Panel Sessions at Party Conference 2019

I was honoured to be invited to speak at 2 panel sessions at Conference this year, firstly I was invited back to speak on the Conservative Disability Group's panel "How do we make the UK the world's most accessible tourist destination for disabled … [Read more...]

Speech at Party Conference 2018

I am Charles Fifield, I am a Borough Councillor in Cheshire West and Chester and last year I was our Parliamentary Candidate for Bootle in Merseyside, where we got over 6,000 votes and came second for the first time in 20 years. As a Borough … [Read more...]

Revitatlising our Town and City Centres

Cheshire West & Chester Council 19 July 2018: Item 9: "To consider the following Notice of Motion, proposed by Councillor Charles Fifield and seconded by Councillor Michael Baynham. This council believes ensuring the successful future of town … [Read more...]

Politics and Healthcare: A short history of the National Health Service

The origins of the National Health Service go back to the 1911 National Insurance Act which contained some medical benefit provisions however the NHS was first proposed in the 1942 Beveridge Report, run through local health centres and regional … [Read more...]

Taxing Issues, reducing the tax burden.

The Economy is clearly now recovering well, with more good economic news each week. In my day job as a Chartered Surveyor, I noticed this over a year ago as companies and individuals started to take longer term property decisions, a sure sign the … [Read more...]

NIMBY or SLIMBY? My views on Housing in the UK

Whilst all Planning Applications must be considered on their individual circumstances, as a Chartered Surveyor who is also a Local Councillor, I have given the overall UK Housing Issue some considerable thought over the years as it is quite clear … [Read more...]

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Cllrs John Grimshaw, Alan McKie and I would like to wish all the residents of Weaverham and Cuddington Ward a Merry Christmas. For details of Christmas Church Services please contact: Acton Bridge Methodist Chapel: … [Read more...]

CWC Council Debate: Draft Local Plan

The Local Plan is an Important document for our Borough’s future and I would like to pay tribute to the hard work put into it by Council Officers, consultation with local people and the Local Development Framework. It is however important to … [Read more...]

The Rise of Food Banks: Symptom of Recession or underlying social problem?

The recent House of Commons debate on Food Banks became a political slanging match as both parties blamed each other, Labour highlighting the rise in use since 2010 and Conservatives pointing out Food Banks have existed for a decade. Clearly the … [Read more...]

CWC Council Debate: Revitalising our Town and City Centres

Through my work as a Chartered Surveyor, I have visited many town and city centres and it is through that experience I have seen what works and what doesn’t. Our Borough, along with the rest of the country has seen a change in our Centres over the … [Read more...]