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Police and Crime Commissioner election, 15th November 2012.

This election will herald the end of police authorities.  Powers to set police force budgets and policing priorities, and hire and fire chief constables, will be transferred to a single individual, directly elected in each force area. Political Parties will have the opportunity to put forward a candidate in each force area.

We have moved!

Daventry Constituency Conservative Association has moved to 78 St.George's Avenue, Northampton, NN2 6JF

HS2

A number of constituents, mainly from Byfield, have written to me asking my views about HS2.

WE WANT NEW DEAL WITH EU

A REMARKABLE event took place last Monday. More than 110 Tory MPs crowded into the “Thatcher Room” in Parliament to talk about the UK’s relationship with Europe and, when we finished, there was no need for the cleaners to spend hours removing blood from the carpet.

Shared Accommodation Rate

Our Housing Benefit system traps the poorest in society into areas where there is simply no employment.  In many cases there will be a prosperous location where job opportunities exist on the other side of the city or the county, but the travel costs are prohibitive and they dare not move their families as they know this will mean putting their home in jeopardy, as well as their benefits

Wind Farms - How to beat the developers...!

Residents of Daventry know that I am very much sceptical of on-shore wind and have been helping a lot of local campaigns against wind farms across my constituency.