New Year Message from David Evennett MP

The past year has seen a Labour Government which has talked a great deal but failed to deliver. They have been divided and factious. They have constantly trailed new initiatives and passed new laws. Yet the problems of our country get worse.

We have had more laws on crime, health, education, immigration and we have seen taxes rise. Yet violent crimes and anti-social behaviour problems increase. Our borders are out of control, and health and community services are cut. Money has gone into education but more children are now leaving school without the basic skills. What a poor record of nearly ten years of Labour government.

We need in 2007 a government that listens to the voice of the people and is not just interested in focus groups and spin. The Conservatives have already given commitments on crime, immigration and the environment. During the next year we will be presenting more policies designed to deal with our country’s problems. Britain really needs a Conservative government led by David Cameron.

Locally I shall be continuing to campaign against the unfair Olympic Levy on London Council Tax payers, oppose the extension of the powers of the London Mayor, highlight local transport problems, oppose the proposed Thames Gateway Bridge, monitor and continue to oppose cuts in community health services and speak up for the people and interests of the suburbs.

I will continue to raise in Parliament the issues that affect Bexleyheath and Crayford and the matters of national importance. My New Year wish is that this government will listen in 2007 and act in the national interest.

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