Speaking to people in my local area, where I have lived for two decades, people are still concerned about issues such as local hospitals, schools and the standard of social housing. They are concerned about these issues and do not feel that the local Labour MP is standing up for them.
Clive Efford only mentions issues such as housing and bringing the DLR to Eltham at election time. He has done little on them over the last five years. It’s just not good enough, people here deserve better.
If I am elected as Eltham’s Member of Parliament next Thursday, I promise that I will champion Eltham and fight its corner in Westminster all year round, not just at election time.
As a local councillor since 2002, I know what the big issues are for people in Eltham. I’ve fought hard and delivered for people here in recent months on issues such as securing Community Asset status for the Dutch House pub and the Rochester Way Social Club.
My first priority if elected as your MP will be to secure better social housing for people in Eltham.
Social housing here is in an atrocious state with many people living in council-owned properties which are uncomfortable and squalid. Eltham urgently needs better quality, affordable social housing and I will make this a top priority if I am elected.
My second priority is the excellent Grabadoc out of hours GP service. This service is one which my own family has used over many years and so I know just how important it is to provide out-of-hours care that is free at the point of delivery. Labour were happy to see Grabadoc close, I will promise that I will always fight to protect it.
Finally, I’d like to see more choice in schools within the Borough. We know we need three to five new schools as the Borough has failed to plan for places properly in recent years (even closing one school when more places were needed.
As one of these new schools I’d like to see a Grammar School expanded into Greenwich so that our parents have the same options available to Bexley and Bromley parents.
The choice for Eltham on Thursday is between Miliband's man who will continue to vote for more debt and damage our economy in the future and me; an Eltham resident for 20 years who will always work hard for your interests, not my own.
With me, you will get an MP who loves Eltham and will work tirelessly to make it a better place to live and work.
UKIP cannot win in Eltham, a vote for them is a vote for Labour. Don't let that happen, vote for change. Eltham can do better- vote Conservative on Thursday.