Gareth Thomas MP

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This election is a clear choice. Between yet another Conservative MP who'll give a blank cheque to the Government to close our local police station, cut our schools by £15m and demolish our NHS or me, Gareth Thomas, the local choice with both a strong record and a plan to deliver a Harrow we can all be proud of.

Health

As your representative, I brought Alexandra Avenue Walk-in Centre to Harrow and have championed key services like Northwick Park Hospital. Yet under the Conservatives, Harrow has received the lowest level of funding for the NHS of all London boroughs. I will always fight Harrow’s corner to protect and invest in our NHS.

Police

Keeping our streets safe should be a huge priority for Harrow’s voice in Parliament. The Conservative’s want to cut London’s police funding by £400m, which could see Harrow Police Station closed and less police on our streets. The Conservative’s want a blank cheque in government, when they should be writing a cheque for our police force.

Schools

As a former teacher and now with my two children, I know one of the greatest things about Harrow is our excellent schools. This is being put at risk by the Conservative’s £15m cut to Harrow schools. Our children are the future of our borough and we should be investing in them rather than school funding.


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Gareth ThomasI was born and grew up in Harrow and I still live here with my young family. That's why I'm incredibly proud to have people across Harrow West supporting my re-election.

For more than twenty years I've been working hard to build a better Harrow by investing in our schools, supporting our local police service and protecting our hospitals and walk in centres.

In this election, I'm standing against a Tory candidate who doesn't even live in London, let alone in Harrow. She cares so little about our community that she has refused to take part in a single debate with ordinary residents.

Harrow needs an MP who will stand up for and champion our Borough. If you if re-elect me on 8 June I'll work hard to be a strong, independent voice for Harrow in Parliament.

Thanks,

Gareth

I've known Gareth for many years, he grew up in Harrow and lives locally, and I know he will always be a strong voice for Harrow's NHS in Parliament.

Dr David Lloyd - GP and Senior Partner at Alexandra Avenue Walk-in Centre

 

I've known Gareth for 30 years and find him someone who has the best interests of residents at heart, and he works well with local police to identify and tackle problems.

Neil Vyse - Former Police Commander & Superintendent, Harrow Police 2009-12

As a GP, I see on the front line the huge pressure facing our NHS. I know Gareth Thomas has already secured better NHS services locally and trust him to fight for Harrow's health services.

Dr Sugantha Radhakrishnan - GP and Harrow on the Hill resident

I want the best for my children, so the £15m Conservative cut to Harrow schools really frightens me. I trust Gareth Thomas as the best champion for Harrow in Westminster.

Diane Grey - Parent, St Anselm's Primary School

Gareth often pops into my cafe and is very active in our community. Many of my customers tell me how much he's helped them with any problem they might have. I know he will always work hard for Harrow.

Syd Peyman - Local Businessman, West Harrow Café

I'm worried about antisocial behaviour and there's been a few burglaries recently. We can't risk the closure of our police station and I trust Gareth to fight for more bobbies on the beat.

Elizabeth Smith - Resident, Harrow on the Hill

I've known Gareth for over 35 years, since he was in the 2nd Headstone Scout Troop. Gareth is from Harrow, has always lived here and cares deeply about our community.

John Willock - Gareth's former Scout Leader

 

 

Gareth Thomas: Harrow's Local Candidate

I was born and grew up in Harrow and I still live here with my young family. That's why I'm incredibly proud to have people across Harrow West supporting my...


At some point in our lives, all of us will need health care - that's why I've led the campaigns to invest in our local services.

When we need health care, we want it to be good quality care in a flexible and clean environment. Personally, I have two young children and my mother still lives in Harrow, so having an excellent health system matters to me.

As your Member of Parliament, I’ve championed the improvement in our local NHS. Since first elected, I secured the construction of Walk-in Centres like Alexandra Avenue and Belmont, often against Conservative opposition, which both provide good quality, flexible care. We also slashed the waiting times for patients at Northwick Park Hospital and saw a huge increase in the number of doctors and nurses.

Since 2010, we’ve seen the Conservatives put all this at risk, with threats of closure to our walk-in centres, waiting times creeping up at Northwick Park Hospital and Harrow receiving the lowest NHS funding per person in London. In February, we had the longest waiting times at Northwick Park of any hospital in the country.

On top of this, the local Walk-in Centres will be put up to tender next year and are at risk of being privatised to a major corporation, rather than being run by local doctors.

That’s why I invite you to join ‘Friends of Alexandra Avenue’. We need to join together to defend our walk-in centres. The Conservatives want a blank cheque to get away with it, but with your support we can stand together as Harrow against privatisation.

I’ll always be your champion for Harrow and if re-elected I’ll fight Harrow’s corner against a Conservative government determined to undermine our NHS.

Click here to add your voice to my campaign to protect our services.

Leading the fight for Harrow's NHS

At some point in our lives, all of us will need health care - that's why I've led the campaigns to invest in our local services.

We face an incredibly tight race here in Harrow West. To win, we need your help - can you join us out on polling day on 8 June?

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We face an incredibly tight race here in Harrow West. To win, we need your help - can you join us out on polling day on 8 June?


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