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Meeting Our Housing Need

Arguably the biggest issue we have in Crawley and indeed across the wider South-East of England is the availability and affordability of housing. We need housing for all types of tenure including homes to buy. Over the last 20 years, the supply of housing has not kept up with the UK’s population increase, which has been growing annually at half a million people for many years.

Domestic Abuse and Registering to Vote Anonymously

Being stuck in an abusive, controlling and violent relationship is terrible and I cannot politely write here what I think about the perpetrators who use violence and fear to control their partners. It is mostly women who are the victims, although not exclusively so, and escaping such an environment and then rebuilding your life can be very traumatic.

Helping People to become the Best That They Can Be

A fundamental reason as to why I have always been a Conservative is that I believe in aspiration and helping people to become the best they can be. One of the best ways to improve prospects for our young people is through education, with further and higher education enabling greater opportunities. I am therefore delighted to see that information released by UCAS (The University and Colleges Admission Service) shows that University applications in Crawley in 2018 have seen a 40% increase, rising from 25% of 18 year-olds applying in 2009 to 35% in 2018.

Making our Public Life More Representative

The Conservatives have a proud tradition of firsts when it comes to women in politics. In 1919 it was Conservative Nancy Astor who was the female MP to take her seat in Parliament. 1970 saw Betty Harvie Anderson become the first female Deputy Speaker of the Commons. 1975 saw Margaret Thatcher become the first female Leader of the Opposition, going on to become our first female Prime Minister in 1979. Last year saw Wealden MP Nusrat Ghani become the first female Muslim minister to speak at the despatch box.

Crawley MP backing moves to 'Take On' Rogue Parking Companies

Henry Smith MP has given his support to legislation scheduled to come before the House of Commons this Friday, 2nd February, to introduce a statutory Code of Practice for private parking companies to prevent motorists from being unfairly ripped off.