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IMG_0747.JPGThis week Clive signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment, in doing so pledging his commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day and honouring those who were murdered during the Holocaust as well as paying tribute to the extraordinary Holocaust survivors who work tirelessly to educate young people today.

Saturday 27th January will mark the anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration and death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, the site of the largest mass murder in history.

In the lead up to and on Holocaust Memorial Day, thousands of commemorative events will be arranged by schools, faith groups and community organisations across the country, remembering all the victims of the Holocaust and subsequent genocides. The theme for this year’s commemorations is ‘The power of words’.

After signing the Book of Commitment, Clive commented:

“Holocaust Memorial Day is an important opportunity for people from Eltham and across the country to reflect on the tragic events of the Holocaust. As the Holocaust moves from living history, to just history, it becomes ever more important that we take the time to remember the victims and also pay tribute to the survivors. I would encourage my constituents to show their support for such an important day.”

Karen Pollock MBE, Chief Executive of the Holocaust Educational Trust, said:

“The Holocaust did not start in the gas chambers but with hate filled words. Our mission is to educate young people from every background about the Holocaust and its contemporary relevance. We are very grateful to Clive for signing the Book of Commitment, signalling a continued commitment to remembering the victims of the Holocaust as well as challenging antisemitism, prejudice and bigotry in all its forms.”

Clive signs Holocaust Educational Trust Book of Commitment

This week Clive signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment, in doing so pledging his commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day and honouring those who were murdered during the Holocaust...

sadiq_and_clive.jpgClive has condemned the Government’s official decision to cut all Victoria Line services on the Bexleyheath Line as “unacceptable”

“It is desperately unfair on passengers in south east London” says Clive.  “The Government has chosen to overlook the fact that commuters here depend on our railways because of the lack of other options such as the DLR or the London Underground.  This will affect thousands of passengers and in particularly the elderly and disabled, many of whom will be traveling to Kings Hospital who will have to somehow make their way to the other platform at Lewisham.”

“Passengers have had to endure years of disruption as London Bridge station has been rebuilt.  Now, after all the pain, they are being told that their services are being cut.”

The cut was confirmed by Tory transport minister Chris Grayling earlier this week and will come into force after the new rail franchise for South East is awarded next year.  The Government has chosen to ignore the finding of its own consultation earlier this year which showed that 82% of people strongly opposed the plans to cut the number of destinations for local trains.

Clive is demanding that the Government listen to the views of passengers and immediately stop these plans.  He has also called for the Government to honour its promise to award the new franchise to TfL so that we can put passengers before profit. 

Clive condemns Government's Victoria Line cuts

Clive has condemned the Government’s official decision to cut all Victoria Line services on the Bexleyheath Line as “unacceptable”

Eltham MP, Clive Efford has condemned the huge increase in costs demanded by a private company commissioned to provide MSK services in Greenwich.

 

The controversial decision to hand a £73m contract for musculoskeletal services to Circle Holdings PLC over a rival bid from a consortium of local providers was taken in 2016.

The decision was made without any impact assessment being conducted and without the required numbers present at the meeting where the decision was taken. Clive has led the campaign for this deal to be scrapped, holding debates in Parliament and speaking at council meetings, Clive has called the privatisation an 'expensive and wasteful process'.

It has now been announced that Circle will be charging approximately £10 million more for the service.  Circle have cited an increase in tariff costs as the reason for the 14% rise - despite the fact that the local care trust has stated the tariff rise is only 0.6%.

Speaking in Parliament, Clive slammed those private providers which are 'naming their price once they have won the contract' and demanded that the Department for Health investigate the issue.

You can back Clive's campaign to protect our local NHS services by signing his petition here

Clive slams private NHS contractors demand for more money

Eltham MP, Clive Efford has condemned the huge increase in costs demanded by a private company commissioned to provide MSK services in Greenwich.  


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