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Let Britain Decide

It has been nearly 40 years since the British people last had their say on Europe. In that time, so much has changed - the countries involved, the powers devolved, the benefits and costs of membership. People feel that the EU is heading in a direction they never signed up for. It is right to negotiate a fresh settlement in the EU that is better for Britain - and then put the result to the British people in an in-out referendum by the end of 2017. 

LABOUR’S “FREE” SCHOOL MEALS HIDE 10% TAX RISE

 Giving all Staffordshire schoolchildren “free” school meals would cost ordinary taxpayers in Stafford ten per cent more, Conservative county council candidates warned this week. Council tax bills would have to rise to pay for this extravagant spending promise alone – adding £104 a year to the bill for a Band D home.

Theresa May helps launch the Conservative Campaign in Stafford

The Rt Hon Theresa May MP, Home Secretary since 2010 helped launch the Conservative Manifesto in Stafford today. Joined by Jeremy Lefroy MP for Stafford she praised the work of the Conservative councillors since 2009 for delivering value for money and managing to deliver the lowest County Council tax in the country.

Mike Heenan pays tribute to Mrs Thatcher

STAFFORD Borough Council leader Mike Heenan said Margaret Thatcher would be remembered as one of the dominant forces of British politics in the 20thCentury.

Labour's Pledges are simply BONKERS!

Labour launched their Manifesto headlining on Free School Meals for all and a Council Tax freeze.  Labour haven’t learnt the lessons on the economy, they spend money they haven’t got and then some.What vital services would Labour cut to fund this pledge.  Children Services, domiciliary care, residential care, libraries, road maintenance, gritting, infrastructure for our economy?These Labour pledges come to a total cost to the taxpayer of £180m, much more than the £133m Conservatives have saved over the past 4 years and still delivering vital services.

Council Tax Cut

WE PROMISED & WE DELIVERED!Conservative controlled Staffordshire County Council announced that they are cutting their share of the council tax for the coming year from April. The County Council will be cutting council tax for 2013/14 by 0.1%.  The cut follows a freeze in council tax for the last two years in Staffordshire. Since taking control of the County Council in 2009, the Conservative controlling group have only raised council tax once, in 2009 by 1.4%, compared with an average annual increase of 6.5% over the previous ten years by the Labour Party.

Business Support in Stafford

The Conservative council has been consistently committed to increasing investment for local businesses in Stafford, and to creating new jobs for constituents, especially young people.

Stafford MP welcomes school sport funding

An extra £2,719,100 will go to primary schools across Staffordshire to transform school sport, improve coaching for the youngest pupils and inspire the Olympic and Paralympic stars of the future.