Category Archive: Conservatives

Nov 29 2016

Struggling Stoke-on-Trent residents to be clobbered with 3% council tax rise

The City Independent, Conservative and UKIP coalition are proposing to hit struggling Stoke-on-Trent residents with a 3% council tax hike – whilst slashing council services by £61m and nearly three hundred jobs loses. City Independent council leader Dave Conway told PotteriesEYE that he was trying to keep the jobs loses as low as possible. “I …

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Nov 29 2016

Stoke-on-Trent City Council budget proposals released at 5pm today!

Will council tax rise or be frozen? More cuts to services or has austerity come to an end? Will staff be safe in their jobs? Find out at 5pm as Stoke-on-Trent City Council’s City Independent, Conservative and UKIP coalition release their budget proposals for 2017.  

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Feb 01 2016

Stoke-on-Trent City Council leaders propose £1/2 billion regeneration boost

Stoke-on-Trent City Council are set to splash just under £1/2 billion in a bid to boost the city’s fortunes over the next five years. Stoke-on-Trent City Council’s cabinet will consider investment proposals totalling £473.5m under its five-year capital programme till 2021. Cabinet members will also look to plough major investment into its housing capital programme to …

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Jan 05 2016

Going, going…..GONE! – Stoke-on-Trent City Council to pilot eBay auction sell-off

Stoke-on-Trent councillors have agreed a two-year pilot scheme to sell surplus equipment on eBay as part of plans to raise money and reduce cuts to city council services. The authorities coalition cabinet led by Cllr Dave Conway have now set up a working party to oversee and agree the operational details of the council eBay …

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Dec 15 2015

Stoke-on-Trent City Council Budget 2016 – council tax frozen and rents to be cut

Stoke-on-Trent residents will face no council tax increase and council house tenants will have their rent cut, with more investment in housing, education and communities, under budget proposals for 2016/17, revealed today. The City Council’s coalition administration has made the pledge, and will use £15.5m of council reserves to help make a total of £27.2m of …

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Aug 10 2015

Stoke-on-Trent poorest families still set to pay 30% of council tax

The new administration at Stoke-on-Trent City Council has decided that its council tax support (CTS) scheme will remain the same for at least another year. The move by the City Independent, Conservative and UKIP coalition will leave 13,000 poor families to pay at least 30% of their council tax bill – one of the highest …

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May 12 2015

UPDATE: Stoke-on-Trent Labour on brink of split as Pervez re-elected as leader

Councillors back Mohammed Pervez to continue as leader despite election humiliation Stoke-on-Trent

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Nov 12 2014

Staffordshire unemployment fall welcomed

Today’s news that the number of people seeking unemployment benefit in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire has fallen again have been welcomed by the Conservative parliamentary candidate for Stoke North, Ben Adams. Stoke-on-Trent claimant levels have fallen 36.7% this year and are now down to 2.6%, this is below the national average and some way below the …

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Oct 17 2013

Tory by-election candidate answers March on Stoke questions

Since announcing my candidacy in the upcoming Stoke-on-Trent City Council by-election in Baddeley, Milton and Norton,  I’ve been asked some questions by the local campaign group March On Stoke. They’re pretty tough and I’ve tried to answer them as fully as possible. They provoked lots of thought and so I thought it’d be good to share …

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Oct 16 2013

Stoke-on-Trent by-election: Conservative candidate Sam Richardson’s blog

In November 2013, I’ll be standing as the Conservative candidate in the Baddeley, Milton & Norton ward of Stoke-on-Trent City Council. The city welcomed me in 2010 when I came to study, and has provided me with so many fantastic opportunities. I volunteered with Caudwell Children, reported on local life with BBC Stoke and was …

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