Monthly Archives: May 2010
All members of parliament in Conservative Party submitted declarations of interest at the beginning of the general election campaign, and are now as a matter of party policy making these declarations available to the public.
Below are scans of Charlotte’s declaration of interests. Click on a page image to enlarge it.
Charlotte Leslie has offered her resignation as a governor of St Ursula’s School, saying that in deciding the school’s future, she has to put the needs interests of her constituents in North West Bristol ahead of the school’s priorities.
Charlotte’s resignation follows a letter to Bristol City Council officials, St Ursula’s chair of governors, and prospective sponsors, The Merchant Venturers and Colston’s Girls School, outlining her concern about the direction of travel. She highlighted her concerns and called for a meeting to discuss the school’s admissions policy. She said it would be “a tragedy and, I would even venture, a disgrace” if the school, which is situated in an area of widely recognised, deep parental need for more school places, did not serve the need for a new school, which is right on the school’s doorstep.
Speaking after the election, Charlotte said: “It is an enormous honour, and an enormous responsibility to be elected to represent my fellow residents in Bristol North West. There are likely to be tough times ahead, and unfortunately in life, there are no magic wands, but I will be working as hard as I can for our community here in Bristol North West.”
Charlotte’s main focus as MP will be education, looking to improve the schools across the constituency.
Charlotte also hopes to improve transport provision and continue the work she has already done with community organisations.
Charlotte said: “I want to solve the crises in both primary and secondary school places, as well as to provide investment to all the schools in Bristol North West in order to see real improvements.”
“In transport issues, we need to look at mechanisms to tackle First Bus’ monopoly in Bristol. I will also look to reopen the North Bristol loop line and get Henbury station back in use for local residents.”
Charlotte Leslie this morning became the new MP for Bristol North West. After a long wait at Bristol City’s Ashton Gate stadium, Charlotte was confirmed as the winner at 5.30am.
Charlotte said: “”It feels absolutely fantastic to be Bristol North West’s new MP. It’s now an enormous responsibility, not just to meet expectations but to exceed them. I can’t wait to roll my sleeves up and really get to work.
“I want to say a huge thank you to everyone who voted for me. I won’t let you down.”
Here are the full results:
Charlotte Leslie (Conservative) 19,115 (38%)
Paul Harrod (Liberal Democrat) 15,841 (31.5%)
Sam Townend (Labour) 13,059 (25.9%)