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  • commented 2017-05-23 08:31:30 +0100
    Dear David,

    I have recently been in contact with 10 Downing St regarding rumours of a repeal of the Hunting Ban. This reply says that MPs will vote on the issue: will you be voting for or against the Ban?


    Dear Sharon,


    Thank you for your email regarding hunting.


    We have previously committed to a free vote in Parliament on this issue and we maintain that commitment. This will be a matter for each individual MP to decide, and we recognise that there is a range of views on this issue. Maintaining high standards of animal welfare will always be a priority for a Conservative government.


    This election is about securing the strong and stable leadership the country needs to see us through Brexit and beyond. Every vote cast for the Conservatives will count to strengthen Britain’s hand in the negotiations ahead. Only our Party has the plan and the proven leadership to deliver the right deal for Britain abroad and a better deal for ordinary, working people here at home.


    Thank you again for writing.


    Correspondence Team

    Conservative Party
  • commented 2017-05-22 21:05:56 +0100
    Hi David

    Can you please telephone me Thank you,
  • commented 2017-05-22 20:47:10 +0100
    David….what a disaster. As a Brexiteer i was persuaded to go all in for the May to deliver in full. After this past week i am now of the opinion that she doesnt actually want a big majorty. Why? I believe she will use a poor result as an excuse to backslide into a wooly Brexit.

    We have no Ukip to vote for but will not be giving you my vote anymore…

    Fox hunting? Energy cap and now this last week?

    What the hell is going on.

    Like i said….it would be a shambles if it wasnt so planned.
  • commented 2017-05-22 14:31:55 +0100
    I have voted Tory in all local and general elections since the 1970s but after the publication of your manifesto and the attack on the pensioners I will not be supporting you on polling day. Only a complete change of policy will change my mind.

    G Lewis
  • commented 2017-05-22 14:09:54 +0100
    I just want to let you know that I will not be voting for you in the coming election. I do not agree with most of your policies but the latest of Mrs May’s plans about taking all but £100,000 for social care if I need to be looked after in my older age is discraceful. Most people of my generation have worked and paid taxes for about 45 years or more with the promise of care if needed in our later years. We have no way to save at this point in our lives and would therefore be reliant on the State. Our home is the only “asset” My husband and I have apart from a small amount of savings which is being depleted anyway as our children need financial help. Over our lives my husband and I have saved to buy a house and have never claimed state benefit,( I strongly object to my pension being called a benefit as it is something I have paid for over my working life).


    Please listen to your voters as we are the people who can put you in power or take it away. Mrs May should stop pretending that she wants a country which is fair for all and not just the privileged few.
  • commented 2017-05-22 10:12:26 +0100
    I agree with Rob Bordley’s post wholeheartedly. Means testing the winter fuel allowance is acceptable in my view but the double whammy of the ‘dementia tax’ is a step too far. My husband and I have worked for 80 years between us and I am one of those women born in the 1950s who has seen their state pension age increase from 60 to 66. Okay I have to put up with that but now to tell us that if we are unfortunate to need care we will lose almost everything we would like to pass on to our son, it makes me think what was the point of all that work and paying all that tax and NI.


    Neither of us will vote Labour as we are very concerned about increased borrowing, inflation and their anti-business stance … but we may not vote at all (for the first time ever) and that should be of an equal concern to you and your rather marginal hold on the South Warrington seat.


    And if I hear any more about ‘strong and stable leadership’ I think I may scream!
  • commented 2017-05-22 03:41:54 +0100
    So Disappointed, This week has been a disaster, the release of your manifesto has been handled really poorly, support is evaporating, my wife daughter her family and many of my friends are turning towards the Labour Party. OK the means testing of the Winter fuel payment is not good especially as the manifesto does not give details of how or at what level it will be means tested or implemented, but it not a show stopper I can defend the need to release money to social care. However the party the makes it 10 times worse by announcing the double whammy “dementia death tax” not my words but now being used across the media. Firstly this should not have been released during the run up to the election but the way it has been announced is almost crass stupidity, Labour is promising free everything, loads of lies but let’s face it after Brexit and Trump lies work and then the conservative party shout out, hey guys the the glass is only half full but don’t worry vote for us anyway!! Why did you not say :-

    1. If you parent is so sick ( dementia etc ) and has to go into care instead of their assets going down to 23,000 it will now not fall below 100,000. this is good in fact amazing it wont even be taken until after the death of both parties (if Married).

    2.If however your parent has to be taken care of in the home e.g. not chronically sick, yes they will have to pay for care in the home and yes any charges will be reclaimed from the sale of the home after their death, yes that’s not good but lets look at it realistically, care in the home say 3 hours per day 5 days per week via a paid carer assuming

    (family help at weekends) £10 per hour is £7500 per year, not a huge hit on someone’s asset (house average value £216K) Labour is saying you will lose a huge percentage of the house value. THIS IS NOT CLEARLY EXPLAINED.

    3. In addition the could be lots of opportunities for jobs. Flexible work for carers earning say £7,500 per annum for 3 hours work per day £15,000 for six hours work per day this is flexible work, it fits in with children’s school, its ideal for mothers with children, what a great positive sell this could be.

    So this is a huge own goal, Ms Greenwood the Wirral West Labour Candidate must be ecstatic how stupid can you be I am 70 years old a Europe remainer who is still convinced a conservative government would be good for the country, but I am astounded at the arrogance and complacency of the people who developed and released this manifesto. I hope you will give my letter some thought if my facts are wrong please get back. in the local pub last Friday I was ripped apart trying to defend the conservative position, come on get your act together, if not I have to ask, do you deserve to be in power?

    Yours a devastated and somewhat angry Rob Bordley
  • commented 2017-05-21 20:44:48 +0100
    Hi I voted conservative last time. I was planning on doing the same this time. I believe the the Tories are the only party who is willing to walk away rather than have a bad deal forced upon this country. However, the plan to raid the inhertince of people who have been sensible all of their lives is a step to far. You have lost my vote unless a rethink takes place over the social care funding policy. And I know I am not the only one. I am contemplating the unthinkable. Labour! It may be an acceptable policy if all of the MP’s are willing /forced to limit the amount of inheritance they leave to their children. But of course that won’t happen.
  • commented 2017-05-21 20:44:48 +0100
    Hi I voted conservative last time. I was planning on doing the same this time. I believe the the Tories are the only party who is willing to walk away rather than have a bad deal forced upon this country. However, the plan to raid the inhertince of people who have been sensible all of their lives is a step to far. You have lost my vote unless a rethink takes place over the social care funding policy. And I know I am not the only one. I am contemplating the unthinkable. Labour! It may be an acceptable policy if all of the MP’s are willing /forced to limit the amount of inheritance they leave to their children. But of course that won’t happen.
  • commented 2017-05-21 11:08:15 +0100
    Hello I was content to lose my winter fuel payment as I feel we pensioners have very well in recent years. I was also content that Scots would continue to receive it as long as they paid but as we know the generous funding of Scotland means they won’t. This is a sore point with many of us. Why this continuing unfairness. As for elderly care the Dilnot recommendations would be a better way to proceed
  • commented 2017-05-21 07:27:00 +0100
    It’s come to my attention you may need to read the book “1984” by the late George Orwell, I’m willing to donate a copy to the Conservative party, where may I send this?
  • commented 2017-05-20 19:41:11 +0100
    Please , Please change the direction of the party in respect to the proposed shake – up in funding for elderly people requiring care in their own homes ( a practice that will already save money) would have to meet the cost – albeit they would be allowed to keep £100,000.00,

    apart from being a insult to a generation who have already contributed a works lifetime of contribution, they also are having to subsidise immigrants who have not contributed anything to the economy, but indeed immigrants who have been happy to take resources from our country, resources built up over generations, generations who now are being told to dig deep and provide again, this decision if not changed will have a damaging result on the conservative future, if not terminal, do not underestimate the value of the voters you are threatening with this proposed social care plan.

    Sort out the imbalance of immigration, and you will have the ‘Cure All’, and by sorting out, I mean less people coming into our isles than are leaving.
  • commented 2017-05-18 17:09:55 +0100
    Hello , I,m glad you are pushing for a proper route across west Warrington , will this be tolled ( ?) – I hope not , Scots don’t have to pay for bridges , why should we !


    The NHS – not safe in conservative hands , the NHS gets into trouble with every conservative regime ( eventually ) because funding never matches activity , last year the usual " winter crisis" lasted all year , the " care " timebomb is getting worse , I would like to see less of politicians talking about " our NHS " and more procative measures to protect care for ordinary people – this is the one reason why I would hesitate to vote conservative , although I think you have generally done a good job for Warrington
  • commented 2017-05-18 13:16:18 +0100
    Dear David,


    Just to advise that the manifesto proposals for care are unimaginative (and represents a broken promise to cap fees). Why not introduce an additional NI type charge throughout a persons lifetime as they do in Germany?


    Regards
  • commented 2017-05-17 22:37:43 +0100
    David. Compare the following. Your party now proposes to remove tolls on the Severn crossing in the Conservative south of England. Your party promised to give Warrington residents free crossing of the new Runcorn Mersey crossing but now has rescinded on this and proposes to continue tolls on the Mersey Tunnels, the existing Runcorn bridge and the new Runcorn Mersey crossing. Clearly your party is a party just for the south, you want the votes of the north so you can continue to look after the south. Prove this is wrong by committing to give Warrington residents toll-free Runcorn Mersey crossing in the interim until the promised Warrington Western Link is open. Regards, Richard Scobie
  • commented 2017-05-15 17:50:45 +0100
    Dear Mr Mowat,


    I have read your campaign brochure and note that you have an interest in creating opportunities for (a small minority of) people in South Warrington who wish to find work. While this is to an extent admirable, I would be extremely grateful if you would also extend your support to a much larger group – to the town’s children, the next generation of the town for whom the proposed national funding formula is going to create catastrophic consequences if it is allowed to come into force.


    Warrington’s schools are underfunded as it is but the proposed budget cuts will have a very real and very negative impact on the education, happiness and general wellbeing of all the children in the town unless someone sees sense and stops it from happening.


    Every child in this country is special and every single one deserves to be treated fairly with regards to the level of funding per head their school receives and the impact such funding has on their education.


    Before I cast my vote in the election, could you please confirm your position in relation to securing a FAIR amount of funding for the town’s schools.


    Kind regards,

    Helen Orton
  • commented 2017-05-14 17:19:17 +0100
    David

    I am a 71 year old type 1 diabetic. For years I have relied on Lucozade when I am having low blood sugar. This has been an extremely effective way of helping to control my sugar levels instantly, and I/ many other diabetics rely on this.


    The alternative is a prescription based product called Glucogel. This is only available in a small quantity at a time on prescription (3 tubes, which only equals 1 bottle of Lucozade). I can sometimes need more than 1 bottle of Lucozade a day. Also, to buy Glucogel privately, it is approx £12 for 3 tubes, significantly more than Lucozade.


    I understand that due to a government directive, Lucozade have had to reduce their sugar content significantly – in fact they have reduced the glucose content from 53% to 19%. This means that it is no longer feasible to drink Lucozade and there are no other non-prescription products suitable.


    Are the government aware of the impact on Lucozade drinks and therefore on type 1 diabetics who rely on this drink?

    What is the government now able to do to address this problems swiftly?

    Perhaps the original recipe could be sold as a medicine?


    I can only assume that this change will also lead to a significant increase in costs for the NHS as more diabetics will now be relying on prescription based products (which are free to diabetics) instead of drinking Lucozade, a readily available supermarket-bought drink.


    I would be grateful for your swift response on this matter and look forward to seeing how you/the government can address this.
  • commented 2017-05-14 13:23:05 +0100
    I have written previously regarding the overseas aid budget. May I suggest that when health tourists leave without paying their NHS bill, the funds should come from the OAB and payed direct to the NHS.

    This is a vote winner.

    Good luck with the election.
  • commented 2017-05-13 07:49:47 +0100
    Would like to discuss Education Policy and Provision in Warrington with you before the forhcoming General Election. I live and work in Warrington and am ATL NEC representative for Cheshire and Merseyside also. If you could contact me please. awood@exec.atl.org.uk
  • commented 2017-05-12 14:42:56 +0100
    Dear Mr Mowat,


    Can you explain why the 4500 residents who were registered at the doctor’s surgery on Barrowhall lane Gt Sankey,

    Will have to continue to travel to jubilee park Orford to visit the doctors.

    And not be able to use the new medical facilities being built on Barrowhall lane Gt Sankey ;-(


    Regards


    Mr Mark Hayward
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  • commented 2017-05-12 14:06:28 +0100
    R,Hon David Mowat

    Dear Sir

    I am reliant on staff from an agency who come to me four times per day.

    This is partly funded through the direct payments scheme.

    I have noticed there are a number of girls who are from Eastern Europe mainly from Poland.

    The issue I have is this there is a problem with all the girls understanding what is expected from them. I use a hoist, also a stand aid.

    +My concerns have been raised and I have informed the company by logging a FORMAL COMPLAINT

    I have made a suggestion and one I would like to raise to you.

    WHEN PEOPLE COME INTO THIS TYPE OF WORK AND THERE IS EQUIPMENT THAT IF NOT USED CORRECTLY COULD BE VERY DANGEROUS AND WILL PUT ME AT RISK.

    I have said after the initial period of training has been undertaken

    could it be made a lawful requirement for all employee to sit an exam using diagrams of

    equipment and the language used to enable all parties such as Care Agencies etc understand whether their employees are working correctly and using equipment as they have been trained to use.


    i understand that this field of employment has been raised in parliament on a number of occasions, however there seems to be no conclusion. I therefore ask you as the Parliamentary Secretary of State to put my question and recommendations to the House of Parliament simply to make it a lawful requirement nation wide for staff in the Social Care sector to sit an exam as a test of their understanding of the environment in which they are employed


    Thank you for reading what I have said.


    Yours Sincerely

    KRISHNA MADHAR (Ms)
  • commented 2017-05-07 09:41:49 +0100
    Care to comment on why you have Vaughan Consulting Ltd on your Companies House page at all Mr. Mowat? Surely it couldn’t be linked to Vaughan Consulting Group (a fracking firm), could it? I mean, this couldn’t be in relation to you being in support of fracking in Penketh could it?


    http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/14183888.Fracking_tipped_to__undoubtedly_affect__Warrington_after_Government_hands_out_exploration_licences/
  • commented 2017-05-06 09:32:20 +0100
    Good morning Mr. Mowat,


    I am still waiting to hear from you why you have Vaughan Consulting Ltd linked to your profile on Companies House. Is it anything to do with Vaughan Consulting Group – a fracking and mining firm?


    Is this something that you need to be telling the people of Warrington South about in your election campaign, or are you going to keep quiet about it, ignore it, and hope that people won’t notice or ask questions? I think not. Don’t you?


    The people of Warrington need an honest answer from you about this.
  • commented 2017-05-05 22:34:16 +0100
    Why is there never a Conservative candidate for the Westbrook area of Warrington? We all go in to vote and no-one ever stands for the party so we all waste our vote. Seems crazy as our household alone has 3 conservatives living in it.
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  • commented 2017-05-04 19:07:58 +0100
    I am an ex serviceman of 16 years exemplary service in the British Army infantry and now through active service disabled and originally from Burtonwood Warrington. I am contacting you as I don’t know what else to do as the housing system is a joke. I am currently in Whiston hospital recovering from surgery and Sepsis. I have applied to the Choose a home housing for appropriate housing and I have 2 children, Warren aged 11 who is autistic and my daughter Kirsty 8. I also have a care package in place to look after me morning, noon and evening as well as a mental health nurse. I have been told by the housing department via email that I am not entitled a bedroom for my children because I don’t receive children’s tax credit for them that my estranged wife tells on to finance herself. I have joint parental responsibility for the children and this outdated way of getting out of giving genuine people appropriate housing is insulting. There are 2 parents and when they separate as per the change in the law in 2005 we both have joint responsibility. Therefore I beg you please assist me in this matter to support my application for appropriate housing i.e. A 3 bedroom property so I can use one of the rooms so a care giver can be accommodated when needed and my children can stay with me when they come. I hope and pray you can help me in this matter. I have considered going to the press but don’t want the stress as I suffer from PTSD. I have a temporary contract at the house I currently reside in which has been deemed by occupational health as unsuitable as it is a 3 story town house and the contract ends in July 2017. I suffer from multiple injuries to my knees and ankles and have been registered disabled since my medical discharge in 2013. I also have 2 forms of aggressive arthritis that I receive constant treatment for along with my PYSD.


    Kindest regards


    Mr Anthony McDermott
  • commented 2017-04-30 07:14:09 +0100
    Please remove me from your database as I have now left Warrington and am living in Cornwall
  • commented 2017-04-28 21:25:13 +0100
    This is my first time in contacting you,I have had constant complaints with my local housing officer and environmental health it has come to my attention that one of my residents in my block has made these complaints about me personally. Well I was the first tenant there since 2005 but since the new younger tenants have been there they have never left me alone.I have been threatened to keep away from their front door which I have respected that and done so.I have 2 dogs which I cannot walk out the front door I have to use the back entrance.they keep taking photos of what I do and watch me most of the time.am I supposed to live like this

    I use litter bins that are put out from our local council.

    Yours sincerely

    Annette Stenning.