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Improving Our Transport Infrastructure

Crawley’s location and our transport links, both within our town and to travel outwards, are one of the many good things about living here. We also have the nation’s second largest airport within our Borough while not being too far from the first. Our location and transport links are a key factor in our local economic success. Conversely, congestion hampers our local economy as well taking up our time and being bad for the environment.

Investing In Our NHS

At some poi nt in our lives, all of us will need to use our National Health Service. Even if we fortunate to have good health, it is reassuring to know that the NHS is there for us should we unexpectedly need it. The NHS is always there for us, is always free at the point of use, and will always continue to be so.

A Positive, One-Nation Conservative Agenda

Last week saw several announcements from Boris Johnson’s One-Nation Conservative government that reflect people’s concerns and priorities. I would like to highlight some of these policies that I believe will be of interest to Crawley residents.

Conservative Success In Crawley

It is a well-known fact that local elections tend to go against the political party that is in government. Here in Crawley, this happened to us Conservatives during John Major’s government of 1990 - 1997, when we were reduced to just two Crawley Borough Councillors.

Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics and Hyperbole

The old phrase of “Lies, damned lies, and statistics” was coined by Mark Twain to describe the persuasive power of numbers, particularly the use of statistics to bolster weak arguments. I won’t be disingenuous and pretend that all political parties don’t select statistics that suit their narratives, because they do, but some parties stretch credibility and the truth to ridiculous limits.