Action need to stop soaring levels of alcohol-related crime

Alistair Craig, Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Greenwich & Woolwich, today added his voice to growing concern over the introduction of new licensing laws, which will allow an explosion in late night drinking. A senior judge has warned that town centres across Britain are becoming ‘revolting and dangerous places’ and young people are being turned into ‘urban savages’ because of the rise in alcohol-fuelled violence.

Bottom of the class for Greenwich Schools .... again

Yet again Greenwich secondary schools have come bottom of the league tables for GCSE results in London.  New figures published today

Eltham North select candidate for Council By-election

Conservatives have announced their candidate for the forthcoming Eltham North by-election, which was today officially called for 10 February 2005.  Nigel Fletcher, a 24-year-old local resident, will contest the council seat which falls vacant following the resignation yesterday of Cllr Douglas Ellison.


Time to rein in the widening net of inheritance tax

Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Greenwich & Woolwich, Alistair Craig added his backing to new calls to address the soaring level of inheritance tax. Nationally, Conservatives have outlined possible options to reduce or abolish this increasingly unpopular tax. More and more households are now liable for the tax, as since 1997, the tax threshold has been increased by far less than the average rise in house prices.

Eltham North by-election called

A by-election to appoint a Councillor for the Eltham North Ward will be held on Thursday 10 February.


Tim Collins: Labour is all talk on inner city schools

Shadow Education Secretary Tim Collins has pointed the finger of blame at Tony Blair's Labour government after new

London MEP pledges support for aid for tsunami victims

Conservative Foreign Affairs Spokesman in the European Parliament and Founder of the Friends of India in the European Parliament, Dr Charles Tannock MEP for London, has today written to the Indian Ambassador to the EU pledging support for the victims of the tsunami disaster.


Why are we paying £110,000 for a Policy Officer for Len Duvall?

Mystery surrounds the motives behind a plan by Ken Livingstone to fund a £110,000 advisor for the Lab

Alistair Craig calls for shake up of costly PFI

The Government's flagship Private Finance Initiative is in urgent need of reform because it is disorganised and too costly, a think

Livingstone plans another inflation-busting tax rise

London Conservatives have pledged to fight Ken Livingstone’s plans for another inflation-busting levy from council tax payers in the capital. Bob Neill, Conservative Leader in the London Assembly, said his group would provide “strenuous opposition” after the Mayor unveiled his Budget for 2005, which includes a £17.28 – or 7.16% - jump in next year’s council tax precept, more than four times the rate of inflation.