PM visits Abingdon to launch local election campaign

The Prime Minister met with nearly 100 local Conservative members before heading out on the doorsteps to support the Vale of White House local election campaign.

Cllr Ed Blagrove, deputy leader of the council said, “It’s great to have the PM back in Abingdon, hearing about local success stories.  We had a good conversation about the Vale of White Horse business rate relief scheme and how the council are supporting small businesses with two hour free carparking in the town centre.  All of which are contributing to a 79% approval rating in the latest residents’ survey.”

Abingdon Dunmore candidate Sandy Lovatt joined the Prime Minister on the doorstep.  Commenting afterwards he said, “There was a fantastic response from voters – people couldn’t believe the Prime Minister had taken time out of her busy schedule to come and hear their concerns.”

Cllr Alice Badcock also joined the Prime Minister canvassing.  Highlighting the number one issue raised by residents,  Alice said, “Residents raised how the Lodge Hill junction improvements are essential for local residents and businesses.  I am delighted that the funding for this is now in place.   This has only been enabled through developer contributions from the North Abingdon development proposal where we have planning conditions in place to ensure that infrastructure is delivered early in the proposed development.  The Conservatives are focusing on supporting local business and promoting an infrastructure first approach to any new major development.”

Parliamentary candidate James Fredrickson said, “It was fantastic to have the PM meet our local team and head out on the doorstep with us. Regardless of people’s position on Brexit, there was overwhelming admiration for her commitment and sense of public duty”.