Conservative achievements in Government’s first 100 days

Rt Hon David Evennett, MP for Bexleyheath and Crayford, has welcomed the progress made by the new Conservative Government during its first 100 days in office. Ministers have started to implement the policies made in the Party’s manifesto at the last election, which saw David Cameron win a majority for the Conservatives for the first time since 1992.

Mr Evennett said “Conservatives in Government have delivered many of the pledges that were made in the manifesto, and are starting to implement many more. We have increased the income-tax personal allowance again, and have introduced legislation that will mean coasting schools can be turned into academies, the minimum-wage will be tax-free, a National Living Wage will be introduced, and the benefits cap will be cut.”

The Government is also taking action to ensure that:

• The NHS receives the extra funding of £8billion a year by 2020
• The state pension will always rise by inflation or earnings, or a minimum of 2.5%, every year
• The right to buy is extended
• Defence spending is protected
• A budget surplus is generated by 2020

Mr Evennett added “These plans were endorsed by the electorate at the ballot box in May and I am pleased to be part of a Conservative Government that has made so much progress during the first 100 days.”

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