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Supporting High Street Saturday

This coming Saturday will be High Street Saturday, which is a new campaign day that aims to celebrate our town centres and high streets. As part of the day, people are encouraged to pledge to shop locally, share photos and messages online using #HighStreetSaturday, and to encourage local councils like Crawley to make good use of the Future High Street Fund. This is a fund that is provided by the Government to help make high streets and town centres fit for the future.

Rents, Spin, Tax and Political Ambition

For many years, I’ve seen political ping-pong at both national and local level, but often the full facts are not being disclosed when politics is spun. For example, last week we had a press release issued by Crawley’s Labour council where the Cabinet Member for Housing was taking credit for a 1% annual rent reduction for our council tenants.

Crawley MP Champions Local Schools in Parliament

Henry Smith MP has spoken out against the historical underfunding of local schools in a Westminster Hall debate on school funding (Monday, 4th February) and has called on the Department for Education to do more to ensure the concerns highlighted by local parents and teachers are better addressed.

Leaving the Labour Party - Where to next?

Last week was potentially the start of a major realignment of our party politics. Time will tell, but we may be seeing a tectonic shift. A healthy democracy needs viable alternatives that can govern effectively and a politics where everyone in society feels there is a credible and respectable voice for them.