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Save Our School Fields campaign
In their manifesto for the local elections, Labour said they viewed open spaces as “key assets for the local community”. If you read those words at the time, you probably interpreted them as meaning that Labour believed that these were places which needed to be protected. It turns out they h..  .........  Read whole story

Another big fall in unemployment in Croydon Central
1,622 of my constituents claimed Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) in October. That's 119 or nearly 7 per cent lower than last month and 846 or just over a third lower than a year ago. The news regarding youth unemployment is nearly as good...  .........  Read whole story

Poll shows if Conservatives in Croydon Central switch to UKIP, they’ll wake up with a Labour MP & Ed Miliband as Prime Minister
Lord Ashcroft is conducting a series of polls in various marginal seats. On Wednesday, he published the results of a poll in Croydon Central, which was conducted between 14th and 18th October. 1,000 adults were interviewed by telephone and the results were weighted to be representative of all adul..  .........  Read whole story

Fighting for a fairer deal for Croydon commuters
‘Zone4Croydon’ – a campaign to rezone East and West Croydon stations from London’s Zone 5 travel area into Zone 4 – has the support of Gavin Barwell MP and GLA Member Steve O’Connell. The campaign,..  .........  Read whole story

Unemployment continues to fall in Croydon
1,741 of my constituents claimed Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) in September. That's down 66 or nearly 4.0 per cent in the last month and 837 or 32.5 per cent on a year ago. The news regarding youth unemployment is nearly as good...  .........  Read whole story

Annual 18-mile charity walk
On Sunday 5th October Gavin Barwell, Member of Parliament for Croydon Central, will be doing his annual sponsored walk around the border of his constituency – a total of around 18 miles - in aid of the Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre,..  .........  Read whole story

Launching Gavin's re-election campaign
Last night I formally launched my re-election campaign. There were presentations from: - John Burton from Westfield; - Jonny Rose from Croydon Tech City; - Eliza Rebeiro from Lives Not Knives; - Maureen Martin,..  .........  Read whole story

Unemployment in Croydon Central falls yet again
I had a hectic day yesterday and missed the publication of the labour market data for August. It showed that 1,807 of my constituents claimed Job Seekers Allowance (JSA). That's down 50 or 2.7 per cent in the last month and 660 or 24.7 per cent on a year ago. Of the 1,807 Croydon Central resid..  .........  Read whole story

25th September: Tenant Tax public meeting
The National Landlords Association (NLA) has invited Croydon Council to a meeting to justify proposals that could increase rents and diminish the availability of housing in the area. The invitation comes after the council began consulting on proposals to extend its property licensing scheme to al..  .........  Read whole story

A vision for Croydon
Croydon could be one of the best places in the country to live. We’re part of the greatest city in the world, yet on the edge of the beautiful North Downs countryside. It’s cheaper to live or run a business here than in most other parts of London. We have amazing transport links to central..  .........  Read whole story

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