Category: Weekly Blog

NEW FILM: I would be an MP who is on your side
Our committment to support pensioners

David Cameron has today launched the Conservative Party's pensioners pledge. I have included the full details of this below, which also touches on the some of the points I discussed in my film clip. Pledge to Pensioners Increase the value of the basic state pension for all pensioners and help to stop the spread of […]

New cider tax increase will go under the Conservatives

Yesterday, Alistair Darling announced a 10% increase, above the rate of inflation, in the tax to be paid on cider. George Osborne had confirmed this morning that the Conservatives would reverse this decision. This is good news for all cider makers, cider orchard owners and cider drinkers in Kent. I was particularly pleased to hear […]

Budget blow for tourism and local business

Labour today delivered their last budget before the general election, which offered just more of the same debt, taxes, and waste that have got the economy into the terrible mess its in. But the budget also confirms that a new tax blow for local tourism businesses will come into force on 5th April this year. […]

film: people shouldn't be forced to sell their home to pay for care

My new campaign film discusses the issue of people being forced to sell their homes to pay for residential care late in life, and also Labour's plans to charge a new 'death tax'. The Conservatives are proposing a new Government backed insurance scheme which would allow people to protect themselves from this, and also protect […]

My agenda for local businesses

I have posted below an article I have written for a new magazine which was published this week. The magazine called The Progressive Conscience has been launched by the new political group, Bright Blue. I have used the article to set out my thoughts on how we could promote local business and help our struggling […]

Cheltenham races flutter leaves Folkestone's Church Street Project as a winner

I was delighted to accept the invitation to visit Ladbrokes in Rendezvous Street in Folkestone to receive a charity bet to use in the Cheltenham Festival this week, with the winnings going to a local charity. I decided to use this to support the Church Street Project, which works with children across Shepway. Shane Record, […]

Watch my new film from Folkestone discussing supporting local businesses and restoring our high streets

This film was recorded in Church Street in Folkestone and discusses ideas to support local businesses and restore our town centres and high streets.

Folkestone hero Walter Tull should receive postumous honour

I recently attended (pictured here) the launch at The Grand in Folkestone of Phil Vasili's excelllent new biography of Walter Tull. You can also see me being intereviewed at the book launch HERE. I was invited to speak at the book launch about the Step Short project, of which I am Chairman. You can read […]

You can view my new campaign film here

You can view here the first of a series of films we will be making up to and during the election campaign. This first film features Damian Collins speaking in Broadmead village in Folkestone about the election campaign and why a change of Government is so important for our community and country.

Copyright 2019 Damian Collins. All rights reserved

Promoted by Russell Tillson for and on behalf of Damian Collins, both of Folkestone & Hythe Conservative Association both at 4 West Cliff Gardens, Folkestone, Kent CT20 1SP


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