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The EU (Withdrawal) Bill

While I have made no secret of the fact that I would rather we were not leaving the European Union, as a democrat I respect the result of the Referendum and believe it is now important that we depart in an orderly fashion.

Moped crime in Bromley and Chislehurst

A number of residents have recently contacted me about an increase in antisocial behaviour being committed by people riding mopeds and motorbikes, which in some instances has led to cases of more serious crime.

Living Wage helps 300,000 out of low pay

The number of workers on low pay in the UK has fallen by more than 300,000 following the Conservatives’ introduction of the national living wage, a think tank says.

Waste4Fuel clearance resumes

Following the cessation of the clearance works at the Waste 4 Fuel site on Cornwall Drive earlier this year, I am pleased that the clear-up operation has begun again this week to remove the remainder of the waste, estimated to be around 9,000 tonnes.

David Gauke Conference Speech

“In 2010, our economy faced a crisis. 
 
We were borrowing more than at any time in our peace time history.
Unemployment had risen by nearly 850,000 in the previous two years, we had just under 4 million workless households. 
 

Ruth Davidson: ‘Unite and fight’

Thank-you conference.
 
It’s great to be here in Manchester. Or as I call it, the Southern powerhouse.
 
I want to talk to you about the general election. In fact, I want to talk to you about two of them.
 
The first one - two years ago.