Save Croydon’s NHS
Croydon has the biggest population of any borough in London, with over 360,000 people living here. We also have one of the highest birth rates in the capital. That’s why Labour opposed Tory-inspired plans to downgrade Croydon University Hospital’s A&E and maternity units in a recent consultation. The consultation was halted in February 2014 after wasting £11.5m that should have been spent on frontline health services instead. More and more residents are reporting waits of over 2 weeks to see a GP when they fall ill – another symptom of the Government’s failure to properly fund health services in Croydon.
Steve launched a petition signed by over 5,000 people calling for investment to improve Croydon University Hospital rather than downgrading key services. Government funding remains inadequate and fears remain over the long-term future of Croydon’s A&E and other health services.
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Southern Rail’s continuing poor service has left many commuters facing endless delays and cancellations. Fares have continued to rise despite falling standards of service. Steve is campaigning to have the franchise removed from the current operator, Govia Thameslink, and handed to a new operator that is directly accountable to passengers. Here are the latest updates on […]
Unemployment is still unacceptably high in Croydon North, and higher than in surrounding areas. We need more action to get people back to work and to give hope back to our young people. There’s a great opportunity with the massive £5bn regeneration programme our Labour council has unveiled for Croydon. This will help create over […]
Croydon was hit hard by the riots in 2011. Gangs of looters and arsonists rampaged down London Road causing untold damage as they went. In the days afterwards the Prime Minister David Cameron and the Mayor of London Boris Johnson both promised action to protect our community. But instead, they’ve closed every single police station […]
Some residents have told me they feel ashamed to bring visitors home because of the dreadful state of the streets, and potential investors have commented publicly that the filthy streets deter investors coming into the area and bringing much-needed jobs