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Conservatives call for help for First Time Buyers
Conservatives call for help for First Time Buyers
Monday 16th July 2007 (Andrew Griffiths)
Andrew Griffiths, Conservative Parliamentary Candidate in Burton and Uttoxeter lent his support for measures to build more homes on genuine brownfield land, but said that necessary infrastructure (like schools, hospitals, roads, public transport, water supplies) were essential, and environmental protection like the Green Belt must be maintained. Andrew was also critical of hikes to stamp duty under Labour and cuts to...
No cash for East Staffs to clean up after the public smoking ban
No cash for East Staffs to clean up after the public smoking ban
Wednesday 11th July 2007 (Andrew Griffiths)
East Staffs Council will receive no extra money to clean the streets of Burton and Uttoxeter following the public smoking ban according to Conservative Parliamentary spokesman Andrew Griffiths. The news comes as Government ministers have admitted that East Staffs Council are facing higher costs of street cleaning - and could be forced to hand out £80 fines or else hike up council tax as a result. Based on the...
Burton and Uttoxeter Care Home Protest goes to Westminster
Burton and Uttoxeter Care Home Protest goes to Westminster
Wednesday 4th July 2007 (Andrew Griffiths)
The campaign to prevent the rapid closure of Care Homes in Burton and Uttoxeter was taken to Parliament yesterday. Conservative Parliamentary candidate Andrew Griffiths joined campaigners from Burton and Uttoxeter as they marched on Parliament, and delivered a petition to Number 10 Downing Street. Andrew said, "If elderly, vulnerable and disabled people feel strongly enough to take their protest to Parliament, then...
Thousands waiting for over a year for NHS operations
Thousands waiting for over a year for NHS operations
Thursday 21st June 2007 (Andrew Griffiths)
New figures show 44,000 people across the West Midlands waiting over 12 months. A local Conservative has hit out after starting new evidence shows people in Burton and Uttoxeter could be waiting over a year for operations. New Government figures have for the first time exposed the actual waiting times patients face across the West Midlands for hospital operations, and the stark regional variations patients face in...
Post Offices wil be decimated
Post Offices wil be decimated
Thursday 21st June 2007 (Andrew Griffiths)
Conservatives today attacked the Governments announcement that they will close 2,500 Post Offices branches across the Country, warning that it will hit the elderly and vulnerable in Burton and Uttoxeter. Conservative Parliamentary Spokesman Andrew Griffiths said: "This is bad news for people in Burton and Uttoxeter. This Government already holds the record for closing Post Offices faster than any other, but they are...
Conservative condemns 123 Cautions for sex offences in Staffordshire
Thursday 21st June 2007 (Andrew Griffiths)
The Government are undermining the safety of the most vulnerable people in Burton and Uttoxeter by allowing over 100 sex offenders across Staffordshire to be cautioned rather than charged. Conservative Parliamentary candidate Andrew Griffiths protested: “ It is staggering to see such a high number of cautions for sex offenders in Staffordshire alone. It is bad enough that so many offenders are...

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