Davey demands Education Funding Agency re-think “silly” plan on new primary for Surbiton based in Kingston - and proposes alternative plan
Commenting on the news that Michael Gove’s Education Funding Agency has bought an expensive office block on Kingston High Street supposedly for a new Surbiton primary school, Ed Davey, Liberal Democrat candidate for Kingston and Surbiton, said:
“We desperately need 4 new primary schools across Kingston, but Michael Gove’s Education Funding Agency keeps spending taxpayers’ money on properties that are unsuitable and sometimes even in the wrong place. Given how urgent this is, it’s not just incompetent and wasteful, it’s frankly a betrayal of local families and their children.
Ed Davey leads the battle to get the economy moving in Kingston & Surbiton
The last time we had a general election in Kingston & Surbiton, back in 2010, the economy was still reeling from Labour’s economic crisis. Unemployment was sky high, the deficit was running out of control and local residents were feeling the squeeze.
Now the economy is well and truly on the mend, thanks in no small part to the contribution of local MP Ed Davey and the Liberal Democrats in government.
On a recent visit to the Waterloo HQ of London Ambulance Service, a delegation of London’s Liberal Democrat MPs called for major reform of the London Ambulance Service in order to free up cash for frontline ambulance crews.
The Liberal Democrat MPs are calling for most back office functions of London’s blue-light services to be better integrated, to increase service quality to Londoners and to release funds for higher London weightings, to tackle the recruitment and retention crisis hitting London’s Ambulance Service.
Minister of State for Care and Support Norman Lamb MP made a visit today to Tolworth Hospital accompanied by local MP Ed Davey and have been briefed on the proposed landmark investment into the hospital.
Big Energy Saving Week – a joint campaign between Energy Saving Trust, Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and Citizens Advice – reveals 74 per cent of Brits are still worried about their energy bills. The campaign helps householders learn how to take control of their energy bills with free advice available during the week over the phone, online and at events across the UK.
Energy and Climate Change Secretary, and MP for Kingston and Surbiton, Ed Davey said: “The easiest way to cut energy bills fast is to shop around for the cheapest energy deal and switch suppliers - households in Kingston and Surbiton could save as much as £75 a year. Thanks to government action to reform the energy market the number of independent suppliers has almost trebled since 2010 – encouraging greater competition which helps drive down prices.
“We’re also making it easier and quicker for people to switch, and the major energy suppliers have confirmed that switching times will halve by the end of this year to just two and a half weeks.”
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