Nov 12 2014

Syed Kamall MEP welcomes clampdown on benefit tourism

syedSyed Kamall, MEP for London, has welcomed a landmark ruling by the European Court that migrants moving to another country solely to access the benefits system can have those benefits curbed.

The Court was asked to look into the case of a Romanian woman who moved to Germany with her child. She received German child benefit and social security payments but, owing to a poor level of education, also applied for a subsistence allowance from the German social security system. This allowance is non-contributory, but the German authorities denied her application on the basis that German law does not allow the payments to be made to EU citizens seeking employment in Germany.

The Court has today ruled that the lady should have had sufficient means of her own to reside in Germany as she was economically inactive. It added that domestic legislation can exclude EU nationals from benefits that are available to nationals of that country, if they do not have a right of residence under the directive.

Syed Kamall said:

“This is a real victory for common sense. Migrants make an enormous economic contribution to London’s economy but there is real concern about those who are here for benefits rather than work”.

“This European Court ruling has wide-ranging implications for the UK. We can now tighten the rules to ensure only migrants that come here to work and contribute to the welfare system can receive something back.”

May 02 2014

Help Put Edgware on the Map!

Edgware 1Edgware Ward has been taken for granted by Labour for far too long. It has been the forgotten part of Harrow with fly tipping, pot holes galore, confusing parking restrictions and a lack of effort by Harrow Council to clear the area up.

Burnt Oak Broadway is a disgrace with litter, empty beer cans and a general neglect. The Conservative Action team of potential Councillors Marcus Chaplin, Akil Dhalla & Sima Halai together with our local MP Bob Blackman are determined to put this right. In the short time that Conservatives have run Harrow Council, efforts have been made to start the process of clearing up the area but we need your support to ensure that this work is not wasted.        If we are elected, we will use the 4 years as Councillors to ensure that Harrow Council takes action on a variety of local issues to improve our area.

(Above: Fly-tipping all too common in Edgware after years of neglect by the Labour administration. Below: L-R Sima Halai, Bob Blackman MP, Marcus Chaplin and Akil Dhalla after listening to residents concerns at Methuen Road.)

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Apr 23 2014

Fly-tipping Action Queensbury

We have started a campaign “Fly-tipping Action Queensbury” and need your help in reporting fly-tipping, enhancing Queensbury such that it is free from dumped rubbish.

We will endevour to create a future where fly-tipping is socially unacceptable, a future where we all work together to take responsibility for our waste and take pride in our communities. The consequences of fly-tipping affect us all:

• As Council taxpayers, cleaning up fly-tipping costs us all money.
• It is dangerous and potentially harmful to us and our family’s health.
• It spoils our enjoyment of the environment.
• It can cause serious pollution of the environment and endangers wildlife.










(L-R Local candidates Panna Raja, Peter Mendes with Cllr Christine Bednell investigating instances of fly-tipping and dumping of waste in Mollison Way.)

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