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Small Business Manifesto

Small businesses are the backbone of our local economy in East Hampshire. See today's Small Business Manifesto launch here

The Conservative Party Manifesto

Over the last five years, we have put our country back on the right track. Five years ago, Britain was on the brink. As the outgoing Labour Treasury Minister put it with brutal candour, 'there is no money'. Since then, we have turned things around.

Mock elections information

Mock elections are a great way to get to understand how elections work and what parties stand for.

More in work for more pay

Figures today show a record breaking 30.9 million people are now employed, 1.85 million more than in 2010. Importantly, this rise in employment has not been at the expense of job security or wages either: full time jobs represent 95% of the increase in employment over the last year and take home pay is increasing. Since last year, total pay has increased by 2.1% - 1.2% above inflation.

Britain and the EU: Speech to Petersfield First Friday

The British people deserve and demand a decisive say on our relationship with Europe. No one under the age of 58 has had one, and even many of those who did in 1975, justifiably feel the question turns out to have been a misleading one.

Britain is working

With a record breaking 30.8 million people in work, Britain’s employment rate is the same as its 2008, pre-recession peak. Since the government’s election there are 744,248 fewer people having to claim Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) - close to a 50% reduction. East Hampshire has outpaced this exciting trend, with a 65% reduction in JSA claimants since 2010 – resulting in just 0.8% of the economically active population having to claim the benefit.

Damian Hinds welcomes new employment figures

With a record breaking 30.8 million people in work, Britain’s employment rate is the same as its 2008, pre-recession peak. Since the government’s election there are 744,248 fewer people having to claim Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) - close to a 50% reduction. East Hampshire has outpaced this exciting trend, with a 65% reduction in JSA claimants since 2010 – resulting in just 0.8% of the economically active population having to claim the benefit.

£2m for East Hants primary school sports

Damian Hinds has welcomed the news that between 2014 and 2020 primary schools in East Hampshire will receive just over £2m to fund primary school sports.