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SCOTT WOOD says, “MORE JOBS & OPPORTUNITY, LOWER TAXES, BETTER SCHOOLS, NHS DELIVERING FOR YOU, IMMIGRATION CONTROLLED, IMPROVED SOCIAL HOUSING AND INCREASED PUBLIC TRANSPORT”.
I am a former Soldier and if I achieve my objective of being your MP I would be proud to stand up for your interests. I am determined to work hard for you and your families should you return me to Westminster in the General Election in May.
Note added 9th March 2015:
“I read in February in the Northern Echo comments from Labour, and recently from UKIP, that the Conservatives do not seem bothered about the Parliamentary Constituency of Sedgefield. I’m afraid I must correct both party’s and tell you that I am standing in this seat for the Conservatives. I do care for the area, and have been out working hard for the seat, and will keep working hard as I put maximum effort in. If elected I will work as hard as I can for everyone in the constituency, and not segregate the areas.
We see far too often those elected to represent us, on our door step and in Parliament, just turn the path and do everything for their personal positions. Well, I am in this to work for you, and I assure you of this. If elected you will be employing me, so I will be working for you.”
Now 40, I spent two decades serving in the Royal Tank Regiment and Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear Regiment, with deployments to Northern Ireland, Afghanistan and Iraq on peace and stability operations. Following my return to civilian life last year, I opened a restaurant.
As a former member of the Army serving in Iraq under our previous MP, Tony Blair, I am appalled the Iraq inquiry cost so much money and has not yet been published, especially when we bear in mind our service personnel were killed, seriously maimed and some are still mentally distressed today because of their harrowing memories on the battlefield.
My primary focus is more investment to the Sedgefield area, regeneration projects that will bring jobs, growth and improved housing to us all. I welcome recent figures showing that since 2010 the number of people on unemployment benefits is down by 47% in the Constituency. We need to stick to the long term economic plan, it’s the only way to ensure that we keep growing the economy and creating jobs, so that more families here in the North are given the opportunity to have the security of a job and a regular pay packet. That’s why I ask you to vote for me, I will do everything in my power to deliver this to you.
I want to see the income tax threshold continue to rise, so you have lower taxes, and better still, see more people removed from tax. I am appalled that our Labour MP, voted against raising the threshold, meaning low income families would be worse off and taxed. In April the income tax threshold will be £10500 from the £6475 it was under Labour back in 2010. We are on average, £700 a year better off, I and my colleagues will continue to get the threshold to rise in the future.
“ We need better social housing and more affordable housing to buy. I welcomed recent figures showing that the Conservatives’ Help to Buy scheme is helping families to achieve their dream of buying their own home, with so many here, on our doorstep, having access to a mortgage”.
“I believe in a National Health Service, free for all people, that delivers care and support when people need it most. I want to see quality and qualified staff in all care settings. We need to find a way to deliver local services without the waste and inefficiency.”
“A good local economy needs a good transport infrastructure. Killing off Durham Tees Valley Airport will kill off our area, and I’m not prepared to let that happen. I will do everything in my power as the MP to save it if elected.”
The recent announcement of additional funding to support businesses and infrastructure in Sedgefield is fantastic news, helping to create jobs and support businesses. The area, has been allocated an additional £13.9 Million. This brings the Local Enterprise Partnership’s total allocation of Growth Deal funding to £104.2 Million. More jobs are coming, please don’t let Labour mess this up again.
I was asked what drives me to want to be your next MP, achieving results for our community is my reason. “I want to stand up for every person in society, not because you are part of a certain club or union or family. If you need support, the MP should be there for you, every hour of the day. I will fight for the things that matter, whether it’s improving school standards or creating new opportunities for young people to reduce welfare dependency. I want more jobs fairs, not job centres shuffling paper.”
I feel strongly about communities coming together and pledged to support local pubs and breweries. The three pledges are highlighted in the Manifesto for Pubs and Real Ale by CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale, which sets out reforms needed by the next Government; support well-run community pubs, promote Britain’s breweries and represent pub goers and beer drinkers.
“The political drive to beat cancer must match the pace of progress in research. That’s why I’m backing the ‘Cross Cancer Out’ campaign and joining the fight to beat cancer sooner.”
My website where my work can be followed, including contact details scottwood.org.uk.
Comments may be left for the author of this page below;
- Statement from Scott Wood, Conservative Candidate
- Press Release by Scott Wood, Conservative Candidate for Sedgefield
- Scott Wood – Letter To Residents
- Scott Wood – Budget Press Release
- Scott Wood – Statement on the Immigration Act 2014
- Scott Wood – Wind Farms
- Scott Wood – Supporting Farming Communities
- Scott Wood – Funding For Schools
- Scott Wood – Fair Votes For All
- Scott Wood – Mental Health Speech
- Scott Wood – Blair’s Smoking Gun
- Scott Wood – Phil Wilson’s Expenses
- Scott Wood – Open Letter to Phil Wilson
- Scott Wood – Key Points to think about
- Scott Wood – Letter to Constituents
- Scott Wood – Press Release 20th April 2015
- Scott Wood – Help To Buy
- Scott Wood – 2nd Open Letter to Phil Wilson
- Scott Wood – VCOT (Vote Conservative On Thursday)
- Scott Wood – Response to Press Report
- Scott Wood – Election Address
- A Thank You Letter from Scott Wood
Scott Wood Election Candidate Article
27th February 2015