Visit to Westhoughton High School

Conservatives often talk about a “long term economic plan” but it can seem as though it is just about businesses and wealth creation.  Obviously both of these areas are important but it is necessary to realise that it also covers the lowering of taxes, ensuring that the welfare system helps people into work and having the best education system.

Education, Education, Education

Often education is seen as a political football rather than just something that politicians are working hard to improve.  Sometimes, it is seen that one type of school is necessarily better than another just because it’s structure is different or it is seen to be the latest innovation. 

Horwich Loco Works development plans

The Rivington Chase development of the old Horwich Loco Works site has been given the go ahead, but key concerns are not being addressed.