Vicky Foxcroft MP

Member of Parliament for Lewisham Deptford

In Lewisham Deptford

I will be re-standing to be the MP for Lewisham Deptford, in the hopes of continuing to represent my local community and voice the issues we face at a national level.

It has been an honour to represent my local area these past two years. We have a lot to be proud of: our diverse community, our independent businesses and our thriving art sector. But it has been a battle against a Conservative Government that seem to have no care for our vital services.

I’ve had to fight to protect our local hospital, our fire station and services for the homeless. I will continue to fight for our post offices, our nurseries, our transport and our schools. In Parliament, I will always challenge disgusting policies such as the 'bedroom tax' and the Government’s shameful decision to refuse help to unaccompanied child refugees. 

Austerity has not worked for the country and it has not worked for Lewisham Deptford. The Government has failed to meet their deficit target year after year and locally we've seen a rise in youth violence, homelessness and child poverty. 

Under a Labour Government it would be different. We know Labour will support our services, our rights and our jobs. We would see our education system properly funded, a minimum wage worth working for, and a benefit system that does not attack the most vulnerable people in society. These are the policies I want to see implemented and this is what I will be campaigning for between now and polling day on June 8th.

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General Election 2017

I will be re-standing to be the MP for Lewisham Deptford, in the hopes of continuing to represent my local community and voice the issues we face at a national...

The week before last we saw Theresa May officially trigger Article 50.

Which means Labour must now hold the Government to account in their negotiations on our exit from the European Union.

It's important that people are listened to and your voices are heard, which is why I have created this survey to get a clearer understanding of local people's views. Please do feel free to share the survey with other people in Lewisham, as I want to hear from as many people as possible.

You can access the survey by clicking HERE, or copying and pasting this link: https://goo.gl/forms/Zwur6LZypB25xIqj2.

It should take no longer than five minutes. 

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Brexit Survey

The week before last we saw Theresa May officially trigger Article 50. Which means Labour must now hold the Government to account in their negotiations on our exit from the...

Last week I spoke at a National Fair Funding for All Schools event at Edmund Waller Primary School in my Lewisham Deptford constituency. It was a public forum for parents, teachers, governors and councillors, organised to raise awareness about the proposed cuts to schools’ budgets.

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Photo courtesy of Inez Murphy.

Fair Funding for Schools - My South London Press column

Last week I spoke at a National Fair Funding for All Schools event at Edmund Waller Primary School in my Lewisham Deptford constituency. It was a public forum for parents, teachers, governors... Read more

Find out more about Action for Refugees in Lewisham and how to support their recent Food Bank crowdfunding campaign.

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Action for Refugees in Lewisham - Support AFRIL'S Food Bank Crowdfunding Campaign

Find out more about Action for Refugees in Lewisham and how to support their recent Food Bank crowdfunding campaign. Read more

On Saturday I visited St Mary the Virgin church on Lewisham High Street for the official launch of the church's therapeutic garden. The aim of the project, set up jointly by St Mary's and Lewisham’s Integrated Psychological Therapies Team, is to foster mental well-being through gardening. It also has the added advantage of transforming an area of green space which has been somewhat neglected in recent times.

BBC Gardener's World presenter Flo Headlam was there to dig the first turf and we were joined by Father Steve Hall (Vicar of St Mary's), Councillor Stella Jeffrey and Carmine De Rosa from South London and Maudsley Mental Health Trust, as well as the project's team of dedicated volunteers.

This a fantastic idea and I hope that many people will use the garden as a calm space for reflection and contemplation, as well as giving something back to the community by helping to maintain it.

More details are available on the St Mary's website: http://www.lewishamparish.com/garden.html

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Visit to St Mary's Therapeutic Garden

On Saturday I visited St Mary the Virgin church on Lewisham High Street for the official launch of the church's therapeutic garden. The aim of the project, set up jointly...

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