Stop the police cuts

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 in Croydon North, failed to open the promised police shop front on the London Road, and left us with fewer police on the streets than when the Government was elected in 2010.

Steve’s action

Steve has launched a campaign for 100 more police to bring Croydon up to the levels seen in other outer London boroughs.  He filmed a special edition of Channel 4’s Political Slot to expose the Government’s failure to help Croydon’s riot victims.  He has repeatedly raised the matter in Parliament including a special debate on riot victims, and has spoken out to oppose the Tory police cuts.  Steve’s work has highlighted the fact that Croydon is being hit harder by police cuts than other London boroughs – despite the promises made by the Tories after the riots.

A full copy of Steve’s speech in Parliament can found here:

http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201314/cmhansrd/cm130605/debtext/130605-0004.htm#13060586000002

Southern Rail

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 […]

More Jobs

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 […]

Save Croydon’s NHS

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 […]

Cleaner Streets

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

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