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General Election Hustings

Where to hear Cheryl Gillan during the election campaign:-

All Party Hustings

Wednesday 24th May Chesham 8pm St Marys Church
Friday 26th May 8pm Gold Hill Church Hall, Chalfont St Peter
Thursday June 1st 8pm Drake Hall, Amersham organised by Amersham Churches Together

Cheryl Gillan will also be canvassing door to door with her team throughout the campaign and conducting walkabouts in the main shopping centres.

You can email your questions and/or your point of view on any matter to Cheryl at:- Cheryl4CandA@gmail.com

County Election Results

County Councillors thank the electorate for their confidence & trust in voting Conservative in the election and can confirm that Conservatives won all 9 seats, which includes a gain from UKIP. Conservatives also won the District council by-election in Great Missenden - again from Independent.

County Council Elections Thursday 4th May

CACA presents a strong line up of Candidates for the nine electoral divisions in the CACA Area. Polling stations open at 7am and close at 10pm.

UNEMPLOYMENT DOWN AS MORE PEOPLE IN WORK THAN EVER BEFORE

Employment: The employment rate remains at a record high of 74.2% with around 750,000 vacancies at any one time.Unemployment: The unemployment rate fell to 5.0% - the lowest rate for a decade, with the inactivity rate close to the record low at 21.8% and down 575,000 since 2010.Work: There are a record 31.6 million people in work - 461,000 morethan this time last year. Full-time work is up nearly 1.9 million since 2010.Women: The female employment rate is at a record high of 69.2% with nearly 1.1 million more women in work than in 2010.Youth unemployment: Youth unemployment is down over 300,000 since 2010 and the unemployment rate for young people not in full time education(5.6%) has never been lower.Pay: Wages continue to grow with average pay (excluding bonuses) up 2.3% over the year.Today’s national statistics show a record-breaking set of figures. Secure employment and a decent wage are key to transforming the life chances of people across the country so I’m delighted to see another strong set of figures this month.There are more people in work than ever before and wages are continuing their upward climb, which is great news for hardworking families who have seen a rise in their living standards over the past year.With around 750,000 vacancies at any one time and full-time work making up nearly 75% of the total rise in employment since 2010, our long-term economic plan is delivering jobs across the country and giving more people the security of a wage.

Unemployment: The Facts

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Since 2010 unemployment has fallen by 3.5% and is now at its lowest level since 1975.

Boost to Schools Funding

The Education Secretary, Justine Greening, has announced an extra £1.3 billion boost to core schools funding.

Investing in technical education

Our young people deserve the best possible start in life. That’s why we are investing £65 million in technical education -  £15 million to ensure we have the colleges and teachers needed to deliver the new T-Levels, and £50 million from April 2018 to fund high quality work placements.

Investing in Britain's Infrastructure

This Conservative Government is taking the big decisions on Britain’s transport future. We are investing £6.1 billion in road improvements, which will better link people with their jobs, friends and family.