Conservatives in Essex have pressed the case for investment in the county directly with the Prime Minister.
Leader of the Essex Conservatives, Cllr. David Finch, met with the Rt. Hon. Theresa May in Westminster to discuss the needs of Essex residents and then importance of ensuring local people have a full say in the areas where they live while ensuring that their families have the best chances in life.
Conservatives in Essex believe totally in ensuring residents pay for only the services they receive and to that end have ensured that Council Tax has remained frozen for five in the past six years. The Essex Conservatives view is that no Council has money it has the residents’ money and therefore how we invest that cash is important to everyone who pays Council Tax.
Conservatives at Essex County Council have saved more than £600 million in the next past seven years and still provides essential front line services.
Cllr David Finch said: “We have ensured that Essex remains at the forefront of service delivery, it essential that we provide every young person has the best chance in life and we invest in our Essex Skills Board to ensure our young people have the right skills to ensure they can get jobs locally; we invest time to bring leading companies to invest in Essex; we work hard to ensure older people have the best quality of life and we are campaigning to ensure our schools teach to the highest standards in the UK.”
All these points have been pressed home with the Prime Minster and we are delighted that the Government has also worked closely with us over our infrastructure, especially around the creation of a new Junction 7a on the M11, the improvements to the A120 between Braintree and the A12 and creating new lanes for the A12.