Edward Timpson

Does the general election explain why Timpson changed his mind?

A bold claim but was it true Edward Timpson made a claim that “there are no budget cuts”, it is a bold claim, one that many people in Crewe and Nantwich see simply as untrue or disingenuous. Firstly, I wish to allay your fears: there are no budget cuts. Back in April Edward Timpson wrote that in a letter to my daughter, keep that in mind when you read the rest of this, “there are no budget cuts”. Since the general election has been called Timpson has been all over the local press saying he has been fighting hard against

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winter fuel payments

A winter of discontent

A tough winter ahead for the elderly The Tories have announced changes to the Winter Fuel Payment meaning some pensioners in the UK will no longer receive it. To make matters worse, there are no details of how this will work, just the headline announcement. According to figures from the Department for Work and Pensions 22,000 pensioners in Crewe and Nantwich claim the Winter Fuel Payment, just unser 30% of the people in the constituency. Thanks to this Tory announcement, roughly 1 in 3 pensioners face going to the ballot box not knowing what the future holds for them, money that

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letter from edward timpson

Edward can’t have his cake and eat it

Cuts or no cuts Edward? In little over a month Crewe and Nantwich MP, Edward Timpson appears to have contradicted himself with regards to the proposed Tory education cuts. Take a look at the following quotes. Edward Timpson April 11th 2017 Firstly, I wish to allay your fears: there are no budget cuts. That quote is from a letter he sent to my daughter back in April. Edward Timpson, 15th May 2017 Over the course of this consultation I’ve listened to a wide variety of views on school funding. It became clear to me at an early stage that it needed

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George's toxic Tory legacy

George’s toxic Tory Legacy

Osborne’s Legacy It is 296 days since George Osborne was unceremoniously dumped as Chancellor by Theresa May. This week George’s legacy as one of the worst Chancellors on record will hit the poorest and most vulnerable in the country. During his tenure as Chancellor Osborne failed to hit even one of his own fiscal targets during six years in the job. He failed to eliminate the deficit but managed somehow to double the national debt to an incomprehensible £1.5 Trillion. All in all a spectacular failure and a perfect illustration that the Tories are economically incompetent despite all their claims. 200,000 children pushed

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Don’t balance the books on the back of the public sector

A paltry 1% pay rise for the public sector Amid all the furore around Brexit the Tories quietly announced today a 1% pay rise for public sector workers, a below inflation rise. The pay rise for NHS staff, doctors, dentists and the armed forces comes at a time when inflation is predicted to rise to almost 3% according to the Bank Of England. In very simple terms, the cost of living will grow at a faster rate than wages. Wage stagnation is nothing new, back in 2016 a Financial Times story based on studies from the IFS showed that younger workers are going to be

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Edward Timpson fails to meet parents and teachers

Where is Edward Timpson?

Has anyone seen Edward? Edward Timpson, the MP for Crewe and Nantwich was yet again conspicuous by his absence this weekend. Mr Timpson was invited to attend a public meeting on Friday night, he declined the invitation citing a prior engagement. This is not the first time Timpson has failed to meet with the public, he was invited to a demonstration in Nantwich earlier in the month but again could not make it. This morning hundreds of parents and teachers gathered in Sandbach to continue their fight against the budget cuts, yet again Timpson was not there. Timpson can’t comment According to Conservative MP Antoinette Sandbach, Timpson

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Edward Timpson claim there were no education cuts

It’s time for Timpson to stand up for his constituents

Parents in Crewe and Nantwich are calling on local MP Edward Timpson to do more to fight the proposed introduction of the national funding formula, a one size fits all approach to school funding. The education budget is facing the prospect of having its funding cut by £3 billion, schools in the area will lose huge sums of money, if the plans go through some will lose close to £150,000 per year. Brine Leas Headteacher, Andrew Cliffe said; It’s important we show MPs and make a noise, to make a difference.   We’re already facing an 8% cut in real terms. My school will

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