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					ELECTION COMMUNICATION                                                                                                                       General Election 2010
ERDINGTON CONSTITUENCY                                                                                                                                      Erdington Constituency
     Conservative                              Labour                                Lib Dem
                                                                                                                                             BEFORE YOU VOTE
                                                                                                                                             CONSIDER THIS...
                                                                                                                                             Your MP between 1983 and 2001 (Robin Corbett) was a twice
                                                                                                                                             convicted drink driver.

                                                                                                                                             Your MP from 2001 till 2010 (Siôn Simon) secretly paid more than
                                                                                                                                             £40,000 to his sister and was forced to repay £21,000 - the biggest
                                                                                                                                             amount repaid by a Minister - he apologised "unreservedly".

                                                                                                                                             And now - to top it all - your next MP might get the job because his
                                                                                                                                             employer has donated £11 million to the Labour Party and... he is
                                                                                                                                             married to Harriet Harman - the Deputy Leader of the Labour party!
Enough is enough!
Tony’s policies are:-                                                                                                                        You wouldn’t believe it if you read it in a book BUT IT IS ALL TRUE.
1. State Pensions MUST be exempt from income tax.                                                                                            IS THERE ANY doubt why people are so utterly fed up with politics and
2. There MUST be a Grammar School in Erdington.                                                                                              politicians?
3. There MUST be a referendum on the EU.
4. We MUST declare war on criminals.                                                                                                              STOP the rot - vote INDEPENDENT and make them stand
5. We MUST create new jobs and protect existing ones.
6. We MUST NOT increase National Insurance.                                                                                                                         up and take notice!!
7. Immigration MUST be reduced.


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8. We MUST NEVER fight another illegal war.



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                 VOTE TONY TOMKINS
I don’t know about you but I’m utterly fed up with the fact that most MP’s are just in
it for themselves. The numerous broken promises and frequent political scandals are,       WHO IS
                                                                                           TONY TOMKINS?
quite frankly, pathetic. You really do get the impression that they are all as bad as
each other and what we really need to do is throw the lot of them out and start again!
A bit radical I know but here in Erdington you have a unique opportunity to elect me,
a local businessman who is prepared to go to Parliament and put Erdington on the           Tony is a 49 year old local
map. When I was a child we used to shop in Erdington – there was a department              businessman who passionately
store and a whole array of decent shops. I appreciate that times move on but the           believes that the people of
High Street has a really rundown feeling about it and it needs to be improved. Again       Erdington      desperately      need
when I was a child, Erdington had 3 grammar schools which served local kids well –         someone to represent their interests
now it has none – why not?                                                                 and not those of some political
When I was a child, my parents were asked to vote in a referendum as to whether            party. He’s married with 3 daughters
we wanted to be “in the Common Market” – I’ve certainly never been asked whether           and has lived the vast majority of his
we want to be part of a European Super State – we must have a referendum on the            life within a couple of miles of
subject.                                                                                   Erdington.      He was born in
                                                                                           Plantsbrook Road, Walmley and
And finally – when I was a child you could walk down the streets and we could play
                                                                                           was brought up shopping on Erdington’s High Street. His late father worked for over
out safely in the streets – you certainly can’t now. We need to stop “pussyfooting”
                                                                                           40 years for Leyland/Rover at Drews Lane and his Mom was a dinner lady at Bishop
around and declare war on the criminals. As a former practising criminal barrister I
                                                                                           Walsh School. He has been a Governor at an Erdington school and his wife used to
can tell you what they need – they need to fear the consequences of their actions and
                                                                                           teach at a school in Erdington.
never want to commit a crime again. Anyone who says that crime is falling is simply
manipulating the figures – we all know its not. One morning, at 8am whilst taking my
                                                                                           He didn’t have a privileged upbringing, with his Dad being disabled when Tony was
10 year old daughter to school in Erdington I was car jacked – AT KNIFEPOINT – and
                                                                                           only 6 (by a drink driver) which seriously affected his father’s work opportunities.
my car was later used in an armed robbery – that’s how bad it’s becoming!
                                                                                           However, Tony made it to Grammar School and then on to University to study law.
Vote for me and send a message loud and clear to “traditional politicians” that            Thereafter he qualified as a barrister before training in London and practising here in
YOU WILL NOT BE TAKEN FOR GRANTED ANY MORE.                                                Birmingham. He left the Bar to go into business and experienced reasonable success
                                                                                           before his main business had to go into voluntary liquidation in January 2009. He is
If I was your MP I would do everything within my power to fight for a better Erdington.    proud of the fact that all of his employees and virtually every independent creditor
I promise you – I would do it without fear or favour and I would be answerable to no one   were paid in full, effectively, out of his own pocket. He has now started a new, much

EXCEPT YOU!
                                                                                           smaller business, which currently employs 7 people including one modern apprentice.




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