Campaigns

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.

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.

Save Kingston Hospital - victory!

Update

The Coalition Government has announced that the Healthcare for London review is to be halted. This means that Kingston Hospital has been saved from the threats that were hanging over it.

Background

Susan Kramer and I vowed to fight plans to close A&E and Maternity services at Kingston Hospital.

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