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David Tredinnick MP

About David Tredinnick Former soldier David Tredinnick has been the MP for Bosworth since 1987. He currently serves on the House of Commons Health Select Committee, having been elected...Find out more

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Posted on 7th July 2014 in to Hinckley & Bosworth Borough

Lib Dem Borough Councillor John Moore is rarely short of things to say for himself so a few of his briefer statements have been reproduced below:

Moore on the Lib Dem Councillors for Barwell: “Gould and Hulbert – not the strongest intellectual cards in the pack.” 19th February 2012

Moore on his Lib Dem colleagues’ dishonest campaigning: “We know that in HBBC Lib Dems are very clever at making promises and creating desires that they know they will not have to satisfy.” – 4th March 2012

Cllr John Moore

Cllr John Moore

Moore on the Borough’s planning crisis: “Paragraph 4.12 of the Core Strategy requires the Council to have an alternative strategy for the Borough housing supply should the Barwell SUE fail to deliver the necessary housing requirements. Given the timetable for delivering units is already significantly behind schedule, the consequences of further delay would have serious implications for the Council to demonstrate a 5 year housing supply. Could the leader of the council please advise members on the status of the alternative strategy and what the preferred option is that will prevent the Council losing future planning appeals because of the lack of 5 year housing supply?” Formal question to the Lib Dem Leader of Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council – February 2013

Moore on the Barwell SUE: “Neither Hulbert or Gould had the balls to stand up for their electorate, and have not got the intelligence to realise they are finished.” – 25th April 2013

Moore on the local Conservatives: “[There's a need to] give this Borough the administration and leadership it deserves and that can only be provided by the Conservative Party.” 1st March 2013


Posted on 7th July 2014 in to Hinckley & Bosworth Borough

In last week’s edition of the Hinckley Times, life long Conservative John Moore who before May 2013 had never had a good word to say about the Lib Dems, chose to question my motives and credibility and at the same time attack David Tredinnick, the local Member of Parliament, who he was always first in the queue to be photographed with.

This is the same Cllr. John Moore who was elected by the 1,409 Burbage Conservatives voters who put their trust in him in 2011 and who made such a determined effort to be elected Conservative Group leader in May 2013 (having told colleagues how proud he would be their leader) only to jump ship to the Lib Dems literally only days after his failed leadership bid. Was that what you mean by morally appropriate Cllr. Moore?

I am sure that readers can judge for themselves from this record whether Cllr. Moore is best placed to challenge anyone else’s credibility or to question their motives.

The motive of Hinckley’s Conservative councillors is simply to challenge the Lib Dem controlled Council and to expose the selective creatively presented information that is constantly fed to the long suffering residents of this Borough by Cllr. Moore and his colleagues in pursuit of their blinkered political ideology.

From what we are hearing from more and more people throughout the Borough, confidence in the claims and promises of the Lib Dem Council is at an all time low and people for an increasing number of reasons are finally coming to the conclusion that they have had enough and it’s time for change next May.

Cllr. Peter Batty
Conservative Group Leader
Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council


Posted on 4th July 2014 in to Hinckley & Bosworth Borough

Cllr Janice Richards has presented a petition to Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council as part of her Campaign for Public Toilets for Earl Shilton. The petition, which contained over 300 signatures, calls for the restoration of the public conveniences in the town.

The toilets were removed by the Borough Council in 2009 following complaints from residents due to the poor quality of the facilities and the badly maintained fabricated structure, which did not comply with Disability Discrimination Act. Residents also said the amenity was claustrophobic and one user was unable to open the door and needed assistance to get out.

Cllr Janice Richards with David Tredinnick MPcampaigning for improved facilities for Earl Shilton.

Cllr Janice Richards with David Tredinnick MP campaigning for improved facilities for Earl Shilton.

Cllr Janice Richards said, “People in our town feel let down by the Borough Council and it is only right and fair that we get new public conveniences. Since removing the Earl Shilton’s facilities in 2009 the Borough Council has pocketed between £100,000 and £150,000 but they provide funding for Barwell, Market Bosworth and Hinckley toilets.

“Residents of Earl Shilton have told me of disturbing experiences concerning the discomfort and worse caused by the lack public toilets in the town. This situation also has health and safety implications and the Borough Council needs to take these matters very seriously.

“Having saved a significant amount of money since the toilets were removed as well as receiving many millions from the sale of land off Montgomery Road in Earl Shilton, the Borough Council should now make the needs our community a top priority facilities.”

Due to Cllr Richards’ campaign the matter was formally discussed the meeting of Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council on 1st July and it was agreed that a working party be established to look at all the financial implications. Janice Richards and her fellow Borough Councillors for Earl Shilton Chris Ladkin and Richard Allen hope to join the working party.

Cllr Richards added, “The setting up of a working party is a positive step but this matter needs addressing as a matter of urgency and I will continue pressing hard to have these vital facilities provided for the community of Earl Shilton as soon as possible.”


Posted on 1st July 2014 in to Conservative Association

The Conservatives are working to a long-term economic plan that will secure a better and brighter future for Britain, and help us care for future generations.

Thanks to the ongoing sacrifices and determination of the British people, our country is starting to recover after tough economic times. But the job is not done. We must continue to take careful and difficult decisions to help build a better Britain – one that rewards those who have put in, who contribute and who play by the rules.

This way we can deliver a brighter future for our country – with Britain standing tall in the world again and with its people more secure at home.

Our long-term economic plan:

Reducing the deficit so we deal with our debts, safeguard our economy for the long term and keep mortgage rates low

Cutting income taxes and freezing fuel duty to help hardworking people be more financially secure

Creating more jobs by backing small business and enterprise with better infrastructure and lower jobs taxes

Capping welfare and reducing immigration so our economy delivers for people who want to work hard and play by the rules

Delivering the best schools and skills for young people so the next generation can succeed in the global race

And how has our long-term economic plan been delivering recently?

· Today the cash ISA limit almost trebles to £15,000 and savers are given more flexibility between stocks and shares and cash ISAs. We’re also abolishing the 10p starting rate of tax on savings income. These measures will give people further access to tax free saving, helping them plan for the future with confidence

· Last week the Government introduced to Parliament the Small Business Bill. It will reduce the burden of regulation on small businesses and help them access the £230 billion public procurement market. By making it easier for small businesses to grow and continue contributing to Britain’s economic recovery, we have seen 400,000 more businesses created since 2010 and 2 million more private sector jobs – that’s 2 million more people with the security of a pay packet

· And on the back of this progress at home, David Cameron has been fighting Britain’s corner in Brussels – standing up for Britain’s national interest and demanding real change in Europe. Securing reform is going to be a long, tough fight, but ultimately it will not be Brussels who decides Britain’s future in the EU. It will be the British people with an in-out referendum on our membership of the EU – delivered by the Conservatives in 2017

But while Conservatives are getting on with the job – what have we been hearing from the Labour Party about their plans?

· Yesterday Ed Balls made a speech at the London School of Business. He tried to claim Labour was pro-business, but confirmed they would reverse the Government’s plans to cut corporation tax, reducing Britain’s competitiveness as a place to do business

· Also yesterday, Len McCluskey pledged Unite’s support and funding to Labour for the 2015 General Election. Then within hours, Unite announced its support for a damaging nationwide strike of council and school support workers on 10 July, ensuring disruptions to millions of families and businesses around the country as they go about their day

· Perhaps it’s no wonder then that Labour’s policy chief, Jon Cruddas, joined a long list of senior Labour members criticising Ed Miliband’s leadership for overseeing a ‘dead hand’ at the centre of the Labour Party – only interested in creating ‘cynical’ policies designed to chime with focus groups

It’s the same old Labour: no leadership and no long-term plan for the future of our country.


Posted on 18th June 2014 in to David Tredinnick and Parliament

David Tredinnick has welcomed moves that could protect residential properties, as well as the local environment and heritage, from wind turbines.

The Bosworth MP, who has a long track record of opposing inappropriately located wind power generation in various communities within his constituency, is backing the Conservative policy announcement that should the Party win the next General Election, it would end public subsidies for newly planned onshore wind projects and give local communities the decisive say on them.

David Tredinnick (centre) with the MPs for Tamworth, North West Leicestershire and North Warwickshire and Market Bosworth Division County Councillor Ivan Ould campaigning against wind farm proposals near Orton-on-the-Hill.

David Tredinnick (centre) with the MPs for Tamworth, North West Leicestershire and North Warwickshire and Market Bosworth Division County Councillor Ivan Ould (right) campaigning against wind farm proposals near Orton-on-the-Hill in the Bosworth constituency.

The Conservatives also intend to make changes to planning rules to give greater protection to an area’s valued countryside and heritage. The proposals mean that any plans not already in the pipeline would need to be able to pay for themselves and would also require the support of the local community.

David Tredinnick said, “I have long campaigned against the siting of wind turbines in close proximity to residential properties in areas such as Twycross, Desford, Orton-on-the-Hill and now Bagworth so I welcome these proposals that will ensure local communities have the power to oppose applications.

“I am not anti-renewable energy but any such facilities must be cost effective and not be detrimental to the quality of life of local residents. Only the next Conservative government would end bill payer-funded subsidies for any newly planned onshore wind farms and give local communities the decisive say.”