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Croydon IVF funding axe shows NHS is in a desperate situation

Labour MP for Croydon North Steve Reed has called on the Government to step in after Croydon became the first London borough to axe funding for IVF treatment. Croydon CCG has been placed in financial special measures and told to cut spending by £54m by NHS England. Despite a public consultation opposing plans to axe […]

A Tory Budget with nothing to offer Croydon

Read and watch Steve’s speech in the debate following the Spring Budget. — We are here to consider the Budget that the Government have put forward for the country. I want to speak about its impact on my constituents. Like the rest of the country, Croydon is experiencing a social care crisis. Older and disabled […]

Steve calls on PM to launch racism in mental health services inquiry

Steve Reed MP has called on the Prime Minister to launch an inquiry into institutional racism in the mental health services. Steve raised the case of Olaseni Lewis at Prime Minister’s Questions on Wednesday 1 March. Mr Lewis, known as Seni, was a 23 year old from Thornton Heath who died in 2010 after being […]

Steve Reed and Lucy Powell: Labour must focus on a post-Brexit plan

This article was originally published on The Huffington Post. — Many in Labour are struggling with the British people’s decision to leave the European Union. It’s not surprising, our attachment to the EU as a party is very strong and most of us felt the pain of the referendum defeat deeply. But that’s not how […]

Working together for cleaner streets

Steve Reed MP has hosted a community summit to tackle the state of local streets.  Litter and fly-tipping are the top issues residents raise with Steve.  Dirty streets encourage crime and put off investors who could bring new jobs and businesses to the area. Participants from residents associations, businesses and faith groups across Croydon North […]

Steve calls for racism and mental health inquiry

Croydon North MP Steve Reed has called for a public inquiry into institutional racism in the mental health services.  The Labour MP was speaking at the launch of the Labour Campaign for Mental Health in central London on Saturday 28th January. Steve spoke about the tragic death of Olaseni Lewis, a 21-year-old black man from […]

A grubby bid to reduce workers’ rights

This article originally appeared on ProgressOnline. — Yesterday parliament voted down a grubby Tory bid to reduce workers’ rights that used the recent Southern Rail strikes as a pretext. Chris Philp, Tory member of parliament for Croydon South, put forward a bill threatening to curtail strikes without a judge’s agreement. Removing employees’ right to withdraw their […]

Parliament’s vote on Brexit

A number of constituents have contacted Steve about Brexit and the forthcoming vote in the House of Commons. You can read Steve’s response below. — “The Supreme Court has now determined that Parliament must be consulted before the Government can trigger Article 50 which will start two years of negotiations before the UK leaves the […]

Tories to axe 400 Croydon teachers

New figures show that Croydon’s schools budget will be cut by £15.8m by 2019 as a result of the Tory Government’s new funding formula. The figures show a £327 drop in funding per pupil in Croydon, equivalent to 423 teachers. Steve Reed, Labour MP for Croydon North, said the figures showed the Tories don’t care […]

Steve welcomes Croydon’s new police chief

Croydon has a new police chief, and Steve Reed MP wasted no time inviting him for a walk-about to discuss local concerns about crime and how they can be tackled.  Chief Superintendent Jeff Boothe and Steve Reed MP joined neighbourhood police officers to talk to residents in Thornton Heath and Upper Norwood. Steve discussed problems […]

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