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    David Burbage MBE was Leader of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead Council from 2007-2016. This blog : Promoted by Geoff Hill on behalf of David Burbage and all other Windsor and Maidenhead Conservative candidates, all of 2 Castle End Farm, Ruscombe, Berkshire RG10 9XQ
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Archive for October, 2015

Party Conference 2015

Posted by davidburbage on October 7, 2015

What a great conference to have attended – with a majority Conservative Government, the left in disarray and providing the country with a real image of the true beliefs of those who back the Labour party, and a fantastic line-up of colleagues who are running the country.

I was pleased to speak at the Taxpayers Alliance session on Council Tax, a fringe from the Association of Convenience Stores, hosted a housing reception for Essential Living and meeting ministers and MPs across a number of receptions and dinners.

The Chancellor announced significant measures but most significant of all, a new localisation of business rates. Quite how this will work is yet to been seen, but it has to be good news. Given I had called for the localisation of the rates at 9.30am that morning, I’m pleased the Chancellor was listening – the response to the request was nicely timed!

Maidenhead MP and Home Secretary Theresa May set out the strong case for security of the nation and maintaining firm border controls – and crucially made the differentiation between economic migrants and refugees from war. Then a real barnstormer speech from the Mayor of London Boris Johnson, endorsing Zac Goldsmith as our candidate next year and in the presence of the Prime Minister.

Supported by fellow councillors Simon Dudley, Christine Bateson and Hari Sharma, we had a great time catching up with old friends and colleagues – and return invigorated to make as DC said today, a greater Britain.


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