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“It’s a simple question for people to ask themselves"

Richard Benyon delivers message to voters

“It’s a simple question for people to ask themselves"

RICHARD Benyon was unanimously selected as the Conservative Party candidate for Newbury last week. 

Mr Benyon, who has held the seat since 2005, said: “This election is more than just Brexit, but it’s inevitably going to be a major part of the election.

“It’s a simple question for people to ask themselves. Would they prefer to have Theresa May or Jeremy Corbyn negotiating the best possible terms for Britian’s exit from the European Union?

“But there are many other issues that matter to people and this election will be decided by other factors.”

Mr Benyon hoped that people would remember his work during his 12-year innings as Newbury MP.

“I hope they realise I have got the energy and determination to work for this area and for my priorities for the future; for improving mental health and an end to rough sleeping and homelessness, two projects I have been working on for a long time and are really coming into their own.”

He added that he hoped people shared his view that Mrs May would provide strong and stable leadership in an uncertain world and his “horror of the thought of a Jeremy Corbyn-led government”. 

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  • NWNThatcham

    11/05/2017 - 21:09

    And if you are mad enough to consider voting for Benyon you should really Google "benyon conflict of interest monbiot" and "the story of the millionaire mp homelessness" .. or at the very least read Wikipedia.

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  • NWNThatcham

    11/05/2017 - 21:09

    Brexit is everything. It is all consuming. The lower growth in economy, higher inflation, weaker pound, drop in manufacturing output, lower work force are going to hit NHS, Education and Welfare further. Benyon has deserted the Remain vote in Newbury.

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  • Tommy

    09/05/2017 - 20:08

    The simple question I would like to ask is why the Digital edition of the NWN is still showing the April 27th version !!!!! Perhaps Richard Benyon could sort that one out !

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  • WestFields

    09/05/2017 - 14:02

    Brexit matters, but the unforgivable shrinking to health services and education matters even more, so this is not a simple a question as Mr Benyon is trying to make it look. I would like to see Mr Benyon responding to the letter sent yesterday to parents across the County from the West Berkshire Primary Headteachers Association: "The recent headlines have been caused in particular by a proposed new national funding formula for schools. [...] However, with increasing costs placed onto all schools, including higher pension and national insurance contributions, as well as the introduction of the apprenticeship levy, the new formula will not bring the benefits that we had hoped to see for West Berkshire. We will work hard to ensure that cuts have the least impact on teaching possible. However, rising costs and a frozen budget mean that tough decisions will have to be taken. We cannot guarantee that such cuts will not affect teaching."

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