britain in the run-up to the 2015 General Election and beyond.
Our picture shows London Regional Chairman Graham Postles introducing the Prime Minister and London Mayor Boris Johnson at our successful London reception held in association with our colleages in the South East Region.
The team of candidates that will represent the Conservative Party in the London Region in next May's direct elections to the European Parliament was announced at Conservative Campaign Headquarters in Westminster at noon today, following a ballot of Conservative Party members across the Capital. Our three sitting Conservative MEPs, Syed Kamall, Dr Charles Tannock and Marina Yannakoudakis are joined by five new candidates.
We’re giving families more financial security by cutting their taxes.
While Labour want to hit you with more taxes, we know that the best way to raise people’s living standards is to cut their taxes.
In just four years, at the same time as reducing the deficit, we’ve cut income tax for 26 million people.
We’ve only been able to do that because we’re working to a long-term economic plan.
In the next Parliament, we’ll go further. We’ve made two clear commitments that will help 30 million taxpayers:
- Raising the personal allowance again, so no one earning less than £12,500 will pay income tax
- By 2020, no one earning less than £50,000 will pay the 40p rate of tax
These commitments will mean people keep more of their hard-earned money and families are more financially secure.
This goes straight to the heart of the choice facing Britain at the next election – the most important for a generation.
On the one hand, Labour and more spending, more borrowing and more taxes to be squeezed out of hardworking taxpayers.
On the other hand, our long-term economic plan that’s working and cutting taxes to secure a better future for you and your family.
Share the facts today and let everyone know the stark choice at the next election.
The number of children living in workless households is at its lowest level for a generation.
Labour’s something-for-nothing benefits culture left families trapped in a cycle of welfare dependency.
But by backing businesses to create jobs and changing the welfare system to reward work, we’re giving more children the security of living in a household with someone bringing home a regular pay packet.
New figures from the Office of National Statistics show:
- The number of children living in a household where no one has a job is down by 387,000 since 2010 – to the lowest level since records began
- The number of workless households has fallen by 671,000 to a record low
- There are 271,000 fewer workless households than there were last year – the biggest annual fall on record
Our long-term economic plan is helping people get into work and turn their lives around – and giving hope to the next generation.
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Labour’s tax on the family home will ‘punish’ savers and mean ‘fewer opportunities’ for first-time buyers.
That’s the verdict of the Chief Executive of Legal & General, one of Britain’s biggest insurers – who says Labour’s homes tax will lead to fewer houses being built, hitting hardworking taxpayers who want to get on the housing ladder (Telegraph, 27/10/14, link).
Labour haven’t learned their lesson. All they offer is higher taxes for people who work hard and do the right thing.
Labour said only the ‘most wealthy’ would pay their homes tax – but now Ed Balls says that everyone who earns £42,000 or more will have to pay up front.
Labour said pensioners would be protected – but now Ed Balls says pensioners will have to pay the tax after they die.
Labour said only homes worth £2 million would be hit – but already a senior Labour figure has said that homes worth £400,000 in the North of England should be taxed (Claire Reynolds, Sunday Express, 10 Aug 2014, link).
It’s clear that hardworking families across the country would be hit by Labour’s homes tax.
Sign our petition to stop Labour’s homes tax, and share this post to let everyone know that Labour’s homes tax would hit hardworking families.
Labour’s spending plans contain a black hole of up to £28 billion, according to analysis from a think tank favoured by Ed Miliband.
The IPPR, considered Labour’s favourite think tank, analysed Labour’s spending plans and found that most of Labour’s planned tax rises would do nothing to reduce the deficit – as Labour have already spent the money elsewhere.
The money from Labour’s planned tax on the family home, for instance, has already been committed – as have the proceeds of their plan to abolish the tax allowance for married couples.
The report from the think tank makes clear that Labour will have to raise up to £28 billion to fill the black hole at the heart of the plans - “through a combination of cuts to departmental spending, cuts to welfare and tax rises.”
This independent analysis confirms what we’ve known all along – that a Labour government would mean higher taxes, more debt and a stalled economy.
Share this important post to let everyone know about the black hole at the heart of Labour’s spending plans.