EECA Campaigning this weekend….

Campaigning

 

Sat 7th March

9.30am           College Ward – meeting corner of St Johns Ave and Wallace Fields                        contact Alex Clarke / tel: 07807 356544

9.30am           Ruxley Ward – meeting on Cox Lane off Ruxley Lane                                              contact Karen Clarke / tel: 07733 005235

 

We will then be having a nice lunch at a local pub and moving on to…

 

2pm                 Stoneleigh Ward – meeting corner of Waverley Road and The Glade                  contact Alex Clarke / tel: 07807 356544

 

Sunday 8th March

10.30am          Delivery session – meeting corner of Axwood and Woodcote Hurst (behind Epsom Hospital)

 

Sat 14th March

 

9.30am            Stoneleigh Ward – meeting Rosedale junction with High street                             contact Karen Clarke / tel: 07733 005235

 

9.30am            Woodcote Ward – meeting corner of Beaconsfield and Grosvenor Roads            contact Tina Mountain / tel: 07891 861353 

Tina has then kindly offered lunch to the team at her house (Ridge End, The Ridge)

 

2pm                 Woocote Ward – meeting at corner of Cedar Hill and Woodcote Hurst                contact Tina Mountain / tel: 07891 861353

MVCA AGM 2015

MVEECF committee and regular members were in attendance at the MVCA AGM on Friday evening in Fetcham.

As well as approving the new officer team, we heard about the controversy surrounding the Guildford proposed plans to build on Green Belt land,and how we can help our paired marginal seat, Sutton and Cheam, in the run up to the general election.

We also met new prospective Mole Valley candidates, of which our Chairman James and his fiancée Emma are two.

We look forward to working more with the Association in the coming year.

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JP Floru’s Campaign Launch with Jacob Rees-Mogg

PPC for Bermondsey and Old Southwark, JP Floru, held his campaign launch on Thursday with special guest Jacob Rees-Mogg at Lord Flight’s private house in Westminster.

Having long been a fan of Rees-Mogg, especially since his recent appearance on ‘Inside the Commons’, I just had to go along, dragging my fiancé Adrian with me. Rees-Mogg was very personable and we chatted about how they filmed the 4-part series for the BBC.

JP was also a lovely man, and we wish him well in May – we hope to help in Bermondsey with the campaign soon.

Lord Flight was an excellent and I enjoyed chatting to him about my father’s work and our forthcoming wedding!

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JACOB REES-MOGG

MP and Housing Minister at Re-Opening of Giant Brickworks in Mole Valley

 
Paul Beresford joined Brandon Lewis, the Housing Minister at the re-opening of the Ewhurst brick factory on Monday. 

Sir Paul Beresford commented: “The timing matched the Prime Minister announcing a target of 200,000 new properties for young first buyers. These new Starter Homes will have a 20% discount for young first time buyers. Thanks to changes in planning policy, builders that develop commercial & industrial land that is either unusable or surplus for the new Starter Homes will be able to save on costs by freeing them from the requirement to provide affordable housing in return. Builders will have to offer the homes at a minimum to the market place but for young first time buyers. A number of nationally renowned builders have already backed the new policy.

 
This new factory in Wallis Wood in Mole Valley will be able to provide bricks for 25,000 new homes annually. The factory was mothballed in 2008 when there was a down turn in house building under Labour. Not only is it providing 200 million bricks and tiles. The factory is highly automated and will be working 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It will contribute to 150 new jobs across the UK”


Harald Schwarzmayr, Managing Director of Wienerberger (owners of Ewhurst) commented, “The reopening of the Ewhurst brick factory is not only great news for the UK’s economy but represents a new lease of life for the construction industry. December 2014 saw the fastest paced growth within the sector in six and a half year and marks eight consecutive months of development; moreover forecasts predict an incremental rise in construction between 2015 and 2018″

Brandon Lewis added “It’s been a key part of our long term economic plan to get the country building again and it’s working with house building at its highest annual total since 2007 and nearly 192,00 people helped to buy or reserve a new home thanks to Government backed schemes.”

EECA & MVCA Spring Dinner at Brooklands Motor Museum

MVEECF was delighted to attend the Spring Dinner of our parents associations on Wednesday, with special guest Grant Shapps as well as both our MPs and Emma Pidding. The auction alone raised over £7000 for the general election campaign! Helen bagged herself an Education Act signed by Michael Gove to tease all her teacher friends – definitely worth £50!

The food was delicious and the company was excellent. It was a great evening and proves that the two associations are working very well together now that they co-habit.

More updates to follow soon…

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CPF Debate on Europe

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Tonight EECA was joined by Marta Andreasen MEP for a discussion on Europe. It was interesting evening with Marta giving us an insight into the fraud and corruption that occurs in Brussels.

Her views on UKIP’s aims in the UK as well as in Europe were also thought-provoking, with her saying that the upper echelons of the party had no real ambition to be in Government but to remain as a pressure group against the Tories to act decisively on Europe.

EECA chairman, Jose Fiuza, started the evening with a vote. The three options given were to stay in the EU, leave without question or to stick with Conservative Party policy and renegotiate powers before holding a referendum. An overwhelming majority voted in favour of the latter but by the end of the evening when the vote was repeated, an extra two voted in favour of leaving. No one in either vote opted for staying in the EU.

MVEECF would like to thank EECA for hosting the event and thank Marta for an informative and interesting discussion.

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