Category Archives: Wokingham and West Berkshire Issues

Tax cuts for all – Let’s make work pay

  I support tax cuts. The UK is overtaxed. Too much tax holds back work and effort, restricts enterprise and puts off saving and investment. In the last Parliament many MPs were looking for new ways to tax, or wanting to put up the rates of existing taxes. Today in the election the Liberal Democrat […]

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Jobs at the heart of the election

Over the last five years the economy has added 1000 extra jobs a day, every day. There are now almost 2 million additional jobs created since 2010. The Wokingham constituency has been particularly successful, with unemployment well below 1%. Getting more people into work was a central feature of the welfare reforms and economic policy […]

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The Wokingham Conservative campaign

JOHN REDWOOD       SPEAKING FOR WOKINGHAM   SPEAKING FOR ENGLAND   My campaign will centre on greater prosperity for all by promoting more economic recovery and by offering tax cuts for all.  I am supporting making it more worthwhile to work and save. I will campaign for better transport and other public facilities as Wokingham grows in […]

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M4 motorway improvements and noise.

  I received no less than three letters from Transport Ministers this week as they cleared their desks ahead of the Election. They were writing in response to conversations I have had with them, and in response to formal submissions I have made, about motorway improvements and noise reduction. The Minister of State, John  Hayes, […]

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The work of an MP – as local advocate

One of the important parts of an MP’s job is to act as advocate for his or her local area to government. It may necessary to take up financial issues like the level of Council grant or access to government programmes. It may require lobbying for some change in rules or regulation that are impeding […]

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The work of an MP – running the complaints department

  The biggest category of incoming emails from constituents other than lobby based campaign emails concerns poor performance by various parts of the public sector. The MP is the person individuals turn to if their benefit is wrongly calculated, if their tax demand is too high, if their passport or visa is causing problems  and if […]

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The work of an MP – helping shape national policy and the national debate

Parliament is first and foremost the greatest official platform in the country to advance a good cause and to condemn a bad one. Parliament on good days leads the national debate and figures strongly in the national news. On a bad day Parliament may still be in the news for the wrong reasons. Each MP […]

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More trains on Great Western

I have received the following letter from the Transport Secretary about improvements now planned for Great Western train services, summarising the arrangements for the new train franchise following consultation and negotiation; 23rd March 2015 we are grateful to all those who took part. A summary of the responses received, and how they have been incorporated […]

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The work of an MP – meeting Ministers

At this time of heightened interest in the work of MPs I thought it might be helpful to write a few pieces on what an MP can do, and how MPs typically go about their jobs. One week remains before we all cease to be MPs at the end of this Parliament, and the public […]

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NATs and airport noise

Dr Lee and I met with a representative of NATs management on 18 March to discuss the changes they made without consultation to routes of planes on easterly operations. NATs stated clearly that they had the power to make the changes they made. They did so to improve safety, seeking to segregate planes flying into […]

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    John Redwood won a free place at Kent College, Canterbury, He graduated from Magdalen College Oxford, has a DPhil and is a fellow of All Souls College. A businessman by background, he has been a director of NM Rothschild merchant bank and chairman of a quoted industrial PLC.

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