Following the news that Lady Thatcher died this morning, tributes are being made from both at home and abroad.
David Cameron has announced that, if a Conservative Government is elected in 2015, they would negotiate a new settlement for Britain in Europe then hold an in-out referendum.
Plans to simplify the state pension system with the creation of the ‘Single Tier’ pension have been announced today.
The reform will create a simple flat-rate pension set above the means test (currently £142.70) and based on 35 years of National Insurance contributions.
Following a particularly close and hard fought campaign, both Boris Johnson and Kit Malthouse have triumphed at the polls and secured re-election. This is fantastic news for London, as it ensures sound leadership for our city at the time when it is most needed. Boris is now in a position to drive his unique vision even further forward, and Kit will bring his considerable talents to his new brief dealing with business and enterprise in London.
With only 36 days to go until the London Mayoral Election Ken Livingstone's pledge to cut tube fares by 7% has been condemned by financial experts as being unrealistic and unacheivable. Such an unsustainable cut would plunge TfL into financial chaos and essential upgrades to the Tube network would have to be abandoned, leaving London unable to compete with other global business centres with better transport networks. With only 36 days remaining until election day it is now more crucial than ever to avoid such a disaster both for our Tube network and for London by ensuring that Boris is re-elected on May the 3rd.
As the BackBoris re-election campaign goes into full swing, it is becoming increasingly clear that Ken Livingstone and his union backers will say almost anything to gain the upper hand. This week, Channel 4's FactCheck investigated the Livingstone campaign's nonsensical claims relating to the efficiency of the Tube network and concluded them to be very wrong.
During the past month, friends of WNCA as well as our fledgling Conservative Future committee have been out and about in Westminster North delivering our Westminster Matters newsletter.
In the last national CF event of the year, Chairman of the 1922 committee Graham Brady MP gave a speech to CF members at the Institute of Economic Affairs.
On the 3rd December 3 members of the WNCA Conservative Future committee helped out on a street stall in St Johns Wood. Along with other members of the WNCA, Chairman Leo as well as Eliza, Amanda and Matthew all gave up their Saturday mornings to campaign for Boris Johnson in the run up to next May's Mayoral elections and talk to local constituents.
Facing the toughest economic climate in many years, Conservative-run Westminster Council has confirmed that it will freeze Council Tax in the coming year whilst protecting vital frontline services. All Councils have been faced with cash squeezes this year, the result of the recession and less money from the new government as they rightly tackle the huge deficit caused by Labour.