This week we examine another region where the main parties fought themselves to a stalemate, whilst UKIP positioned themselves for future success.
We cannot afford to cede it to Labour politicians who have no answer to the problem of low pay but more spending, more borrowing and more debt for future generations.
Chris White is the Member of Parliament for Warwick and Leamington. Follow Chris on Twitter. Today the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012, also known as the Social Value Act, which I introduced over two and a half years ago, will be officially implemented across public sector bodies including NHS Trusts, local authorities and central government departments. […]
Chris White is the Member of Parliament for Warwick and Leamington. Follow Chris on Twitter. In just over a week, the Chancellor of the Exchequer will be making his Autumn Statement. I am sure this will focus, like previous statements, on creating jobs and growth in the face of strong global economic challenges. As co-Chair of the […]
By Matthew BarrettFollow Matthew on Twitter. Conservative Friends of Israel is an influential affiliate group of the Conservative Party which contains perhaps the largest number of Conservative MPs of any group in Parliament. It exists to promote understanding of and support for the State of Israel in the Conservative Party, and its membership reaches the […]
Chris White is the Member of Parliament for Warwick and Leamington. Follow Chris on Twitter. Today, the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills is making a speech outlining his views on an industrial policy. This is something that I and other colleagues have been calling on the Government to deliver over a period of many […]
Chris White is the Member of Parliament for Warwick and Leamington. Follow Chris on Twitter. A measure that didn’t receive a lot of press attention during Budget 2011, but which could make a big difference, was the decision by the Chancellor to create a new scheme for charities to claim Gift Aid on small donations up to […]
Chris White is the Member of Parliament for Warwick and Leamington. Follow Chris on Twitter. At the last general election, the Conservative Party made clear that we wanted to support charities across our communities. This was not only because these organisations do worthy work helping thousands of people both at home and abroad, but also because we […]
Chris White is Member of Parliament for Warwick and Leamington. Follow Chris on Twitter. On Tuesday my Private Member’s Bill on reforming public services passed through the House of Lords to ensure that it will be law, a year and a half after I introduced it. The soon to be “Public Services (Social Value) Act […]
By Tim MontgomerieFollow Tim on Twitter. Dan Byles MP comments: "The next few months will be critical to the HS2 debate. The Transport Select Committee will shortly publish their report on the economic case for and against HS2, and soon afterwards the Secretary of Sate for Transport will make an assessment of the recent public […]
By Jonathan Isaby Yesterday the Private Member’s Bill being championed by Chris White, the MP for Warwick and Leamington, had its Second Reading Debate. In short, the Public Services (Social Enterprise and Social Value) Bill aims to promote social enterprise in a national social enterprise strategy and in local authority sustainable community strategies. It would […]
Chris White is the newly elected MP for Warwick and Leamington and explains here the thinking behind the Private Member's Bill he will be introducing later in this parliamentary session. Private Member’s Bills are a great opportunity for backbench MPs to influence the actions of Government. So I am delighted when I came third in […]
Thirteen Conservative MPs – including nine of the new intake – were successful in the Private Member's Bill ballot earlier in the month. Today sees them formally presenting their Bills for the first time (there won't be any debate at this stage), which are summarised as follows on the parliamentary website: PUBLIC SERVICES (SOCIAL ENTERPRISE […]
Many of the new intake gave their maiden speeches during Thursday's debate on poverty. Chris Skidmore, who was the first Tory gain of election night when he won Kingswood, expressed his anger at the Labour MPs looking to the past rather than the future: "Over the past few days, I have sat through many speeches, […]