Gareth Thomas MP

From Harrow, For Harrow.

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My priorities

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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As a former teacher and now with my two children, I know one of the greatest things about Harrow is our excellent schools. That's why I'm leading the campaign to stop the cuts to our local schools.

For more than twenty years I've been fighting to make sure our schools have the tools they need to grow and develop: investing in new buildings, hiring extra teachers and increasing support for children with special needs.

Schools like Marlborough Primary, where we successfully campaigned for a new building, but is now threatened by deep cuts to their funding:

The Conservative’s plans mean £15m would be cut from Harrow schools - that's about £600 for every single pupil. Our children are the future of our borough and we should be investing in them rather than cutting school funding.

A Tory MP for Harrow will give the government a blank cheque to deepen these cuts, axe free school dinners and threaten the future of many of our schools. And it's not just me who is worried - two independent think tanks have stated that a Conservative government would leave schools worse off in 2021 than they are now.

You can see from below just how savage the cuts to schools in Harrow West have been.

That's why I'm asking for your support on 8 June to re-elect me as a strong voice in Parliament to protect our schools.

Secondary Schools

School  Per pupil  Teachers 
Harrow High School -£1094 -19
Nower Hill High School -£554 -21
Rooks Heath College -£1073 -22
St Dominic's Sixth Form College -£404 -12
Whitmore High School -£831 -31

Primary Schools

School Per Pupil Teachers
Earlsmead Primary School -£489 -6
Grange Primary School -£802 -13
Heathland School -£618 -10
Longfield Primary School -£439 -8
Marlborough Primary School -£256 -4
Newton Farm Junior School -£639 -5
Norbury School -£549 -9
Pinner Park Junior School -£484 -5
Roxbourne Primary School -£513 -7
Roxeth Primary School £502 -6
St Anselm's RC Primary School -£387 -4
St George's Primary School -£476 -6
St John Fisher RC Primary School -£411 -5
St Joseph's RC Primary School -£268 -3
Vaughan Primary School -£485 -7
Welldon Park Primary School -£1109 -15

Source: www.schoolcuts.org.uk

Standing up for Harrow's Schools

As a former teacher and now with my two children, I know one of the greatest things about Harrow is our excellent schools. That's why I'm leading the campaign to...

David MilibandDavid Miliband is supporting the campaign to re-elect Gareth Thomas as the MP for Harrow West.

I'm proud to call Gareth Thomas a friend.

He's been an outstanding MP for Harrow West, with real local roots and a genuine global vision, exemplified by his support for better British relations with India.

Gareth has got strong values, and a lot of common sense. Parliament needs both.

I'm genuinely fearful of the effect of a 'hard Brexit' - a 'brutal Brexit' - on communities like Harrow, and other communities up and down the country.

I know that Gareth will fight against the damage of a 'hard Brexit'. I know that he'll seek to protect the British economy, and I know that he'll also stand up against damaging isolationism, like the attempt to include higher education students in the immigration cap.

I trust Gareth Thomas, I really hope you'll support him on June 8th.

David Miliband Backs Gareth Thomas

David Miliband is supporting the campaign to re-elect Gareth Thomas as the MP for Harrow West.

Metropolitan Police CarJoin Yvette Cooper and Gareth Thomas as we discuss the next steps for our campaign for a safer Harrow.

Since 2010, the government has cut police funding in London by £400 million and Harrow has lost 150 uniformed police officers - we need to act now if we are to make sure our police station is not next to be closed.

Join us on Monday 15 May at 7pm as supporters and activists will join Gareth Thomas (Labour & Co-operative candidate for Harrow West) and Yvette Cooper (outgoing Chair of Home Affairs Select Committee) to discuss the next steps and how to get involved in the fight to keep it open.

What: Save Harrow Police Station - Public Meeting with Gareth Thomas and Yvette Cooper
When: Monday 15 May, 7pm
Where: Harrow Baptist Church, College Road, Harrow HA1 1BA

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Public Meeting: Save Harrow Station

Join Yvette Cooper and Gareth Thomas as we discuss the next steps for our campaign for a safer Harrow.


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