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Welcome to the Tamworth Conservative Association Website

Tamworth Conservative Association is made up of many members across the area and aims to build a better Tamworth Constituency by promoting the Conservative cause.

The Association has the responsibility for supporting and raising funds for our elected MP, Christopher Pincher, as well as Conservative candidates in Local and County Council elections .

With an active social calendar, suitable for all ages, Tamworth Conservatives organize a wide range of activities from pub quizzes to formal dinners and drinks receptions.

We invite you to join us at any time throughout the year.

To learn more about membership and what we do please contact us or you can join immediately online by clicking here.

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New Figures Show Crime has dropped by More Than a Fifth Under this Government

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

policeTamworth’s MP, Christopher Pincher, was happy to hear that this week new statistics revealed that crime nationally has dropped by more than a fifth under this government.

Statistics released by the Office of National Statistics revealed that crime has dropped more than one fifth since June 2010. The independent Crime Survey for England and Wales also paints a similar picture with crime falling by 20%. This year there were more than 2.3 million fewer crimes than the year before this Government came to power.

Responding to the new statistics Mr Pincher stated, ““I am delighted to hear of the news that crime has decreased by a fifth since June 2010, more proof that the long term plan this party is laying out is working for the people of Britain. The action plan we set out includes freeing the police to fight crime, giving criminals tougher sentences to put victim’s minds at rest and tackling the root causes of criminality.

“Since June 2010 there were 413,000 fewer violent crimes, a massive success in keeping people safe on our streets. It is great news that this government will continue to cut unnecessary red tape within the police force to ensure that police can focus on what really matters – fighting crime for safer communities around Tamworth.”

There were 962,000 fewer incidents of criminal damages, 413,000 fewer violent crimes and 290,000 fewer vehicle crimes since June 2010.

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Christopher Pincher Welcomes Fall in Tamworth’s Unemployment

Sunday, October 19th, 2014

job centreChristopher Pincher, Conservative MP for Tamworth, welcomed figures released that show unemployment in Tamworth has fallen once again to a new low.

Figures published by the ONS show that the number of unemployed claimants in Tamworth constituency in September 2014 was 515.  This represents a rate of just 1.1% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64.

This number of claimants is a massive 725 lower than September 2013 and 63 lower than in August 2014.  In fact, unemployment in Tamworth has almost halved in the last six months.

In March, the number of unemployed was approaching 1000.  This means that Tamworth now has one of the lowest rates of unemployment in the country.

Responding to these figures Mr Pincher said, “It is excellent news that unemployment in Tamworth has fallen once again and continues to drop below levels seen before the Labour government’s recession.  Together with the fall in inflation, which we also saw last week, it is now clear that the government’s long-term economic plan is working, businesses are creating jobs and people are getting back into work.

“But we must not be complacent, there is still much to do. We must continue to make Tamworth the place to set up or expand a business and that is what I am trying do helping both the council and local enterprises.

“We must take care to guard against the old bad habits of the past which relied too much on public sector and financial services jobs as Gordon Brown and Ed Balls did.  We need more small businesses and more skilled workers to deliver a broad-based recovery.”

Nationally too unemployment continues to fall.  Between June and August, unemployment across the United Kingdom stood at 6%, the lowest figure since before the crash of 2008.

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UK Unemployment at Lowest Since Before the Recession

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

job centreUK unemployment fell by 154,000 in the three months to the end of August to 1.97 million, the first time it has been below two million since 2008, official figures show.

The drop took the unemployment rate to 6%, its lowest level since late 2008 and the employment rate is now 73%, close to its all-time high of 73.2%, the Office for National Statistics said.

Over the year, the number of unemployed people fell by 538,000, the largest annual fall since records began.

The number of people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance in September fell by 18,600 to 951,900; the drop marks the 23rd consecutive monthly reduction. In total, there are now a record 30.76 million people in work.

Youth unemployment – covering 16-to-24-year-olds – fell by 88,000 over the quarter to 733,000, giving a jobless rate among the age group of 16%.

Employment Minister Esther McVey said, “Today’s record figures show that the government’s long-term economic plan to help businesses create jobs and get people working again is proving successful.”

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Conservative MP Secures Good Hope Public Meeting for Tamworth

Sunday, October 12th, 2014

Chris Pincher MP 04Tamworth’s Conservative MP, Christopher Pincher, has secured a public consultation meeting for local residents concerned at changes to services at Good Hope hospital.

The meeting will take place on Friday 24th October at the Holiday Inn Express, Leisure Island, River Drive, Tamworth, B79 7ND.

Mr Pincher wrote to Dr Mark Newbold, CEO of the Heart of England Trust, asking him to hold at least one of their consultation meetings closer to Tamworth so local residents can more easily attend to have their say. Mr Pincher believes that any changes to improve the expertise of services at Good Hope and other Birmingham hospitals must not adversely impact users from Tamworth.

Mr Pincher said, “I am pleased that has listened to local people and has agreed to hold further consultation meetings and listen to Tamworth residents. Indeed, he has already written to The Herald giving notice of the event so that more people know about the session to be held in Tamworth.

“I will submit my own feedback on the Trust’s proposals so they are left in no doubt about what I want to see for my constituents. I look forward to the time of the meeting being finalised and advertised widely as soon as possible.”

The timing of the meeting is being finalised and the event will be properly advertised as soon as possible.

copy of the letter to Christopher Pincher MP from Dr Newbold

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Pincher Welcomes Conservative Conference Pledges to “Secure A Better Future”

Sunday, October 5th, 2014

cashTamworth’s MP, Christopher Pincher, has welcomed the tax announcements made by David Cameron at the Conservative Party Conference held in Birmingham.

The Prime Minister revealed that a Conservative government will increase the lower rate threshold before paying tax from £10,000 to £12,500 in the next parliament. That will lift a million lower paid workers out of tax leaving them with much more money in their pockets. And the announcement that the higher 40p band will see its threshold increased to £50,000 will see middle earners saving over £1,000 each year.

Mr Pincher said, “I went to Birmingham calling for more help for tax payers and pensioners and so I am very pleased with the Prime Minister’s promise. His announcement will help a good many families and single workers in Tamworth. It will help boost our town’s economy and help cement our place as the best place in the Midlands to live and to work.

“I am also really pleased that George Osborne has pledged to slash the “death tax” on people’s pensions. Currently, a large chunk of personal pensions are lost to the taxman when the pensioner dies. The Chancellor’s decision to cut the rate from 55% to just 20% means that pensioners will be able to pass on much more of their wealth in their pension pots rather than their heirs having to hand it over to the Revenue. I think pensioners in Tamworth who have worked hard will be pleased with this news.

“The Conservative conference also made clear that it is the only party that will continue to reform welfare so it always pays to work, fix the economy so we can invest in the NHS, deal firmly with immigration by addressing the problem of free movement of people from the European Union and give us a referendum on our membership of the EU itself.

“I think this shows we are the only Party with a long term economic plan to fix our economy so that it delivers, long term, for families, for individuals and for community groups up and down our country and here in Tamworth.”

The Conservative Conference was also said to have contributed £15million to the Midlands economy as businesses, exhibitors and delegates from all over the country flocked to Birmingham to hear plans from David Cameron, George Osborne, Theresa May, Nicky Morgan and Boris Johnson. The Conference has also seen an immediate boost to Conservative fortunes with opinion polls showing them in the lead over Labour.

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Local MP Urges Council to Heed Residents’ Concerns about Priory Park Application

Friday, September 12th, 2014
Mr Pincher writing his opposition to the go kart application

Mr Pincher writing his opposition to the go kart application

Christopher Pincher MP has raised his “clear concerns” about an application made to North Warwickshire Borough Council to extend the karting track at Priory Park because of concerns about its future use and the impact this may have on residents in Acorn Ridge.

The noise from the karting track, which sits just over the border in Warwickshire, has historically been a significant nuisance for residents and increasing the capacity of the track will further exacerbate this problem.

A number of Tamworth constituents have also raised concerns about the size of the sound barriers that have been installed, which are not the 5m tall barriers described in the applicant’s submission (they are materially lower) and make little impact on the levels of noise.

Mr Pincher said, “I have raised my objections about this site before and have done so again. I have written to North Warwickshire in the clearest terms.

“I am concerned that given the location of the Chiltern loop and the roads off it, which is in Tamworth and known as Acorn Ridge, residents are not being given sufficient say about decisions that may be taken by North Warwickshire but which have a direct and negative impact on them. They may not live in North Warwickshire but my constituents are directly affected by decisions made by councillors that they do not elect over the border.

“As well as objecting to North Warwickshire Borough Council, I have also written to Planning Minister, Brandon Lewis MP, to clarify what support can be given to Tamworth Borough Council to represent residents in planning matters which are not within its jurisdiction, but which directly affect its own council tax payers.”

Stonydelph Conservative Cllr Stephen Doyle, who went along the North Warwickshire Planning Committee meeting on Monday night to speak up for local residents, said, “I believe NWBC Planning Committee must listen to local residents in Acorn Ridge who are concerned about the impact this application will have. It is not right to make any decision without making sure their lives are not unfairly affected. I will keep up the pressure on their behalf.”

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