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Sunday, 19 March 2017

Posted by Parveen Hassan
| 01:59
CWH was delighted to support, Andy Street’s Mayoral campaign launch on Friday 17th March 2017. 200 guests took part in the event to listen to Andy Street’s renewal plan for the West Midlands. The event was addressed by Andy Street and young volunteers of his campaign. 

On the 4th May, the electorate will decide who their preferred choice of mayor is. The mayor will be responsible for leading the West Midlands Combined Authority and tackling economic and social challenges from transport, skills, housing and  developing employment opportunities. 

The ten point renewal plan covers themes from restoring pride for the region, transport transformation, housing development, and transparency.  

The polls are with Andy for a great victory. Throughout the period, Andy has campaigned  passionately to mark why his is the ultimate champion to take the role forward. As former John Lewis Managing Director, already experienced in bringing business opportunities and skills to lead the region. 

His field has further strengthened by working with individuals and communities which are currently underrepresented by attending Ask Andy roadshows.

Saturday, 4 February 2017

Posted by Parveen Hassan
| 16:30
West Midlands Conservative MEPs Anthea McIntyre & Daniel Dalton were present at the West Midlands Conservatives Regional Conference. 

Anthea & Daniel were the key note speakers, during lunch participants were provided an opportunity for Q & A regarding their work in European Parliament and the UK’s position post-Brexit. 

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Posted by Parveen Hassan
| 14:00
Rt Hon Dame Caroline Spelman, MP for Meriden, attended a Westminster reception hosted by the charity Beating Bowel Cancer to hear the case for reducing the bowel cancer screening age. 

On 25th January, the MP joined other Members of Parliament, bowel cancer patients and families, health professionals and members of the charity at the reception. They heard that variations in the screening age across the UK could be leading to thousands of bowel cancer patients in their 50s having a delayed diagnosis. 

The charity called for the screening age in England, Wales and Northern Ireland to be lowered from the age of 60 to 50, to bring it in line with Scotland. 
Bowel cancer is the UK’s second biggest cancer killer but this doesn’t have to be the case. Being diagnosed with bowel cancer at the earliest stage offers a 97% survival rate. But without screening, the majority of patients between 50 and 59 may not be diagnosed until a later stage through their GP or A&E. At that point the cancer can be more difficult to treat and if diagnosed at a late stage their survival odds could be as little as 7%. 

Dame Caroline said: “Having had friends who have lost their battle with Bowel Cancer, I recently met with representatives from the charity, Beating Bowel Cancer in Parliament. Following this meeting I am delighted to pledge my support for their campaign to improve bowel cancer screening in the Meriden constituency and across the UK. 

“Bowel cancer is one of the biggest killers in the country and can easily remain undetected without appropriate screening. We all need to do our bit to support any improvements to early diagnosis rates if we are to reduce the number of deaths associated with bowel cancer.” 

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Posted by Parveen Hassan
| 22:00
West Midlands Conservative Women’s Organisation invited Andy Street, West Midlands prospective mayor at the annual Christmas dinner and fundraiser on Thursday 8th December 2016. 

Andy Street outlined his vision for the West Midlands region on: businesses, infrastructure, transport, housing, employment and skills.

40 guests attended, during the evening, Andy explained the role of the prospective mayor and his developments on the mayoral campaign trail. 

Friday, 23 September 2016

Posted by Parveen Hassan
| 10:05
Conservative MEP and businesswoman Anthea McIntyre has been appointed Vice Chairman of the Party.  The Prime Minister has also appointed her to the Party Board. 

Anthea will take special responsibility for training and will focus on making improvements to the training provided for the voluntary party including activists and young people.

As Conservative MEP for the West Midlands since 2011 Miss McIntyre is the Party’s Employment spokesman in Europe and sits on the European Parliament's Agriculture and Employment and Social Affairs Committees. She has drafted Parliamentary reports on subjects including smart farming, encouraging entrepreneurs and re-shoring jobs and recently piloted legislation through the Parliament to tackle deadly plant pests by stopping them arriving from abroad.

Prior to becoming an MEP, she stood for Westminster in the Redditch seat in 1997 and the Shrewsbury and Atcham seat in 2001.

Outside politics she is a director of MCP Systems, a consultancy specialising in business intelligence systems, as well as having a share in a family smallholding and vineyard in Herefordshire.

A lifelong Conservative activist, she described herself as "delighted and deeply honoured" to become vice-chairman.

She said: "I was thrilled to be asked by the Party Chairman to take on these roles and particular responsibilities. I believe firmly that training and skills are the key to lasting success - whether you are looking at a new enterprise, a major employer or the world's oldest political organisation.

"I am delighted and deeply honoured to have been entrusted with this task and look forward to playing a part in determining the future direction and strategy of our Party."

Sunday, 10 July 2016

Posted by Parveen Hassan
| 13:02
When the country voted in the referendum about Europe a little more than two weeks ago, the message to politicians was clear. 

We want out of the European Union – and we want serious change in the way politics works.
Incredibly, lots of our political and business leaders have responded by showing that they still don’t get it.
Some politicians — democratically-elected politicians — have even suggested the Government should ignore the referendum result and keep Britain inside the EU.

Some business leaders, rather than planning for Britain’s departure or thinking of the opportunities withdrawal presents, have chosen to complain about the result and criticise the voters.
Well, I couldn’t be clearer.
Brexit means Brexit.

There must be no attempts to remain inside the EU, no attempts to rejoin it by the back door and no second referendum.

The country voted to leave the European Union and, as Prime Minister, I will make sure that we leave the European Union.

Of course, there are some risks in leaving, which is why we need strong, proven leadership to steer us through a period of economic uncertainty.

But there are also some great opportunities caused by leaving the EU.
The Government will be able to do more to control immigration to Britain from other European countries.
We will be able to negotiate our own trade deals with countries outside Europe.
And we’ll be able to do lots of common-sense things, like cut back on red tape and let local councils buy British.

So we have to seize the chance to get out into the world and help British firms to do business all around the globe.

But as I’ve said, the referendum was not just a vote against our membership of the EU.
It was a vote for change — and I understand why.
In Westminster, I am sometimes criticised for doing politics my own way.
As Ken Clarke said about me this week, I can be a “bloody difficult woman”.
But as I said after-wards: “Yes, and the European Commission is about to find out.”
Because I’m not your typical politician.
I don’t tour the television studios, I don’t gossip about people over lunch, I don’t go drinking in Parliament’s bars. 

I don’t often wear my heart on my sleeve.

I just get on with the job and I think that is the kind of no-nonsense politics people want.
They also want a clear, optimistic, positive view of what Britain should look like in the years to come.
And this is important, because, while negotiating the deal that gets us out of Europe is going to be a big job, we still need to be able to get on with governing the country and changing it for the better.
My vision is simple but it is bold.

I want to make Britain a country that works not for a privileged few but for everyone, regardless of who they are and where they’re from.
Because we’re a long way from that point right now.

If you’re born poor in today’s Britain, you will die on average nine years earlier than others.
If you’re black, you’re treated more harshly by the criminal justice system than if you’re white.
If you’re a white, working-class boy, you’re less likely than anyone else in Britain to go to university.
If you’re at a state school, you’re less likely to reach the top professions than if you’re educated privately.
If you’re a woman, you still earn less than a man.

If you suffer from mental health problems, there’s too often not enough help to hand.
If you’re young, you’ll find it harder than ever before to own your own home.
These are all appalling injustices and I am determined to fight against them.
But the mission to make Britain a country that works for everyone goes further than fighting these injustices.

If you’re from an ordinary, working-class family, life is much harder than many people in politics realise.
You have a job, but you don’t always have job security.

You have your own home but you worry about mortgage rates going up.
You can just about manage, but you worry about the cost of living and the quality of the local school — because there’s no other choice for you.

Under my leadership, there will never be any doubt about whose side the Conservative Party is on.
We are going to put ourselves at the service of ordinary, working people.

It is a big job, but we will make Britain a country that works for everyone.

Saturday, 9 July 2016

Posted by Parveen Hassan
| 11:16