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Henry Smith MP welcomes Commons Vote for Energy Price Cap

Henry Smith MP has welcomed the Domestic Gas and Electricity (Tariff Cap) Bill completing its passage through the House of Commons (on Monday, 30th April). This Government legislation has now passed to the House of Lords with the expectation that it will become law by this summer.

A Close Result in the Crawley Borough Council Elections

On behalf of all the Conservative candidates, I would like to say a big thank you to everyone in Crawley who voted Conservative in last week’s Crawley Borough Council elections. Crawley Conservatives had a very strong set of results with Labour clinging on to control of Crawley Borough Council by the very narrowest of margins.

False Claims on Grass Cutting

Time has a way of ensuring that the truth comes out. For politicians that make false claims and false promises, that is somewhat inconvenient. This brings me nicely to the last Crawley Borough Council election campaign in 2016 and the main election leaflet put out by the Crawley Labour Party exactly two years ago, that stated on its front page: “The alternative is a return to Tory control. Last time around they couldn’t even keep the grass cut”.

Henry Smith MP Hails Crawley Teachers

Henry Smith MP has welcomed news that young people in Crawley and West Sussex are benefiting from rising school standards, with 37 more schools in the county rated good or outstanding compared with 2010.

Tackling Single Use Plastics

We’ve seen some great progress on reducing plastic waste under the Conservatives. In January a ban on the manufacture of products containing microbeads came into force and a ban on their sale comes into effect this July. The 5p charge on plastic bags has already cut their use by 83%, taking 9 billion bags out of circulation.

Battling Against Extremism

Extremes in politics are clearly not a good thing. I was first elected as Councillor for Furnace Green in 2003 in an election that also saw the first BNP (British National Party) candidate stand for election in Crawley, gaining 15% of the vote. Subsequent years saw more BNP candidates stand in local elections both in Crawley and across the country.

Crawley Borough Council Electoral Boundaries - Fair is Best

Last week a Full Council meeting took place at Crawley Borough Council. The main item for debate was a vote on a preferred future warding pattern to formally submit as part of a local government boundary review that is taking place for Crawley Borough Council.

Crawley MP supports NCT's #HiddenHalf Campaign

Crawley MP Henry Smith attended a parliamentary event to support the National Childbirth Trust (NCT) #HiddenHalf campaign to get post-natal mental illness out of hiding.

Henry Smith MP welcomes Ban on Ivory Sales

Crawley MP Henry Smith has welcomed confirmation from the Environment Secretary, Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, that the UK will introduce a ban on ivory sales.