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Harrow West Labour Party has re-selected Gareth Thomas MP as their Labour Party candidate for the 2015 General Election. Gareth is currently campaigning...more...
BORIS ‘FREEZE’ CLAIMS BRANDED A CON Boris Johnson has this morning announced tube fare rises for January 2014. After pressure from Labour Party activists,...more...
Gareth Thomas, MP for Harrow West, has been specially commended in the category of Political Supporter of the year at the Anthony Nolan Supporter Awards....more...
Gareth Thomas, MP for Harrow West, has said that newly selected candidate for Harrow East, Uma Kumaran, will be a "first-class MP." Uma was selected...more...
Gareth Thomas MP tables Parliamentary Questions in a bid to extract more information from the Secretary of State for Defence. Local MP for Harrow...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.