Attending Q&A event with local small business owners

Last night I attended a Q&A event with around 30 local small business owners, after being invited to come along to answer questions and discuss some of the issues at stake in the election next Thursday.

We had a long and productive discussion on everything from Brexit to the Blackwall Tunnell, and everything in between.  We had a useful discussion on the need to support our smaller shopping parades, in particular – something I and my fellow Conservative councillors have focused on in Coldharbour & New Eltham ward.

As with several of the High Street businesses that Boris Johnson and I visited earlier in the week, many business owners present last night told me they were backing my campaign because of the need to get the best possible Brexit deal.  Like me, they know that we can only ensure our local economy continues to thrive by getting Brexit right – and the only way we can do that is sending Theresa May back to Number 10.

Matt Hartley small business event


Speaking to shoppers and local businesses with Dr Liam Fox

Dr Liam Fox and Matt Hartley on Westmount Road, Eltham

Today I welcomed Dr Liam Fox, Secretary of State for International Trade, to Eltham to speak to shoppers and businesses on Westmount Road – including the bakery that is fuelling me through another campaign!

I was also pleased that Liam was able to join me on the doorstep on the Horn Park estate, speaking to residents about the work he is doing to open Britain up to the world following the Brexit vote.  I’m getting more and more long-time Labour voters offering their support for my campaign, voting Conservative for the first time. Continue reading Speaking to shoppers and local businesses with Dr Liam Fox

My campaign for Greenwich & Woolwich

Please note this post is from my previous blog. To read my posts during the 2017 General Election campaign click here.

I am thrilled to report that last night I was selected as the Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Greenwich & Woolwich for the coming General Election.

It is a huge honour to be given the opportunity to stand in this wonderful constituency and in the place I am proud to call home.  In a borough that has been dominated by Labour for too long, residents in Greenwich and Woolwich need a strong voice – and I am determined to provide the representation they need. Continue reading My campaign for Greenwich & Woolwich