The United Kingdom is a Parliamentary Democracy. Our Parliament has been called the Mother of Parliaments because our model of democracy has been exported the world over, arguably it’s our most significant export.
We are now only three weeks away from the general election. At previous general elections, I have sometimes heard negative feedback saying “you are all the same” and that “it makes no difference whoever gets in”. I have not heard such feedback this time which doesn’t surprise me as the differences between the two choices could not be any greater.
Last week’s West Sussex County Council elections saw the Conservatives win in Crawley by almost 2000 votes over Labour which equated to a Conservative vote share in Crawley of 46% to Labour’s 38%. We were delighted to gain the Three Bridges County Council seat from Labour to take our Crawley total to four County Councillors to Labour’s five.
There has been a good deal of news and activity relating to our schools and education recently, and no wonder. Schools right across Crawley and West Sussex are being starved of funds by this Tory Government.
80% of our local government services are provided by West Sussex County Council. The County Council has a strong record on investing in Crawley and protecting front line services, while still delivering savings.