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.

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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