News

Rejection of the Withdrawal Agreement

After the vote last night I made it clear that rejection of the Withdrawal Agreement does not make ‘No Deal’ an acceptable outcome and it must be avoided. Members of Parliament must now decide how to protect our national interest and find the option which has majority support.

Statement on the Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration

This statement was published before the vote due on Tuesday 11th December was postponed and remains relevant for the vote on Tuesday 15th January.

Parliament is due to vote on the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration on Tuesday 11th December.

Sutton Link Consultation

Transport for London are consulting on options for a new transport link between Merton and Sutton, called the Sutton Link. There are three proposed route options:

 

Route Option 1 - South Wimbledon to Sutton town centre

Route Option 2 - Colliers Wood to Sutton town centre

Today's railway cancellations

The loss of train service this morning affecting Motspur Park, Raynes Park and Wimbledon is outrageous.

I  asked for an immediate explanation and received the below response from the managing director of Network Rail’s Wessex route and the managing director of South Western Railway.

Motspur Park Station - Waiting Room

Update 16th November 2018

Network Rail conducted an asbestos survey and unfortunately asbestos containing material was found in the roof space. This needs to be removed before the repairs are carried out.

Work is being arranged to remove this material and fix the ceiling.

Gas Works Update: Grand Drive, Raynes Park

I have received the below update from SGN regarding their gas works on Grand Drive.

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Our project is progressing well and we've re-laid over 1200m of pipe and replaced more than 70 gas services connecting Grand Drive properties to the main to date.

Mucky Merton

I have had many emails, calls and letters from residents who are having problems with the Labour Council's new bin collection arrangements. 

Crossrail 2 Update

As I said in my last update, Crossrail 2 are undertaking an “Independent Affordability Review" to examine ways of making the scheme more cost effective.

I am concerned that we still have not had sight of this review, or the timetable for the publication of the latest route proposals.