Sutton and Cheam Conservatives announce parliamentary candidate for 2015 General Election

Sutton Guardian: Conservatives announce parliamentary candidate for 2015 Conservatives announce parliamentary candidate for 2015

The Sutton and Cheam Conservatives’ parliamentary candidate has promised to fight “tooth and nail” to keep frontline services at St Helier Hospital.

Yesterday, the business owner and former councillor, Paul Scully, was announced as the party’s prospective MP ahead of the General Election in 2015.

High on his agenda is protecting healthcare services and ensuring St Helier Hospital is put on a steady footing.

He said: “I have lived the whole of my adult life in Sutton, raising my family here. My children were both born in St Helier hospital in the very maternity unit that is earmarked to be moved to Tooting.

“I’ll fight tooth and nail to keep maternity and A&E services local.

“My children have both attended Sutton schools. Being local is more than having an address in the area. I shop in the same shops, take the same trains and drive on the same roads as residents across the constituency.

“We care about the same things and if elected I will work tirelessly for residents, giving Sutton and Cheam a strong voice in Westminster to ensure the national policies help solve local problems.”

His campaign priorities also include making Sutton and Cheam a thriving place for business and securing enough school places for the borough’s children.

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11:21am Fri 21 Dec 12

David7 says...

Good luck to Paul. Time for a fight!
Good luck to Paul. Time for a fight! David7
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1:28pm Fri 21 Dec 12

Marie from Sutton says...

Are those the same promises that were made by the Tories before the general elections that the NHS would not be "touched"?
Are we really going to fall for this again ?
I think not.
Personally, I do not have a choice. If I care for the NHS, I will vote for Labour eventhough I am definetly not a fan.
Are those the same promises that were made by the Tories before the general elections that the NHS would not be "touched"? Are we really going to fall for this again ? I think not. Personally, I do not have a choice. If I care for the NHS, I will vote for Labour eventhough I am definetly not a fan. Marie from Sutton
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3:48pm Fri 21 Dec 12

SouthLondoner65 says...

Imagine how awful it would be if Sutton's MP were to be a Conservative. I loathe everything the Tories stand for and what they do. Just take a look at Margaret Thatcher and, indeed, Mr Cameron. In an ideal world, I'd vote for Labour as they are the party that best reflects my views on life. Labour can never win in Sutton, it's totally a two horse race with the Tories and the Lib Dems fighting for our constituency. Vote Lib Dem and keep the Tories out no matter if you like Nick Clegg or not... Paul Burstow is a very good MP anyway.
Imagine how awful it would be if Sutton's MP were to be a Conservative. I loathe everything the Tories stand for and what they do. Just take a look at Margaret Thatcher and, indeed, Mr Cameron. In an ideal world, I'd vote for Labour as they are the party that best reflects my views on life. Labour can never win in Sutton, it's totally a two horse race with the Tories and the Lib Dems fighting for our constituency. Vote Lib Dem and keep the Tories out no matter if you like Nick Clegg or not... Paul Burstow is a very good MP anyway. SouthLondoner65
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9:11pm Fri 21 Dec 12

Monstermunch17 says...

Good at what?

I genuinely would like to know what he has achieved as an MP, let alone what he has contributed to government.

We tried voting for the LibDems to keep the tories out last time, and look what happened. Social Democratic window dressing for an unmandated dismantling of what is left of the state from the last time they got their hands on it.

Campaigning to scrap Tuition fees prior to the Election, and then voting to increase them to up to £10,000 directly after has been Mr Burstow's most notable contribution so far. He might have been a good option once, but that ship has sailed I'm afraid.
Good at what? I genuinely would like to know what he has achieved as an MP, let alone what he has contributed to government. We tried voting for the LibDems to keep the tories out last time, and look what happened. Social Democratic window dressing for an unmandated dismantling of what is left of the state from the last time they got their hands on it. Campaigning to scrap Tuition fees prior to the Election, and then voting to increase them to up to £10,000 directly after has been Mr Burstow's most notable contribution so far. He might have been a good option once, but that ship has sailed I'm afraid. Monstermunch17
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10:14pm Fri 21 Dec 12

Michael Pantlin says...

I didn't know there was going to be a candidate vacancy at the next election. Is Mr. Photo Opportunity retiring then?
Paul was a very good as one of my local councillors but nationally I think it's time for UKIP to be allowed a turn.
I didn't know there was going to be a candidate vacancy at the next election. Is Mr. Photo Opportunity retiring then? Paul was a very good as one of my local councillors but nationally I think it's time for UKIP to be allowed a turn. Michael Pantlin
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9:29am Sat 22 Dec 12

adrianshort says...

Here are the Sutton and Cheam results from the 2010 general election on Sutton Elections:

http://j.mp/WDi9Vc

The Conservatives need a 1.7% swing from the Lib Dems to win the seat in 2015.
Here are the Sutton and Cheam results from the 2010 general election on Sutton Elections: http://j.mp/WDi9Vc The Conservatives need a 1.7% swing from the Lib Dems to win the seat in 2015. adrianshort
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3:31pm Sat 22 Dec 12

Michael Pantlin says...

Arguably the most important local issue is to keep our local St. Helier District General Hospital with all its services uncut. Politically we are endlessly told it's a two horse (**** or donkey) race in Sutton between the LibDems and the Tories. None of the councillors or MPs from either party are for the closure or downgrading of St. Helier Hospital. The LBS Council has a thumping majority lead by the LibDems and nationally the Tories and LibDems are in coalition government. So my question is why on earth is there such a struggle about saving the hospital? If both the parties cannot save it from such a dominating position what's the point of supporting any of them? Their heads need banging together and local patients need a Christmas present announcement that the threat has been removed from our excellent hospital. Otherwise in my humble opinion they are not worth a cold cup of pea soup.
Arguably the most important local issue is to keep our local St. Helier District General Hospital with all its services uncut. Politically we are endlessly told it's a two horse (**** or donkey) race in Sutton between the LibDems and the Tories. None of the councillors or MPs from either party are for the closure or downgrading of St. Helier Hospital. The LBS Council has a thumping majority lead by the LibDems and nationally the Tories and LibDems are in coalition government. So my question is why on earth is there such a struggle about saving the hospital? If both the parties cannot save it from such a dominating position what's the point of supporting any of them? Their heads need banging together and local patients need a Christmas present announcement that the threat has been removed from our excellent hospital. Otherwise in my humble opinion they are not worth a cold cup of pea soup. Michael Pantlin
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3:35pm Sat 22 Dec 12

Michael Pantlin says...

Why has my posting of the mundane word a-s-s been changed to **** which could be interpreted as an unacceptable use of the word R'se. This form of auto-censorship is not good when it can misrepresent what a commentator has actually written.
Why has my posting of the mundane word a-s-s been changed to **** which could be interpreted as an unacceptable use of the word R'se. This form of auto-censorship is not good when it can misrepresent what a commentator has actually written. Michael Pantlin
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3:28pm Wed 26 Dec 12

Alex_Bradford says...

Quote: "Vote Lib Dem and keep the Tories out" writes SouthLondoner65. It seems they are rather out of touch with who and what parties form the current Government. Could this be the most patently, demonstratively wrong comment ever to appear on this website?
Quote: "Vote Lib Dem and keep the Tories out" writes SouthLondoner65. It seems they are rather out of touch with who and what parties form the current Government. Could this be the most patently, demonstratively wrong comment ever to appear on this website? Alex_Bradford
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