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CONOR BURNS MP

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ANNUAL REPORT 2016

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ECONOMY
GROWING
AND MORE
JOBS THAN
EVER BEFORE

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MAKING
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SUCCESS
OF
BREXIT

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GRAMMAR
SCHOOLS
MUST BACK
SOCIAL
MOBILITY

Within days of her election as Conservative
Party Leader and taking over as Prime
Minister, Conor visited Theresa May in 10
Downing Street (pictured left).

CONOR
WELCOMES NEW
PRIME MINISTER

He congratulated her and expressed his
support for her in securing the best possible
deal in the UK’s withdrawal from the European
Union following the result of the June 23rd
referendum.

On her first day as PM, Theresa May set out
her vision, “As we leave the European Union,
we will forge a bold, new, positive role for
ourselves in the world. We will make Britain a
country that works not for a privileged few but
for every one of us. That will be the mission
of the Government I lead, and together we will
build a better Britain.”

The Prime Minister has appointed Conor to the
job of Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) to
the Secretary of State for Business, Energy
and Industrial Strategy, the Rt Hon Greg Clark
MP.

ANY HOSPITAL CHANGE MUST BRING
POSITIVE BENEFITS TO LOCAL PEOPLE

I will not recommend
anything to my constituents
that I do not feel gives them
at least the same, if not better,
access to medical services
than they would receive if
no change was made.

Conor Burns MP has pledged
to protect local people from
any changes to local hospitals
that do not deliver at least the
same, if not better, access to
medical services for patients.

This call comes following
proposals from the Dorset
NHS Clinical Commissioning
Group (CCG) to reconfigure
"major emergency hospital
care".
Conor is seeking
urgent information from the
CCG and visiting the Royal

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Bournemouth and Poole
Hospitals to discuss in more
detail what they see as the
implications of the proposals.

Reconfiguration could also be
very costly, maybe into
hundreds of millions of
pounds, and Conor wants
clear answers on this from
the CCG. At a time when the
Government is spending an
extra £10 billion a year on the
NHS, that money should go to
patient care, not bureaucracy.

Commenting, Conor said, “I
will not recommend anything
to my constituents that I do
not feel gives them at least
the same, if not better,
access to medical services
than they would receive if no
change was made. That is no
idle talk, I also say it as
someone who lives in the
Alum
Chine
part
of
Bournemouth and who has
used both Bournemouth and
Poole Hospitals as a local
resident and NHS patient.”

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Conor visiting Eurac Group
Poole Foundry.

SUPPORTING
OUR LANGUAGE
SCHOOLS AS A
KEY PART OF THE
LOCAL ECONOMY

This year, Conor welcomed the International
Education Forum to Bournemouth to discuss
business opportunities for international
schools and the towns’ hospitality industry.
Bournemouth is, after London, the largest
centre of language schools in the UK.

The IEF is a professional association, formed
in 2015, which includes many of the two
towns’ accredited language schools, an
independent boarding school, Bournemouth
University, Bournemouth Arts University,
White
House
Guardianships
and
Bournemouth and Poole College. The
shared goal of its members is to promote

► UK ECONOMY
GROWS BY 1.5%
► HIGHEST EVER
LEVEL OF UK
EMPLOYMENT
Figures released by the Office of
National Statistics show that
between July and September
2016, the British economy grew
by 0.5%, meaning our economy
has grown by over 1.5% in 2016.

New employment statistics also
show that with 31.77 million
people in work, employment
remains at a record high of
74.5%, while unemployment
stands at 4.9%. This is the
lowest for over a decade.

Over the last six years
Conservatives have created
more than 2.5 million jobs.
That’s 2.5 million people in
Britain with the security of a
regular pay cheque, able to

Conor Burns and Employment Minister
Priti Patel at Parvalux Motors Ltd,
Europe’s leading motor gearbox
manufacturer based in Bournemouth.

provide for their family and plan
for their future.

Furthermore, the 2015/16
Inward Investment Report shows
that the UK remains the best
place in Europe for business to
invest. And that means even
more jobs for people in Britain.
These figures show, we are wellplaced to deal with any
challenges and take advantage
of the opportunities ahead.
With a growing and resilient
economy and strong links with
the rest of the world we are well
placed to build a truly global
Britain and deliver an economy
that works for everyone.

Conor visiting
Arthur J. Gallagher
Limited’s
Bournemouth
offices.

BOURNEMOUTH TO
LEAD UK ON 5G TECH
Bournemouth and Poole as a world class
centre for excellence in international
education and to represent members on
various external committees.

Conor said, “I have long recognised the value
of the international education sector to
Bournemouth and Poole - and I am acutely
aware of the problems and issues that the
sector faces and how competitive it is. The
international education sector brings much
vibrancy, culture and internationalism to
Bournemouth and Poole and is certainly
something for us to be very proud of.”

The government wants Bournemouth to play a key
part in making the UK a world leader in the next
generation of mobile technology. Bournemouth
could be the first place in the country to try 5G
mobile technology. Although the exact nature of 5G
has not yet been defined, it would mean much faster
speeds and increased capacity by 2020.

2016 PHOTO NEWS

Conor with Rob
Mitchell at the
AFC Bournemouth
Vitality Stadium.

Conor being shown the
West Central Leisure
development.

Conor is introduced
to a CCF Cadet
during his visit to
Bournemouth
School for Girls.

Conor at the grand opening of Gallone’s
alongside owners Mr and Mrs Marsden.

Conor visiting Sweet
Serenity Cakes.
Conor listens to a
question from a
Christ the King
Primary pupil
after learning
about their CAFOD
Thirsty World
project.

Conor tries his
hand at a game
of skittles at the
Kinson Summer
Craft Fair.

Conor supporting
the Alzheimer’s
Society’s Fix
Dementia Care
campaign with actor
Kevin Whately.

Conor Burns with the results of a morning litter pick
alongside Dorset Police & Crime Commissioner
Martyn Underhill, Leader of Bournemouth Council
Cllr John Beesley and Rev Chris Colledge.

Conor with St Aldhelm’s
pupils in a chemistry
lesson.

Conor alongside Managing Director,
Matthew Baker, during his tour of
Barkers Dry Cleaning and Laundry.

Conor
presenting
a charity
cheque to
Bournemouth
Youth Cancer
Trust.
Conor at Fernheath Play
Centre with Chairman Paddy
Williamson and Gary Day
from McCarthy and Stone.

Conor at Citrus
Telecommunications.

Conor with a Naval Officer
on-board the Royal Fleet
Auxiliary Vessel Argus at the
2016 Bournemouth Air
Festival.

Commenting Conor said, “It potentially gives a turbocharge to our offer in terms of attracting companies
to look at Bournemouth for start-ups and relocating
businesses to Bournemouth. I was pleased to be in
the Treasury team when the former Chancellor
announced this.”
Conor alongside West Hants Club
Chief Executive Officer, Peter
Elviss, and the Davis Cup.

Conor opening the
Bourne Free Pride
Festival 2016.

Conor presenting the Legion D'Honneur
Medal to Mr Stanley Hartill

Conor addressing a Brexit rally at the BIC.

MAKING
A SUCCESS
OF BREXIT
Having campaigned for Britain to leave the
European Union in June’s referendum,
Conor welcomed the fact that both
Bournemouth and Poole backed Brexit at
the ballot box.

Conor speaking at the Daily Echo
EU debate.

Conor making the case for leave
to Bournemouth School pupils.

Conor addressing the launch
meeting of “Dorset Out”.

Conor with his caseworker
Jeanne Mousley, working
for local residents.

Bournemouth residents chose Brexit, with
50,453 against 41,473 for remain, whilst
in Poole, leave won an even bigger
mandate, with 35,741 votes to remain and
49,707 for leave.

Conor commented, “I know there were
patriotic people on both sides and I was
clear in advance that the result would
reflect the collective wisdom of the British
people. We have a clear instruction from
the people. I absolutely support the new
Prime Minister and her Government in
negotiating our exit - and more importantly
building those trade deals with the rest of
the world that will see Britain prosper for
decades to come. Of course there will be
challenges but great opportunities as well.
Now the referendum is behind us we must
come together to do the best by our
country.

GRAMMAR
SCHOOLS MUST
SUPPORT SOCIAL
MOBILITY
With Grammar Schools back on
the agenda, Conor Burns MP
has said there is definitely a
place for them in our education
system - but they need to go
back to the founding principle of
helping children from poorer
backgrounds.

Dorset is one of the few places
left in the UK where grammar
schools are still part of the
offer.
In
education
Bournemouth and Poole there
are four grammar schools Bournemouth
School,
Bournemouth School for Girls,
Poole Grammar and Parkstone
Grammar School.

Speaking to the Bournemouth
Echo, Conor said, "I am
concerned that they are not
being used for the purpose they
were created for - which is to
give children from poorer
backgrounds a better chance in
life. When asking some young
people in our local grammar
schools where they would have

Conor
has
congratulated
Bournemouth School on their
plans in place to change its entry
criteria for 2018 in order to
reflect the founding principles of
grammar schools. He says
precedence will first be given to
Bournemouth children, followed
by looked after children and then
those children in receipt of pupil
premium.

"Grammar schools are part of
our fantastic education offer but
they need to be used correctly
and I would like to see the rest of
the country following the lead
that Bournemouth has set."

Conor talking to pupils at
Bournemouth School.

“For me the most urgent task now is to
reassure EU nationals living in Britain and
British citizens living in the EU that their
futures will be secure when Britain
actually leaves."

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CONOR
BURNS MP:

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gone if they had not achieved a
place in their current school the
response is too often a private
school that is outside of the
area. That was not the purpose
they were created for. They were
created to give bright children
from poorer backgrounds the
same chances as those who can
buy a good education."

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