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Name: Theresa May
Candidate for: Maidenhead
Information supplied by the candidate: Theresa May lives in the Maidenhead constituency and has been the MP for the last 13 years. She has been an active campaigner and has run successful campaigns to bring a Minor Injuries Unit to St Mark’s Hospital in Maidenhead and keep it, and to improve the train service locally.
Key issues for Maidenhead are maintaining and improving facilities at St Mark’s, revitalising Maidenhead town centre, fighting over-development – a threat across the constituency - and maintaining the economic vibrancy of the area. Labour’s jobs tax threatens to kill recovery and cost jobs, that’s why Conservatives will cut Government waste to stop it.
We will get Britain working by boosting enterprise, with tax breaks for new companies, and by reforming welfare - our Work Programme will give more help to people to get into work, but everyone must play their part and those who refuse to take part or to accept reasonable job offers will have their benefits cut. Conservatives will make Britain the most family friendly country in Europe supporting families in the tax and benefit system, extending flexible working, improving Sure Start and introducing flexible parental leave.
We will allow anyone to protect their home from being sold to fund residential care costs with our voluntary Home Protection Scheme.
We will help pensioners by re-linking the basic state pension to earnings in 2012 and protecting the winter fuel payment, free TV licences, free bus passes, Attendance Allowance and Disability Living Allowance and pension credit. The old approach of big government has failed.
Our radical new approach is to create the Big Society which will put people back in control. The clear choice at the election is between five more years of Gordon Brown’s tired government with debt, waste and taxes or change under David Cameron and the Conservatives.
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