GDP growth up more than 1.5%

Figures released by the Office of National Statistics show that between July and September 2016, the British economy grew by 0.5%, meaning our economy has grown by over 1.5% in 2016.

Real wages are up - and even more so after tax.

Average wages are now rising faster than inflation.  But "average wages" are not a very precise measure to find out whether wages have gone up, as they do not take changes into the labour market into account.  People who were previously on benefits may now finally have obtained a newly created (low-paid) job - thereby lowering the average.  And if we take the Conservatives' tax cuts for 25 million people into account, the outcome is even more positive.  The economy is recovering and it's the Tories who are making it happen.

NHS facts vs. fiction

The last Labour government shut Guy's Hospital's A&E department.  Conservatives invested more in local healthcare.  What is important is that residents obtain the best healthcare without bankrupting the country - not ideological dogma.

5 million housing association tenants could become home owners

5 million housing association tenants could become home owners if Right to Buy is extended to them.  JP Floru, Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Bermondsey and Old Southwark has written to Downing Street to urge the inclusion of this policy in the Conservative Manifesto for the 2015 General Election. 

News from Michael Mitchell - GLA Candidate

Michael Mitchell, GLA Candidate and Southwark Conservative Councillor, tells us about some of his work in the Bermondsey and Old Southwark consitituency.