February 2005

Action to cut council tax for older people

Alistair Craig this week welcomed new proposals to ease the burden of council tax on older people in Greenwich. Under the plans, the next Conservative Government will introduce an automatic 50% discount on council tax bills for those aged 65 and over, up to a maximum of £500. A discount already exists for single person households and many disabled people.

Greenwich Council's unnecessary tax rise

Greenwich Conservatives yesterday condemned the unnecessary and cynical tax rise by the Labour run Greenwich

Post Office saved in Coldharbour

The Mound Post office has been saved after a long campaign by Conservative councillors, residents and other campaigners.

Matrons to lead battle against hospital superbugs

Alistair Craig this week backed the action plan unveiled by Conservatives to improve hospit

Greenwich needs New York style policing to cut crime

Alistair Craig, Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Greenwich & Woolwich, this week championed

Action needed for discipline in Greenwich schools

Alistair Craig, Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Greenwich & Woolwich, this week welcomed the new five-point action plan launched by Conservatives designed to restore discipline to unruly school classrooms in Greenwich. As an illustration of falling standards, in Greenwich & Woolwich truancy has increased by 9% in primary schools, and by 53% in secondary schools since Labour came to power.

Shadow Health Secretary visits the Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Last Wednesday, Andrew Lansley MP, the Shadow Secretary of State for Health, visited the

Threat of new supplementary council tax on Greenwich

This week Alistair Craig, the Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Greenwich & Woolwich, reacted with

Labour's broken promise: Crossrail route will not include Woolwich

Despite local assurances from Labour that the new Crossrail scheme would include a branch line to Woolwich, the final decision has seen Crossrail go north of the river, leaving Abbey Wood as the only station in the Borough.

NEWSFLASH: Conservatives win Eltham North by-election

Nigel Fletcher, the Conservative Candidate, won yesterday's Eltham North Council by-election. 



Nigel will give a stronger voice on the Council for Eltham North

Yesterday's Eltham North by-election was won by Nigel Fletcher, the Conservative Candidate, who polled over 43% of the vote; and despite claims from the Liberal Democrats that they were making advances in Eltham, their vote collapsed to below 1

Eltham North by-election: Your chance to make a difference

"Crime, graffiti and anti-social behaviour are a real problem in Eltham North, but we are not seeing value for money from the Labour Council.  Conservatives have argued for a freeze on tax rises, and the replacement of Labour's wasteful spending and massive publicity budget with a focus on frontline services and community safety.

Eltham North by-election: Lower taxes and better services

"The audit commission says Conservative councils give better services for lower council tax.  The Labour council in G

Eltham North by-election: Fighting for our green spaces

"The Labour government is insisting that councils build more and more houses.

Eltham North by-election: Preserving Local Facilities

"Conservatives believe in preserving our local facilities for the use of the whole community.  The Labour Council's s

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