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Want to know the facts about the EU and what leaving might mean? Come to my public meeting
Last week, I sent out an e-bulletin about the deal the Prime Minister secured with other Presidents and Prime Ministers to reform our membership of the European Union. Since then, lots of people have replied saying they need more information before they make up their minds about how to vote in the r..  .........  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

Zac Goldsmith's Action Plan for Greater London
In just over three months’ time, London will choose a new Mayor. This morning, I welcomed Zac Goldsmith - one of the people with a chance of being that Mayor - to the Sussex Innovation Centre in central Croydon to launch his Action Plan for Greater London. I’ve known Zac for 5 years...  .........  Read whole story

Minister opens Innovation Centre in heart of Croydon to spark entrepreneurial business boom
Yesterday I was delighted to be joined by Anna Soubry MP, Minister for Small Business, Industry and Enterprise, as she officially opened Sussex Innovation – Croydon. This new Innovation Centre in Croydon builds on the success of the existing Sussex Innovation Centre at the University of Sussex,..  .........  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

Improving rail services to central London
One of the key promises I made in the run-up to the General Election was to improve the rail service to central London. Commuters have had a pretty miserable time in recent months with frequent delays and overcrowded trains...  .........  Read whole story

My concerns over Fairfield Halls
Yesterday, I published my letter to Cllr Timothy Godrey, Croydon Council’s Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure & Sport to clarify whether the council is right to seek to close Fairfield for a couple of years while the redevelopment takes place...  .........  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

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