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Phase 1 of the Brexit Negotiations

This morning the Prime Minister and President of the European Commission announced an agreement on phase 1 of the negotiations. I believe this deal significantly reduces the chances of a hard Brexit.

Reporting Back: November 2017

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

30 Hours Free Childcare

I am delighted that the Government met its commitment to launch 30 hours free childcare earlier this year, and that many parents are now benefitting from this offer.

Animal Sentience

No MP believes animals are not sentient, it is very misleading to suggest otherwise. Indeed, the Independent has now clarified their earlier misleading headline on this by writing “the amendment was voted down by MPs – that is indisputable – but it wasn’t necessarily a refusal to recognise sentie

Submission to Boundary Comission Second Consultation

The Boundary Commission’s second consultation runs until 11th December.

This is your chance support the Commission’s revised plans which keep Wimbledon together and acknowledge the strong community links across our area.

Brexit Impact Studies

Yesterday morning I appeared on Sky News where I insisted that Parliament and the public should have a right to see the studies the Government have conducted on the economic impact of Brexit.

Wimbledon Police Station Update

Today the Labour Mayor of London has published his report on police station front counters in London, following the consultation which ended last month. You can read the report here.

School Funding

A number of constituents have been writing to me recently about school funding, so I thought it would be useful to put together a summary of the current situation.

 

The National Funding Formula

Motspur Park Barrier

At a recent public meeting expressed frustration at the length of time the barrier at Motspur Park was down before and after a train passed.

As promised, I wrote to Network Rail, and please find their response below.