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The Need to Revitalise our Town Centre

Our economy continues to perform well under the Conservatives but we should never take a healthy economy for granted. Doing so is possible when we’ve had eight years of economic growth with our economy now being 17% larger than in 2010. My expectation is it will be when we as a country do take a strong economy for granted, that we end up with the next Labour Government. Of course, those of us with long memories know what will then mean for our economy.

Local MP Lambasts Rail Line Lateness

Crawley MP Henry Smith has condemned Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR), operator of Thameslink and Southern Railway services, in the House of Commons (on Monday, 4th June) for their treatment of passengers following network-wide timetable changes which came into effect on 20th May.

Raising our Recycling Rates

I recently highlighted how disappointing it is that under Labour, Crawley Borough Council has the lowest recycling rate out of all seven district and borough council in West Sussex. The seven local councils within the county are the waste collection authorities and West Sussex County Council is the waste disposal authority.

Henry Smith MP: Fewer Workless Households means more Security for Crawley Families

Henry Smith MP has welcomed new figures showing that there are over 71,000 fewer workless households in south east England since 2010. This means more families with the security of work, and the number of children living in workless households is continuing to fall – with more than 44,000 fewer children living in workless households since last year.

Respecting the EU Referendum Result

In just under ten months the UK will be leaving the European Union political organisation, into what will probably be a transition period of 22 months before the final withdrawal. Most people believe that referendum results should be respected although the political elite do have a habit of trying not to apply that to matters relating to the EU.

Henry Smith MP Hails Local Charity

Henry Smith MP has praised Crawley-based charity Vision Aid Overseas, whose work assists those with eye health need in developing countries, in the House of Commons (on Wednesday, 23rd May).