A Strong Voice for Croydon Central - Gavin Barwell MP
Help me
Contact me

Saturday 10th April - 26 days to polling day
10/04/2010 23:54:00

We spent today calling on people on the Whitgift estate and on Park Hill. We were joined by two good friends, Don Porter and Brian Hamill. Don is a former Deputy Chairman of the Party, having been its most senior volunteer, and Brian is a former Chairman of South East region - great to have two such experienced canvassers out with us. A good response again - lots of positive comment about our Conservative Council. We haven't achieved everything we wanted to but there does seem to be a widespread recognition that we have changed the Council for the better.

Nationally, David Cameron launched our plans to recognise marriage in the tax system funded by a levy on banks. Making Britain the most family friendly country in Europe is an important part of our plans to strengthen society. At the moment, the tax and benefit system penalises couples who stay together and given that children of married couples are healthier, do better at school and are less likely to commit crime, that's crazy.

David Cameron has now launched three positive ideas to change this country for the better this week - stopping Labour's proposed tax on jobs, National Citizen Service and recognising marriage in the tax system. In contrast, all I have heard from Labour and the Liberal Democrat is negative attacks on us. People are pretty disillusioned with politics at the moment and if we spend the next three and a half weeks slagging each other off, rather talking about how to get the country back on its feet again, it's not going to help.

Comment on this issue

Your Name   Your email address
Your comments    



Commenting on my blog

I welcome readers' comments on my blog. Unfortunately, sometimes people go too far and use blog sites to post comments which are abusive or defamatory to third parties. For this reason, your comments, posted using the form on this page, don't appear until they have been moderated, to make sure that they don't cross that line.

My policy is that I will always let comments appear from people who disagree with me, in a spirit of promoting reasoned debate. However, I will not allow comments to be posted which are defamatory to someone else, or which are racist, sexist, homophobic or otherwise likely to fail a 'public decency' test.

Consequently, there may be some hours delay after you post your comment until it appears on the public pages.

Gavin Barwell, 133 Wickham Road, CR0 8TE, Tel  020 8663 8741      © Gavin Barwell  2019       Promoted by Ian Parker on behalf of Gavin Barwell, both at 36 Brighton Road, Purley, CR8 2LG