Save Merton Adult Education
Despite my campaign to Save Merton Adult Education, which has been backed by residents, students, and your Conservative Councillors, Labour-run Merton Council seems set on closing the adult education college on Whatley Avenue.I will keep fighting Merton Council to ensure Whatley Avenue remains open so it can continue to provide a fantastic service to its students.
Supporting local businesses
I am passionate about helping small businesses thrive. They are at the heart of our local economy and are responsible for nearly half the job creation in the UK. I am proud of our record in supporting them and can assure you of the Government’s determination to go further and back small businesses to the hilt.
Improved local transport
Good transport connections are incredibly important to local people in Wimbledon, Raynes Park, Moden and Motspur Park. Furtuer investiment in our networks remains a priority for me.I am delighted that we have new air-conditioned trains on the District Line and that the Northern Line has been ungraded with more frequent and faster trains.I am committed to a frequent and reliable local bus service and I will contineu tow ork hard to secure a better service on South West Trains and Thameslink, ensure that Crossrail 2 benefits us all and that Tramlink is extended.
Labour-run Merton Council are failing to keep our streets clean and tidy. I have had many complaints from constituents about this and have seen it myself, so I am working hard with your local Conservative Councillors to hold Merton Council to account for their failure and to seek considerable local improvements.
Crossrail 2 Consultation
I want to ensure Crossrail 2 is delivered in the best possible way for Wimbledon, that minimises disruption as much as possible. I do not think their current proposals achieve that, so I encourage all residents to read and respond to Crossrail 2's current consultation. You can read my response to the Crossrail 2 consultation here.