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  • Our local Law Centre needs your help - so do our local hospitals

    You may want to avoid central London on Monday afternoon.  There will be several thousand lawyers taking to the streets.  Not this time to protest about the cuts to Legal Aid that have deprived millions on low incomes of advice and representation, but to raise some money to make up the shortfall on the London Legal Walk.

  • Why it's got to be Mayor Khan

    I confess that I am biased when it comes to deciding who to vote for as London Mayor on Thursday.  

    Well, you would expect me to vote for the Labour candidate.  But I will also be voting for someone who is a colleague, a friend and a thoroughly decent person.

    Most of all I will be voting for Sadiq Khan because he will make a difference on the issues I think matter to London –and in particular to our bit of west London.

  • Defeat for developers in battle for Shepherds Bush Market

    Two weeks ago after attending the Shepherd Bush Market traders’ appeal to the Lord Chief Justice to stop destruction of the 100 year-old Market, I warned it might be months before we had a full judgment.  I was wrong.  The Court of Appeal was able to give a robust decision in the Market’s favour only a few days later.

  • A Mayor for all Londoners

    Labour Candidate for London Mayor Sadiq Khan has been a frequent visitor to West London in the past few weeks.  Last Friday he was playing  5-a-side at Phoenix High School as part of the QPR in the community trust work with kids in White City.  The day before he was speaking to a packed meeting of trade union members at Hammersmith Town Hall and a week before was supporting Save our Hospital campaigners at Charing Cross and touring Shepherds Bush Market.

  • Health of the Nation

    On Thursday evening I joined a spontaneous demonstration by junior doctors outside the Department of Health.  Hundreds of London medics, including many from Charing Cross and Hammersmith, were expressing their outrage not just at Jeremy Hunt’s decision to impose a new and unsafe contract on them but of his calculated attempts to undermine their profession and the NHS.

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  • Wishing you a peaceful and healthy Christmas

    Save Charing Cross Campaign gets a boost

    The campaign to save Charing Cross Hospital received some Christmas cheer this month as leading QC Michael Mansfield published his long-awaited report into the Government’s ‘Shaping a Healthier Future’ proposals.  

    The Mansfield Report is highly critical of the controversial plans to close four of the nine A&E departments in north-west London and downgrade two major hospitals, Ealing and Charing Cross.

  • World AIDS Day

    Andy joins UK activists calling for the UK to increase investment in HIV and support HIV testing and treatment for the most marginalised.

  • Welfare reforms

    Hammersmith MP Andy Slaughter recently met with people affected by long-term health conditions to discuss their experience of claiming sickness and disability benefits. At the event, Andy also heard from people about the potential impacts of the Government’s proposed changes to the benefit Employment and Support Allowance.

  • Andy backs campaign for sight loss support

    Hammersmith MP Andy Slaughter is backing a campaign by sight loss charity RNIB to ensure that everyone diagnosed with sight loss receives practical and emotional support to come to terms with their diagnosis.