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This epidemic of sexual bullying needs to be stopped

First published on Conservative Home on May 2nd 2016 In September last year, it was revealed that there were 5,500 sexual offences recorded in UK schools between 2011 and 2014. Within these figures, there were 4,000 alleged physical sexual assaults and more than 600...

Why it’s Time for More Feminism – But In Moderation!

The risk of a return to restrictions on what women wear, where they walk and how they express themselves could be something even the most well-meaning of feminists have overlooked Not only does orthodox feminism need a strong opposition voice to counter many of its...

How They’ve Always Kept Mum About Heathrow Expansion

‘To pilots it's a no-brainer,’ said my husband to me God knows how many years ago , but this picture will give a clue as to how long. The kids are now in their twenties and the one posing precociously in the white frilly dress has been happily married for over a year....

Why Kindness and Politics Don’t Mix

First published on Conservative Home on October 15th 2015 Is Jeremy Corbyn’s pledge to put kindness back into British politics a helpful act or just a baseless ploy? On November 13th 2010 I launched Kindness Day UK on BBC Breakfast. World Kindness Day had been...

Fairness, The Summer Budget and That Living Wage

First published July 8th, Conservative Home In the run up to the General Election, Labour and the Lib Dems banged on about the need for a “fairer” society – the argument being that redistribution from the haves to the have-nots was a no-brainer, and a risk free...

Why Schools Should Ban Smartphones in Class

Most modern parents complain about it. The Mobile Phone.. Their teen constantly jabbing at their screen in an attempt to answer every `LOL’ or `You there babe?’. The fact you’re half way through dinner or trying to fix on some crucial fact at the time makes it even...

Thank You For Voting For Me

A message from Louise Burfitt-Dons I am naturally disappointed not to be elected your MP. But it has been a privilege to have stood as the Conservative Candidate in Nottingham North for the General Election 2015. I also want to thank the 7,423 residents who did vote...

Election Night: My thoughts

To overcome the incumbency of a well-entrenched candidate required an imaginative and original campaign. This was mostly down to my campaign manager who also happened to be my husband. It was a lot of fun and yes, we are still talking! Our You Tube video, colourful...

Standard of Living and the Economy

As published in the Hucknall Dispatch May 1st The standard of living and the economy are always inextricably linked. It is an obvious fact that to get a bigger slice of cake you must bake a bigger cake first. Any party peddling otherwise is conning the public. History...