The Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for the Kettering Constituency is Cllr Philip Hollobone. To contact Philip please call 01536 512007 or 07979 850126, or e-mail him at email@example.com or write to him at 25 Montagu Street, Kettering NN16 8XG.
Age 45, Philip lives in Barton Seagrave with his wife, Donna, and two young children. Elected in 2005, Philip has one of the best speaking and voting records of any MP. Philip is the MP who has claimed less in expenses than any other in the whole country and was described by the Sunday Telegraph as Britain’s ‘best value’ MP.
Philip also serves as an elected Borough Councillor, representing the Pipers Hill Ward on Kettering Borough Council. Before becoming an MP, Philip was an industry research analyst examining the performance of water, gas and electricity companies. He was also a paratrooper in the Territorial Army.
Over the last 5 years, Philip has secured a record 22 special Parliamentary debates on issues important to local people. “As the local MP, my job is to be the voice of local people at Westminster, not Westminster’s voice in Kettering,” Philip says. “My task has been to stand up and speak out for the Kettering Constituency.”
The Electoral Race in the Kettering Constituency
It’s neck and neck for the General Election in the Kettering Constituency. Boundary changes since the last election, mean that there’s only 176 votes in it between Labour and the Conservatives out of 69,000 voters. Most local people don’t want a Labour MP, but we’ll end up with one - and a further five years of Gordon Brown - unless enough people go out and vote for a change of government by voting Conservative. The graph below shows what the result from the last General Election would have been had it been fought on the new boundaries. Philip Hollobone says: “Once again it’s going to be close in Kettering! There’s no room for error. If people think they can vote for a fringe party and still avoid a Labour government then the figures here show how unlikely this is. Overwhelmingly, local people want a change in government – in Kettering the only way to achieve this is by voting Conservative. Stay at home or vote for a minority party and you’ll end up with a Labour MP and Gordon Brown back in Number 10.”
What is Philip Campaigning For?
- CUTS IN IMMIGRATION
- MORE POLICE ON THE STREETS
- AN END TO HOUSING OVER-DEVELOPMENT
- ENGLISH VOTES ON ENGLISH LAWS
- A REFERENDUM ON BRITAIN’S MEMBERSHIP OF THE EU
- A BETTER DEAL FOR PENSIONERS
- MEASURES TO HELP STRENGTHEN FAMILIES
- A CLAMPDOWN ON ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR AND CRIME
- A FREEZE IN COUNCIL TAX
These and more are the policies upon which Philip Hollobone is campaigning at this election. As a Conservative MP, Philip has not been afraid to take an independent stance when the issue requires it and as such Philip is a member of the cross-party Better Off Out group of MPs campaigning for Britain to leave the EU. Philip believes that there should be a referendum on Britain’s EU membership so that everyone can have the chance to have their say. Philip has also highlighted local concerns about Labour’s open-door policy on immigration and wants to see a clampdown on both legal and illegal immigration. Philip is also concerned at the speed and scale of housing developments locally and has been a campaigner over many years to allow local people - not politicians and bureaucrats in Whitehall - to decide how many houses should be built. Importantly, any new houses must have the necessary infrastructure to go with them.