Halfon outlines way to “Secure victory” in 2015
Politics / Sun 25th May 2014 am31 09:39am
ROBERT Halfon has highlighted his growing influence in the Conservative Party by making a keynote speech in London.
Mr Halfon was speaking after a night of success for UKIP in Essex where five UKIP candidates won seats in Harlow Council.
Nigel Farage was the focus of the nations attention when me turned up in Thurrock on Friday and there was a palpable feeling that UKIP spoke the language of the voters more than the other parties.
However, at the ConservativeHome spring conference, Mr Halfon took the opportunity to make a calm, coherent and clear speech in which he mapped out how he believed the Conservatives could secure victory in May 2015.
Mr Halfon believed the Tories should become the party of redistribution, full employment and affordable housing.
Mr Halfon said: The billions raised by cutting the 50p tax rate (a policy Labour opposed, of course) could be used to raise the personal allowance for low-paid workers even higher.
“Only by such measures will the Tories appeal to those voters required for securing a majority”.