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Elections 2015

With only a few weeks until polling day it is important that we come together and work to ensure that the Conservatives win an outright majority at this election. This election is more important and difficult to predict than it has been for many generations. The risk of a Miliband/Balls Government, possibly in a coalition with Scottish Nationalists, is frightening.

The Conservatives took over an almost bankrupted country in 2010 yet have achieved the fastest growing economy in all established western countries. If we win by an outright majority this time it will enable us to continue the economic recovery. The achievements of this Government have been immense, even with the drag effect of the Liberal Democrats. A decisive victory for the Conservatives is vital.

Rt Hon Stephen O’Brien MP for Eddisbury, has recently been appointed Under-Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs, OCHA, and Emergency Relief Coordinator. He is expected to take up his post based at the United Nations in New York towards the end of May. Accordingly, after 15 years as Member of Parliament for Eddisbury since the by-election on 22nd July 1999, Stephen will no longer be seeking re-election at the General Election on 7th May 2015. The Eddisbury Conservative Association will now set in train the selection of the Conservative Party Candidate for Eddisbury for the General Election.

Stephen said:

‘It has been the most enormous privilege to serve as the Member of Parliament for all the people of Eddisbury over the last, almost, sixteen years. I shall always be grateful for the support and engagement across a wide variety of issues over that time throughout the constituency. In particular I want to pay tribute to the members and activists of the Eddisbury Conservative Association for their support. Together, we have been able to push forward the range of opportunities which have made a real positive difference to my constituents.

I wish my successor as the Conservative candidate for Eddisbury, every good wish for a successful campaign in the upcoming General Election and in returning the Eddisbury seat for the Conservatives. My support for the Prime Minister, David Cameron, in leading the Conservatives to an outright victory at the General Election remains total and I will do all I can to secure that result.’

We also have two Conservative led councils, Cheshire West and Chester and Cheshire East who have both achieved tremendous results over the last four years. We must support our candidates to ensure the Conservatives retain control.

Please make your vote count! 

Are you registered to vote? 

The way you register to vote has recently changed. If you would like to find out if you are registered you will need to contact your local Electoral Registration Officer. You can find their details by entering your postcode on http://www.aboutmyvote.co.uk/.

Postal/Proxy Vote 

If you are going to be away on 7th May you may wish to consider a postal or proxy vote. Even if you are just too busy it is helpful not to have to visit the polling station. To find out more visit the electoral commission website, http://www.aboutmyvote.co.uk/how-do-i-vote  


Across the country volunteers are working together to win a Conservative majority at this vital election. We’re at the heart of the campaign to secure a better future for Britain – and we want you to be a part of it.

So get involved today, make great friends along the way, and experience the excitement of the frontline in the most important election for a generation. Together we’ll win that election! 

If you would like to volunteer to help us please contact us on 01829 733 243 or e-mail office@eddisburyconservatives.co.uk.

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Wednesday, 24 September, 2014
 18th September 2014   In recent weeks I have received some correspondence from constituents about the Affordable Homes Bill, both for and against. The Bill was debated in Parliament on Friday 5 September. Some constituents have written to me suggesting they may have concerns that, without the bill, some vulnerable families could lack protection. The removal of the spare room subsidy was a necessary change to get the housing benefit bill under control, to return fairness to the system (so that those dependent on and funded by the State do not get an unfair greater advantage than those funding their own way – and often struggling), and to make much better use of social housing stock. This is particularly true in Eddisbury, notably in Winsford, where there are increasingly a number of smaller properties available but with single people and couples reluctant to move into them since their own children have grown up and moved out of their larger home, whilst at the same time there is an unacceptably long waiting list for 3 and 4 bed publically funded houses for families with young children or other dependants who are being closed out of moving into homes to meet their current needs. I cannot and do not support the Affordable Homes Bill, which aims to reverse this important change, when there are nearly two million households on social housing waiting lists in England alone and 360,000 families living in over-crowded accommodation. Estimates suggest that the Affordable Homes Bill would cost about £1 billion of public expenditure. At a time when many families are having to make cut backs, I do not believe this would be an appropriate use of public money. I can assure my constituents that provisions are in place to protect the disabled, foster carers and the armed forces and £165 million of funding has been made available for local councils to support vulnerable claimants in 2014/15. However, I continue to believe that it cannot be right to subsidise families to live in houses too big for their needs on the backs of the general taxpayer, who can’t generally afford to fund by rent or mortgage finance homes bigger than their needs or their incomes. I hope that this statement clarifies why I am unable to support Andrew George’s Affordable Homes Bill. Stephen O’Brien   

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