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PRIME MINISTER'S NEW YEAR MESSAGE

2015 is a big year for Britain – the year we decide whether to stick to the long-term plan that is turning our country around, or to squander the progress we have made.  

GOOD NEWS ON EASTLEIGH EMPLOYMENT FIGURES

New figures from the Office for National Statistics show there are now 1.75 million more people in work than at the last election and wages are rising above inflation – a major moment in the British economic recovery. This is a major moment in the British economic recovery with a record number of people in work and wages rising above inflation. It’s a clear sign our long-term economic plan is working, building a stronger, healthier economy.

IDS MEETS THE CWO IN EASTLEIGH

There was a 'Women and the Economy' debate in the Hamble hosted by CWO Southern Region Chairman Mims Davies and Prospective MP for Eastleigh.

CHANCELLOR GEORGE OSBORNE VISITS BOTLEY

The Rt Hon George Osborne MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer met with older Eastleigh residents at the brand new bistro 'The Courtyard Kitchen' in Botley. The Chancellor announced that there will be a higher fixed rate for savings accounts available to the over 65s which will pay market leading interest rates.

IDS IN EASTLEIGH SUPPORTING APPRENTICES

Mims Davies welcomes a Ministerial visit from the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, the Rt Hon Iain Duncan Smith MP.Eastleigh College had an important visit from the Rt Hon Iain Duncan Smith on Thursday 11 December 2014. “It was excellent to see the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions speaking with students and apprentices regarding the innovative training they are receiving", says Mims Davies. She continued “The evidence of the training the college staff are giving NEETs, the unemployed, trainees and apprentices will increase their job prospects for any employer looking for the skills they have acquired. This college actively works with the Eastleigh Business community and their outcomes are simply incredible with over 25,000 learners in the last year with over 6,000 learners in the workplace achieving a 93.6% success rate". 

AUTUMN STATEMENT

This week the Chancellor delivered his Autumn Statement which showed that the UK is the fastest-growing major economy in the world and which reported higher growth, lower unemployment, falling inflation and a falling deficit. Mims says,"The Autumn Statement shows our long-term economic plan is working and we are on course to prosperity – with higher growth, lower unemployment, low inflation, and a falling deficit." But the job isn’t done, and Britain now faces a choice. We could either squander our economic security by going back to the disastrous spending, borrowing and taxes that got us into a mess in the first place, or we can stay on the course to prosperity. We are not returning to the same failed ideas of the past – we will continue to work through our long-term economic plan that’s securing a better future for our economy, for our country and for hardworking taxpayers.

£1.125 MILLION AWARDED TO FACTORY IN HAMBLE

Mims Davies says "this is fantastic news and is a great opportunity for our workforce in Eastleigh and this shows that our area has some of the most impressive companies in our area". The award of £1.125 million to the Fianium Laser Factory in Hamble has been well invested. 

CAMPAIGNING IN BOTLEY

Mims Davies joined the Botley Conservative Branch out on the doorsteps listening to residents.Major concerns re planning, lack of bus services, local speeding and traffic congestion where all a worry for many.