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Croydon Council consulting on introducing 20mph speed limit on all residential roads in the north-east of the borough
Croydon Council has just launched a consultation on whether the speed limit on all residential roads in Addiscombe, Ashburton and Woodside wards and parts of Fairfield, Heathfield and Shirley wards should be reduced to 20mph...  .........  Read whole story

Major funding boost for the NHS in Croydon
I am delighted to report that Croydon Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) - who, as the name implies, are responsible for commissioning NHS services in Croydon - will receive a funding increase of nearly £26 million or almost 6% in 2016/17. This is significantly above the rate of inflation,..  .........  Read whole story

Need more information before deciding how to vote in the EU referendum? Come to one of my public meetings
In a little over a month, our country will decide whether or not it wants to remain in the European Union. It’s an important decision, with potentially huge consequences for jobs, living standards, immigration,..  .........  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

A&E entrance moves to Woodcroft Road as construction starts on new Emergency Department at Croydon University Hospital
I recently visited Croydon University Hospital to meet clinical staff and senior management to see how work is progressing on the new A&E Department following the £21.25 million Government investment I helped to secure. I was struck not just by the physical work underway,..  .........  Read whole story

Watch BBC's Mark D'Arcy interview me about my book about the 2015 election
Readers of this blog may remember I posted about my recently published book, "How to Win a Marginal Seat", which gives an insight into how election campaigns are run and the realities of fighting in a seat like Croydon Central. BBC Parliament's Mark D'Arcy interviewed me on his show BOOKtalk abou..  .........  Read whole story

Fewer people unemployed in Croydon Central than at any time in my 6 years as an MP
Yesterday, the independent Office for National Statistics published the latest unemployment figures. I’m pleased to tell you that unemployment in Croydon Central has fallen by a remarkable 15% in the last month alone...  .........  Read whole story

Unemployment in Croydon Central falling again
After a few months when it has increased slightly, unemployment in Croydon Central is now falling again. 1,589 of my constituents claimed Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) in September. That's down 9 or 0.6 per cent in the last month and 152 or 8.7 per cent on a year ago. The news regarding youth un..  .........  Read whole story

Croydon Westfield a big step closer
Regular readers of this blog will know that I am a very strong supporter of Westfield and Hammerson’s plans to redevelop the Whitgift Centre. Not only will it transform Croydon, giving us a modern shopping centre with all the top brands (and reasonable parking prices!) and create thousands of jobs i..  .........  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

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