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Call for new help for victims of pension scheme closures
Call for new help for victims of pension scheme closures
Sunday 22nd April 2007 (Andrew Griffiths)
Call for new help for victims of pension scheme closures … and we’re all paying for price for Gordon Brown’s pensions tax. Andrew Griffiths, Conservative Parliamentary candidate for Burton and Uttoxeter today, added his support for demands for new help for the victims of company pension scheme closures in East Staffordshire. Conservatives are calling a ‘Lifeboat Fund’ to be set up to top up the pension...
Burton Taxpayers shouldn’t foot the bill for MP’s propaganda
Sunday 1st April 2007 (Andrew Griffiths)
Burton MP Janet Dean has been condemned by her Conservative Opponent for voting herself £10,000 to spend on "spin and propaganda". The comments came as MPs awarded themselves an extra £6.5 million of taxpayers' money to fund what Mr Griffiths condemned as their own 'shameless self-promotion'. Every MP will be entitled to claim an extra £10,000 a year in expenses to 'communicate' with their constituents. This was a...
Farm payments catastrophe is devastating Uttoxeter farmers
Farm payments catastrophe is devastating Uttoxeter farmers
Sunday 1st April 2007 (Andrew Griffiths)
Conservatives have demanded that long overdue payments to UK farmers should be speeded up, after MPs condemned the Government's handling of the issue as a disastrous debacle, and called for Margaret Beckett's head. With a cross-party Commons committee recommending that the former Environment Secretary should be called to account for her role in the multi-million pound fiasco, Mr Griffiths said: "Farmers in Uttoxeter...
Anger as MP fails to back local dairy farmers
Anger as MP fails to back local dairy farmers
Thursday 15th March 2007 (Andrew Griffiths)
Burton MP Janet Dean has been criticsed as she failed to take part in a debate in Parliament about the plight of Diary farmers in the region organised by her Labour colleague South Derbyshire MP Mark Todd. Conservative Parliamentary Spokesman Andrew Griffiths said, "Dairy farmers in Burton and Uttoxeter have had a terrible time over recent years, and many of them face going to the wall unless conditions...
Conservatives welcome Tescos Milk Price Rise
Conservatives welcome Tescos Milk Price Rise
Tuesday 13th March 2007 (Andrew Griffiths)
Burton and Uttoxeter Conservatives have given a guarded welcome to an announcement by supermarket chain Tesco that it will increase its milk prices for dairy farmers. Local Conservative spokesman, Andrew Griffiths, said: "It is encouraging that a chain as big as Tesco has begun to wake up to the damaging effect that such low prices are having on Staffordshire farmers, but supermarkets must ensure the money actually...
Action needed to tackle deadly new hospital superbug
Action needed to tackle deadly new hospital superbug
Tuesday 27th February 2007 (Andrew Griffiths)
Worrying increase in deaths from ‘C-diff’ bug – a bigger threat than MRSA. Andrew Griffiths, Conservative Spokesman for Burton and Uttoxeter, expressed concern this week at new official figures which have exposed an alarming spread of a new hospital superbug - Clostridium difficile (‘C-diff’). T wice as many people are now dying from major hospital-acquired superbugs than are killed...

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