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Optimistic Tories tell of plans to cut red tape.



CONSERVATIVES prepared for a "famous victory" in the forthcoming Warwickshire County Council elections on June 7 when they launched their manifesto.

Leader Cllr Gordon Collett (Dunchurch) said they would take control and outlined how they say they would run the authority better than Labour.

The Tories plan to spend pounds 10.4million extra on education and pounds 3.5 million more in social services social services
Noun, pl

welfare services provided by local authorities or a state agency for people with particular social needs

social services nplservicios mpl sociales 
 - a five per cent increase - while cutting red tape.

Among their innovations will be 20mph maximum speed limits in roads where there are schools, nursery schools or old folk's homes.

Most of the 62 candidates who will be standing turned up for the launch at Shire Hall, Warwick.

They included former Olympic high jumper Geoff Parsons Geoff Parsons (born 14 August 1964 in Margate) is a retired Scottish high jumper.

His personal best jump was 2.31 metres, achieved at the Commonwealth Games in Victoria. [1]).
, who is also standing as a Tory prospective parliamentary candidate A prospective parliamentary candidate (often abbreviated as PPC) was a role in politics in the United Kingdom. Parliamentary candidates were selected by political parties to fight each individual constituencies in advance of each general election.  in North Warwickshire For the parliamentary constituency, see .

North Warwickshire is a local government district and borough in Warwickshire, England. The main town in the district is Atherstone where the council is based. Other significant places include Coleshill, Polesworth and Kingsbury.
. He said: "There is nothing that is beyond this group and nothing beyond us in the country."

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HOPEFUL OF CONTROL: The Tory candidates for county council seats in Nuneaton and Bedworth Nuneaton and Bedworth (nənē`tən), district (1991 pop. 115,300), Warwickshire, central England. The district primarily comprises the city of Nuneaton and the town of Bedworth. The district's growth was based on coal mining.  and North Warwickshire. Back row, from left, David Smith, Jeff Clarke, Colin Peat, Mick Evans, Martin Heatley, Geoff Parsons, John Burton; front, from left, John Snow, Peter Fowler, Kath Johnston, Jean Smith and Alan Farnell
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Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:May 2, 2001
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