Strengthening Local Rail Services

On Thursday, I met with Becky Lumlock, Route Managing Director for the Wessex route at Network Rail. We discussed the 3-phase strategy for easing overcrowding and delivering better rail services for passengers. First, improvement works are due to take place at London Waterloo from 5 to 28 August. This will have an impact on the […]

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Parliamentary Debate on the Impact of Heathrow Airport in Elmbridge

Yesterday, I secured a Westminster Hall Debate to raise the local impact in Elmbridge of the proposed expansion of Heathrow with Transport Minister Andrew Jones. I used this opportunity to raise the concerns of constituents, particularly those in Moseley and Walton-on-Thames who are especially concerned about the current operations and the implications of a third […]

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Expanding Heathrow: the Case For Elmbridge

This week, the government approved the expansion of a third runway at Heathrow airport. To be clear, this is the point of departure, not arrival. Parliament will now scrutinise the detail of the proposals carefully, and vote on the decision next year. Nevertheless, after years of uncertainty, the decision has been announced, I want to […]

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GCSE Citizenship at Esher High School

This morning, I visited Esher High School to meet with two year 10 students who got in touch with me about their GCSE Citizenship project. Lucie Hepworth and Abbie Marskell (pictured with me above), in Miss Lockheart’s class, have started a campaign for fully-subsidised travel for under-18s on all London buses. Currently, fares are subsidised […]

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Government Consultation on South West Trains

Following its decision to seek a new operator to take over from South West Trains in mid-2017, the government has launched a consultation questionnaire to give local people the chance to have their say on our rail services and make suggestions for improvements. The questionnaire covers a wide range of issues, from the overall priorities […]

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Flights Overhead From Heathrow

This week, I met up with Nigel Milton (Heathrow’s Director for External Affairs) and Cheryl Monk (Heathrow’s Head of Community Relations), along with Molesey Councillor Steve Bax (who sits on Heathrow’s local Noise Community Forum). The meeting was part of an ongoing dialogue since last year’s highly disruptive flight trial paths over Molesey (and Walton). […]

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