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Chorley school data published

Updated data on childrens progress has been published on the Department for Education website, data that Labour kept hidden.  For the first time parents can see what is really happening in their schools.  Labour would claim ever rising standards while pointing to just one GCSE measure that rose every year.You can look at the local data for Chorley schools from this link

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 Editor

Your correspondent last week wrote of squandering £40m on Olympic fireworks while the coalition government made cuts particularly citing the NHS and and pensions.

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.