The Harrow Times received a letter from the Prime Minister David Cameron this week after his visit to the borough.
In one week the people of Harrow will go to the polls for the local and European elections. Here I want to tell you the three reasons why you should get out there and vote Conservative.
First, if you want a team in Europe that gets the best deal for Britain, vote Conservative. We’ve proved our mettle. We’re the party that vetoed that EU treaty, that saved Britain from bailing out Eurozone countries, and that cut the EU budget for the first time ever – saving taxpayers £8.15 billion. And we’re the only party committed to holding a referendum and asking the British people: in or out.
Remember: the Liberal Democrats and Labour won’t give you a say, and UKIP can’t. So if you want your say on Europe, there’s only one option – voting Conservative.
Second, if you want good local government that costs less, you need to vote Conservative. When Labour was in Government, council tax doubled. Labour councils are still addicted to spending, whereas Conservatives are always trying to get the best deal for residents.
Take Harrow Council. Since the Conservatives took over, the town centre has been supported – with free Wi-Fi, free on-street parking, more street cleaning and better park maintenance – encouraging more people to visit Harrow and helping local businesses to succeed and expand.
Third, if you want to stick to the long-term plan that is turning Britain around, vote Conservative. Labour left us with a Great Recession, but we’ve been building a Great British revival – with 1.5 million more people in work, more business in Britain than ever before, and one of the fastest growing economies in the developed world.
You can see the Great British revival right here in London. Since the last election, 320,000 more people are in work and 3.2 million people have had a tax cut. More than 150,000 young people have started apprenticeships and there are some really big infrastructure programmes underway, like the largest engineering project in Europe, Crossrail.
It’s clear that our long-term plan is working. So if you want this to continue, if you want more jobs, more opportunities and a better future for the people of Harrow, then vote Conservative on May 22nd.