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Tories demand £300,000 rebate is returned to motorists

Conservative Councillors reacted with anger this week when the Lib Dems refused to ensure that a £300 000 rebate from Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is returned to the motorist through a reduction in car parking charges.The Vale of White Horse District Council has been paying VAT on its

Conservative budget proposal rejected by Lib Dems

Vale of White Horse District Council Conservatives this week made their own proposal for Council Tax. At the Council's budget meeting, where the ruling Lib Dem group were proposing a 5%, the Conservatives proposed a rise of only 2% (in line with current inflation).

Conservatives fight for free parking

Conservatives on the Vale of White Horse District Council joined with local residents to voice their opposition the Lib Dem plans to introduce parking charges in the evenings and weekends.

Candidate selected for crucial by-election

Following the sad death of Liberal Democrat councillor Sylvia Patterson, local Conservatives have selected Gareth Jennings as their candidate for the by-election.Gareth commented, "The circumstances of this by-election are tragic, our sympathies go to Sylvia's family."A date has not yet been set

Councillor Sylvia Patterson

Vale of White Horse District Councillor Sylvia Patterson died on Thursday 12th January 2006, following surgery earlier in the week.She was being treated at hospital in Oxford and had surgery on Tuesday.Sylvia, 61, was ward member for Kennington and South Hinksey and chaired the Development Contro

OAP fines a little harsh!

Abingdon Conservative Councillor Mike Badcock accused the Liberal Democrat controlled Vale of White Horse District Council of being a "little harsh" on people who forgot to display their disabled badges in council car parks.2 constituents had complained to Cllr Badcock that they had been issued p

Financial crisis at Vale as Council 'sells off' flagship service

Less than two weeks after being forced into selling off Abingdon most prized asset, the Old Gaol, The Vale of White Horse District Council has been forced to sell off its flagship Revenue and benefits service with the loss of 38 staff.

Tory Leader announces Cameron support

Vale Conservative Leader Cllr Melinda Tilley announced her support for Leadership hopeful David Cameron today at a question and answer session with local school pupils.

Local MP 'bugged' at conference

A Conservative Party Conference fringe event, organised by the Conservative Political Officers Network (CPON), at which Ed Vaizey was speaking at was targetted by a Lib Dem 'spy', it can be revealed.The event - entitled "Winning Elections - The Conservative Way!" - featured newly-elected MPs Ed V