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Our County Council candidates will be hard at work again this weekend, knocking on doors, hosting Street Stalls and making telephone calls. Why not get involved? Call 01268 792992 to find out how! 

Baroness Thatcher - a statement from Rebecca Harris MP

From Rebecca Harris MP "It is with great sadness that today, we have heard of the death of Baroness Margaret Thatcher. My thoughts are with Carol and Mark, her two children. She was a great leader of Britain who won three General Elections, was the longest continually serving Prime Minister and the First Woman to hold the office. Her steadfast determination and courage was inspirational."

Rebecca visits Benfleet Barrier

Rebecca Harris MP visited the Benfleet Barrier with Cllr Ray Howard this morning to see the progress of a £3.6 million-pound Environment Agency scheme to overhaul the Canvey flood barriers at Benfleet, East Haven and Fobbing. The barriers protect over 15,000 local homes from flooding and the improvements are well under way.

Vicky Ford MEP demands action to remove red tape for small businesses

The European Commission launched a consultation on the Top 10 Most Burdensome Pieces of EU Legislation for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) from September to December 2012. Vicky Ford, MEP for the East of England, had urged local businesses to take part in this consultation.

Castle Point MP supports National Apprenticeship Week

Castle Point MP Rebecca Harris has welcomed the Prime Minister’s vision for apprenticeships to become the new norm for young people.  Mr Cameron is encouraging more young people either to go on and study at university or go out and get an apprenticeship. The Prime Minister’s views come as part of National Apprenticeship Week which is being held across the Country this week.

Local MEP Vicky Ford speaks out...

Today in Strasbourg over 500 MEPs voted to reject the proposal agreed by the leaders of the 27 European countries to reduce the EU budget. But Conservative Members of the Parliament from the East of England voted for reductions

Castle Point MP welcomes tripling of Prompt Payment pledges to support small businesses

Castle Point MP Rebecca Harris has today welcomed the news that in just four months the number of FTSE 350 firms signing up to the Prompt Payment Code has tripled. There are now 126 FTSE 350 firms signed up to the code, with 94 new firms since November last year.  Three quarters of FTSE 100 companies have signed, or are in the process of signing, the Code.

Next Supper Club.....

Just a quick reminder, Castle Point Conservatives’ Supper Club Function is being held at the Tandoori Parlour, Hart Road, Thundersley, on Thursday 14th March 2013. If you wish to attend and haven’t as yet confirmed please call Pat on 01268 694856/07952 543285