Vicky Foxcroft MP

Labour Member of Parliament for Lewisham Deptford

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Find out what I have been up to recently in Parliament and in Lewisham, or read my latest blog posts below.

Sadiq Khan (Mayor of London) and Sophie Linden (Deputy Mayor for Crime and Policing) recently launched the draft police and crime plan for London. This draft reflects the Mayor’s manifesto and details his commitment to making London a safer city for all Londoners.

The formal consultation on the draft plan runs until 23rd February 2017 and the final plan will be published at the end of March 2017.  

The draft plan is available for download at www.london.gov.uk/police-plan. Responses to the consultation can be sent via the website, via the email address consultation@mopac.london.gov.uk or via post to our city hall address.

MOPAC Consultation - Closes 23/02/17

Sadiq Khan (Mayor of London) and Sophie Linden (Deputy Mayor for Crime and Policing) recently launched the draft police and crime plan for London. This draft reflects the Mayor’s manifesto...

As some of you may know, on November 29th there was a parliamentary debate on CCTV in equine slaughterhouses. Unfortunately I was not able to attend, but as I have received emails from constituents asking for my views I would like to share them with you here.

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CCTV in Equine Slaughterhouses *Updated 18/01/17*

As some of you may know, on November 29th there was a parliamentary debate on CCTV in equine slaughterhouses. Unfortunately I was not able to attend, but as I have... Read more

Earlier this week Vicky visited the Lewisham Delivery Office to thank local postmen and women for their hard work during Royal Mail’s busiest period.

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Vicky visits Lewisham Delivery Office in run up to Christmas

Earlier this week Vicky visited the Lewisham Delivery Office to thank local postmen and women for their hard work during Royal Mail’s busiest period. Read more

On Thursday 1st December we held our annual tea party for Deptford First, a local charity which I chair. This year's party was a great opportunity to introduce everyone to our new committee: Father Owen Beament (secretary), Andy Rothery (treasurer), Joan Millbank (trustee), Gavin Rodgers (trustee), Ainsley Forbes (trustee) and Selena Bolingbroke (trustee).

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Deptford First Tea Party

On Thursday 1st December we held our annual tea party for Deptford First, a local charity which I chair. This year's party was a great opportunity to introduce everyone to... Read more

Over the weekend I decided to spend Saturday visiting small businesses in the constituency as part of Small Business Saturday. It was a great opportunity to get a bit of Christmas shopping done, have some lunch and go to the hairdressers!

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Small Business Saturday

Over the weekend I decided to spend Saturday visiting small businesses in the constituency as part of Small Business Saturday. It was a great opportunity to get a bit of... Read more


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As you some of you will be aware, there are a number of serious concerns around the continued detention of British-Iranian dual citizens Kamal Foroughi and Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe (a former resident of Brockley) in Iran. The Iranian Government does not recognise dual nationality of Iranian citizens and requests for consular access to detainees in that country have been rejected on these grounds.
 
The Labour Party has been pressing the Government to take action to secure the release of Mr Foroughi and Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe. I have added my name to the letter my colleague Tulip Siddiq MP has written to Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson urging him to do all he can to facilitate their immediate release.

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe & Kamal Foroughi *Updated 17/01/17*

As you some of you will be aware, there are a number of serious concerns around the continued detention of British-Iranian dual citizens Kamal Foroughi and Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe (a former... Read more

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The proposals by NHS England to close the congenital heart disease services at the Royal Brompton Hospital have caused concern for a number of my constituents whose families and friends are under the care of the department. It is, of course, absolutely vital that everything possible is done to ensure that every child has the best quality care and that parents and the local community have confidence in the health services we all rely on.

Royal Brompton Congenital Heart Services

The proposals by NHS England to close the congenital heart disease services at the Royal Brompton Hospital have caused concern for a number of my constituents whose families and friends... Read more

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Royal College of Nursing Event

Thank you to the Royal College of Nursing, South East London branches for inviting me to come and speak and engage with local nurses at their event earlier today. Read more

A safe place to live is a key characteristic of a civilised society. However, more and more people are being left without a permanent roof over their heads.

South London Press column - 25/11/16

A safe place to live is a key characteristic of a civilised society. However, more and more people are being left without a permanent roof over their heads. Read more

Today is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

Overall domestic abuse-related crime makes up 8% of total crime. Reported domestic abuse incidents recorded by the MET police have increased year on year from 2007/08, rising over 70% by 2015. More people are reporting this abuse, however many still don’t as they are too afraid.

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Meeting with the White Ribbon Campaign in Parliament - men working to end violence against women.

Let's End Violence Against Women

Today is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Overall domestic abuse-related crime makes up 8% of total crime. Reported domestic abuse incidents recorded by the MET... Read more

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