Henry Smith Welcomes 2019 Conservative Party Manifesto

Henry Smith, Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Crawley, has welcomed the Party Manifesto for the General Election on Thursday 12 th December, which outlines plans to get Brexit done and unleash the potential of our whole country.

The manifesto commits that a Conservative majority government will guarantee;

  • Extra funding for the NHS, with 50,000 more nurses and 50 million more GP surgery appointments a year.
  • 20,000 more police and tougher sentencing for criminals.
  • An Australian-style points-based system to control immigration.
  • Millions more invested every week in science, schools, apprenticeships and infrastructure while controlling debt.
  • Reaching Net Zero by 2050 with investment in clean energy solutions and green infrastructure to reduce carbon emissions and pollution.
  • We will not raise the rate of income tax, VAT or National Insurance.


Henry said;

“Speaking to local residents who voted for leave and for remain; the overwhelming message from the doorstep in Crawley is that we need to get Brexit done.

“This is bigger than merely leaving the EU – it’s about Parliament delivering the instruction given by the British people three and a half years ago.

“I’m also welcoming proposals to recruit a further 20,000 police officers nationally. Officer numbers have remained stable over recent years. As part of the Prime Minister’s pledge to recruit 20,000 new officers, Sussex is to receive an extra 379, with 129 in the first phase alone.

“Boris Johnson announced an extra £14 billion in funding for schools. That works out at £150 million a week, and will include at least £5,000 a year per secondary school pupil and at least £4,000 per primary school pupil

“This support also includes £780 million in new funding to support children with Special Educational Needs next year alone.

“The Manifesto commits that between 2018 and 2023, a majority Conservative Government will have raised funding for the NHS by 29 per cent. By the end of the parliament, that will be more than £650 million extra a week.

“The UK is the first major economy to pass net zero emissions into law, and the Manifesto confirms we will do this by 2050. The work to achieve this has already started – the UK remains a leader on the international stage, and people up and down the country are also doing their bit.

“I continue to call, however, for Crawley Borough Council to do more – their leadership have been caught lacking in terms of tackling litter locally and I want to see them step up to help protect our planet.”


Henry Smith
Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Crawley

As Parliament has now been dissolved there are no MPs until after the 12th December 2019 General Election.

Phone: 01293 934554
Email: henry.smith@crawleyconservatives.org.uk