Vote Labour to save our hospital!
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.
This campaign is about the future of our vital public services. Croydon University Hospital is at risk of downgrading or closure thanks to savage Tory NHS cuts. I want Croydon University Hospital removed from the closure list immediately and given the investment it needs to improve.
Steve also attacked Tory plans to cut local schools and send the money to wealthy shire counties instead. He said:
Croydon’s two Tory MPs voted to cut funding for children here in Croydon so they can send the our kids’ money to schools in places like Surrey. It’s clear only Labour stands up for Croydon – the Tories don’t care about our community.
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.