My Plan for Sutton, Cheam & Worcester Park
1. Protect and enhance valued local health services
2. Secure more great school places for all children in Sutton
3. Make high street parking easier so local shops thrive
4. Improve transport links to give commuters a better quality of life
5. Take HGVs off residential roads surrounding Kimpton Park
6. A new GP surgery on the Sutton Hospital site
I moved to Sutton back in 1987, building a small business and raising a family. Both my children were born in St Helier Hospital and educated in Sutton schools. I understand the local issues that concern you because I shop in the same shops and drive on the same roads.
A regular volunteer at St Helier Hospital, a school governor, a governor at SCOLA and a former Councillor in Sutton, I have a record of standing up for local people.
I remain determined to provide the people of Sutton with a strong voice in Westminster.
I have been very concerned to hear about the various reports of traveller incursions across Sutton over the past few weeks. They have been to many locations, leaving behind rubbish and waste, as well as reports of violent behaviour and criminal activity.
This is not a perfect deal by any stretch of the imagination but this is Brexit. We are leaving. The Prime Minister has done a remarkable job in the most difficult circumstances. There is enough in this proposal for me to back her and I look forward to the White Paper on Thursday. My long post tries to cut through some of the complexities.
As part of my work on the International Development Select Committee, I was delighted to attend the launch of the Coalition for Global Prosperity.
I attended a Carers Week speed networking event with carers and charities in Westminster, pledging my support to unpaid carers locally.
I was delighted to attend the parliamentary launch of the ‘red bag’ scheme., which was inspired by a project here in Sutton.
I was pleased to meet with officers from Sutton Council and Transport for London (TfL) on Gander Green Lane to look at the ongoing problem of Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs).
The timetable changes have caused more misery for commuters. I have raised the matter in Parliament with the Secretary of State and met Thameslink to push for a swift end to the chaos.
I was pleased to attend a reception in Parliament for survivors of acquired brain injury (ABI).
Many residents have contacted me with concerns about the travellers that have moved into the old Evans Auto site in North Cheam.
The Environment Secretary Michael Gove confirmed that the UK will introduce a ban on ivory sales.
The Education and Skills Funding Agency has announced the outcome of the Condition Improvement Fund (CIF) 2018 to 2019.
I was delighted to open a brand new specialist school to support children and young people who are on the autism spectrum.