Westminster News

Small Business News from Matt Hancock MP - Minister for Skills & Enterprise

"The butcher at the end of the road, the local pub, the factory on the outskirts of town.It’s small businesses like these that are creating jobs across the country, and giving more and more people the security of a pay packet each month.We’re backing them wherever we can: cutting the jobs tax, getting rid of red tape, improving the infrastructure which is vital to their business."Let's make sure we support small businesses at local level in Blackpool - if we don't use small traders we will lose them forever. Shop local! Support and suggest local independent cafes, guest houses and hotels to friends and family visiting Blackpool.
 

Labour & Balls in Economic Denial

"After more encouraging economic news, meaning more jobs and financial security for hardworking people, it's clear the biggest risk to the recovery is Same Old Labour." Prime Minister, David Cameron.
We cannot let Labour ruin the economy again - Balls is in complete denial over the mess he left behind at the treasury. Make sure nobody forgets this terrible, toxic legacy.

Tribute to Margaret Thatcher 1925-2013

 A tribute film to Margaret Thatcher - our greatest peacetime Prime Minister - featuring contributions from those who served in her governments and worked alongside her, and those whose lives were influenced by her. May her legacy and influence guide the party in the difficult days ahead for our country, europe and the wider world.http://youtu.be/OvCIBIC69c8

Key Achievements Under This Government

The world has changed. Britain is in a global race.
To succeed in that race, we are backing people who want to work hard and get on in life.
We are on the right track – we’ve cut the deficit by a third, helped businesses to create 1.3 million new jobs and we’re fixing welfare to make work pay.Same old Labour oppose everything we have done to turn our economy around, cut the deficit and fix welfare to make sure work pays.
It is the same old Labour party which has only one idea: more spending, more borrowing and more debt. Exactly what got us into this mess in the first place. And by opposing every single measure we’ve taken to turn the country around, Ed Miliband has shown he’s a weak leader who cannot stand up for hardworking people.

Giving Patients a Greater Voice in the NHS

"With the Friends and Family Test, we now have a single measure that looks at the quality of care across the country," said the Prime Minister.The first results from the NHS Friends and Family Test are published today.The test asks patients whether they would recommend A&E and inpatient wards to their loved ones based on their own experience. It will grow into the most comprehensive ever undertaken, and covers around 4,500 NHS wards and 144 A&E services. It allows hospital trusts to gain real time feedback on their services down to individual ward level and increases the transparency of NHS data to improve choice and quality.The test was first announced by the Prime Minister in January 2012 and means that patients will now have a real voice in deciding whether their care is good enough or not – and hospitals will be able to take swift action to make any necessary improvements.  

PM Celebrates as NHS is 65 Today

  To mark the occasion, the Prime Minister said:
“Our National Health Service is one of the most precious institutions we have. We all know it, because all of us have been touched by it. I will never forget the care my son Ivan received and the inspirational people who helped Sam and me through some of the most difficult times. The consultants, the community nurses, the care team – every one of them became part of our lives. When you have experienced support and dedicated professional care like that, you know just how incredibly special the NHS is.”

PM's trip to Afghanistan, Pakistan & Kazakhstan

The Prime Minister meets troops serving in Afghanistan during a trip to the country on Armed Forces Day.
Blackpool South will also remeber the late Major James Houldsworth. His lasting legacy is all the work he did to establish the Armes Forces Week in Blackpool every year. Gone but never forgotten. David SC

Prime Minister Champions Apprenticeship Scheme

 Prime Minister David Cameron has today announced a new scheme which aims to produce an additional 100,000 engineering technicians by 2018.The multi-million pound initiative is a national drive to encourage young people to sign up to an engineering apprenticeship. This will create a whole new generation of engineering technicians, giving them structured on-the-job training built upon a recognised academic qualification.

Britain's Best Days Are Ahead

Message from Grant Scapps, Chairman of the Conservative Party, on the March Party Broadcast by Prime Minister, David Cameron."What we inherited from Labour wasn't just a massive deficit - it was the sense that things were wrong in our country. People who work hard and do the right thing weren't getting anything back and others were getting something for nothing."

EU Referendum News

David Cameron has promised an in or out referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union if the Conservatives win the next election.After months of tantric teasing, the prime minister used a speech in central London early on Wednesday morning to set out his vision to claw back powers from Brussels to Westminster and then put the new relationship to a public vote by October 2017.In what could be one of the defining speeches of his time in Downing Street, the prime minister said: "It is time for the British people to have their say, it is time for us to settle this question about Britain and Europe".