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CONOR BURNS MP
ANNUAL REPORT 2017
WORKING FOR BOURNEMOUTH & POOLE, ALL YEAR ROUND
SECURING  LOCAL BUILDING 
THE BEST HOSPITALS A STRONG
START FOR PROPOSALS ECONOMY
LOCAL UPDATE
P2 CHILDREN P2 P3

THANK YOU FOR ELECTING ME
AGAIN IN BOURNEMOUTH WEST
AND AN APOLOGY FOR THE
CONSERVATIVE PARTY'S
NATIONAL CAMPAIGN
It was an honour to be re-elected to country we do need a consensus
serve as your Member of on how to pay for this. Yet the Conor speaking at the
Parliament in June. Due to the proposals we put forward election night Count.
CONOR BURNS - CONSERVATIVE - 53.5%

collapse of the minor parties my frightened people and should
Conor’s majority fell to just under 8,000 never have been launched in the
share although by securing 53.5% of the heat of an election campaign. It
of the vote vote it was the best result in should not have happened and,
went up Bournemouth West for the although I played no part in it, I
to 53.5% - Conservatives since 1987. apologise that it did.
an increase
of 5.3% on I am now back to doing the job I I came into politics because I
the 2015 love so much - serving the people wanted to serve the country I love.
General of Bournemouth West. Thank you. I believe in Britain, in the talent and
Election. Conor campaigning with Ann
LABOUR - 36.2%

resolve or her people and I Widdecombe during the election.
Nationally the result was not the passionately feel that our best days
one the Conservative Party wanted as a nation lie ahead. Sadly our
or the Prime Minister hoped for. campaign was gloomy, cliche
LIBDEMS

Frankly after the campaign we ran ridden and devoid of hope. Conor meeting residents
- 6.6%

at Edward May Court.
2.8%
GRN

- .9%

nationally it did not deserve to be.
OTH

I will play my full part in making sure
I'm proud of the work the my Party learns the lessons of this
Conservative Party has done in campaign and that when the next
Conor’s Increase Government since 2010. election comes we will have the
Year Unemployment is at its lowest since offering that the British people
votes in votes
1974. The deficit is down by three deserve.
quarters. That was all under threat
2017 23,812 +3,657 from Mr Corbyn's Labour Party yet Here in Bournemouth and Poole I
our campaign barely talked about will continue to communicate
the economy. positively the things I believe in and
2015 20,155 +1,347 what I am doing on
As a country we face a looming your behalf.
crisis in adult social care - political
First
2010 18,808 speak for looking after our most With my best wishes,
elected
vulnerable elderly citizens. As a Conor campaigning with
Lord Eden of Winton.

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LOCAL HOSPITALS
at Poole Hospital.

RECONFIGURATION UPDATE
Conor Burns MP has ⊲ Close maternity and Commenting, Conor said, “I
maintained his promise to paediatric services at have been clear from the
protect local people from any Poole Hospital and very start that I will not
changes to local hospitals relocate to a new purpose recommend anything to my
that do not deliver at least built unit at Royal constituents that I do not feel
the same, if not better, access Bournemouth Hospital. gives them at least the same,
to medical services for if not better, access to
patients. ⊲ Merge specialist teams medical services than they
Conor discussing the CCG’s proposals
for key clinical areas such would receive if no change with the Chief Executive of Poole
This call comes following as cancer and cardiac was made. Hospital, Debbie Fleming.
proposals from the Dorset services to provide care
NHS Clinical Commissioning across the county rather “We are fortunate that both
Group (CCG) to reconfigure than separate teams on the hospitals we rely on are Conor at
"major emergency hospital each site, which often very good and have superb the Royal
Bournemouth.
care". duplicate the same staff. What will happen at
service. each is a reflection on the
Core proposals from local space to expand not on their
NHS chiefs include: A public consultation of 7,838 quality.”
people found 44 per cent
⊲ Centralise local hospital would choose the CCG’s Let Conor know what you
services, making Royal proposals while 34 per cent think of the clinicians’
Bournemouth Hospital preferred Poole as the major proposals by using the form
Dorset’s major emergency emergency hospital. In on the back of this report or
hospital, with Poole particular, Conor wants the sending an email to
Hospital delivering CCG to answer concerns mail@conorburns.com.
planned care and Dorset about accessibility, which
County Hospital remaining was flagged as a major worry
both a planned and for local people.
emergency care hospital. Conor touring Poole Hospital.

SECURING THE BEST START IN
LIFE FOR ALL OUR CHILDREN 
AND GRANDCHILDREN
Conor has always placed getting better. More good and
An additional
A pupil at Manorside Academy
shows Conor their work.
education at the top of his outstanding schools. More
agenda - ensuring local teachers and more money for £1.3 billion for
Conor delivering a children get the very best start schools. More students than schools funding
over two years -
lecture on tourism at
Bournemouth University. in life - from early years to ever going to university,
university. especially those from a
disadvantaged background.
meaning schools
As your MP, he has fought for funding will be
local schools to get the funds Conor is also continuing to £2.6 billion
they need and always backed
out local universities to
champion our local language
schools, making the case to
higher in 2019-20.
maintain their status as global Government to keep them
Conor talking to
pupils at St.
leaders in higher education. thriving. 2 million more
Luke’s C of E
Primary School. Furthermore, things are
pupils in a good or
outstanding school
since 2010.
% of people from disadvantaged
backgrounds going to university
More young
19.5
17.8 18.5

people than ever
16.4
15.1 15.1
13.6 14.2
11.2 11.7
12.9
before going to
university - up
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
from 487,000 in
2010 to 535,000
Young people from disadvantaged backgrounds are
more likely to go to university - 73% more than 2006. last year (10% up).
Conor at the Education First
Language School in Westbourne.
WHAT’S REALLY HAPPENING
IN OUR ECONOMY AND 
PUBLIC SERVICES? 
A GROWING ECONOMY AND MORE JOBS
The economy is 15.2% bigger Unemployment is now at
than in May 2010. 2017 its lowest rate since 1975.
THREE
MILLION
jobs created in the
UK since 2010.
2010 2017

2010 8.0% 4.5%

A COUNTRY LIVING WITHIN ITS MEANS

£48.4
WHY IS PAYING OFF THE For 2016/17 that compares to:
NATIONAL DEBT SO IMPORTANT?
Many politicians like to pretend the

BILLION
national debt built up by Government
doesn’t matter. It does. Just like
when an individual borrows money
£144.3 £71.2 £142.7
on a credit card, or a mortgage,
there is interest to pay... UK DEBT INTEREST BILLION BILLION BILLION
PAID IN 2016/17 health
budget
schools
budget
welfare
budget

IN OTHER WORDS, WHEN WE BORROW MORE, INTEREST PAYMENTS MEAN LESS MONEY FOR SERVICES.

MORE TEACHERS, MORE DOCTORS & MORE NURSES
HAVE THERE REALLY BEEN BIG CUTS TO PUBLIC SPENDING?
Some like to pretend there have been huge cuts to public services
since Labour left office in 2010. The facts tell a very different story.

2010 2017 2010 2017 2010 2017
441,800 457,300 94,742 106,540 162,565 175,118
15,500 more teachers than in 2010 11,800 more doctors than in 2010 12,500 more nurses than in 2010

LOWER TAXES FOR YOU, MORE MONEY FOR SERVICES
SHIFTING THE The top 2.5% of earners
(over £100,000 per year), now
Total Corporation Tax (£ millions)
BURDEN OF  pay 40.5% of all income tax
TAX FROM  raised - that is UP from 33.6% 44,410
49,772

THE  43,040 43,130 43,005
in 2010 when Labour left office. 40,482 40,327
36,628
LOWEST When Labour left office in
PAID TO  2010, every individual paid 28% 28%

THE  income tax on earnings over
26%
24%
HIGHEST  £6,475 a year. Under the
Conservatives no one pays a Corporation Tax Rate
23%
21%
PAID penny in income tax until they
20% 20%

earn over £11,500.  That is 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
a tax cut for 30 million people,
with the lowest paid taken out Helping businesses to grow with lower corporation tax
of income tax all together. rates leads to more money for public services.
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