Voting in European Parliament

Labour, Lib Dems and UKIP put thousands of West jobs at riskLabour, Liberal Democrat and UKIP MEPs have today threatened thousands of Western region jobs at Airbus by voting to continue forcing non-European airlines to pay an emissions levy whenever they fly to or from the EU, the region's Conservative MEPs have warned.

Budget 2014

BUDGET 2014: building a resilient economyThis Budget is part of our long-term economic plan to give economic security to the families of Britain. The single biggest risk would be to abandon the plan and listen to Labour’s calls to borrow more, spend more and put up taxes. That would put families’ economic security at risk.  HELP FOR SAVERS - support for savers is at the centre of this Budget.

Raising public's awareness of human trafficking in and around Poole

Cllrs. Mrs Carol Evans and Mrs Xena Dion are supporting a campaign to raise the public’s awareness of human trafficking in and around Poole.  Working with Churchill Contract Services, the Soroptimists of Poole and the Purple Teardrop Campaign posters have been placed in all of the town’s public toilets.  The posters explain, with pictorial help, how victims of trafficking or anyone who suspects trafficking is occurring can contact a national helpline.  

Small Businesses - like these

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.

Relationship with Europe isn't working

Our relationship with Europe isn’t working and it needs to change.Last year, I set out a clear plan – seek a new settlement for Britain in Europe, and then put it to the British people in an in-out referendum by the end of 2017.Today Ed Miliband has made his position crystal clear – there will be no referendum under Labour.Only the Conservatives will guarantee and deliver that referendum. It will only happen if I am Prime Minister.

Hamworthy News

CO-OP  The new Co-op is rapidly taking shape, Councillors Mike Wilkins and Mike White visited to review developments. OLD FIRST SCHOOL  Things are moving fast on this site, with several houses having already been sold and work is well underway turning the Old First School itself into houses. Work should be complete by early summer. 

Poole Council Budget 2014/15

BUDGET 2014/15 AGREEMENT On Tuesday this week the budget for the next financial year was approved by Poole Council. This budget was based on sound Conservative principles it was balanced and the Government cuts of £4.2 million during 2014/15 are absorbed without affecting front line services.

Postal Voting

This year's European election is the most important in a generation. For the first time since the Eurozone crisis, the British people get to have their say on our country's relationship with the EU.

European Maritime Day

Julie Girling, MEP and Robert Syms MP met with Poole Harbour Commissioners, Jim Stewart, Cllr Elaine Atkinson, Leader of the Council and Cllr Xena Dion Portfolio Holder for a Prosperous and Sustainable Poole to discuss European Maritime Day, which Poole is hosting in May 2017. This internationally important maritime Conference brings together key stakeholders involved in the maritime sector from shipbuilding to offshore energy, the coastal environment and tourism to address the major challenges they face.    

Community Spirit - the Best of Britain

This has been a tough week for Britain.The wettest winter in two and a half centuries, some of the worst flooding in decades, and more severe weather on the way this weekend.We're doing everything we can to help: Delivering extra pumps and sandbagsDeploying the military wherever neededProviding additional support for local emergency services