Priti Patel praises York's voluntary sector and community groups

Priti Patel has today visited York-based development charity, International Service, and praised the city’s army of activists and volunteers.
Speaking alongside Ed Young, York Central’s Conservative Parliamentary Candidate, Priti said:

Conservatives Select Hull Road by-election Candidate

York Conservative Association has selected Matt Freckelton as its candidate for the coming Hull Road Local Council by election. Matt is a 28 year old local businessman who specialises in technology and internet companies.

Conservative-led council invests £2million in streetlights

A £2million cash injection from the Conservative-led administration will fund a programme of renewal and replacement for York’s aging streetlights, replacing old lights with modern LED technology which will save money, help reduce carbon output and improve night time visibility.

Conservatives select York Central parliamentary candidate

Ed Young has been selected as the Conservative candidate for York Central for the General Election on Thursday, June 8.

Ed, who grew up in York and was a Chorister in York Minster for many years, is a bestselling historian and has been a speechwriter for David Cameron.

£1.5m preservation programme for city walls to begin

True to the Conservative led administration’s commitment to put more money into York’s historic medieval walls, work is to begin to preserve and protect the most complete walls in England thanks to a £1.5m investment by the council.

2,000 York children get free childcare places

York’s childcare pilot project to provide 30 hours of free childcare a week for parents of three and four year olds has been a runaway success and has significantly exceeded the target set for it by the Government, with an extra 900 children taking up this offer.