Working Hard for Harrow West
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I was born and brought up in Harrow, so I am really proud to have been able to serve as the Member of Parliament for Harrow West since 1997.
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In October last year, the Lord Bilimoria of Chelsea and I helped to found the Zoroastrian All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG). The aim of the Zoroastrian APPG is to increase awareness of the religion and to promote the interests of the British Zoroastrian community, and the APPG has now launched a website. To learn more, click here.
Gareth Thomas MP met with the APPG for British Hindus on Wednesday 18th December at the House of Commons.
There have been many key issues raised by the British Hindu community such as raising awareness of the Hindu Religion and raising awareness to Parliament for the right to freely practice the Hindu religion in the UK and to promote the interests of the British Hindus to Parliament.
Mayor breaks election promise as over 3,000 police officers lost across London New figures show that the number of police officers in...more...
Gareth Thomas, local MP for Harrow West opened the new look Harrow Post Office in Northolt Road on 7th February 2014. The modernised Post...more...
Gareth Thomas, MP for Harrow West, signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment in the House of Commons. Mr Thomas honoured those...more...
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Gareth Thomas MP has urged Harrow residents to protect themselves against the potential threat of Carbon Monoxide poisoning. New research from the Carbon...more...
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Cuts to Harrow's police are harming residents
In recent weeks, Gareth Thomas MP has released figures obtained from a Freedom of Information request which revealed that Harrow's police have been cut by nearly 22% since the Coalition Government came to power.
These deeply worrying figures show that front line police officers in Harrow fell by 116 between March 2010 and April 2012.
Further to this, it was revealed last week that London Mayor, Boris Johnson is proposing to close Pinner Police Station and the police counter at the Civic Centre.
The cuts will affect Harrow's residents as there will be less police on the street protecting you. To sign our petition, please click here, and stand up for Harrow's police!
The Great Tory Train Robbery
You may have felt the effects of Boris Johnson’s fare increases. Despite promising to cap rail fare increases to 1% above inflation, unsurprisingly and not for the first time, the Prime Minister backtracked on his promise and has allowed the Mayor of London to increase rail fares.
Since Boris Johnson has become Mayor, fares have gone up above inflation every year. Single bus journeys have gone up by 56% - people in Harrow simply cannot afford yet another fare hike in the middle of a cost-of-living crisis.
To sign the petition against the fare rises, please click here.