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.

TfL are proposing to extend the Bakerloo line beyond Elephant & Castle to Lewisham, in order to serve Old Kent Road and New Cross Gate. Progressing with these proposals was a manifesto pledge made by the Mayor, Sadiq Khan, who has committed to complete the extension by 2028/2029.

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A consultation on extending the Bakerloo line has opened today and is due to close on 21st April. 

You can contribute to the consultation by filling in the online questionnaire and I encourage you to have your say on these proposals. Alternatively, there will be several drop in sessions happening in Lewisham Deptford over the period of the consultation:

New Cross Gate:
The Refectory, Goldsmiths University, 8 Lewisham Way, New Cross, London SE14 6NW, ground floor of the Richard Hoggart Building

Friday 3 March from 11:00 to 20:00

New Cross Learning, 283-285 New Cross Road, London SE14 6AS

Saturday 18 March from 10:00 to 16:00

Lewisham:
Lewisham Shopping Centre, Information point, Molesworth Street, Lewisham, London SE13 7HB

Thursday 23 February from 11:00 to 19:00
Saturday 8 April from 10:00 to 16:00


For more information, you can visit the TfL website. The proposals are listed in more detail here.

 

Bakerloo Line Extension Consultation - Closes 21/04/17

TfL are proposing to extend the Bakerloo line beyond Elephant & Castle to Lewisham, in order to serve Old Kent Road and New Cross Gate. Progressing with these proposals was...

The Government’s proposed new funding formula will see schools in my constituency suffer massively. Across the country, the average loss per primary school pupil by 2020 is £339, in Lewisham Deptford it’s 40% more than that at £558. Secondary schools in my constituency will also suffer hugely, with an average loss of £717 per pupil by 2020.

I support the idea that all schools should receive fair funding. However, simply taking money away from existing schools and redistributing it, when budgets all across the country are being cut, is not the answer. School budgets are facing the highest real-term cuts since the 1970s. We cannot afford to see essential services cut, staff cut, the curriculum being cut, and specialist support being cut.

A lack of funding in the system will be damaging to the community. In a time when we should be aiming to do everything in our power to close the attainment gap, I fear this will only widen it.  

School Funding Cuts

The Government’s proposed new funding formula will see schools in my constituency suffer massively. Across the country, the average loss per primary school pupil by 2020 is £339, in Lewisham... Read more

Recently I’ve had dozens of people getting in touch about nurses pay. People are rightly outraged that nurses, who are doing an incredibly demanding job and working anti-social hours in increasing difficult circumstances, have seen a real terms drop in earnings of up to 14%.
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Nursing Pay

Recently I’ve had dozens of people getting in touch about nurses pay. People are rightly outraged that nurses, who are doing an incredibly demanding job and working anti-social hours in... Read more

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Hundreds of my constituents have got in touch to express their dismay and disappointment at the result of the EU referendum. Most people who know me know I campaigned hard for us to stay in the EU. But unfortunately we lost the referendum. We can debate how the leave campaign handled themselves during the process of the referendum, but for now I want to touch on one area.

Following last week’s Supreme Court ruling, Parliament will have to take a decision as to whether to invoke Article 50 or not. Until very recently I have said that I am inclined to vote against triggering Article 50, but that I thought it important to hear from people post the referendum. I've received more than 1800 emails and letters to date, over 95% of which have been from constituents urging me to vote against triggering Article 50.

Brexit Bill - Why I Will Vote Against Triggering Article 50

Hundreds of my constituents have got in touch to express their dismay and disappointment at the result of the EU referendum. Most people who know me know I campaigned hard... Read more

This afternoon I gave the Secretary of State for Defence, Michael Fallon, the opportunity to condemn the entry ban President Trump has recently imposed on seven majority Muslim countries, which the President has flimsily justified under the pretext of national security. Unfortunately the Secretary of State failed to remotely criticise the policy, which has been denounced by the UN as illegal under human rights law, instead choosing to focus only on the impact it has so far had on British citizens. 

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Defence Secretary fails to condemn Trump's inflammatory entry ban

This afternoon I gave the Secretary of State for Defence, Michael Fallon, the opportunity to condemn the entry ban President Trump has recently imposed on seven majority Muslim countries, which... Read more

There is a huge level of concern from the public and NHS staff about the crisis we are seeing and it’s insulting that Government aren’t taking it seriously. C2sBWV4W8AQnxoG.jpg

NHS Winter Crisis

There is a huge level of concern from the public and NHS staff about the crisis we are seeing and it’s insulting that Government aren’t taking it seriously.  Read more

Earlier this month I asked Boris Johnson what discussions the Government has had with the incoming US administration on climate change. His vague response didn’t give any information and prompted me into asking a second question on the matter.

This was answered by Alan Duncan, Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and the Member of Parliament for Rutland and Melton.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 10th January 2017

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Boris Johnson avoids answering my question on climate change...

Earlier this month I asked Boris Johnson what discussions the Government has had with the incoming US administration on climate change. His vague response didn’t give any information and prompted... Read more

This Friday, 27th January, is Holocaust Memorial Day and marks the anniversary of the 1945 liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the Nazi concentration camp. It is a time to reflect on the millions of people who lost their lives in the Holocaust and subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur.

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Holocaust Memorial Day - Vicky signs Holocaust Educational Trust Book of Commitment

This Friday, 27th January, is Holocaust Memorial Day and marks the anniversary of the 1945 liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the Nazi concentration camp. It is a time to reflect on the... Read more

On Monday 14th November last year and in response to a petition with over 100, 000 signatures, there was a Westminster Hall debate on giving status to Police Dogs and Police Horses as Police Officers, in order to enshrine the rights of these brave animals in law.

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Finn's Law campaign: Legal Protections for Police Animals

On Monday 14th November last year and in response to a petition with over 100, 000 signatures, there was a Westminster Hall debate on giving status to Police Dogs and... Read more

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, recently announced ten new Low Emission Bus Zones across the city as part of his measures to tackle air pollution in the capital. One of the new zones will cover the route from Lewisham to Catford via Lewisham High Street, Rushey Green and Bromley Road.

The Mayor has targeted air quality hotspots where people are exposed to some of the highest levels of nitrogen dioxide pollution and older buses contribute significantly to road transport emissions. Thousands of school children will benefit, with 172 schools located within approximately 100 metres of the new zones.

The Low Emission Bus Zones will use a combination of hybrid and clean buses that meet Euro VI standards. They will also use a number of bus priority schemes which will ensure buses are able to keep moving, cut idling emissions and speed up journey times for passengers. 

Further information is available here.

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Low Emission Bus Zone for Lewisham

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, recently announced ten new Low Emission Bus Zones across the city as part of his measures to tackle air pollution in the capital. One...

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