Chancellor George Osborne insists economic plan is working during visit to Horwich

The Bolton News: George Osborne visiting Horwich today George Osborne visiting Horwich today

CHANCELLOR George Osborne insisted that his government’s long term economic plan is working for Bolton during a flying visit to Horwich.

But Mr Osborne warned that any deviation from the Tories' plan could result in people in Bolton paying “a very high price”.

The chancellor was visiting businesses in and around Winter Hey Lane in Horwich and meeting Chris Green, who will be aiming to take the hotly-contested Bolton West seat from Labour at the 2015 general election.

He met business owners during a sit down in the Home Bakery and Cafe Latte premises and told The Bolton News that, while he feels his government has turned the country and Bolton’s economic fortunes around, there is still a lot of work to do.

He said: “I am the first to say that the job is not done and the first to say that families need to feel more of the benefit of the growing economy — that is absolutely central to our mission.

“Unemployment has come down 25 per cent in Bolton West since the election, and we’ve seen jobs created and businesses that were threatened with closure and bankruptcy now growing and taking more people on.

“When I think about the situation 5 or 6 years ago in Bolton where unemployment was up, the country was on the verge of bankruptcy and the economy was in a total mess, we have changed that around and the long term economic plan is working for Bolton.”

The Tatton MP couldn’t resist a swipe at the local Labour party, adding: “What is the alternative?

"The Labour party here in Bolton and across the country are offering a return to square one, back to unemployment, back to bankruptcy, back to seeing their country getting poorer.

"We have been able to set out this long-term economic plan and if we don’t work through that plan and continue what we are doing, then Bolton and the rest of the country will pay a very high price.”

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9:14am Thu 8 May 14

rostron says...

There is an archway on Newport st, it leads out of Bolton, use it !
In 2009, he received criticism for the way he had handled his expenses, after he was found to have "flipped" his second home, changing which property he designated as his second home in order to pay less capital gains tax. The Lib Dems estimated he owed £55,000 to the public purse as a result of this. He had previously paid back £1,193 on overpayments on his mortgage and chauffeur fares after a complaint from a Labour activist, and it also emerged that he had claimed £47 for two copies of a DVD of his own speech on "value for taxpayers' money". Parliament's standards commissioner's report found that although Mr Osborne had breached the rules the offence was "unintended and relatively minor". Osborne said he had received "flawed" advice and not benefited personally.
There is an archway on Newport st, it leads out of Bolton, use it ! In 2009, he received criticism for the way he had handled his expenses, after he was found to have "flipped" his second home,[34] changing which property he designated as his second home in order to pay less capital gains tax. The Lib Dems estimated he owed £55,000 to the public purse as a result of this.[35] He had previously paid back £1,193 on overpayments on his mortgage and chauffeur fares[36] after a complaint from a Labour activist, and it also emerged that he had claimed £47 for two copies of a DVD of his own speech on "value for taxpayers' money".[37] Parliament's standards commissioner's report found that although Mr Osborne had breached the rules the offence was "unintended and relatively minor". Osborne said he had received "flawed" advice and not benefited personally.[38] rostron
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9:56am Thu 8 May 14

Jim271 says...

You never have a hand grenade when you really need one do you?
You never have a hand grenade when you really need one do you? Jim271
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12:39pm Thu 8 May 14

Big Stu says...

Cannont stand the smug ****
Cannont stand the smug **** Big Stu
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2:47pm Thu 8 May 14

deehat says...

Good on Thyme Deli for putting their customers first, he had to go to the cafe down the road, they should have brought him in past the Greenwood and taken him to Armstrongs canteen, they even had the neck to park on double yellow lines in the lane, Can't see him converting many round here!
Good on Thyme Deli for putting their customers first, he had to go to the cafe down the road, they should have brought him in past the Greenwood and taken him to Armstrongs canteen, they even had the neck to park on double yellow lines in the lane, Can't see him converting many round here! deehat
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3:21pm Thu 8 May 14

Rawenergy says...

deehat wrote:
Good on Thyme Deli for putting their customers first, he had to go to the cafe down the road, they should have brought him in past the Greenwood and taken him to Armstrongs canteen, they even had the neck to park on double yellow lines in the lane, Can't see him converting many round here!
VOTE UKIP not Labour/Tories
[quote][p][bold]deehat[/bold] wrote: Good on Thyme Deli for putting their customers first, he had to go to the cafe down the road, they should have brought him in past the Greenwood and taken him to Armstrongs canteen, they even had the neck to park on double yellow lines in the lane, Can't see him converting many round here![/p][/quote]VOTE UKIP not Labour/Tories Rawenergy
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4:20pm Thu 8 May 14

wild one says...

He should have popped into the saddle for a pint?
He should have popped into the saddle for a pint? wild one
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7:15pm Thu 8 May 14

Lynn57 says...

What evidence is there that unemployment had improved in Bolton. It is still deprived, poor and with badly crowded trains.
What evidence is there that unemployment had improved in Bolton. It is still deprived, poor and with badly crowded trains. Lynn57
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9:37pm Thu 8 May 14

Frotage says...

Like him or not at least have some respect for the Chancellor irrespective of who holds office. Taken as a whole i think the coalition are doing a reasonable job considering where we were a few years ago. Both the Ed's - Miliband and Balls have both said if they get back into office in 2015 they will keep things largely as they are. If i am honest, and no i am not a conservative, i think i would rather have Osbourne than Balls as Chancellor.
Like him or not at least have some respect for the Chancellor irrespective of who holds office. Taken as a whole i think the coalition are doing a reasonable job considering where we were a few years ago. Both the Ed's - Miliband and Balls have both said if they get back into office in 2015 they will keep things largely as they are. If i am honest, and no i am not a conservative, i think i would rather have Osbourne than Balls as Chancellor. Frotage
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2:02pm Fri 9 May 14

MrBenggo says...

It was Osborne who gave the rich millionaires LESS tax to pay,and declared "We are all in this together"
It was Osborne who sold his house near Knutsford,just before HS2 was made public,so he wouldn't suffer a drop in house values,pity the people who will now not be able to sell their house because of HS2.
It was Osborne who gave the rich millionaires LESS tax to pay,and declared "We are all in this together" It was Osborne who sold his house near Knutsford,just before HS2 was made public,so he wouldn't suffer a drop in house values,pity the people who will now not be able to sell their house because of HS2. MrBenggo
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11:40am Sat 10 May 14

Sexybum123 says...

He is the biggest a------e of the lot sour faced git
He is the biggest a------e of the lot sour faced git Sexybum123
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12:08am Sat 17 May 14

Steven Chadwick says...

Mr Osbourne, Horwich is NOT Bolton!
Mr Osbourne, Horwich is NOT Bolton! Steven Chadwick
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