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  • Save the Whales

    Hammersmith MP Andy Slaughter supports calls for an end to Japan’s Antarctic whaling

    Andy Slaughter MP has shown his support for whales by signing the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s (IFAW) whale board and backing calls for a permanent end to Japan’s Antarctic whaling.

  • Busy Bee MP

    Andy Slaughter, MP for Hammersmith says: keep the ban on bee-harming pesticides

    Andy Slaughter MP has committed to protect bees in the UK, speaking out against proposed plans to temporarily lift a ban on bee harming pesticides.

  • Government blinks first on Human Rights abolition

    Battle on to save Human Rights Act

    Few countries have a history of defining and supporting human rights that can match Britain’s. This month we celebrate 800 years of Magna Carta. From the Levellers and the Glorious Revolution to the Chartists and the Tolpuddle Martyrs, our history is a succession of battles for the rights of the individual against arbitrary exercise of power by the state.

  • Thank you

    Thank you to everyone who voted to elect me in Hammersmith last Thursday. For those who missed the full result, here it is:

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  • Labour pledge to halt Charing Cross demolition

    A Labour Government will halt plans to demolish Charing Cross.

    Visiting west London this weekend Andy Burnham, Labour’s Health Spokesperson, promised to halt immediately the Conservatives’ ‘Shaping a Healthier Future’ programme that has closed Hammersmith and Central Middlesex A&Es and would mean the demolition of Charing Cross Hospital.

  • With 3 weeks to go NHS is No 1 issue

    The audience at the Age UK hustings in St Paul's Church groaned in disbelief when the Conservative candidate for Fulham announced that 'Charing Cross Hospital is safe' under the Tories.

    The Conservative candidate for Hammersmith had already given the game away when he told the Shepherds Bush Blog that the Hospital is 'no longer fit for purpose' and 'will be demolished'.

  • The Campaign Starts Here

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    It's been the longest lead in ever and it will be the longest campaign ever but finally, on Monday, Parliament was dissolved and the Election Campaign 2015 officially began.

  • Cameron Comes Clean on A&E Closures

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    Speaking in west London last week David Cameron finally came clean after months of evasion and confirmed that a future Conservative Government would press on with the service closures and redevelopment of Charing Cross and Ealing Hospitals.

  • Join the rally to Save our Hospitals - Tuesday 10 March 7.30pm Hammersmith Town Hall

    Show your support for our NHS – Hammersmith Rally Tuesday 10 March

    It’s nearly here! The big NHS rally with H&F Save Our Hospitals and sister organisations from across London is at Hammersmith Town Hall at 7.30pm on Tuesday 10 March.

    I will be speaking alongside clinicians, politicians and leading NHS campaigner Owen Jones.  We all know just how much damage the Coalition are doing to hospital services across London, but particularly in Hammersmith & Fulham. Now it is time to come and show your support.  

    And please sign my petition to stop the closure of local A&Es.

  • Rally Against the Runway

    The Government thinks it has buried the issue of Heathrow expansion until after the election.  West London thinks differently and next Tuesday, 3 March, you can join politicians, environment campaigners and residents’ groups at the HACAN rally.  Join us at Church House Conference Centre, Dean’s Yard, Westminster SW1P 3NZ for what promises to be the biggest rally of the year. Lots of speakers but all – including me – limited to three minutes.