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NewprioritiesThe above graphic is a scan of the programme for this weekend’s Tory Spring conference in Nottingham.  Robert Halfon, our candidate in Harlow, compared the five key themes to the ten words which Michael Howard employed at the last General Election.

Of the new five themes it seems that "better public services" will be topping the agenda in Nottingham and healthcare, in particular.  David Cameron will address a rally of thousands of junior doctors in London this morning, according to The Telegraph, and Andrew Lansley yesterday announced a major emphasis on public health that reminds The Telegraph of Sir Norman Fowler’s late 1980s public health campaign against AIDS.  The Tories want to move the heathcare system to a much greater focus on prevention and the Health Secretary will be renamed Secretary of State for Public Health.

10.30am update: According to the Nottingham Evening Post – in line with the "safer streets" theme – we can expect a big emphasis on policing: "David Cameron would like an elected mayor or police commissioner to run Nottingham’s police force.  The Tory leader wants to see a direct line of responsibility for crime fighting, similar to that which has proved successful in US cities, like New York. At the Conservative Party Spring Forum, which begins in Nottingham today and will attended by 2,500 Tories, Mr Cameron will outline a "radical reform" of policing."

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