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The Tories have made significant and unjustifiable cuts to our vital public services, and deny many are on the verge of collapse because of underfunding.

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Why we must stand up for our public services

The Tories have made significant and unjustifiable cuts to our vital public services, and deny many are on the verge of collapse because of underfunding.   Read more

Last week I took the train from Lewisham to London Bridge with Sadiq Khan, our Labour Mayor of London, and Clive Efford, Labour's parliamentary candidate for Eltham. We travelled together in the morning rush hour and spoke to commuters about their concerns with transport in London. The same complaints were raised that are raised with me all the time. Our trains are overcrowded, constantly delayed and we pay through the nose for a service which is poor and unreliable.

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Campaigning alongside Sadiq Khan for better rail services in Lewisham Deptford

Last week I took the train from Lewisham to London Bridge with Sadiq Khan, our Labour Mayor of London, and Clive Efford, Labour's parliamentary candidate for Eltham. We travelled together... Read more

For the last two years I have worked hard to represent the people of Lewisham Deptford in Parliament.

Since being elected in 2015 I have dealt with over 7,500 pieces of casework from constituents, covering a wide range of issues from housing problems and immigration issues to street repairs and planning concerns.

I have always tried to be as accessible as possible. I have a shopfront office on the Tanners Hill estate and my door is open to any constituent who has a concern. Lewisham Deptford has been my home for over fifteen years and I care passionately about the issues affecting local residents.

I have also been working to re-establish Deptford First, a charity which supports local people who have nowhere else to turn through the provision of small grants.

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Vicky in Lewisham Deptford

For the last two years I have worked hard to represent the people of Lewisham Deptford in Parliament. Since being elected in 2015 I have dealt with over 7,500 pieces...

Hundreds of Lewisham Deptford residents have contacted me over the last two years to ask for help with housing issues. Many are stuck in unsuitable or overcrowded social housing and the sad fact is that only those in the most acute need are likely to be moved. Others are frustrated that they are unable to afford sky-high London rents on a low income.

After seven years in power, the Tories’ record on housing is failing on all fronts. Home-ownership has fallen sharply, rough sleeping has more than doubled, private rents have risen faster than incomes and affordable house building in 2016 was at its lowest level for 24 years.

If Labour is elected on June 8th, we will take bold action to tackle the housing crisis. We will build at least a million new homes by 2022, including 100,000 affordable council and housing association homes a year to rent and buy.

We will also seek to end insecurity for private renters by introducing a new charter of renters’ rights. We will guarantee new legal standards to ensure that all homes are fit for human habitation and give councils new powers to license landlords.

From 1997-2010 successive Labour governments built almost 2 million new homes and cut homelessness by 62%. I hope that voters will give us a chance to build on that success over the next five years.

 

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Tackling the Housing Crisis

Hundreds of Lewisham Deptford residents have contacted me over the last two years to ask for help with housing issues. Many are stuck in unsuitable or overcrowded social housing and the...

I cannot believe the hypocrisy!

Before becoming the MP for Lewisham Deptford I spent many years as a trade union official. The one thing I and my colleagues and the people I represented know for certain about Tories is that they never stand up for workers' rights.

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Workers' Rights

I cannot believe the hypocrisy! Before becoming the MP for Lewisham Deptford I spent many years as a trade union official. The one thing I and my colleagues and the... Read more

The Department for Transport is currently seeking responses from the public to their consultation on the future of the South East rail franchise. The consultation runs until Tuesday 23rd May so make sure you have your say before it closes.

My response to the South East rail franchise consultation

The Department for Transport is currently seeking responses from the public to their consultation on the future of the South East rail franchise. The consultation runs until Tuesday 23rd May... Read more

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week. 

It’s an issue that affects Lewisham Deptford disproportionately, with rates of mental illness higher than the England and London average and many people suffering in silence. 
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Mental Health Awareness Week

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week. It’s an issue that affects Lewisham Deptford disproportionately, with rates of mental illness higher than the England and London average and many people suffering... Read more

I will be re-standing to be the MP for Lewisham Deptford, in the hopes of continuing to represent my local community and voice the issues we all face at a national level.

It has been an honour to represent my local area these past two years. We have a lot to be proud of: our diverse community, our independent businesses and our thriving art sector. But it has been a battle against a Conservative Government that seem to have no care for our vital services.

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Vicky Foxcroft: Why I am re-standing to be MP for Lewisham Deptford

I will be re-standing to be the MP for Lewisham Deptford, in the hopes of continuing to represent my local community and voice the issues we all face at a... Read more

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