Monday, 3 May 2010

Election 2010: Who will Deliver what You want?

I undertook to publish the results of our local survey on your priorities, once we had at least 100 respondents. The results are set out below - and, beneath them, the Conservative policies to address the priorities you have identified.

The Economy

1. Would you prefer to see the next government prioritise tax increases or public sector savings to reduce current levels of government debt? Select one of:

2. Do you support Conservative proposals to find savings necessary to cut corporation tax to boost business growth? Select one of:
3. Surrey pays the Treasury £5.5 billion in taxes each year. But the county receives back a third of the national average level of funding for local public services. Select one of the following that best describes your view of this arrangement:

4. Which of the following Conservative tax proposals is most needed. Select one of:


5. What is your greatest concern about local HS services today? Select one of:


6. What if any are your concerns about local schools in Elmbridge? Select one of:

Law and Order

7. Which of the following measures are most important in the fight against crime? Tick all that apply:


8. How would you describe the balance between development and preservation of the greenbelt in Elmbridge? Select one of:

Your Priorities

9. Which are the most important issues for you and your family in Elmbridge? Tick all that apply:

Across the range of priorities you have highlighted, it is the Conservatives providing the answers, including:

  • Cutting the bulk of the budget deficit within 5 years.
  • Cutting wasteful and excessive state spending, to reverse Labour's NI tax on jobs.
  • Cutting the main and small business rate of corporation tax - to promote job-creation.
  • Giving local authorities a greater share of the revenue from business rates, to invest in local business growth.
  • Freezing Council Tax for 2 years.
  • Scrapping stamp duty for first-time buyers on homes up to £250k.
  • Changing the 'funding formula', so Elmbridge's taxpayers get a fairer deal back from the Treasury to fund local public services.
  • Cutting Whitehall targets and NHS managers, to make local health services more accountable to local communities.
  • Freeing parents, faith groups and community organisations to set up good new local schools - with state funding, but not all the bureaucracy.
  • Cutting police red-tape, so officers spend more time on the street.
  • Supporting local community groups - like Hersham Youth center, and Sunbury and Walton Sea Cadets - providing positive activities for youngsters.
  • Scrapping top-down housing targets, and strengthening local democracy, to preserve our greenbelt.
  • Opposing a 3rd runway at Heathrow.

(Sample survey size: 101 respondents.)


Philip Chapman said...

Looks good to me - good luck tomorrow

Richard Tebboth said...


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