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Ceasefire in Gaza

Commenting on the new ceasefire in Gaza which at last appears to be holding, local MP, Edward Davey said:

"The death and destruction in Gaza has been horrific and it's been vital that our Government has used all diplomatic means working with others to bring this ceasefire about.

“Mind The Gap” campaign wins out at Norbiton Station

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.  

Attack on Kingston synagogue is unacceptable

Following the attack on Kingston synagogue, Edward Davey said:

"This is unacceptable. However strongly people feel about an issue like Gaza, these statements and this anti-Semitic action are totally wrong.

Speaking at Bristol's BIG Green Week 2014

 

Davey welcomes Lib Dems promise of Carer’s Bonus of up to £250 for Britain’s “unsung heroes”

Kingston and Surbiton MP, Edward Davey has welcomed the announcement that, under a Liberal Democrat government, carers will receive a bonus worth up to £250-a-year.

The Carer’s Bonus will help more than 1100 people in Kingston who look after disabled loved-ones.

Lib Dems to protect education budget from cradle to college

The Liberal Democrats will protect the full education budget in the next parliament, the Deputy Prime Minister announced today.

Nick Clegg said the party would ringfence education spending for 2 to 19-year-olds.

This means the Liberal Democrats would protect an extra £10billion of education spending based on this financial year, rising with inflation.

Davey celebrates increase in income tax threshold

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

Davey welcomes efficiency award for Kingston Council

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.

Davey welcomes news of Vision 'Parliament' for Kingston

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 praises VSO-led youth entrepreneur volunteer programme

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.

Energy Divided? Building Stability in Energy Policy

This is text of the speech I gave to the Institute for Public Policy Research on Thursday 13th February:

It’s a great pleasure to be here at the IPPR.

Since your formation in 1988, you have been at the heart of progressive policy making.

Davey welcomes funding for new school places in Surbiton

Surbiton MP Edward Davey has welcomed the announcement by Liberal Democrat-run Kingston Council that there is funding to secure 60 extra school places a year in two of the borough's popular schools.

£2.9M is proposed to extend both Maple Infant School and St Andrew's and St Mark's Church of England Junior School by a form entry each - 30 new places for each school each year.

Davey welcomes Chessington Post Office refurbishment

Edward Davey MP has welcomed the news that the Post Office which is located on North Parade, Chessington will be refurbished between 10th and 17th February 2014.

Once reopened, Chessington Post Office will follow a similar lay out to the ones in Kingston and Surbiton, which were refurbished in 2013.  For customers this will mean:

MP Ed Davey visits New Malden Post Office at Christmas

Ed Davey, MP for New Malden, today (23 December) visited the team at New Malden Post Office to see how preparations are going in the build-up to Christmas – the busiest time of year for Post Office branches across the UK.

Davey goes local for Small Business Saturday

On Friday 6th December and Saturday 7th December, Edward Davey MP marked the UK's first Small Business Saturday by visiting a range of local businesses.

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