Newsletter - Party Conference

9th October 2017

Geoffrey Clifton-Brown at BASC Rural Reception

Geoffrey Clifton-Brown at BASC Rural Reception

Last week I was in Manchester for the well-attended and very busy Conservative Party Conference. Amongst other events, I was pleased to attend the British Association of Shooting and Conservation (BASC) rural reception which I co-hosted with the Angling Trust. BASC is going from strength to strength with now over 150,000 members nationwide.

Geoffrey Clifton-Brown testing a Google Virtual Reality Headset in Manchester

Geoffrey Clifton-Brown testing a Google Virtual Reality Headset in Manchester

Clearly, the Prime Minister had a difficult time with her speech at Conference, but as I said on my World at One interview last week, I remain firmly convinced that any leadership change at this time would be an enormous distraction and would make the already challenging Brexit negotiations even harder. Theresa May now needs to demonstrate leadership and a vision for where a Conservative Government will take this country. This could well be contrasted against the opposite Corbyn direction.

Cirencester Business Club Breakfast

On Friday, I attended the Cirencester Business Club Breakfast at the RAU in Cirencester. The Vice-Chancellor of the RAU, Professor Jo Price, gave an excellent talk to all guests about the importance of a strong relationship between the town and the RAU – as the single largest employer. 

Geoffrey Clifton-Brown supporting the partnership of Bathurst, Australia and Cirencester

Geoffrey Clifton-Brown supporting the partnership of Bathurst, Australia and Cirencester

Furthermore, the developing business hub at the RAU in conjunction with the Gloucestershire Local Enterprise Partnership will see well over 1000 jobs created when finished and £50 million for the local economy.

The next meeting of the Cirencester Business Club Breakfast will be on             1 December at 8am at the RAU.

Constituency Activity

Following the Cirencester Business Club Breakfast, I had a meeting with the regional manager of the Fire Service College in Moreton-in-Marsh to discuss the issues around noise and smoke. I subsequently met with local County Councillor Nigel Moor to address a number of local road and strategic issues.

Returning to Cirencester I had my regular meeting with senior planning officers and District Councillors at Cotswold District Council. Due to the sheer complexity of current planning issues, including the large Chesterton development, this meeting was longer than usual.

Later, I was pleased to meet with Cotswolds Police Chief Karen Ellis. She informed me of the proposals to drastically reduce police coverage in the Cotswolds and Stroud. I will be contacting David Drew MP to discuss how we can effectively work together against this.

Westminster

Today, as a member of the Public Accounts Committee, I will be scrutinising the ongoing Hinkley Point C project, followed by an interview on this important subject with the BBC News.

Public Meeting

Verbatim Minutes of the Stow-on-the-Wold Public Meeting to discuss the provision of a new GP surgery – 30 June 2017.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD (PDF: 107k)

Surgery Dates

Call 020 7219 5043 or email cliftonbrowng@parliament.uk to discuss the matter you wish to raise and the possibility of a surgery appointment. Appointments are 10 minutes long. A concise synopsis submitted in writing beforehand will ensure a productive use of time.

Next surgery:

Saturday,
2nd December 10am-12noon
Cirencester

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