Author Archives: Steve Baker

New measures to support entrepreneurs and job creation


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As the Legatum Institute’s Prosperity Index repeatedly shows, entrepreneurship and opportunity are the primary keys to overall prosperity. It is because life in society is a creative dynamic process of discovering how best to serve the needs of other people and to adjust to them. If we are to become the most prosperous nation within a generation, we will need to liberate that spirit of innovation, service and commerce which has always served our country so well. I was therefore delighted […]

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The three essential points of a successful EU renegotiation


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Our present relationship with the European Union is untenable. As David Cameron has said, “we need fundamental, far-reaching change”. We are now in a Parliament which will deliver an in/out referendum on our membership after a renegotiation by the Government. The following three points must be achieved if any renegotiation is to be successful: A sovereign Parliament. The elected representatives of the British people must have the freedom and power to determine the law which governs life in the United Kingdom.  Today, EU rules account for […]

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This is a government for working people


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The Conservative Cabinet will meet for the first time today. The Prime Minister will tell the new Cabinet that ‘this is a Government for working people’. David Cameron is putting working people front and centre of the new Government’s mission. The Prime Minister will announce new legislation that will be introduced within weeks to reform welfare, offer more apprenticeships, create two million jobs and help with childcare costs. This is a ‘One Nation’ Government that will act in the interests of […]

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Thank you for voting Conservative


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[This is broadly what I said at the count in High Wycombe on 8 May: I did not have a script and a recording was not taken.] It is a privilege and joy to be re-elected to represent Wycombe in Parliament. I am grateful to the electors of Wycombe for sending me back. It is humbling to see the ballot papers laid out at the end of the count. Not just because I see now how many people have placed their trust […]

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Today, vote Conservative for a brighter, more secure future


Today, please vote Conservative to secure our Country’s future:

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David Cameron explains that our plan is working and asks you not to let Labour wreck the economy


Via Share The Facts: David Cameron has explained in an email: On Thursday, your friends and your family face a stark choice. Vote Conservative and they can have a strong economy and a stable government – and I will keep working through our long-term economic plan as Prime Minister. But a vote for anyone else would lead to chaos. Ed Miliband, propped up by the SNP, would wreck our economy with more borrowing, more debt and more taxes. Please vote […]

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My five deliverable commitments on health


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If I am re-elected, I will: Demand an NHS Urgent Care Centre at Wycombe Hospital Continue to champion patients’ interests in Parliament and in Wycombe Ask Buckinghamshire County Council to explore buying out Labour’s expensive privately-financed hospitals across the county Campaign to increase local power over local NHS services Support commissioners to bring top-quality care closer to home Nationally, Conservatives have pledged that we will: Continue to increase spending on the NHS, supported by a strong economy, so the NHS […]

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Building a brighter, more secure future: what the next Conservative Government will do


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Via Share the Facts, what the next Conservative Government will do: Over the past five years we have put our country back on the right track. And we have a clear plan for the next five years that will build a brighter, more secure future for families across Britain. Let’s not put all of this at risk with Ed Miliband, propped up by the SNP. The Prime Minister has set out his plan for the first 100 days of a Conservative […]

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Our plan is getting Britain back to work


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Via Share the Facts, Getting Britain back to work: Creating jobs is at the heart of our plan, and the plan is working – with employment now at an all-time high. Over 1,000 jobs have been created every day since 2010 – and there are now 2 million more people in work. Every new job means someone taking home a pay packet and able to provide for their families. That’s why it’s so important that we stick with the plan that’s working, and build […]

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Crime is down by more than a quarter


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Via Share the Facts: Our action plan and the hard work of the Police means that crime is down by more than a quarter – the lowest level on record. The Guardian reports, Crime rate in England and Wales falls 7% to lowest level since 1981.

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