Home Secretary Theresa May hits the campaign trail in Harrow

Home Secretary hits the campaign trail in Harrow

Home Secretary hits the campaign trail in Harrow

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The Home Secretary Teresa May joined the campaign trail today visiting shops ahead of Thursday’s council elections.

The government minister was in Rayners Lane for a walk round the high street with Harrow Borough Council's Tory leader Councillor Susan Hall.

The pair met shopkeepers and shoppers to talk about the issues in the area before voters head to the polls on Thursday to vote in council and European elections.

Speaking exclusively to the Harrow Times, Theresa May said: “I am here today to see the fantastic work that is being done in Harrow since the Conservative party and Susan Hall came to power last September.

“From talking to people the cleaner, safer, fairer message in Harrow is being put into practice by the Conservative Party.

“I don’t like to predict election results but I will say is that with Conservative councils you pay less but get better service and this has been exemplified in Harrow in the past few months.”

The Home Secretary is the latest high profile Conservative visitor after Prime Minister David Cameron and Mayor of London Boris Johnson visited Harrow town centre last week.

The Conservative group took control of the council with a minority administration in September last year following a vote of no confidence in then council leader Cllr Thaya Idaikkadar of the Independent Labour group.

In order to gain full control of the council, a party must win 32 seats out of the 63 available from Thursday’s vote.

The three main political parties will all be fielding candidates as well as Independent Labour, UKIP and the Greens, with six independent candidates also running.

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12:23pm Mon 19 May 14

Husain Akhtar says...

The Tory group with a wobbly leader must be very insecure to call in these Tory heavy weights to Harrow!

Probably this has been worked out by Lynton Crosby described as a "master of the dark political arts” who has been signed up to work full time on securing Tory political gains in a £500,000 deal at the taxpayers cost.
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The Tory group with a wobbly leader must be very insecure to call in these Tory heavy weights to Harrow! Probably this has been worked out by Lynton Crosby described as a "master of the dark political arts” who has been signed up to work full time on securing Tory political gains in a £500,000 deal at the taxpayers cost. . Husain Akhtar
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12:32pm Mon 19 May 14

SeaBee says...

Try not to lie Mr Akhtar. I know that, as a politician. you find it difficult. Lynton Crosby is being paid by the Conservative Party, just as David Axelrod is being paid a similarly humungous amount by the Labour Party
Try not to lie Mr Akhtar. I know that, as a politician. you find it difficult. Lynton Crosby is being paid by the Conservative Party, just as David Axelrod is being paid a similarly humungous amount by the Labour Party SeaBee
  • Score: 9

12:45pm Mon 19 May 14

jackdaw says...

Why haven't Nick Clegg and David Miliband visted Harrow?
Why haven't Nick Clegg and David Miliband visted Harrow? jackdaw
  • Score: 6

1:14pm Mon 19 May 14

Sonoo Malkani says...

Had such a pleasant surprise as I went to my local shops this morning to walk into a party of Conservatives walking up the hill in Rayners Lane,from the Harrow West Conservatives Head Quarters,led by Leader of Harrow Council Cllr Susan Hall,deputy Leader Barry Cullinane-McCleod ,Cllr Joyce Nickolay and many others.

I was absolutely thrilled to have the opportunity to personally greet Home Secretary,Teresa May,who was on a conducted tour,and have a quick word with her.Made my day!The sun shone brightly on Rayners Lane.

I know many disenchanted folk will throw fits about the Tory heavy-weights coming here but who's stopping any of the others coming to Harrow.?We are fortunate to be singled out and privileged to have them take a keen interest in our welfare.

Frankly,it's a show of real commitment to the public in Harrow.I am sure to be attacked by a host of cynics telling me I am naive and saying they are simply after your votes!Might I ask what the rest of you are doing---as you go about our streets campaigning for the rest of the parties?

It's absolutely grand to see the government paying so much attention to our wonderful borough,monitoring its recent progress under the Tory led Council.Long may that last.We certainly need Harrow turned around.

All Governments have their Public Relations people.More power to our elbow!
Had such a pleasant surprise as I went to my local shops this morning to walk into a party of Conservatives walking up the hill in Rayners Lane,from the Harrow West Conservatives Head Quarters,led by Leader of Harrow Council Cllr Susan Hall,deputy Leader Barry Cullinane-McCleod ,Cllr Joyce Nickolay and many others. I was absolutely thrilled to have the opportunity to personally greet Home Secretary,Teresa May,who was on a conducted tour,and have a quick word with her.Made my day!The sun shone brightly on Rayners Lane. I know many disenchanted folk will throw fits about the Tory heavy-weights coming here but who's stopping any of the others coming to Harrow.?We are fortunate to be singled out and privileged to have them take a keen interest in our welfare. Frankly,it's a show of real commitment to the public in Harrow.I am sure to be attacked by a host of cynics telling me I am naive and saying they are simply after your votes!Might I ask what the rest of you are doing---as you go about our streets campaigning for the rest of the parties? It's absolutely grand to see the government paying so much attention to our wonderful borough,monitoring its recent progress under the Tory led Council.Long may that last.We certainly need Harrow turned around. All Governments have their Public Relations people.More power to our elbow! Sonoo Malkani
  • Score: 3

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