The Cambridge City Conservative Association were delighted to welcome Mr Halfon, Minister in the Department of Education, on Thursday 27th September.
Mr Halfon emphasised our great potentials as a Party but pointed out ways in which we can improve as a campaigning institution. Mr. Halfon stressed the need to articulate clearly our vision to moderate floating voters, for instance.
There are many notable achievements since we came to power, for which we should be proud: more people in employment than at any other time, tax cuts for low earners, the implementation of the national living wage and 2.5 million apprenticeships. These are the messages which we must promote relentlessly.
The important message behind the living wage, as announced in George Osborne’s 2015 Budget, is that “if you do a fair day’s work you get a fair day’s pay.”
Mr. Halfon noted that we are the REAL workers party, a statement used by Theresa May on the steps of No 10 when she was appointed Prime Minister; epitomised by her call to create ‘a country that works for everyone.’ Mr Halfon believes that we are the party of the ladder , the ladder of opportunity. Opportunity through education and apprenticeships for example, providing equality of opportunity for all.
The Conservatives are also committed to the NHS . The current government are spending more money on the NHS than any other party in history. That is an achievement for which we should be proud.
Mr Halfon concluded with his belief that we are the greatest political movement in the world and have a great future.
Mr Mike Harford thanked Mr Halfon for his visit and his positive message.
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