Vicky Foxcroft MP

Member of Parliament for Lewisham Deptford

After the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower, the Government promised funding for councils to ensure every tower block was safe. During the Urgent Question on Grenfell Tower today, I asked Sajid Javid, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, why funding from Government still has not appeared. 

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Where is the funding to ensure our tower blocks are safe?

After the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower, the Government promised funding for councils to ensure every tower block was safe. During the Urgent Question on Grenfell Tower today, I asked... Read more

Earlier today we held the Youth Violence Commission's first parliamentary evidence session on the role that youth services can play in tackling youth violence, and the current challenges the sector faces.

Home Office Questions: Early intervention and tackling youth violence

Earlier today we held the Youth Violence Commission's first parliamentary evidence session on the role that youth services can play in tackling youth violence, and the current challenges the sector... Read more

After two years of trying, today I was finally successful in the ballot for Prime Minister’s Questions!

I used the opportunity to raise the case of a woman who came to my office fleeing domestic violence. She had all her belongings with her, but no money and nowhere to stay that night.

My caseworker tried to find her a bed in a refuge, but every single one in London was full. I asked the Prime Minister what advice she would have given to my constituent.

After failing to give a direct answer, the PM claimed that the Government has been putting more money into refuges - this is not what we are seeing on the ground. She also stated that the Government will be using new legislation (the Draft Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill) to look at what more can be done to protect victims and hold perpetrators to account.

I will be watching the Government’s progress on this very closely. It is clear a huge amount needs to be done before victims can be guaranteed the support they deserve. 

 

PMQs: Government Cuts to Women's Refuges

After two years of trying, today I was finally successful in the ballot for Prime Minister’s Questions! I used the opportunity to raise the case of a woman who came...

While Parliament was in recess over the summer, I had more time to focus on some of the areas I care most about. This summer I have been working with the Youth Violence Commission's (YVC) strategic and academic partners in order to organise our next steps.

Getting to the root cause of youth violence

While Parliament was in recess over the summer, I had more time to focus on some of the areas I care most about. This summer I have been working with... Read more

Today the government announced there will be a full inquiry into how thousands of people were infected with hepatitis C and HIV following blood transfusions in the 70s and 80s. This came ahead of an emergency debate called for by Diana Johnson MP.

Diana’s brilliant leadership on this over the past 7 years has been a big part of the reason why we are now seeing a full inquiry. She has continuously raised the issue and campaigned on behalf of victims.

A survivor of the scandal lives in Lewisham Deptford. They have been an active member of the campaign for justice and got in touch with me just after my election in 2015. I’ve had meetings with them and taken their case and questions forward to Parliament.

I’ll be making sure I follow the inquiry closely so victims can get the truth and justice they deserve.

If you have been affected by this please do get in touch. 

Contaminated Blood Scandal

Today the government announced there will be a full inquiry into how thousands of people were infected with hepatitis C and HIV following blood transfusions in the 70s and 80s....

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