Campaigners welcome Network Rail & SWT’s commitment for safety improvements at Norbiton’s platforms as a “big win for Norbiton passengers and Kingston Hospital patients”.
A long campaign by local Liberal Democrats, Norbiton residents and Kingston Hospital to improve safety for passengers at Norbiton train station has paid off, with Network Rail and South West Trains agreeing to invest in refurbishing both platforms.
Edward Davey, Liberal Democrat MP for Kingston & Surbiton has celebrated the fact that from this April 5th 2014 (last weekend) Liberal Democrats in Government have delivered on their promise to raise the income tax threshold to £10,000 of their income. This means that no-one pays tax on the first £10,000 they earn, resulting in a tax cut of £700 for 73,500 people in Kingsto
By following a common sense, good practice strategy of working closer together with neighbouring borough councils, Kingston Council have not only saved money but have also been rewarded by Central Government for their efforts.
Commenting on the news that Kingston is to set up the UK’s first vision ‘parliament’, Edward Davey, Lib Dem MP for Kingston & Surbiton explained that “the views for blind and visually impaired people must be heard and I welcome the lead Kingston council is taking.” “The Visual Impairment Parliament is the first of its kind in the country and will raise awareness of the needs of people
Edward Davey, MP for Kingston and Surbiton and Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, praised the work of a new VSO-led youth entrepreneur initiative during a visit to the international development charity’s head office in Kingston upon Thames.
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