Clive Efford MP

Clive Efford - A Strong Voice for Eltham and Plumstead

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IMG_1652_-_Copy_(2).JPGThe Horn Park community braved the rain and wind to come together to demand that the Source medical centre be reopened at a public meeting organised by Clive Efford.

Standing room only as local residents demand reopening of the Source

The Horn Park community braved the rain and wind to come together to demand that the Source medical centre be reopened at a public meeting organised by Clive Efford. Read more

Clive_Efford_stop_illegal_hunting.jpgIn Parliament this week, Clive has been showing his support for strengthening the 2004 Hunting Act. 

Fourteen years after the introduction of the Hunting Act, a key accomplishment of the last Labour government, the Labour Party is campaigning for the eradication of loopholes, such as ‘trail hunting’.  Trail hunting has arisen since the ban on hunting was introduced, and is an entirely different practice to drag hunting, which is a traditional and legitimate pursuit that does not use animal scent or involve the killing or chasing of wild animals.

To address some of the loopholes currently open to exploitation, Labour announced last Boxing Day that in government they would consult on bringing forward the following amendments to the Hunting Act 2004:

1. Review sentencing to ensure effective deterrence includes the use of custodial sentences in line with other wildlife crimes.

2. Strengthening the criteria on which research licenses are issued.

3. The removal of the exemption “Use of dogs below ground to protect birds for shooting”, as it risks fights between dogs and wild mammals.

4. The introduction of a ‘recklessness clause’ to prevent trail hunting from being used as a cover for the illegal hunting of live wild animals.

A recent poll by Survation found that only 16% of those living in rural areas believe hunting with dogs is a reflection of countryside values, while 67% do not.  It also showed that a mere 4% of people living in the countryside ever take part in hunting with hounds.  In contrast, 91% said they thought observing nature was a greater reflection of countryside values.

Clive said: “Animal welfare is something my constituents feel very strongly. On the 14th anniversary of the introduction of Labour’s Hunting Act, we must look again to ensure that any loopholes currently open to exploitation through newly developed practices are closed.  The next Labour Government will be committed not just to maintaining the hunting ban, but to strengthening it.”

Clive calls for strengthening of hunting ban

In Parliament this week, Clive has been showing his support for strengthening the 2004 Hunting Act.  Fourteen years after the introduction of the Hunting Act, a key accomplishment of the...

Clive highlights concerns about Southeastern's performance following landslide

Clive_parliament_school_cuts.jpgClive kept up the campaign to re-open the Source medical centre in Sibthorpe Road by using the very last Parliamentary debate of the year to highlight the campaign.

 

May The Source Be With You

Clive kept up the campaign to re-open the Source medical centre in Sibthorpe Road by using the very last Parliamentary debate of the year to highlight the campaign.   Read more

Speaking in Parliament yesterday, Clive highlighted the damaging impact of this Government's cuts to the police service - click below to watch Clive's question:

 

Clive challenges Government over savage police cuts

Speaking in Parliament yesterday, Clive highlighted the damaging impact of this Government's cuts to the police service - click below to watch Clive's question:  

Speaking in Parliament today, Clive has highlighted the impact that this government's cuts to local government are having. In Greenwich, 948 households are in temporary accomodation and 21,000 children went to sleep in households in poverty last night. Click below to watch Clive's question

Clive highlights the impact of local government cuts

Speaking in Parliament today, Clive has highlighted the impact that this government's cuts to local government are having. In Greenwich, 948 households are in temporary accomodation and 21,000 children went... Read more

clive_in_parliament.pngClive speaks in Parliament to explain why he will not be supporting Theresa May's Brexit deal

Theresa May's Deal is a bad deal for Britain

Clive speaks in Parliament to explain why he will not be supporting Theresa May's Brexit deal Read more

Labour’s team in Horn Park is leading the campaign to re-open the Source medical centre in Sibthorpe Road, after it was closed in 2016 because of the Tory Government’s NHS cuts, despite dealing with over 5,000 patient visits a year. 

Clive launches campaign to re-open the Source

Labour’s team in Horn Park is leading the campaign to re-open the Source medical centre in Sibthorpe Road, after it was closed in 2016 because of the Tory Government’s NHS cuts,... Read more

Clive has written to the local planners to set out his objections to plans being proposed by Transport for London to develop their land close to Kidbrooke Station.

Clive sets out objections to TfL's plans to develop land near Kidbrooke Station

Clive has written to the local planners to set out his objections to plans being proposed by Transport for London to develop their land close to Kidbrooke Station. Read more

Clive_Efford_MP_and_Hannah_Nixon_PSR.jpgClive attended a parliamentary event in July hosted by the world’s first dedicated economic payments regulator, the Payment Systems Regulator (PSR).

Clive spoke with the PSR about its work to promote competition, innovation and protect the interests of those who use payment systems. The independent, statutory body outlined the work it has been doing to improve the way the payments industry operates in the UK. This includes opening up the market to greater competition by improving access to payment systems for new service providers, which ultimately leads to greater choice of innovative products and services and better value for money for consumers.

Clive was particularly keen to discuss the PSR’s work to address key issues such as protecting the current geographic spread of free-to-use ATMs across the UK and driving industry action to protect people against authorised push payment scams where a consumer is tricked into paying a fraudster. The work on preventing these scams and developing new consumer protections will bring real benefits to consumers from September.

Clive discusses consumer protection with the Payment Systems Regulator

Clive attended a parliamentary event in July hosted by the world’s first dedicated economic payments regulator, the Payment Systems Regulator (PSR). Clive spoke with the PSR about its work to...

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