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- Benefits Cap
A large part of the economic problem faced by the Coalition Government was caused by the last Labour Government borrowing more money during its time in office than all of its predecessors put together since the foundation of the Bank of England, Stephen Phillips QC MP told the House of Commons in a debate this week. Speaking on the new Charter for Budget Responsibility, which will ensure both fiscal prudence and the [...]
- Young Drivers
Local MP Stephen Phillips, this week called a debate in the House of Commons to press ministers to do more to prevent deaths and injuries caused by young drivers. Stephen was inspired by the story of constituent Emily Challen, a 17-year-old killed while a passenger in a car driven by a teenage friend, and he paid tribute to her parents who have called for the introduction of Graduated Driver Licensing to improve [...]
- Smoking in cars with kids banned
Smoking in cars with kids banned – but majority of Lincolnshire MPs vote against the move. Read more: http://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/Smoking-cars-kids-banned-majority-Lincolnshire/story-20602846-detail/story.html#ixzz2tEo9bsXl
- Branston Community Academy
Branston Community Academy, one of the many excellent schools in the Sleaford and North Hykeham constituency, recently asked Stephen Phillips MP to perform the formal opening of their newly refurbished concert hall and community nursery. Stephen attended a hustings in the old facilities just before the last election and, following two ribbon cutting ceremonies, commented on the excellence of the new hall before being treated to music and drama performances and having [...]
- St Vincent’s Caythorpe
Stephen Phillips QC MP celebrated the repair and refurbishment of the spire at St. Vincent’s Church in Caythorpe on Sunday, at a service attended by villagers and many others from churches and communities along the cliff. St Vincent’s is one of the most beautiful churches in the constituency and like several other parish churches in Lincolnshire, faces an ongoing restoration battle so that it can continue to form a centre of village [...]
- New District Councillor
Following the sad death of Jim Cook, who worked tirelessly for many years as a district councillor on behalf of the residents of Osbournby and the surrounding villages, voters last week had the opportunity in a by-election to vote for his successor. Local mum Kate Cook, who works in the family business and also teaches French in pre-schools and at the Prelude Day Nursery in Osbournby, was chosen as the Conservative candidate [...]
- European Fundraising Dinner
The East Midlands Conservatives are holding a European Fundraising Dinner to support the European Parliament candidates in their campaign. The 3 Course Dinner will be held at Kelham Hall (near Newark) on 6th February and there will be a special Guest Speaker who is a member of the cabinet. See our Events page for more details.
- The case for a Referendum
It has been nearly 40 years since the British people last had their say on Europe. In that time, so much has changed – the countries involved, the powers devolved, the benefits and costs of membership. People feel that the EU is heading in a direction they never signed up for. It is right to negotiate a fresh settlement in [...]