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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

Government announces big above-inflation increase for Croydon’s NHS
The Government has today announced allocations for Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) across the country. CCGs are the GP-led bodies which are responsible for a large chunk of the NHS budget and,..  .........  Read whole story

Securing a better future for Croydon’s families
As the father of three young boys, I know how hard it is to bring up a family. And as your MP, I’ve tried to support families in these tough times as we recover from the recession and the debts the last Government got us into. As a junior Minister,..  .........  Read whole story

Youth unemployment has more than halved in Croydon
1,532 of my constituents claimed Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) in November. That's down 90 or nearly 6.0 per cent in the last month and 816 or 35 per cent on a year ago. The news regarding youth unemployment is even better...  .........  Read whole story

Christmas card competition 2014
A few weeks ago I wrote to all the Primary Schools in my constituency and asked if the children would like to submit a drawing for my Christmas card. They responded in their hundreds which made it very difficult to choose the one that could go on the front! The winner was Jamin Gage from year 2 a..  .........  Read whole story

A threat to Croydon's Green Belt?
Gavin Barwell MP and the three Heathfield Councillors are today launching a campaign to protect the green fields at the bottom of Gravel Hill from development. The fields sit between the Addington Interchange and Huntingfield/Falconwood Road...  .........  Read whole story

Barwell and FSB back borough’s small businesses
Gavin Barwell MP has joined with Jeremy Frost from Croydon’s Federation of Small Business to support ‘Small Business Saturday’. Small Business Saturday is a nationwide, grass-roots initiative to place the focus on small independent businesses both on the day itself (6th December) but also to focu..  .........  Read whole story

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