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WORKING FOR BOURNEMOUTH & POOLE, ALL YEAR ROUND

CONOR 
BURNS MP
ANNUAL REPORT 2018

LISTENING 
TO YOU
delivered a survey to survey programme
every household locally as ensures he is able to best
CONO R BURNS MP part of his commitment to represent the views of
ING TO YOU
LISTEN
understand better what local people in Parliament
most to you and your family?
What are the issues that matter
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Please tick up to five:
☐ Taxation ☐ Crime ☐ Healthcare ☐ Education
matters to local residents. and when dealing with
☐ Transport ☐ Roads
☐ Environment
☐ Litter/rubbish
☐ Parking
☐ Defence
☐ Foreign Affairs
☐ Beaches
☐ Arts/culture
☐ Local parks
☐ Economy
☐ International Aid
☐ Social Care
☐ Brexit
other bodies, such as
☐ Town centre ☐ Housing
☐ Universities ☐ Tourism
☐ Broadban
☐ Planning
☐ Business
d

rates
☐ Interest rates
☐ Technology
☐ Night time economy
☐ Immigration
☐ Tuition Fees
☐ Justice/courts
Determined to keep up to Bournemouth and Poole
European Union Referendum
date, Conor is re-surveying Councils and Dorset’s
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How did you vote in the 2016
☐ Leave ☐ Remain
EU Referendum?
☐ Didn’t vote ☐ Rather not say
every household. It takes Police and Crime
nt’s priorities should be in the
What do you think the Governme
Brexit negotiations with the
☐ Sovereignty/placing UK Law
☐ Immigratio n/free movemen
EU?

t
and Courts first some time to get round to Commissioner.
☐ Money/cash settlement
☐ Defence/security
☐ Trade/Single Market access
s operate anywhere in the EU
("passporting")
everybody, so if you have
☐ Letting financial companie
☐ Rights of UK citizens living
in other EU nations
☐ Common standards, eg CE markin
☐ Rights of citizens of EU nations
g
currently living in the UK
not yet received your Commenting, Conor said,
☐ Agriculture/fisheries
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survey from Conor please “Many politicians are only
look out for it coming comfortable when telling
through your letterbox others what they think.
Conor is delivering on his over the next few months. But that defeats the whole
promise always to listen Alternatively, you can let point of our democracy.
to the views of local Conor know what matters I will never forget that
people. most to you and your it is local people
family by following the link who elected me to
During his first term as in the light blue box below. Parliament and remain
MP for the Bournemouth With every reply read by absolutely committed to Conor reading the
West constituency, Conor Conor personally, this listening to them.” survey responses.

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HELPING £19.5 LEADING 
LOCAL MILLION THE FIGHT
ROUGH  FUNDING AGAINS
SLEEPERS BOOST SCAMS
P2 P3 P4
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Conor serving

TACKLING HOMELESSNESS
food with the
Salvation Army.

An Act of Parliament has been Winton Salvation Army, met Conor said, “I share the real
passed aiming to end rough former rough sleepers at the concerns of local people about
sleeping by 2027. This is being YMCA, and supported the this problem. We must have
backed with more than ‘Health Bus’. Conor is also tough enforcement action
£1 billion of funding. The planning a homelessness against professional beggers –
amount of extra money being conference with local charity many of whom have homes.
given to Bournemouth is Faithworks and Bournemouth But we must also have proper
£387,500. University. The aim of the collaborative working between
conference is to discuss how charities, professional bodies
This issue is a priority for Conor. charities, companies and local and local authorities to offer
In recent months, he has visited authorities can work in support to those who really
The Big Issue's local office, met partnership with one another to need it.” Conor with volunteers on the
with Shelter, volunteered with tackle rough sleeping. Health Bus, a mobile clinic for
local rough sleepers.

Conor at Bournemouth YMCA.

Conor pictured preparing
Conor with local Big Issue vendors. food with the Salvation Army.

CALL FOR TOUGHER ACTION  3 BECOME 1: BOURNEMOUTH, POOLE AND
ON ILLEGAL TRAVELLER CAMPS CHRISTCHURCH COUNCILS TO MERGE
This summer has yet again seen more illegal When Dorset goes to the need to spend money on our
encampments by travellers. Responding to polls next May we will elect roads and pavements. Our
the latest examples, Conor told the a different local Council. Poole, streets can and should be
Bournemouth Echo “There are inadequate Bournemouth and Christchurch cleaner. The savings can help
enforcement powers to swiftly move on Councils are to be merged into fix that. At a bigger level the
these illegally-set up camps in settled one new local authority. Whilst new Council's area will be
communities, causing profound disturbance the individual identities of the roughly the size of a city like
to decent local residents who make their full existing areas will continue it Bristol. This gives us a
contribution to society and pay their taxes. presents great opportunities to great opportunity to promote
This is a blight on our community” he said. save money and invest in the our area nationally and
“I have consistently urged government to Conor speaking in front line services we all rely internationally and to have
review legislation to give police greater favour of local council on. the ear of central Government
powers to deal with this blight on our mergers in a House for the improvements in
of Commons
community.” Conor will urge the Government Committee
Conor said, “One of the biggest infrastructure we really need.”
to review the law. complaints I hear is that we

Conor & Dorset Coastal Forum
welcomed the Minister for the
Northern Powerhouse & Local
Growth, Jake Berry MP to
Bournemouth for the official opening
of the Bournemouth Pier Approach,
which has undergone extensive
renovations.
 NEW BU
Following persistent lobbying by
Conor, Dorset Coastal Connections ACADEMIC 
MINISTER 
was granted £5.6m Coastal
Communities Funding in April 2017, BUILDING
£1.9m of which was allocated to
OPENS  improvements to Bournemouth Pier
Approach.
Conor welcomed Sam Gyimah MP, Minister
for Universities to Bournemouth University.
RENOVATED The Pier Approach’s renovation is
With BU’s Vice Chancellor John Vinney
they participated in a ‘ground-breaking’
PIER APPROACH expected to offer a renewed attraction
to Bournemouth’s coastline, delivering
ceremony for a new academic building on
the campus. The visit ended with a Q&A for
significant increases of tourism to the students and staff to address concerns and
town and supporting local jobs. queries with the Minister.
UK ECONOMY FACTSHEET
A GROWING ECONOMY AND MORE JOBS
The economy is 16.1% bigger Unemployment is now at
than in May 2010.* 2018 its lowest rate since 1975.*

3.2
*

+16.1% 2010
8.0%
2018
4.0%
MILLION
jobs created in the
UK since 2010.
2010

LESS DEBT AND MORE TEACHERS & DOCTORS
WHY IS PAYING OFF THE 
£41.2 * 10,200
+
NATIONAL DEBT SO IMPORTANT?
Many politicians like to pretend the
national debt built up by Government
doesn’t matter. It does. Just like BILLION more
teachers
than in 14,358
when an individual borrows money UK DEBT INTEREST 2010
on a credit card, or a mortgage, PAID IN 2017/18 more doctors
there is interest to pay... 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 57,954

TAX FROM  raised - that is UP from 33.6% 49,772
THE  in 2010 when Labour left office. 43,040 43,130 40,482 40,327
43,005 44,410

LOWEST Under Labour in 2010, every
36,628

PAID TO  individual paid income tax on 28% 28%
26%
THE  earnings over £6,475 a year. 24%
HIGHEST  Under the Conservatives no
one pays a penny in income tax Corporation Tax Rate
23%
21%
PAID until they earn over £11,500*.  
20% 20% 20%

That is a tax cut for 30 million 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
people, with 5.2 million* of the
lowest paid taken out of income Helping businesses to grow with lower corporation tax
tax altogether. rates leads to more money for public services.
Items marked ( ) source: House of Commons Library
*

Conor has welcomed the appointment of Jim
Stewart as the Chair of the Dorset Local
Enterprise Partnership (LEP). Jim has a
WELCOME
strong track record in business and has
been Chief Executive of Poole Harbour
FOR NEW LEP
Commissioners since 2002. LEADERSHIP
£19.5 MILLION Conor recently spoke at a business and
FUNDING investment conference organised by the
LEP at Bournemouth University.
BOOST Speaking after the event, Conor said,
"The LEP will be pivotal in making
Conor. working with local Councils, has Dorset's case for investment into the
secured a £19.5 million funding package county and can make the county-wide
from the Regional Growth Fund to develop case whilst recognising the different
the Lansdowne Business District, upgrade needs and ambitions of the urban and
Wallisdown Road among other local rural parts of our area. I know Jim has
projects. The plans aim to create 4,500 already brought a much needed focus to
jobs and £200m worth of investment to the the work of the LEP and I'm looking forward
area. Wallisdown Road on its own will get to working with him in delivering for
£2 million to seek to tackle congestion. Bournemouth and Poole."
CONOR LEADS WITH BU ON ACTION 
AGAINST FINANCIAL SCAMMING
With financial scammers using
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increasingly sophisticated methods to
target their victims, Conor has stepped
up to lead the fight against financial
scamming in the UK.
As your local MP I am
Beating financial scammers - Conor He has founded and is the first here to help and am
hosts an event at Parliament. Chairman of an All Party Parliamentary always pleased to hear
Group on Financial Fraud and from local residents
Scamming which is focused on
about what matters
most to them.
protecting vulnerable people who are
being targeted by scammers.
Please get in
Conor also hosted a major event in touch with me
Parliament on tackling financial at any time .
scamming, alongside Bournemouth
University, Which? magazine, the City of
Conor with Security Minister
Ben Wallace MP. London Police, Cifas and Age UK.
Speaking at the event the Minister for IF YOU NEED HELP OR ADVICE,
Security welcomed the formation of the CONTACT YOUR MEMBER OF 
new group as a way of raising PARLIAMENT:
awareness of this growing problem.

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Conor was contacted by residents worried Conor pictured listening to members of
about the rise of ASB in the Bourne Valley Bourne Community Group with Police & 01202 534 888
this year. When meeting residents, he Crime Commissioner, Martyn Underhill.
brought in Dorset Police and Crime mail@conorburns.com
Commissioner, Martyn Underhill, to hear at
first hand local concerns. He also met with
the leader of Poole Council Janet Walton
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concerted efforts, the situation is now
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However, Conor believes the community
needs a proper hub for local services, for
young people and young parents. Conor
Conor looking at the model of the
is now actively supporting The Bourne
Community Group in their efforts to build a
proposed new community centre. GET REGULAR 
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