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Title: William Wragg - The Conservative Party Candidate
Post by: William Wragg MP on December 18, 2014, 05:13:52 PM
I have lived in the constituency all my life and I am proud that it is a place I can call home.

I care passionately about our area and that is why I am fighting hard to support our local hospital and ensure excellent emergency care services remain at Stepping Hill. I want to see a number of improvements to our transport links and I will continue to campaign for more support for our town centres.

As a Councillor in Hazel Grove, I have built a track record of standing up for local residents – campaigning for low council tax, supporting local parks and getting our roads repaired. I have made sure the little things are looked after and I would continue to do this in Parliament.

I am a primary school teacher and I am dedicated to ensuring our children and young people get the best possible start in life. I am also a governor at my old school, Hazel Grove primary. 

Marple is already a great place to live, work and raise a family – but I think it can be made even better. I am a member of Marple Civic Society and I am working with them to look at ways to revitalise the town centre and improve our transport links.
 
Next May’s General Election presents a big choice for us locally in Marple and across the constituency, but also for Britain.

I am committed to this area, I have never sought election elsewhere. I believe I can be a strong local champion for our area in Parliament, whilst being part of an economically competent Conservative Government that will finish the job of rebuilding our economy and creating more jobs. 

If you want to contact me, you can do so in the following ways:
T: 0161 456 3821
E: william@williamwragg.org.uk
W: www.williamwragg.org.uk
Facebook: www.fb.com/wragg4hg
Twitter: @William_Wragg
Title: Re: William Wragg - The Conservative Party Candidate
Post by: admin on March 21, 2015, 07:37:38 AM
Mayor of London Boris Johnson paid a flying visit to Marple yesterday evening to support Conservative candidate William Wragg. He was taken on a whistle-stop tour of Market Street, met the famous Alan the Paint and some young people in the American Sweetshop. Here are some photos by Arthur Procter and there are more on the Virtual History Tour:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=-36

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Title: Re: William Wragg - The Conservative Party Candidate
Post by: Pirate Princess on March 21, 2015, 04:50:04 PM
Gutted I missed Boris  :'(
Title: Re: William Wragg - The Conservative Party Candidate
Post by: Duke Fame on March 22, 2015, 02:06:11 PM
Brilliant, Boris for PM & Marple!
Title: Re: William Wragg - The Conservative Party Candidate
Post by: My login is Henrietta on March 22, 2015, 05:32:39 PM
Mayor of London Boris Johnson paid a flying visit to Marple yesterday evening to support Conservative candidate William Wragg. He was taken on a whistle-stop tour of Market Street, met the famous Alan the Paint and some young people in the American Sweetshop. Here are some photos by Arthur Procter and there are more on the Virtual History Tour:

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=-36

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I know one shouldn't be sniffy about appearance but you'd have thought the event would have merited an effort at tidiness on Mr Johnson's part. Investment in a comb would have been a start.
Title: Re: William Wragg - The Conservative Party Candidate
Post by: Harry on March 22, 2015, 05:46:27 PM
I know one shouldn't be sniffy about appearance but you'd have thought the event would have merited an effort at tidiness on Mr Johnson's part. Investment in a comb would have been a start.

Get away! Boris has an image to maintain. He can't use a comb.
Title: Re: William Wragg - The Conservative Party Candidate
Post by: admin on March 22, 2015, 06:01:10 PM
Get away! Boris has an image to maintain. He can't use a comb.

Doesn't he have a full time hairdresser to keep it looking a mess?
Title: Re: William Wragg - The Conservative Party Candidate
Post by: Barbara on March 22, 2015, 06:54:22 PM
We were watching the brave souls on the zip wire at the Lowry yesterday.  Did Boris come a day early?  None of the participants we watched got stuck, incidentally!
 
Title: Re: William Wragg - The Conservative Party Candidate
Post by: Duke Fame on March 25, 2015, 11:39:09 PM
OK William Wragg, can you guarantee your govt will not increase VAT?
Title: Re: William Wragg - The Conservative Party Candidate
Post by: tigerman on March 26, 2015, 01:25:24 PM
OK William Wragg, can you guarantee your govt will not increase VAT?

Ok, you got your guarantee.  Oh hang on, this is Cameron we're talking about...
Title: Re: William Wragg - The Conservative Party Candidate
Post by: Disgusted of Marple on April 15, 2015, 10:49:53 PM
To be fair to DC, at least he has tried to think through this new housing association right-to-buy policy and address the issue of stock replenishment so disastrously ignored by Thatcher. Any views on what this policy might mean locally?
Title: Re: William Wragg - The Conservative Party Candidate
Post by: Duke Fame on May 08, 2015, 08:59:08 AM
Congrats to you William, please support small businesses and give us a society where we can all prosper
Title: Well done
Post by: bat man on May 10, 2015, 09:00:30 PM
Well done to William Wragg.
Title: Re: Well done
Post by: amazon on May 11, 2015, 03:43:40 PM
Well done to William Wragg.
First class to London never to be seen again .
Title: Re: William Wragg - The Conservative Party Candidate
Post by: corium on May 11, 2015, 04:47:56 PM
Whether you voted for him or not let's see what he does. I use theyworkforyou.com  - you used to be able to get a tweet everytime your MP spoke in the House, it seems to be an e-mail alert now but I suspect the principle is the same. I think only covers the house rather than committees but lets see what he says on out behalf...or not.
Title: Re: Well done
Post by: Howard on May 11, 2015, 06:06:12 PM
First class to London never to be seen again .

That's a snidey little remark. If you know when you're travelling you can book tickets for as little as £40 on First Class. If you take into account that you are served free food and get free wifi which you have to pay for in standard class, it works out about the same.
Title: Re: William Wragg - The Conservative Party Candidate
Post by: moorendman on May 11, 2015, 09:21:03 PM
 An unnecessary remark too, probably he used the Lisa Smart ticket that Stunnell had put by for her.
Title: Re: William Wragg - The Conservative Party Candidate
Post by: sgk on May 11, 2015, 10:20:26 PM

An unnecessary remark too, probably he used the Lisa Smart ticket that Stunnell had put by for her.


If only Marple were still in Cheshire!  William would then surely qualify for the "special rate" enjoyed by other Cheshire MPs.

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George Osborne in 'first class ticket row' (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-20008342)
Title: Re: William Wragg - The Conservative Party Candidate
Post by: Duke Fame on May 12, 2015, 02:48:42 PM

If only Marple were still in Cheshire!  William would then surely qualify for the "special rate" enjoyed by other Cheshire MPs.

(http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/304/media/images/63604000/jpg/_63604704_itvpic.jpg)
George Osborne in 'first class ticket row' (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-20008342)

I agree with Howard, you can do a bit of work in first class although in fairness it looks like Ozzy is just being showd a site of unusually shaped vegetable and imaginative orifices.
Title: Re: Well done
Post by: amazon on May 12, 2015, 03:11:14 PM
That's a snidey little remark. If you know when you're travelling you can book tickets for as little as £40 on First Class. If you take into account that you are served free food and get free wifi which you have to pay for in standard class, it works out about the same.
 
I would have said the same if it had been lisa smart .
Title: Re: Well done
Post by: Howard on May 13, 2015, 04:51:57 PM
 
I would have said the same if it had been lisa smart .

And I would have replied the same.  Just because you're in first class doesn't mean you're wasting money. If he's working we're getting better value for money than if he went standard class.
Title: Re: Well done
Post by: Harry on May 13, 2015, 05:28:35 PM
And I would have replied the same.  Just because you're in first class doesn't mean you're wasting money. If he's working we're getting better value for money than if he went standard class.

Not forgetting that, unbelievably, on some services First Class costs less than Standard Class. So you get food, drink and wifi for less than the people in standard have paid. Luckily some people are just too stupid to check the prices.
Title: Re: William Wragg - The Conservative Party Candidate
Post by: admin on June 23, 2015, 08:09:43 PM
Here's a report on William Wragg's Maiden speech to Parliament this week:

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/whos-hazel-grove-william-wragg-9508634

Title: Re: William Wragg - The Conservative Party Candidate
Post by: wheels on June 24, 2015, 12:27:57 PM
Just seen Willy Wragg asking Cameron a question re the Hazel Grove by pass. A better example of not knowning where an issue is up to would have been hard to witness.
Title: Re: William Wragg - The Conservative Party Candidate
Post by: Duke Fame on June 26, 2015, 10:49:57 AM
Just seen Willy Wragg asking Cameron a question re the Hazel Grove by pass. A better example of not knowning where an issue is up to would have been hard to witness.

Hence the question? The airport link road is an embarrassing reflection on the inabilities of local authorities.
Title: Re: William Wragg - The Conservative Party Candidate
Post by: wheels on June 26, 2015, 11:33:46 AM
But he should know as he was a member of the LA which is driving this forward. Talk about jumping on a bandwagon and making himself look ignorant when he has already been provided with all the information.
Title: Re: William Wragg - The Conservative Party Candidate
Post by: Dave on June 26, 2015, 12:06:04 PM
I think that's a bit harsh.  Wragg didn't 'look ignorant' at all!  We all know that backbench MPs do not generally ask questions of the Prime Minister in order to receive new information, and indeed Cameron did not say anything in his reply which Wragg and the rest of us didn't already know. 

When backbench MPs pop up at PM's Questions, their purpose is simply to demonstrate to their electorate that they are busy representing our interests.  In other words, it's purely for show.  That's not a criticism, it's just how things are.   

Wragg was elected with a clear majority, and we should give him a chance to show what he can do, even those of us who didn't vote for him! 
Title: Re: William Wragg - The Conservative Party Candidate
Post by: simonesaffron on June 26, 2015, 12:34:11 PM
Yes, he turned a huge deficit into a large majority.

I used to see him about everywhere during the campaign so he was obviously working very hard. From what I saw and heard he was the best candidate and deserves his victory.

I think that he should be given a chance and I'm going to do just that.

Five years should be more than long enough. If I'm still here, I'll judge him then. 

As for the Semms Rd, it  is being driven by Manchester Airport purely and simply as an economic benefit to them, for the rest of us, particularly if you live in High Lane it is a disaster.   
Title: Re: William Wragg - The Conservative Party Candidate
Post by: Dave on June 26, 2015, 02:09:36 PM
As for the Semms Rd, it  is being driven by Manchester Airport purely and simply as an economic benefit to them,

As we Stockport council tax payers are part-owners of the airport, we should all welcome that!   ;D
Title: Re: William Wragg - The Conservative Party Candidate
Post by: simonesaffron on June 26, 2015, 06:44:15 PM
As we Stockport council tax payers are part-owners of the airport, we should all welcome that!   ;D

I eagerly look forward to receiving my dividend.
Title: Re: William Wragg - The Conservative Party Candidate
Post by: wheels on June 27, 2015, 09:06:00 AM
But you do its in the hundreds of thousands that goes into the local coffers each year.
Title: Re: William Wragg - The Conservative Party Candidate
Post by: simonesaffron on June 27, 2015, 10:37:56 AM
But you do its in the hundreds of thousands that goes into the local coffers each year.

Thank you Wheels, I now feel hugely comforted in that knowledge.
Title: Re: William Wragg - The Conservative Party Candidate
Post by: Duke Fame on June 29, 2015, 12:37:34 PM
But you do its in the hundreds of thousands that goes into the local coffers each year.

At least its not being wasted  :-\
Title: Re: William Wragg - The Conservative Party Candidate
Post by: wheels on June 29, 2015, 01:45:46 PM
Yes, he turned a huge deficit into a

I think that he should be given a chance and I'm going to do just that.
I don't agree Simon. If I vote against someone because I either don't agree with their politics or because I don't think they are up to the job that view doesn't suddenly change just because they won. You don't give a victor some sort of bye for the first few years you continue to scrutinise and expose the weaknesses of the person particularly when it is someone who is out of their depth.

Title: Re: William Wragg - The Conservative Party Candidate
Post by: simonesaffron on June 30, 2015, 07:22:50 AM
I didn't say Wheels that he was the best MP, I said he was the best candidate, which he clearly was. They are not always the same thing. I have no personal knowledge of WW, so I will just have to wait and see. Whatever else you accuse him of he certainly got his message across and he got his vote out, of that there can be no doubt whatsoever?   

Anyway whether we agree or disagree, we've got him for the next five years and the way things look at the moment, longer than that, so we may as well see what he comes up with. MP's don't have much influence locally anyway, they have no budget nor any direct line of Authority. Much more interesting will be the local situation at Marple level now that we have two Conservative Councillors.

I don't know if there is any truth in this but I was in the library the other day and I overheard that one of the new Conservative councillors can't fulfil his surgery obligations on Saturday morning because of his work commitments. Apparently he didn't make any provision for this because he thought that he was just a paper candidate with no chance of winning. You couldn't make it up, could you?       
Title: Re: William Wragg - The Conservative Party Candidate
Post by: wheels on June 30, 2015, 01:39:10 PM
Well he didn't get his message across the constituency got the Ashcroft millions and effectively bought the seat. But that apart my point was that I don't think you give someone time to see what they can do just because they won. You critise from day one. I didn't vote for him because I don't sign up to the Tory approach to life but also because I don't think he personally is someone I want representing me or in whom I have confidence. The fact he won does not alter that so it's right to point out his failings at every opportunity
Title: Re: William Wragg - The Conservative Party Candidate
Post by: Dave on June 30, 2015, 02:31:18 PM
Well he didn't get his message across the constituency got the Ashcroft millions and effectively bought the seat.

Ah, now I understand!  The Tories won the election simply because they had more money.  Nothing to do with voters' disillusionment with the Lib Dem broken promise on tuition fees,  nor with Labour losing nearly all its seats in Scotland, nor with Miliband's lack of credibility as a potential Prime Minister, nor with voters' fear of a Labour/SNP coalition.    ;)
Title: Re: William Wragg - The Conservative Party Candidate
Post by: Howard on June 30, 2015, 05:23:24 PM
Well he didn't get his message across the constituency got the Ashcroft millions and effectively bought the seat.

I rarely use the acronym but that really did make me LOL. @wheels I'm positive you know all the reasons why the LDs lost Hazel Grove and it was NOTHING to do with money. I know you like to pedal the party line and you don't really think the seat was bought, but if you carry on like that you are going to come across as even more deluded than usual.
Title: Re: William Wragg - The Conservative Party Candidate
Post by: Bowden Guy on June 30, 2015, 08:33:47 PM
William Gladstone, Jeremy Thorpe, Lloyd George, Cyril Smith, Sir Archibald Sinclair.....your girl took one hell of a beating!
Title: Re: William Wragg - The Conservative Party Candidate
Post by: simonesaffron on July 01, 2015, 08:31:02 AM
There are a wheel barrow full of reasons why the LD'S lost the HG seat, and only one of them is because the Tories have more money.

Let's not be self deluding here the LD'S didn't just lose across the country they were slaughtered. I think that I read somewhere that 314 OF their candidates lost their deposits as opposed to Nil in 2015. The only question now for the LD'S is can they survive complete extermination. I don't applaud this, in fact I think that it is a disaster for national democracy and I certainly don't relish the thought of us "plebs" being ruled by the boys from Eton and Sandhurst, for the foreseeable, but there is no point in self delusion. A day is a long time in politics as they say but it is hard to see how the LD'S can make a come back.

Unfortunately they don't seem to be learning any lessons, with their current election for the leadership.

Perhaps you can tell me Wheels, why a party with a handful of MP'S is having an election for a leader, surely they can agree it amongst themselves in the pub and support just one candidate to stand.     
Title: Re: William Wragg - The Conservative Party Candidate
Post by: Dave on July 01, 2015, 09:58:03 AM
it is hard to see how the LD'S can make a come back.

Not any time soon, certainly, but some of us are old enough to remember when the old Liberal Party was down to even fewer MPs back in the 1960s and early 70s.  Back then, none of us foresaw the Labour Party split that led to the rise of the SDP in the 1980s, and then the subsequent merger of the SDP and the Liberals to form the Lib Dems.   

It will probably take something similar to revive the Lib Dems from their present decimated state.  It could even happen within the present parliament, when the Tory Party breaks up following the EU referendum.   ;)
Title: Re: William Wragg - The Conservative Party Candidate
Post by: admin on July 12, 2015, 09:47:24 AM
Pleased to see that @William Wragg has confirmed that he will vote against changing the law on hunting.
Title: Re: William Wragg - The Conservative Party Candidate
Post by: admin on October 06, 2015, 05:56:17 AM
Boris Johnson performed the opening ceremony of @William Wragg MP's new office in Marple on Monday 5 October 2015. Arthur Procter was there to capture the moment for the Virtual History Tour.

http://visitmarple.co.uk/photos/thumbnails.php?album=lastup&cat=-36

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