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Dragon Interview: Angela Richardson, Conservative Parliamentary Candidate

Published on: 23 Nov, 2019
Updated on: 25 Nov, 2019

Angela Richardson

In the fifth of a series of longer interviews with the five candidates standing to be the MP for Guildford, Martin Giles interviews the Conservative Candidate Angela Richardson.

Ms Richardson, a New Zealander by birth, claims that the Conservative campaign is not in trouble despite the threat of former Conservative Anne Milton, now standing as an Independent, splitting the Tory vote.

She says she is finding that voters are fed up with Brexit and want it done and the greater certainty will be good for business. While admitting there might be a short-term economic downturn, the longer-term future for the UK out of the EU, she says, is bright.

As an immigrant herself, she admits that the “hostile environment” for illegal immigrants and the Windrush scandal were stains on her party’s government record. Nonetheless, a new Conservative government will bring immigration numbers down.

Although she lives in Ewhurst, near Cranleigh, she does not support reopening the Guildford to Horsham line to reduce road congestion and supports the controversial Local Plan for Guildford and the strategic green belt sites it includes.

  • To see the other four parliamentary candidate interviews click here.

This is the first time Ms Richardson has stood as a parliamentary candidate.

This is the list of all candidates standing in Guildford:

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Responses to Dragon Interview: Angela Richardson, Conservative Parliamentary Candidate

  1. Michael Brown Reply

    November 24, 2019 at 4:16 pm

    Listen to this interview where you will find that the Conservative candidate for Guildford:

    • supports Guildford’S Local Plan and says it would have been a disservice to local people for Guildford Tories NOT to have rammed their flawed Plan through the council before the borough elections;
    • says some areas around Guildford don’t look green and supports Blackwell Farm development which invades Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty;
    • thinks that Dunsfold development will not increase traffic on the A281; and
    • claims her experience as a “councillor” makes her understand how local and central government works. She is a parish councillor for Ewhurst and was defeated in a safe Tory seat in Cranleigh East at the May borough elections.

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