Political Meetings

Meetings with the main Political Parties

From time to time, Isitfair meets with the main political parties to discuss the reform of the present Council Tax system. At these meetings, we present an alternative way of raising local tax whilst retaining local democracy. Progress is slow though as we have recently seen with the Balance of Funding Review, followed by the Lyons Inquiry. Nothing positive seems to have come of these, except the threat of higher and more taxes for the foreseeable future. However, we will persevere to press home our message of reform, and lower local taxation.

Meeting Notes

Coalition - November 2010

Meeting with Mr Bob Neill MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at DCLG.

Conservatives - June 2009

Meeting with Caroline Spelman MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and Simon Cawte, Chief of Staff.

Conservatives - November 2008

Meeting with Eric Pickles MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and Andrew Griffiths, Chief of Staff.

Liberal Democrats - July 2008

Meeting with Julia Goldsworthy MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government.

Conservatives - August 2007

Meeting with Eric Pickles MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and Andrew Griffiths, Chief of Staff.

Labour - June 2006

Meeting with Phil Woolas MP, Minister for Local Government and Community Cohesion, Andrew Allberry, Director of Council Tax and Business Rates, Patrick Owen, Head of Council Tax Policy and David Nieberg, Press Officer.

Conservatives - May 2006

Meeting with Caroline Spelman MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and Simon Cawte, Chief of Staff.

Liberal Democrats - February 2005

Meeting with Edward Davey MP, Liberal Democrat Shadow Secretary for the Office of Deputy Prime Minister.

Kent County Council - January 2005

Meeting with Sir Sandy J Bruce-Lockhart OBE, Council Leader, Cabinet Member and leader of the Local Government Association and Nick Chard, Conservative member for Sevenoaks East and Cabinet Member for Finance.

Conservatives - December 2004

Meeting with Caroline Spelman MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Local & Devolved Government Affairs, Eric Pickles MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Local Government and Philip Hammond MP, Shadow Minister for Local & Devolved Government Affairs.


 

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