An economy that works for everyone

An economy that works for everyone Did you know that most working people in Britain today are earning less, after inflation, than they did ten years ago? And that’s with inflation having been at very low rates. Inflation is now at 2.7% and heading upwards. With average wage rises at 2.3% we are only getting […]

The Health of the Nation

The Health of the Nation The latest report from the King’s Fund says: “The NHS is under growing financial pressure. Between 2010/11 and 2014/15, health spending increased by an average of 1.2% a year in real terms and increases are set to continue at a similar rate until the end of this parliament. This is […]

It’s a two-horse race

Choose your vote carefully: it’s a two-horse race Labour v Tory In New Forest West and nationally it’s a two-horse race: the Tories v Labour. Only Labour can beat the Tories and form the next government.

A place to call home

A place to call home The way we live is changing. Home ownership is falling as house prices head ever on upwards.

The Manchester bombing

Jo’s statement on the Manchester bombing After the dreadful attack in Manchester last night, I am sure you will join with us in sending our condolences to the families of the dead and injured. Manchester is a city at the heart of our party and movement, and today we stand in solidarity with everyone in […]

Fox hunting and the Tories

Why are the Tories obsessed with killing foxes? We know very little about what Theresa May personally believes in. She plays her cards close to her chest. She was a remainer, but managed to stay quiet enough to allow people to think she probably wanted to leave the EU. Her famous “Brexit means Brexit” tells […]

Don’t get old if the Tories win

Don’t get old if the Tories win The Tory Manifesto is out and it’s not good news for any of us, but especially not for those of us getting on in years:

Labour will abolish university tuition fees

Labour will abolish university tuition fees I have 2 daughters and a son-in-law. All have gone to university in the last 5 years. My eldest started her degree the year tuition fees went up from £3,500 per year to £9,000 per year. Very bad timing. Of course tuition fees are not the only expense. Students […]

Your vote matters

Your vote matters Around seven million people are not correctly registered to vote in the UK. Are you one of them? If you haven’t registered by 22 May, you won’t be able to vote in the general election on 8th June. That means you won’t get to choose the person who will represent you in […]

Schools are facing cuts under the Tories

Schools are facing cuts under the Tories Schools across New Forest West will be cutting staff and not spending on things like books, computers or support services like speech therapy and counselling. Even the Conservative-dominated Public Accounts Committee says that funding cuts could ‘threaten the quality of education and educational outcomes’.