Vicky Foxcroft MP

Member of Parliament for Lewisham Deptford

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You can find out what I have been up to in Parliament and my work in Lewisham, or read my latest blog posts below.

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Over the past few weeks I have received a large number of emails from constituents wishing to express their concerns about the breeding and selling of kittens.

Although distinct legislation exists to regulate the breeding and selling of dogs, there is no equivalent for the breeding of cats. Irresponsible breeding is a growing problem and poor breeding practices contribute greatly to the number of abandoned animals rescue centres have to deal with.  

Kitten Breeding *Updated 19/12/16*

Over the past few weeks I have received a large number of emails from constituents wishing to express their concerns about the breeding and selling of kittens. Although distinct legislation... Read more

In September I wrote to the Prime Minister on behalf of many concerned constituents, calling on her to do more to ensure child refugees arrive safely in the UK. When I wrote to her, barely any children had arrived since the passing of the Dubs amendment in May.

You can read the Prime Minister's full response to me here:

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Response from Prime Minister - refugee children

In September I wrote to the Prime Minister on behalf of many concerned constituents, calling on her to do more to ensure child refugees arrive safely in the UK. When... Read more

For the past few months I have been working with A Cinderella Line in their campaign for a better service for Crofton Park and the rest of the Catford Loop. If you live in Crofton Park, or anywhere on the Catford Loop, you won't need me to tell you how badly served this line is. The population around Crofton Park is increasing year on year, but there were more trains in the 1950s than there are today. Most trains are dangerously over-capacity (some services are as much as 46% over capacity) and this is something the Cinderella Line campaigners and I have been lobbying to improve this year.

So I'm pleased to say that from December 12th we will see four new Southeastern morning services for Crofton Park! This will go to some way to relieve the pressure on the rush hour services - and hopefully will help you get to work quicker in the mornings.

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Southeastern will be serving the Catford Loop in the mornings from December 2016 onwards

Some success! Crofton Park to London Victoria

For the past few months I have been working with A Cinderella Line in their campaign for a better service for Crofton Park and the rest of the Catford Loop. If... Read more

Recently, I have received a lot of emails from people voicing concerns about healthcare funding. I know a lot of people have read about the sustainability and transformation plans in the media and are worried about the lack of transparency. This is a deeply important issue and we are right to be concerned about the lack of information.

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 Signing the petition to Save Lewisham Hospital when our A&E department was under threat.

NHS - Sustainability and Transformation Plans

Recently, I have received a lot of emails from people voicing concerns about healthcare funding. I know a lot of people have read about the sustainability and transformation plans in... Read more

There was recently a Westminster Hall debate about driven grouse shooting, which many constituents contacted me about. We have a moral duty to treat animals in a humane and compassionate way and the previous Labour Government had a proud record on animal welfare. For example, the Animal Welfare Act 2006 embedded in statute, for the first time, clear standards relating to the welfare of animals. 

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Grouse shooting

There was recently a Westminster Hall debate about driven grouse shooting, which many constituents contacted me about. We have a moral duty to treat animals in a humane and compassionate... Read more

Living Wage week is drawing to an end. It has been a great opportunity to raise awareness of the importance of paying a real living wage and to celebrate businesses who have already committed to ensuring their staff are paid fairly. 

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Helping The London Window Cleaning Company, a Living Wage employer in the constituency.

Living Wage Week

Living Wage week is drawing to an end. It has been a great opportunity to raise awareness of the importance of paying a real living wage and to celebrate businesses... Read more

Zarka Iqbal, a student at Prendergast Hilly Fields, recently spent a week doing work experience with me. Here, she shares her thoughts on selective schooling and argues why our comprehensive school system needs protection. 

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A Student Perspective: Protect Our State Schools

Zarka Iqbal, a student at Prendergast Hilly Fields, recently spent a week doing work experience with me. Here, she shares her thoughts on selective schooling and argues why our comprehensive... Read more

Lots of people were recently in touch with me about the Homelessness Reduction Bill, a Private Member's Bill which seeks to increase local support for homeless people and those threatened by homelessness.

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Meeting with constituents during the Homelessness Reduction Bill mass lobby in Parliament.

The Homelessness Reduction Bill

Lots of people were recently in touch with me about the Homelessness Reduction Bill, a Private Member's Bill which seeks to increase local support for homeless people and those threatened... Read more

Kayla Sh'ay was recently elected as Young Mayor of Lewisham, the first female Young Mayor Lewisham has had for ten years. Tekisha Henry was elected as Deputy Young Mayor and third and fourth places went to Destiny Chapman and Riley Jhanji who will represent Lewisham at UK Youth Parliament.

 

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Here I am, just about squeezing into a photo with new Young Mayor Kayla Sh'ay (left) and Deputy Tekisha Henry (right), while they were on the campaign trail in Deptford a few weeks back.

New Young Mayor of Lewisham

Kayla Sh'ay was recently elected as Young Mayor of Lewisham, the first female Young Mayor Lewisham has had for ten years. Tekisha Henry was elected as Deputy Young Mayor and third and fourth... Read more

This morning I spoke at a South east London Chamber of Commerce event to highlight the crucial role the business community has in the success of an area. 

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Speaking to South East London Chamber of Commerce

This morning I spoke at a South east London Chamber of Commerce event to highlight the crucial role the business community has in the success of an area.    Photo... Read more

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