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The Creditworthiness Assessment Bill

Today I introduced a bill into the House of Commons. The Creditworthiness Assessment Bill is a simple but powerful change which would create a level playing field for 15 million renters to get fair access to credit.

Meeting with Wandsworth Clinical Commissioning Group

I met with Dr Nicola Jones and James Blythe of Wandsworth Clinical Commissioning Group to discuss local NHS and GP service provision, and some of the local issues that residents have raised with me, including mental health provision and the link with schools.

Southfields Gas Repairs

Following the bank holiday weekend, I received a number of messages from residents and businesses about emergency gas works on the junction of Replingham Road and Wimbledon Park Road.

Green Wall at the Odeon and Putney High Street Update

At the end of last month I met with Nicola Grant, the Manager of Positively Putney, the Putney Business Improvement District (BID), to get an update on how the BID was doing in its second year and its plans going forward.

District Line Update

I met with TfL at Earls Court Underground station to see the control room and get an update on District Line signalling. As you can see from the background in the photo above, this is a system that does also need to get updated.

Meeting with JobCentre Plus

I had a very helpful meeting with our local JobCentre Plus and Department for Work and Pension officials to discuss the progress JobCentre Plus is making in helping local people get connected with the new jobs coming into Wandsworth, and also to specifically discuss how we can make the most of jo

Putney Station 2nd Entrance

Earlier this year I met with Transport Secretary Chris Grayling to get his support for the plan to get a second entrance at Putney station.

Letter to Residents on Brexit

Dear Resident,

I wanted to update you in relation to Brexit. I’ve reached the conclusion that although I wanted the Prime Minister’s Chequers Agreement to be a workable compromise, it is clear it is not. Whilst well intentioned, we’ve ended up with the worst of both worlds.