Welcome to Carshalton and Wallington Labour Party’s website
We are campaigning outdoors and are looking at restarting in person meetings as soon as we can do so safely – in the meantime we will continue to meet online
St Helier Hospital acute services
We have opposed the Clinical Commissioning Groups’ decision to remove acute services from St Helier and Epsom Hospitals and move to a new smaller unit in Belmont. This will result in an overall reduction in services and longer travelling times. We called on Sutton Council to refer the decision back to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on the grounds that the wealth of evidence against the proposals was not properly considered and that the public were not properly consulted. Unfortunately Sutton Lib Dem councillors declined to oppose the decision or to justify their lack of action.
Fair heating costs for Hackbridge New Mill residents
We support the NMQ’s residents’ struggle to overturn the unfair energy charges levied by Sutton Council’s SDEN energy supplier. We have uncovered evidence of lack of transparency on the part of Lib Dem councillors resulting in the scheme being set up when it could not be justified financially. See our statement on the indepedend report.
Proper consultation of residents about traffic schemes
The Lib Dem council’s Low Traffic Neighbourhood schemes were poorly considered and implemented. We support the aspiration to reduce traffic and improve air quality, but changes need to be introduced after listening to what residents need. Read more
Holding our local Conservative MP to account
Our local MP Elliot Colburn has made some disappointing decisions in deciding whether or how to vote in Parliament. He failed to oppose fire and rehire of workers, failed to oppose cuts to holiday time school meals, failed to turn up for the debate on cladding on tall buildings, voted against an amendment to protect our high food safety standards against foreign imports, voted against implementing WHO recommended air quality targets, and, most noticeably, failed to oppose the cuts to our local hospital. As one local commentator remarked, ‘He must be one of the only MPs to vote AGAINST retaining a General Hospital in his constituency’
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