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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...

Europe and Immigration

As published in the Hucknall Dispatch May 1st Immigration and settlement on the shores of the British Isles is hardly a new phenomenon. Vikings, Romans and Normans have all landed here and put their stamp on the genetic pool and the culture. Last century saw massive...

What Ed’s Rent Controls Will Mean for Nottingham’s Future

So Red Ed has decided to take another page from socialist France’s book and bash the landlords in the name of “fairness”.  He wants to impose fixed rents apart from inflationary rises coupled with security of tenure for three years. What a vote winner! The trouble is...

Why Our Bulwell Survey Results Bowled Me Over

82% of People Surveyed In Bulwell Want an Entertainment Centre I’m a strong supporter of the “We Love Bulwell’” campaign which was a creation of the Mary Portas national review of how local communities can support their High Street and Town Centre.  The Town Team have...

British Legion of Bulwell Collect at Soldier’s Hill

Soldiers Hill in Bulwell Forest Needs a Permanent Memorial I  first heard about Soldiers Hill from Paul Jackson of the Bulwell Branch of the British Legion when I was helping out with poppy sales last November.   So under the bright sunshine of a perfect spring day on...