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State pensioners to receive largest cash increase since 1948

State pensioners are to get the largest wekkly cash increase since 1948 thanks to the new triple-lock announced by the Conservative-led coalition government.The basic state pension will increase by £5.30 a week to £107.45.

Letter to the Editor | Pensions | NHS

 Dear Chorley Guardian EditorYour correspondent last week wrote of squandering £40m on Olympic fireworks while the coalition government made cuts particularly citing the NHS and and pensions. Spending in the NHS led by the Conservatives will steadily grow from £98.4bn in 2010/11 through to £109.8bn in 2014/15 with necessary efficiency savings being directed back into what the NHS is for - health. Labour in Wales plan to actually cut health spending in ther principality while here in England Labour Health Shadow Andy Burnham said "it is irresponsible to increase NHS spending in real terms" (Guardian 16 June 2010). Locally, and of great alarm to Chorley folk, members of Chorley's Labour Party peddled a line to "Save Chorley Hospital" where no closure was ever threatened. State pensioners will benefit too as the Conservative-led governments triple-lock takes effect. A new state pensioner today can expect £15,000 more over their life through increases which will be based on prices, earnings or 2.5% whichever is the greatest. Remember Labour's notorious 75p a week pension increase? *This year the basic state pension will increase by £5.30 a week to £107.45the biggest cash rise since 1948!* But under Labour for every £4 spent by government, £1 was borrowed. Our debt got so big we were spending £120 million every day just paying the interest -- and that bill is getting bigger. The banks made a bad situation worse, but what really got Britain into this mess was years of Labour spending money we didn't have and couldn't afford. Everyone knows that, as when someone runs up a massive credit card bill, the longer you put off dealing with debt, the worse it gets and the more it costs. It would have been much easier not to deal with the problem. But delay would just pass this generation's debt onto our children, stall economic recovery and cost even more.Not yet published.

Triple lock to protect pensions

The Conservatives' triple lock will ensure that State Pensions will be uprated by earnings, prices or 2.5% - whichever is the highest.  This guarantee included bringing back the earning's link which will mean that someone retiring today on a full basic State Pension will receive £15,000 more over their retirement.

Baroness Sayeedi Warsi visits Adlington affordable housing scheme

Conservative Party Chairman Baroness Sayeedi Warsi visited Chorley yesterday to see an innovative new affordable housing scheme at Cotton Fields in Adlington.She met representatives from Places for People, the contractors and visited the home of a new family who had just moved in at the end of October.  Also at the visit was Councillor Alan Cullens who oversees housing policy for Chorley and County Councillor Peter Malpas in his role of Deputy Chairman of the Chorley Conservative Association.

Coppull and Heskin street lights reported to LCC

Lancashire County Councillor Peter Malpas has been busy reporting faulty street lights on Wood Lane Heskin and in nearby Coppull.In total 5 consecutive lamps in Preston Road Coppull have been reported as out on the busy A49, and a further six in Wood Lane Heskin, mainly around the Park Hall Lane junction.

Say Yes to One Chorley | Parliamentary Boundary Review

Chorley  Conservatives are pleased that the Parliamentary Boundary Review has recommended that the new Chorley Constituency should once again cover the same population as Chorley Borough Council - one Chorley.

MP Paul Maynard - great speaker at Chorley dinner

Blackpool North and Cleveleys MP Paul Maynard was special guest and speaker at Chorley Conservatives Autumn Dinner held last night.The fund-raising dinner set the scene for the elections next May.

Brinscall | Labour retract blunder leaflet

Brinscall's Conservative Councillor Alison Hansford and Executive Councillor for Planning Alan Cullens have been vindicated as local Labour Councillor France and his Party hurriedly distributed a leaflet retracting their claim that up to 165 homes were planned for the nature trail behind Railway Road Brinscall.The Labour Party had previously handed out a newsletter to Brinscall residents causing alarm by claiming that the Conservative Council were planning to build 165 homes on land behind Railway Road, whereas Chorley Council are proposing 32 across the whole of Wheelton and Withnell.

Brinscall Heather Lea Drive | Labour homes claim dismissed

Following a ‘Campaign Special’ and visits by local Labour party members to several homes in Brinscall we set the record straight.The Labour Party are guilty of malicious scare mongering over proposed housing developments and we are aware that this has given rise to a great deal of upset and concern.
 
In setting the record straight the 15 year plan allows for just 32 new homes in the whole of Wheelton and Withnell Ward and not the 165 Labour claim for one site.