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Shell Garage at Shirley Triangle -Julian Knight’s victory to stop Shell garage on the Shirley Triangle selling alcohol through the night

Julian Knight, Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Solihull, has won his campaign to prevent the proposed Shell garage on the Shirley Triangle at the top of Tamworth lane from selling alcohol through the night.Local residents approached Julian for help as they were concerned that the provision of alcohol through the night would make the garage a magnet for anti-social behaviour.  Julian took residents’ concerns to the local licensing authorities and to the site's owners Lockett & Co. Letters were written and a petition organised by local Shirley councillors Gary Allport and Peter Doyle.

Julian Knight tackles JLR management over parking

Julian Knight, Conservative parliamentary candidate, has upped his campaign to resolve parking problems around the Jaguar Land Rover Plant.Julian has met with senior management at the firm in recent days and written to them suggesting some solutions to the parking chaos blighting the lives of local residents. 

Shirley Carnival - Julian takes fight to save Walk-in Centre to the Carnival

Julian Knight, Conservative parliamentary candidate for Solihull, took his campaign to save walk in services at Solihull hospital to Shirley Carnival on Saturday.

Julian set up a special stand with local Councillors for Shirley and volunteers to help collect signatures for his petition and brief revellers on how his fight to save walk in services is going. 

Julian Knight to meet airport chiefs over potential expansion plans

Julian Knight, the Conservative parliamentary candidate for Solihull, is to meet with Birmingham Airport bosses over the potential for more air traffic over Solihull.

The plans for a second runway and a massive expansion in the number of take-off flights prompted Mr Knight to call for the meeting so that he can gauge any potential disruption to the lives of the people of Solihull.

Julian Knight moves into Olton

Julian Knight, the Conservative parliamentary candidate for Solihull, has moved back to his Midlands roots and bought a home in Olton.  

Julian Knight welcomes big grant for Citizens Advice Bureau

The Citizens Advice Solihull Bureau has been awarded £345,160 by the Government and the Big Lottery Fund to continue providing advice in Solihull Borough. Julian Knight added: "I am thrilled to hear of the grant award given to Citizens Advice. Individual bureaux tirelessly and without a fuss do great things in our community.    As someone who has spent his career championing the need for better, fairer financial advice for those in debt, and I know that without Citizens Advice bureaux thousands of lives in Solihull would be a immeasurably worse."

Solihull needs a Referendum

The controversy over an in out referendum on the EU has been dominating the national headlines. Now as I am running for MP in Solihull I thought it right for me to put my own views out there clearly and honestly.  I have long believed that the people of Solihull have the right to have a referendum on Britain’s membership of the EU. It is forty years since the last referendum and frankly people voted for a common market not for the European super state which the EU has become. Successive generations of politicians – from all political parties – have in my view dragged the British people by the nose into ever deeper union with Europe, this cannot go on, we deserve to have a say on this issue, each and every one of us. But I firmly believe that a prelude to any such vote must be a renegotiation of our treaties with the EU, as the British people can then be presented with the best possible deal we can get and then they can decide.

Shirley Bank Holiday clean-up

Julian Knight and his fiancé Philippa, joined Shirley Councillors and Conservative Future members this bank holiday weekend to clear up hanging hedge-growth and pick up litter in the Highlands Road area.Julian said; “It was great to be involved with such an enthusiastic team of volunteers and to rid Shirley streets of litter.  Projects like this really give me heart as it shows that people of all ages are willing to roll up their sleeves and get stuck in for their community.”