New proposals will stifle the food and drink industry, which has played a vital role in supporting the country through the pandemic.
Our series continues with a look at another key region, which offers a decent clutch of targets to either Labour or the Conservatives on a good night.
John Stevenson is the Member of Parliament for Carlisle and the Chairman of the Blue Collar Conservatism Advisory Group. Follow John on Twitter. On Monday, I will be speaking at a Blue Collar Conservatisn event on perceptions of the Conservatives amongst ordinary voters and their implications for victory in 2015. I will be speaking alongside former […]
John Stevenson is Member of Parliament for Carlisle. Follow John on Twitter. “It’s a third or fourth term issue”; “why change something that is not broken”; “the public are not interested” – these are some of the usual comments that often accompany discussion on the 100 year old issue of House of Lords reform. But […]
John Stevenson was elected MP for Carlisle at this year's general election. It’s time for the subject of elected mayors in this country to be properly examined. For too long now proposals have been met with enthusiastic opinion, but little else. The potential change to the political landscape that elected mayors could bring would be […]
John Stevenson MP gained Carlisle for the Conservatives for the first time since 1959 at this year's general election, which took place six months ago today. It’s exactly six months on, and a first glance at the 2010 General Election map should be enough to get any true blue heart racing. In a clear rejection […]
David Leighton and John Stevenson were council candidates in London at this year's council elections. Here they emphasise the importance of exposing Labour's empty rhetoric on spending and public services. The population is now increasingly aware of the public waste in the UK. Shockingly, about half the working population has first-hand experience. The state largesse […]