My name is Clive Efford and I have been proud to be the Labour Member of Parliament for Eltham since I was first elected in 1997. I raised my family in Eltham and served as a Councillor for the Eltham Well Hall Ward in 1986 until I became the MP. Before I came into politics I held a number of jobs, including working as a youth worker, owning my own business and operating as a licensed black cab driver.
Since becoming the MP for Eltham I have worked tirelessly to make things better for those living in my constituency. I have worked with local residents on campaigns relating to everything from transport to healthcare. I led the campaign to introduce the 132 bus route from Eltham Station to North Greenwich and then to increase its capacity when it was more popular than Transport for London predicted. I have also worked with residents on the Horn Park estate to introduce the B15 bus and to reopen The Source medical centre following its closure due to cuts.
Every day my team and I work to help the residents of Eltham with various problems. We handle thousands of enquiries every year regarding people’s housing, benefits, and many other issues. If you have a problem you think my team and I can help with please get in touch with me using the details here.
In addition to my role as a backbench MP, I currently serve on the Culture, Media, and Sport Select Committee where we carry out inquiries on a range of topics including Women’s Sports, Connected Tech, and Safety at Major Sporting Events. We also interview office holders in the government and from other bodies about their work in the area of CMS. This can mean scrutinising the work of Ministers or asking questions from the heads of organisations such as the Premier League or the England and Wales Cricket Board.
Between 2010 and 2016, I served as the Shadow Minister for Sport, holding the government to account on issues relating to sport within the UK. I pushed the government to do better on a range of issues, including football governance in England, high street gambling and fan safety at sporting events.
I am currently the Chair of the Tribune group of Labour MPs. The Tribune group is a group of centre-left Labour MPs and we make up the largest grouping in the current Parliamentary Labour Party. We have worked hard to bring forward ideas within the Parliamentary Labour Party which will be crucial to the future of our country under a Labour government.
Locally, I serve as a governor at two schools as well as a trustee at Samuel Montagu Youth Centre. I have worked with many resident associations and charities across Eltham on issues that are important to them. I am always happy to assist groups in my constituency looking to improve things for all of us.
It is the honour of my life to serve as the MP for the community where I raised my family. Thank you for all of your support over the years.
Clive Efford MP