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Burton ‘key’ in general election says Prime Minister

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: May 30, 2014

David Cameron with Andrew Griffiths MP.

David Cameron with Andrew Griffiths MP.

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THE leader of the country revealed to the Mail how he believes Burton will be a ‘key part’ of next year’s general election campaign.

David Cameron spoke about the importance of the town in light of the recent good showing by UKIP in the European elections.

He told the Mail the town would form a major part in next year’s election battle, and Burton was an example of what is going right in the UK.

He said: “Burton is very important to us.

“It is an important part of Britain’s economy.

“We (the Conservatives) have a long-term economic plan that is working.

“You can see that here in Burton and in the West Midlands in general.

“The area has seen thousands of people now in work since I became Prime Minister.

“We have seen growth in export, growth in small businesses – and this all shows that the economic plan is working in the area and across the country.

“The point we will be making to people in Burton at the next general election is ‘let’s complete this economic plan.’

“We are on the right track, don’t let us turn back.

“Don’t risk voting for another party and handing the keys back to the cart that crashed it in the first place.

“We have a very strong and very positive message about the local economy in Burton, how the economic plan is working, and we have a very strong local MP in Andrew Griffiths.”

In the last election, Mr Griffiths took the Burton seat following a 6,304-vote victory over his Labour rival at the time Ruth Smeeth.

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