Queen Mary's Hospital

This summer’s opening of the new Cancer Treatment Centre at Queen Mary’s Hospital Sidcup marks a further significant step forward for our local hospital.

Supporting local businesses

I’m pleased to have supported many new local businesses which are creating jobs and boosting the local economy. Since 2010 we’ve seen unempliyment fall from 8% to 5%, with more people in work than ever before. In total, the number of people claiming unemployment benefit have fallen by a half.


The continued presence of the large rubbish pile at the old Waste 4 Fuel site in Cornwall Drive close to the A20 isn’t acceptable.  The fires at the site continue to cause unnecessary pressures for the London Fire Brigade as well as - at times - disruption for motorists.  The resulting smoke, smell and odours drifting across Footscray and Sidcup are an unpleasant and unwelcome nuisance for local people.  That’s why I’ve consistently pursued the Environment Agency and discussed the issue with the Environment Secretary directly to underline the need for this problem to be addre

Southeastern Trains

We rely on good train services into Central London to get us to and from work and around the capital.  I welcome the multi-million pound investment at London Bridge Station which will transform this key London interchange for journeys from Bexley Stations and provide a brand new concourse, due to open this summer.  But punctuality and overcrowding on key commuter services need to improve.