Election Manifesto hits right notes for Fylde candidate

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FYLDE Parliamentary Candidate Mark Menzies welcomed the Conservative Party Election Manifesto pledge to offer housing association tenants the right to but their homes.

Mr Menzies, who is standing for re-election on May 7, said the move was one highlight in a document which proved the party stood up for working families.

He added: “This manifesto proves that the Conservatives are the party for people who want to see a Britain which stands up for those who want to do the right thing and help their communities and country prosper.

“Having begun to rebalance the economy after Labour’s disastrous stewardship we can now afford to pay for the things which will help hard-working families prosper.

“I have lost count of the number of people who have told me they vote Conservative because they were given the right to buy their council house by the Thatcher government, so I am delighted to see that policy rejuvenated.

“Our NHS is vital for Britain so it is important we continue to invest in it, something we have done throughout the financial crisis in spite of Labour telling us it was foolhardy to do so.

“Families tell me how difficult it is balancing a career and home-life so the pledge to double the free hours of childcare provided for working parents of 3- and 4-year-olds, from 15 hours to 30 hours a week during term time – equivalent of £5,000 a year assistance – will help alleviate some of that burden.

“Further promises on education and apprenticeships are also to be welcomed if we are to prosper as a nation and provide the next generation with the skills to compete on a world stage.

“For those in lower paid jobs, the promise to guarantee a tax free minimum wage is ground-breaking and shows the modern, compassionate Conservative Party is the party of working people.”


Picture: Mark Menzies introduces the Prime Minister to three local apprentices during Mr Cameron’s recent visit to BAE Warton

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