The South Suffolk Conservative Association was formed in 1983 after a periodic boundary review. Then the constituency stretched from the Shotley Peninsula in the East to Haverhill in the West but then in 1995 about 20% of the Constituency from Clare through to Haverhill was moved into a new constituency.
Throughout its long history The Conservative Party has passed through many phases and changes. The Conservative Party has remained relevant because it has always adapted to the changes and requirements of the country's social and political environment. The Party is proud not to have been linked to any one issue or group exclusively. Our core Conservative Party principles are what unites us and provides the basis for all Party policy:
Conservatives stand for less interference from the state - freedom for individuals, families, voluntary groups and businesses.
Conservatives want to keep taxes low and set businesses free from red tape to help Britain compete in the global economy.
Conservatives believe that the more you trust people, the more power and responsibility they are given, the stronger they and society become. We believe in giving every individual the skills to take control of their life, and in giving communities the power to improve their neighbourhoods. Allied to this is a recognition of the importance of maintaining law and order, supporting the family and protecting the environment for future generations.
Conservatives want to safeguard the Union of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, maintain strong defence and uphold our right to national self-government.
We are a party that will strive to build a country that works for everyone by building a safer and united Britain.
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