Campaigns

Davey backs Chessington councillors' campaign against Green Belt development plans

Chessington MP Edward Davey has declared his support for the campaign, launched today by Chessington's Liberal Democrat Councillors, against plans to build up to 70,000 new homes on the green belt in Chessington.

Excellent result in Tesco campaign!

Tesco has announced that it no longer wishes to build a supermarket on the large site at Tolworth. Instead it will submit plans for housing for the whole site.

Ed Davey supports charity's fuel poverty campaign

Ed Davey MP, for Kingston and Surbiton, and Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change has pledged his support for ‘Mind the Gap’, a campaign aiming to raise awareness of the help available for people affected by fuel poverty.

The campaign, run by the national charity Turn2us, is focusing on the growing gap between household incomes and the cost of energy bills, and is highlighting the support available to those who are struggling to pay their energy costs.

A £600 Income Tax cut - making taxes fairer

From April, the Lib Dems will have cut many peoples Income Tax bills by £600-a-year.

We want this to become £700-a-year in this March’s Budget.

Re-zoning campaign update

Edward Davey MP’s campaign to rezone Surbiton station to zone 5 has now reached a critical stage.

Edward has been meeting with ministers at the Department of Transport as well as the new Chief Executive of South West Trains, Tim Shoveller and is pressing for a decision this year.

We need to do more to tackle bullying

Edward Davey MP has added his support to Anti-Bullying Week, which is taking place from 19-23 November 2012.

Commenting, Local Lib Dem MP Edward said:

“People come across bullying at work, school and even at home. It often begins in schools and can do long-lasting damage to children’s self-esteem.

Edward Davey MP addresses Friends of Seething Wells public meeting

On Thursday 8 November Kingston and Surbiton MP Edward Davey addressed a packed public meeting, organised by the Friends of Seething Wells about why he believes that the planning application to develop the Filter Beds site in Surbiton should be refused.

Edward Davey spoke about the importance of the heritage of the site and thanked the community for the ongoing support which they have been giving to the Friends of Seething Wells.

Statement by Edward Davey on the Filter Beds Planning Application public meeting on Thursday 8th November

There will be a public meeting about the Filter Beds planning application on Thursday 8th November 2012 at 8pm (refreshments from 7.30pm) at St Andrew's and St Mark's Junior School on Maple Road.  

Statement on Surbiton Filter Beds planning application

Surbiton's MP, Edward Davey, has this week confirmed he will be opposing the proposed development of the filter beds site by the Portsmouth Road in Surbiton. He has urged local people to back the campaign being organised by the Friends of Seething Wells, a community group with alternative ideas of how this enviromentally and historically special site can be conserved.

Kingston Hospital – real progress, but another campaign starts

The campaign to stop the threatened closure of Kingston Hospital’s Accident and Emergency Unit and Maternity was without doubt the biggest local campaign I have ever run.

The response from local people was fabulous, and after we stimulated visits to the Hospital during the 2010 General Election from both Nick Clegg and David Cameron, I felt the political pendulum swing to our cause.

Accessible cash points campaign

For most of us, accessing our own cash is relatively simple. We simply insert our card into the machine, type in our PIN when prompted and select the required amount, all following the instructions on the screen. For those with visual impairments, the process is not so simple.

Making cash machines accessible

Davey Takes On Banks Over Cash point Accessibility

Edward Davey, MP for Kingston and Surbiton has written to local bank branches as part of a campaign with the RNIB to increase cash point accessibility for the visually impaired.

Campaigning for 'Yes to Fairer Votes'

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Let me bank via my local Post Office!

Sign the petition

A key Lib Dem achievement in the Coalition has been securing the future of Britain’s post office network. Business Secretary, Vince Cable, working with Postal Affairs Minister, Edward Davey, and Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander, secured funding of £1.34 billion for Britain’s post offices and a Government commitment that there will be no programme of post office closures under this Coalition.

Keep Kingston's Magistrates' Courts

Update

Sadly we have lost this campaign and Kingston Magistrates' Court will be closing. Read the comments from Cllr Derek Osbourne, Leader of Kingston Council.

Kingston’s Magistrates’ Courts are under threat – again.

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