Monday, 5 March 2007

Fantastic Response to Residents Survey

I would like to thank the thousands of people who completed the Chatham & Aylesford Residents Survey.

During January, volunteers across the constituency distributed our questionnaire to 12,000 households. I was delighted at the response rate and would like to thank all those who took part.

Included in the findings were the following:

*The Health Service, Crime and Immigration are the top issues causing concern for local voters

*Only 37% of respondents support the introduction of ID Cards

*77% of respondents believe Inheritance Tax should either be significantly reformed or abolished completely.

*78% believe a future Conservative Government should continue to oppose the Euro Currency.

*92% of respondents did not believe that local A&E services were adequately funded by the Labour government.

Hundreds of local issues were also brought to our attention with graffiti, vandalism, fly tipping and litter at the top of the lists. Wherever specific problems have been reported we have done our best to get these dealt with. I will personally continue to raise these issues with whoever is appropriate in order to get them dealt with. Watch this space...

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