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Theresa Villiers honoured by Greek Cypriot community

On the eve of the launch of the Conservative manifesto, Theresa Villiers, Conservative candidate for Chipping Barnet, attended an event hosted by members of the Greek Cypriot community. The evening of music was held at the Cypriot-owned Cavalier pub, in Russell Lane N20, and the renowned musician, Nikos Savvides, sang many songs about Cyprus and reminisced about life in Famagusta before the 1974 invasion.  

Theresa Villiers honoured by Greek Cypriot community

On the eve of the launch of the Conservative manifesto, Theresa Villiers, Conservative candidate for Chipping Barnet, attended an event hosted by members of the Greek Cypriot community. The evening of music was held at the Cypriot-owned Cavalier pub, in Russell Lane N20, and the renowned musician, Nikos Savvides, sang many songs about Cyprus and reminisced about life in Famagusta before the 1974 invasion.  

Conservative manifesto pledge to defend the green belt

In advance of the publication of the Conservative manifesto tomorrow, Theresa Villiers has welcomed the news that it will contain a commitment to defend the green belt. Local Government Secretary, Eric Pickles announced over the weekend that the manifesto will contain a decisive pledge to protect the green belt and prioritise the use of brownfield land for new homes. 

Villiers campaigns for justice for Tamils

Theresa Villiers has confirmed her support for the Tamil community and joined her Conservative colleagues in calling for Sri Lanka's new Government to cooperate with the UN investigation into human rights abuses and war crimes committed during the military conflict in Sri Lanka:Ms Villiers said: "I am a strong supporter of the British Tamil community and I have been working with them in their campaign for justice for the Tamil people.

Rail and tube fares freeze welcomed

The announcement by the Conservatives of a five year real terms freeze on tube and regulated rail fares has been welcomed by Theresa Villiers, Conservative candidate for Chipping Barnet.

21 million households better off because of the Conservative long term economic plan

Theresa Villiers, Conservative candidate for Chipping Barnet, has welcomed the news that millions of households will be better off as a result of tax and benefit changes coming into effect today. Commenting on these changes, Theresa said:“Many of the Conservatives’ new tax and benefit changes come into effect from today – including raising the income tax personal allowance to £10,600. These are measures which reward work and encourage saving as part of our clear, balanced, long-term economic plan which is delivering greater financial security for families.”

Villiers welcomes Pension Freedom Day

On the day that George Osborne’s far reaching reform of pensions comes into effect, Theresa Villiers, Conservative candidate for Chipping Barnet, has welcomed the new freedoms introduced for people who have saved for a pension:Theresa Villiers said: “It is right that people have more freedom to make decisions about the money for which they have worked hard all their lives.

Happy Easter from Theresa Villiers

Theresa Villiers has issued the following statement wishing Barnet residents a Happy Easter: "On the eve of the most important day in the Christian calender, I would like to send my best wishes to all those celebrating Easter tomorrow. In our highly secularised society, it sometimes feels as if the significance of this religious festival is too often overlooked.

Passover message from Theresa Villiers

Theresa Villiers has issued the following Passover message to the Jewish community in Barnet."I would like to send my best wishes to all those celebrating Passover today. This is a joyous occasion when families can come together to celebrate freedom. I know that today's traditional celebration will be marked by members of the jewish community all around the world."