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All hands to the pump - reduced water pressure planned for capital

The water coming out of some Londoners’ taps could be reduced to a trickle, if plans by Thames Water to reduce water pres

Labour under pressure over planned leisure centre

Conservatives are pressuring the Labour council to guarantee that the proposed Eltham Leisure centre will have at lea

Burglars see Greenwich as "risk free"

Conservatives are very concerned over a new report from the Labour Government admitting that burglars now regard robbing people’s

Oyster not delivering pearls it promised

Thousands of unwitting Londoners face another nine months of overcharges on their Oyster cards.

London Mayor's costs sky-rocket by 23%

The costs of running City Hall will escalate by a staggering 23% under plans being promoted by London Mayor Ken Livingstone

Action to help working families and pensioners in Greenwich

Ahead of the Government’s annual mini-Budget at the beginning of December, Alistair Craig, Parliamentary Spokesman for Greenwich & Woolwich this week backed new Conservative proposals to cut the level of tax on low and middle income earners in Greenwich. A new consultation paper proposes a number of ways in which more people on lower incomes can be taken out of tax completely, and how many on middle incomes can be freed from having to pay punitive, top rates of income tax.

Livingstone should retract misleading Olympics statement

Ken Livingstone should retract his accusation, made in the Morning Star newspaper, that London Assembly Conservatives have been “rele

Changes to schools admission policy are a bureaucrat's dream

Conservatives in Greenwich today called changes to the schools admission policy a “bureaucrat’s dream” as it takes the

Action plan unveiled to tackle soaring cost of asylum crisis

Conservative Parliamentary Spokesman for Greenwich & Woolwich, Alistair Craig, today highlighted new figures exposing the soaring expenditure of asylum by local councils. Across England, under the current Government, local councils’ spending on asylum has reached over £140 per household. In Greenwich since 1997 a total of £50,914,585* has been spent on the asylum crisis.

Give Greenwich's tenants a foot on the housing ladder

Alistair Craig, Conservative Parliamentary Spokesman for Greenwich & Woolwich today backed new plans to extend home ownership in Greenwich. New Conservative policies would mean extra support for ‘shared ownership’ schemes; allow social tenants to buy a stake in their home; and make it easier for housing associations to build more affordable housing. This will help those who currently cannot afford to get on the housing ladder.

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