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.

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

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.beth.JPG

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

Southeastern have announced that they will be carrying out works over the Christmas and New Year period which may affect journeys into and out of London, as well as around Kent. 

Full details are available on the Southeastern website: www.southeasternrailway.co.uk/travel-information/live-travel-information/christmas-and-new-year-2016-7

Southeastern Trains - Christmas & New Year Works

Southeastern have announced that they will be carrying out works over the Christmas and New Year period which may affect journeys into and out of London, as well as around...

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Many residents of Lewisham Deptford have contacted me to share their concerns about the welfare of dogs being bought and sold and the detrimental impact of poor breeding practices. My Labour colleagues and I have long believed licensing requirements should be tightened in this area and that enforcement actions should be better targeted across the board.

While it has no plans to ban the sale of dogs by third parties, the Government is reviewing animal establishments licensing and has proposed tightening up the standards of welfare that apply to these sales. I welcome this review, which includes plans to update the legal requirements for each licensed activity, including clarifying standards around the sale of puppies, the licensing threshold for dog breeding, and the provision of information alongside pet sales. 

Protecting Puppies *Updated 19/12/16*

Many residents of Lewisham Deptford have contacted me to share their concerns about the welfare of dogs being bought and sold and the detrimental impact of poor breeding practices. My... Read more

I have received so many emails from constituents about Article 50. However, I've struggled to know whether or when to respond as we currently know so little about any action we can take. article_50flag.jpg

Article 50

I have received so many emails from constituents about Article 50. However, I've struggled to know whether or when to respond as we currently know so little about any action... Read more

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A number of constituents have recently contacted me regarding sea bass stocks. Sea bass is an important commercial fish species but overfishing over the last 30 years has seen a serious decline in stocks across Europe.  

While the Government has taken the view that previous measures by the European Council took steps in the right direction, Labour believes that the European Commission’s proposals for 2016 were watered down by EU Fisheries Ministers. These measures were inadequate and they have not done enough to achieve the reductions in fishing mortality needed to allow the stock to recover to levels suitable for the sustainable fishing of the species. 

Sea Bass Stocks *Updated 07/12/16*

A number of constituents have recently contacted me regarding sea bass stocks. Sea bass is an important commercial fish species but overfishing over the last 30 years has seen a... Read more

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