Justin’s Column – 24 January 2014

I drove past Regent Circus this week and finally the bare metal bones of the new cinema and restaurant complex are beginning to see flesh, with work moving on to the walls and floors. In many ways, the regeneration going on in Swindon is the flesh on the bones of the economic recovery we have built. Yes the economic data … Read More

Leader’s Column – 23 January 2014

In the next few days, we will publish the final draft budget for 2014/15. If you glance at it, you will see the huge range of services that the Council commissions or delivers, alone or with partner organisations. While most of our spending goes on caring for the elderly, those with learning disabilities or safeguarding children, we are also committed … Read More

Join Us In Birmingham & Help Turn Britain Around

Conservative Party Conference 2014 The ICC Birmingham Sunday 8 October – Wednesday 1 October This autumn’s Party Conference will be our last before the General Election – an election we must win so that we can finish the job we’ve started securing our country’s future. Each year our Conference goes from strength to strength, finding new ways to give everyone … Read More

Record Increase In Employment

This morning the Office for National Statistic has announced the biggest quarterly increase in employment on record. “More jobs means more security, peace of mind and opportunity for the British people.” Prime Minister, David Cameron The number of people out of work fell by 167,000 in the last three months to November 2013. Yesterday the IMF sharply raised the UK’s … Read More

Robert’s Column – 22 January 2014

One of the main themes of my work in 2014 will undoubtedly be the need to secure more investment for Swindon, from both the government and private sectors. One ongoing example is the Thamesdown Drive extension. Last week Swindon Borough Council joined me in Westminster to lobby the government about this vital project. Completing the ‘missing link’ from Purton Road … Read More