News

High Path Estate Regeneration

Clarion Housing (formerly Circle) have now submitted an outline planning application for their project to build up to 1570 new homes on the high Path Estate. I have been told that it has not yet been added to the Council’s planning website, as there are so many files to upload.

Boundary Review Update - GE 2017

A number of people have asked me what impact the General Election on 8th June will have on the Boundary Commission proposals to change the Wimbledon constituency.

Government scraps Probate fee increase

I am delighted to hear that the Government has decided to drop the unfair increase in Probate fees.

This would have been a tax on Londoners and a tax on death. I wrote to the Ministry of Justice to object to the proposals, and also challenged them in a House of Commons committee.

Update on the Woodman Pub

I am very pleased to say that I have now heard that the new owners of the Woodman Pub in Wimbledon Park, Goldcrest, plan to retain the pub.

General Election 2017

Yesterday, Prime Minister Theresa May, announced there will be a General Election on Thursday 8th June. I wanted to let you all know that it is my intention to stand as the Conservative Party candidate for Wimbledon.

Crossrail 2 March Update

Crossrail 2 is potentially the most significant local development for a generation, and will have an impact on residents across Wimbledon, Raynes Park, Motspur Park and Wimbledon Village.

Reporting Back - March 2017

Welcome to my March community email. Below are just some of the things I have been doing locally and in Parliament since my last email.

Met the Harris Federation to discuss the proposed new school in Wimbledon.

Be Kind Campaign

Across the Country, every day, there are children too afraid to go to school or even leave their homes because of bullying.

Brexit March Update

On Tuesday 13th March I voted against the House of Lords’ amendments to the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill. I did this for the same reason I decided to reject similar amendments in the House of Commons.

EU Citizens

Southern Rail Customer Compensation

The Government has announced that Southern rail passengers are to be repaid the equivalent of a month's travel for the extrordinary disruption they have suffered. This is something I discussed with the Minister when I met him last week.