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Southern Rail update
I have receiveed a lot of enquiries about the woeful service currently being provided by Govia Thameslink who operate the Thameslink, Southern & Great Northern franchise. As a regular user of the service myself,..  .........  Read whole story

Croydon Tram services resume
As you may know, Transport for London (TfL) resumed tram services on the central section of the network during the day yesterday. Prior to resuming, additional speed restrictions and associated signage have been introduced near Sandilands in line with the recommendations of the Rail Accident Inv..  .........  Read whole story

Another big fall in unemployment in Croydon Central
On Wednesday, the independent Office for National Statistics published the latest unemployment figures. Unemployment in Croydon Central fell by 14% in August. There are fewer people unemployed in my constituency today than at any time in my six and a bit years as an MP...  .........  Read whole story

A grammar school in Croydon?
Yesterday the Prime Minister set out plans to reform our education system. She was very clear about what she wants to achieve. She wants to make Britain the world’s great meritocracy- a place where it is your talent and hard work that matter,..  .........  Read whole story

What does the EU referendum mean for Sam's future?
Being in Europe means more jobs and opportunities for everyone in our country. Vote Remain on June 23rd for a brighter future for you and your family. Please take two minutes to watch how the way we vote on Thursday will affect you and your family: https://youtu.be/qe7UUa62_6c  .........  Read whole story

A decision that will shape our children’s futures
Tomorrow we have a big decision to make, a decision that will shape not just our future but our children’s futures. Should we remain in the EU or should we leave? There are arguments on both sides - the EU does lots of good things,..  .........  Read whole story

Appointment as Minister for Housing, Planning & London
Yesterday afternoon, I took a call from the Prime Minister (I was half way up a tree at the time midway through sawing off a branch and Croydon Central came pretty close to having a by-election...) I am hugely honoured that the Prime Minister asked me to serve in her Government as Minister of Sta..  .........  Read whole story

Croydon Council’s plans to build three gypsy/traveller sites in the Green Belt and allow housing on our green spaces
Let me start by apologising for writing such a long blog, but the subject is a hugely important one. The Council is currently consulting on the detailed policies and proposals that will make up the Croydon Local Plan...  .........  Read whole story

What is the Government doing about the current refugee crisis?
Lots of constituents have contacted me over the last 48 hours about the current refugee crisis in the Mediterranean, most - in the light of the very distressing picture of the body of a young Syrian boy washed up on a Turkish beach - wanting the Government to do more but some arguing that the countr..  .........  Read whole story

Charity walk for local cancer help centre
On Sunday 11th October Gavin Barwell, Member of Parliament for Croydon Central, will be leading his annual sponsored walk around the border of his constituency – a total of around 18 miles - in aid of the South East Croydon Help Centre,..  .........  Read whole story

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