The choice at this general election
Steve Reed’s response to the announcement about the general election on 8 June:
Steve Reed said:
Croydon has suffered badly from seven years of Conservative government. I welcome the chance to get this reckless Tory government out.
They’ve spent the last few years handing millions to leafy Surrey while slashing funding for Croydon’s public services, and the axe is hanging over Croydon University Hospital.
Voters at this general election have the chance to vote Labour to tell Theresa May that they won’t stand for five more years of falling wages, cuts to frontline NHS services, and overcrowded schools.
Steven Reed is Labour MP for Croydon North and Shadow Minister for Children and Families. In 2018 his private member’s bill on reducing violent mental health restraint became law. In June 2019 he launched Labour’s civil society strategy outlining radical plans to empower citizens and communities.
Steve chairs the Cooperative Councils Innovation Network, co-chairs the All-Party Parliamentary Group for London, was Leader of Lambeth Council 2006-12 where he led the council’s children’s services to become best-rated in the country and pioneered the public-health approach to tackling violent youth crime. He worked in publishing for 16 years and was an elected trade union branch secretary.