Steve Reed has met with senior council officials to ensure all measures have been taken to ensure fire safety in the borough’s 39 council housing blocks.
Following the horrific fire at Grenfell Tower, Croydon North MP Steve Reed and Croydon Central MP Sarah Jones met with Council Leader Tony Newman. They received assurances that all council blocks meet rigorous London Fire Brigade safety standards, and that urgent checks are now being carried out on all blocks with cladding. Letters are being sent to all residents in council blocks to reassure them about safety standards and provide guidance on how to keep safe in case of fire.
The Council is contacting housing associations in Croydon to make sure all their housing blocks fully comply. There are ongoing concerns about low-quality private housing blocks because the Conservative Government removed the Council’s powers to oversee the safety of new building development including conversions of office blocks into flats, a move Labour MPs voted against in Parliament.
Steve Reed MP said: “Residents’ safety must always come first, and fears are heightened after the horrific fire at Grenfell Tower. We pay tribute to the Council for their swift action to check buildings and reassure residents. But the Government must now explain why they did not fully implement the lessons from a previous fatal fire at Lakanal House in Southwark, and why they failed to carry out a fire safety review nationally.”
Labour campaigners claimed a big win after the health minister confirmed that plans to close Croydon University Hospital (the Mayday) have been dropped. The hospital’s uncertain future was a key issue in the general election. Labour’s Steve Reed and Sarah Jones both opposed NHS plans which listed the hospital as an option for closure because […]
Steve Reed MP has introduced a new law to end the use of excessive force against mental health patients, an issue that has led to a number of deaths. The Labour MP for Croydon North introduced Seni’s Law in the House of Commons on Wednesday 19 July – named after Thornton Heath resident, Olaseni Lewis, […]
Labour’s Steve Reed has demanded the Home Secretary steps in to boost Croydon’s resources in the fight against knife crime. Along with Sarah Jones MP and Cllr Tony Newman, Steve has written to Amber Rudd to request urgent intervention to keep Croydon safe from knife crime. The current level of police officers in Croydon is […]
The London MPs group co-chaired by Steve Reed MP has called for more powers to be handed to Croydon and other London boroughs so they can protect local businesses from the negative impact of Brexit. The All Party Parliamentary Group for London carried out a study that looked at the challenges facing businesses in the […]
The Conservative health minister has told MPs that ‘funding is fair’ for Croydon’s NHS, despite service cuts, a shortage of GPs and ongoing threats to our hospital. Croydon North’s Labour MP Steve Reed asked ministers when Croydon’s NHS funding would come up to the London average. The borough’s health service has been funded below the […]
Croydon two Labour MPs have used their first day in Parliament to demand clarity over the future of Croydon University Hospital (known locally as the Mayday). Steve Reed, MP for Croydon North, and Sarah Jones, MP for Croydon Central, wrote to Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt seeking assurances that the hospital will not be closed or […]
Labour’s Steve Reed has been re-elected as Member of Parliament for Croydon North. Croydon North result: Steve Reed (Labour) – 44,213 Samuel Kasumu (Conservative) – 11,848 John Pindar (Liberal Democrat) – 1,656 Peter Underwood (Green) – 983 Michael Swandling (UKIP) – 753 Lee Berks (Independent) – 170 Photo credit: David Cook
The Conservative candidate for Croydon North has admitted for the first time that he’s learnt from ‘people who are in the current government’ that a hospital in south London will close, confirming fears that Croydon University Hospital is at risk. Samuel Kasumu made the revelation during an election debate at St Joseph’s College on Friday 19 May. Up until […]
Steve Reed is leading the campaign against Conservative plans to slash funding for schools in Croydon North. Under plans backed by the Conservatives and opposed by Labour, schools across Croydon North are set to lose millions of pounds in funding. The Conservatives are cutting funding from schools in Croydon so they can hand it to residents […]
Labour’s Steve Reed has launched his bid for re-election as Member of Parliament for Croydon North. Steve outlined his commitment to save Croydon University Hospital and defend local schools from Tory cuts, and to fight for fair pay and an economy that works for all. Steve said: ‘This campaign is about the future of our vital […]