Last week I had the pleasure of visiting Swindon Powertrain, an excellent company with specialist engineering expertise, which amongst other things specialises in electric conversions. Their latest project has seen them take the Classic Mini car and convert in to an electric battery-powered vehicle. They stripped out the original engine and fuel system and replaced it with an electric motor, … Read More
Like many of us here in town, I am frustrated and concerned following the announcement made by Honda this week, confirming that the Swindon plant will close in 2021. I firmly believe that Honda has made the wrong decision because the quality of the product and the quality of the workforce we have in Swindon is world-beating. Honda is a … Read More
The Conservative Group retain control of Swindon Borough Council with a majority of 5 and we are immensely grateful for the vote of confidence from Swindon residents. The results not only indicate widespread support but also that Swindon is aspirational and forward looking! We will deliver even more for Swindon.
Conservatives in Swindon have welcomed new data from the Department for Education which shows how the town will continue to benefit from increased schools funding under the new National Funding Formula. Nationally, core funding for schools and high needs continues to be at an all-time high, and has risen from almost £41 billion in 2017-18 to £43.5 billion this year. … Read More
Independent Councillor Matthew Courtliff has announced today that he has applied to join the Conservative Group on Swindon Council and this has been accepted. Cllr Courtliff said “I entered politics with the desire to contribute towards making our town and our community a place that my family and fellow residents would enjoy living in and being part of. During the … Read More