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Justice Secretary Chris Grayling meets Croydon police
The Secretary of State for Justice, Chris Grayling, visited Croydon today to speak with local police about the impact Government policy is having on their day-to-day activity. With Gavin Barwell, MP for Croydon Central,..  .........  Read whole story

Croydon teacher honoured by David Cameron at Downing Street reception
On Wednesday 11 January, Prime Minister David Cameron hosted a reception at 10 Downing Street for teachers from across the country. Gavin Barwell MP nominated Maureen Martin from his constituency to attend the reception in her honour. Maureen has been the Head teacher at Coloma Convent for..  .........  Read whole story

Boris agrees to investigate Croydon’s Zone 4 campaign
Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, has agreed to investigate the cost of moving East and West Croydon stations into Zone 4. Two of Croydon’s MPs, Labour’s Steve Reed and Conservative Gavin Barwell,..  .........  Read whole story

Barwell backs boost in funding for Park Hill Junior School
Eric Pickles, the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, today visited Park Hill Junior School in Croydon to announce a boost in funding. The visit comes as the Government announces details of a £6 billion investment to rebuild and improve schools up and down the country. Par..  .........  Read whole story

Secretary of State for Education spends morning at Quest Academy
Nicky Morgan, the Secretary of State for Education, today visited The Quest Academy along with Gavin Barwell, MP for Croydon Central. They were both given a tour of the site by current students, talking to pupils and teachers in History,..  .........  Read whole story

Southern Rail must do better
It will come as no surprise to anyone who commutes to London that the latest data shows the rail service provided by Southern is deteriorating. I’ve received hundreds of complaints in the last few weeks about delays on services to and from London Bridge,..  .........  Read whole story

It’s official: the UK grew faster than any other major, advanced economy in 2014
This morning, the Office for National Statistics published data for the UK’s Gross Domestic Product - in simple terms, the size of our economy - for the fourth quarter of 2014. It showed that the economy grew by 0.5% in the last three months of the year and by 2.6% during the year as a whole. Th..  .........  Read whole story

Unemployment halved in Croydon Central
1,473 of my constituents claimed Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) in December. That's down 59 or 3.9 per cent in the last month and 837 or 36.2 per cent on a year ago. The news regarding youth unemployment is mixed...  .........  Read whole story

Rail services to and from London Bridge
Following the unacceptable delays experienced my many of my constituents, I have written the following letter to Charles Horton, Southeastern Managing Director of the Go Ahead Group, who run the new Thameslink,..  .........  Read whole story

2015 promises to be a great year for our town
I am by nature one of life’s optimists, but even discounting for that it’s hard not to be hopeful about 2015. There are already cranes up all over the town centre - Saffron Square, Taberner House, Cherry Orchard Road,..  .........  Read whole story

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