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UPDATED - Climate Change

At the ‘Time is Now’ climate lobby, one of the issues which was raised with me were reports that the VAT on solar panels was to be increased from 5% to 20%. I have written to the Chief Secretary to the Treasury to ask whether these reports are accurate.

Jeremy Corbyn

Dear Jackie

Thank you for your email.

Worple Road Closure

It is unacceptable that Worple Road could be closed until 9th September. 

This has been going on for too long. It was able to open for Ride London, yet will remain closed for a significant period disrupting the lives of Wimbledon residents. 

Heathrow Expansion Public Meeting - Friday 6th September

The consultation on the Heathrow Airport Expansion and a new third runway is now underway. Under the proposals residents here in Wimbledon will be impacted by more noise and more air pollution from more flights.

Prorogation of Parliament

One of the arguments from Brexit supporters was that it would return sovereignty to the UK and to our Parliament. Whatever your view on Brexit is, whether you want no deal, another referendum or a deal, this is a decision that must be taken by our sovereign Parliament.

Ride London 2019 - Sunday 4th August

Ride London returns to Wimbledon and Raynes Park on Sunday 4th August. Please see the flyer below for how this will affect your area.

The all day vehicle crossings will be at:

No Deal

The issue of a ‘No Deal’ Brexit has been raised during the Conservative Party Leadership Election, which has prompted a number of constituents to write in concerned about this.

Conservative Party Leadership

I backed Matt Hancock in the first round and after he withdrew from the race I have spoken to all the candidates in the final four to ask them about their Brexit and domestic policies. I am reassured that none of them want ‘No Deal’ and it is clear that Parliament will not allow this to happen.

Heathrow Airport Consultation - June 2019

Earlier in the year, I promised to keep residents up to date about future consultations relating to Heathrow Airport and made clear my opposition to any plans that will see more noisy flights over Wimbledon.