Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Ilford North – Conservative

Introducing Lee Scott, the Conservative Party candidate for Ilford North.

The Government has doubled our national debt and plan to double it again. This is not a sound economic policy it is the route to bankruptcy. Once again Labour has wrecked the British economy. They are playing a short-term political game in the hope of deceiving the British people and clinging on to power. Our nation needs new leadership and direction that only the Conservatives can deliver.

Conservatives recognise that government alone cannot solve the huge problems we face. Our aim is to move power away from the centre to individuals and communities. We will work to expand the economy by cutting bureaucracy not by extra taxes on jobs. Our school reform plan will raise standards and improve discipline. We will ensure that everyone who can work does work. Social problems will be tackled through community based projects. We will maintain our backing of the NHS and give power and control to healthcare professionals. I will continue to campaign to protect services at King George hospital. If re-elected I will continue to commute from my home in the constituency to Westminster and will not take foreign trips at tax payers’ expense.

I've had the honour of representing all the residents of Ilford North since 2005. I want the best for Ilford North, because it is where I live and where my children went to school. But I also want to see my country given back its pride and its decency, and that is what I will work for if re-elected.

Lee Scott

Note: All the candidates for Ilford North have been offered 250 words on this blog. They will be published if and when they are received.

33 comments:

  1. It's just a shame that at the time when the economy was running out of control, the Conservatives were egging on the very policies (liberalisation, deregulation, trusting big business etc.) that led to the crash ....

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  2. The Conservatives argued for effective regulation as it was clear that the Financial Services Authority was not up to the job. The Conservatives made it plain that the commercial banks' lending policies combined with the government's huge borrowing was taking the country towards economic disaster.

    The Conservatives want to create a strong and powerful Bank of England with authority to ensure financial stability, and the failed Financial Services Authority will be abolished.

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  3. When Gordon Brown announced his tripartite scheme of financial regulation, removing certain powers from the Bank of England, the then Shadow Chancellor, Peter Lilley, warned strongly that it would lead to severe problems.

    He was right, Brown was wrong.

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  4. I don't think people remember anyone in the Conservatives warning, consistently and vocally, about the dangers during the boom times, as Vince Cable did - but people do remember than when the crisis broke the Tories dithered and had nothing to offer - and indeed they voted against key decisions that prevented crisis developing into catastrophe. Now I suggest that the Conservatives don't really understand the economy, they simply understand the needs of big business(men), (which sadly are rather different)

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  5. Was that Vince Cable the LibDem, or Vince Cable the former Labour party man?

    Oh, Ian. Your full identity is rather obvious.

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  6. That would be the Mr Cable who advocated us joining the Euro, in which case we would now be hand-in-hand with the Greeks.

    Keeping us out of the Euro was probably the only good thing G Brown ever did for this country.

    And its the businessmen and women who provide the productive jobs that generate the taxes that the Left are always so keen on extracting from us.

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  7. "Oh, Ian. Your full identity is rather obvious."
    Wrote Morris Hickey.

    Hislop, Paisley, Botham?

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  8. Yes, JM - and Morris Hickey disclosed his full identity too.

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  9. judith said...
    "Keeping us out of the Euro was probably the only good thing G Brown ever did for this country."

    Was it really? So that he could drop sterling down the toilet?

    Had he not done so, I could have filled up with unleaded petrol for the equivalent of 97p per litre on my recent visit to Belgium ...

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  10. Just came across the blog that lee scott says is writing anti semetic material.

    I checked through it and doesnt seem to be anything about his Jewish background, just lots of references to his statements in the house of parliment on israeli and Palestinian issues

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  11. opps forgot to add the blog
    http://ilfordnorthelections.wordpress.com

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  12. not sure this is the best place to put it but since it is to do with the tories, have just found out after getting email from ig soc that to quote
    "I've just gone to visit Clayhall park with my 2 year old munchkin and found that they are introducing pay and display parking in the park! When did this happen? I thought it was election season!

    I think it's outrageous. Is this being introduced in all the parks in redbridge as well? Visiting the park should be free. Who's the nucklehead who made this decision?"

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  13. Please pay attention anonymous.
    We dealt with this last November!

    Since then, and after some "feedback", the Cabinet Member has decided to reduce the cost of the first hour from £1 to 10p.

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  14. apologies only found out just now, and am new to the barkingside 21 forum

    But still vexed, why put it there at all. It was convenient, not busy . Now everyone is just going to park on the main road and clog up traffic.

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  15. The timing of the "anonymous" comment leaves one with the suspicion that it comes 43 hours before elections from somebody who is politically motivated.

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  16. The point, anonymous, is that the decision was taken after a public consultation, dubbed "The Big Conversation" in which the respondents expressed a preference for raising funds via parking charges as opposed to selling assets [land] and cutting services.

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  17. Morris,
    ..and you and I are not politically motivated?

    It would appear that our Anon may also go by the alias "Ilford North" on the Ilford Forum.

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  18. Indeed, B21 - and by identifying ourselves rather than posing as "anonymous" our individual allegiances are explicitly clear to the public at large.

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  19. hey Morris, no political allegiance here, if they are tory and bad kick them out, if they are labor and bad kick them out. Just someone who lives near clayhall and is **** off that the councilors are putting parking meters in the park.
    Oh and i don't like war mongers either Tory or Labour

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  20. I have just re-read my 'You Choose!' leaflet and I never realised that when they said 'increase parking income', they meant target parks. I read 'increase' parking charges not create more paying spaces where previously it was free. Says a lot about me.
    The extra income is £4million, making it £10million raised out of parking charges in the Borough. Not a word about the cost of collecting the money.
    Claybury Park does not have car parking facilities, so no charges!
    annesevant
    ps: If I was Anonymous 16:26, I would suggest a few other political species to be expelled from politics, even some independent ones!

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  21. Before we vote, perhaps we should remember "Swindlers List"- most of our elected representatives caught lining their own pockets,in the Expenses Scandal whilst British service men and women died in Iraq and Afghanistan,sometimes for lack of equipment..
    It took a civil servant to expose the corruption of this and previous parliaments,whilst MPs themselves tried to hide the information,all are guilty if only by association, as anyone of them could have blown the whistle.

    It is quite amusing in Epping Forest as one of the most guilty Eleanor Paige, there are a number of large posters for Conservatives and only a very few,very small posters with her name on, compare this with other constituencies where the candidates name is prominent, no doubt this also applies to the other parties as well.

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  22. Dear Dopey, if you are looking for posters in Epping saying 'Eleanor Paige' it is not surprising you can find very few, given that it isn't her name!

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  23. Hardly surprising as her name is Eleanor Laing......

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  24. You are both right of course, which goes to prove how few posters with her name on are out there!

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  25. Strangely enough Eleanor Laing has just gone past my house in a broadcast van, urging us to go and vote for her, unfortunately she is broadcasting to Ilford North voters.That is certainly a good way to get re-elected in Epping Forest! Perhaps I should complain to Lee Scott that he has an opponent he does not know about.

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  26. Of course if Lee was doing likewise in Barkingside High Street or Tescos he would have no idea where those shoppers live.

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  27. I did not realise there were any shoppers in Barkingside!
    Stupid comment so I will sign anonymous!
    That from somebody who is fed-up to the back teeth because when she voted today (as a French national who has been a resident for over forty years), she was referred to as from the EEC and politely informed she could only vote for the local elections. Ism of some kind, in my furious opinion!
    Anonymous

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  28. Now we have a hung parliament, it is time for an entirely new alliance, an English alliance, we have seen what the Welsh and Scots have done to England ever since the 2nd World War!

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  29. Barkingside 21 ,Lee Scott cant control who is in the High Street,but, Eleanor Laing obviously does not know where her consistuency is, which is not surprising because she does not know where her main residence is either!

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  30. I see from RedbridgeI that results in Redbridge are going to be "declered"
    "Decleration notice"
    http://www.redbridge.gov.uk/cms/the_council/council_people_and_elections/elections.aspx


    Perhaps instead of voting for Councillors we should actually be voting to keep (or not) Council Officers

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  31. Dear Anon - as you are married to an Englishman you could claim British Citizenship,or perhaps you are not really married, tut tut.and if you are not married ,,is there not a clause in Allotment rentals that says you cant have one?

    anon

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  32. Actually, I am more English than the other half: I am a quarter-blood mare!
    What annoyed me so much is that I was 'talked about' as somebody different, right in front of me. Not a pleasant experience.(Behind my back,... who cares!)
    Not so anonymous, it seems!

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  33. And to pursue the matter, I was reading in the newspapers how other people are dismayed by the 'casual' approach to voting.
    The woman did notice my EEC-ness but she did not check orally nor name nor address.
    Sloppy!
    Next time, if there is a next time for me, I will apply to vote by post! Each time I vote here I throw a paddy instead of feeling a glow of citizenship.
    annesevant

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