Controlling Our Borders with a Fair Immigration Policy

One of many things I like about our town is that we have people from many parts of the UK, Europe, the Commonwealth and the wider world living here. This helps make Crawley more interesting and global in our outlook, especially with having Gatwick Airport here and we are of course a very welcoming place.

Investing in West Sussex Public Services

Last Friday was the Full Council meeting at West Sussex County Council that determined the budget for the year ahead. It is well-known that ‘upper tier’ authorities in areas of two-tier local authorities such as West Sussex, have much greater financial challenges than ‘lower tier’ authorities such as Crawley Borough Council, that gains significant income from its huge level of reserves that it has from the sale of council houses.

Employment hits record high

New jobs figures today show that employment is at a record high – with more people in work than ever before –and unemployment is at its lowest since 1974.

Unifying Policies not Ideological Purity

The December general election saw a tectonic shift in our country’s politics. Across the nation including here in Crawley, we saw thousands of people vote Conservative for the first time, many of whom had previously always voted Labour.