Bringing Boris back to Eltham

Yesterday I was delighted to bring the Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, back to Eltham, to check up on his £2.8 million investment in our High Street when he was Mayor of London.

We spoke to shoppers and visited local businesses along the High Street – and it was particularly great to hear that so many business owners are supporting me in this election.  Like Theresa May, they know that the only way our local economy here can continue to thrive is by getting the right Brexit deal.

Boris was a force of nature, and was mobbed for selfies along the way, as ITV London’s video feed shows!

Here’s a few words from us both on why the election result here in Eltham is so crucial – and why I’m asking for your support next Thursday.

It was also great to meet with Ibrahim Oruc, who runs the superb Mega Bite cafe on Westmount Road, to talk about the opportunities that getting Brexit right can bring to our economy – including small businesses like his.

Boris Johnson and Matt Hartley visit Mega Bite cafe on Westmount Road

A small bit of progress on Woolwich Arsenal re-zoning

Matt outside Woolwich Arsenal stationPlease note this post is from my previous blog. To read my posts during the 2017 General Election campaign click here.

After a hectic couple of days of meetings here, there and everywhere, I wanted to give a quick update on where I am up to in supporting residents’ campaign to get Woolwich Arsenal moved into Zone 3 (Darryl at 853 has the background here, and if you haven’t yet signed the Change.org petition, do so here to show your support) Continue reading A small bit of progress on Woolwich Arsenal re-zoning

It’s time for the devolution of commuter rail in South East London

SoutheasternPlease note this post is from my previous blog. To read my posts during the 2017 General Election campaign click here.

There are many wonderful things about living in South East London – to me it is the perfect compromise between the pace, excitement and opportunities of London and the many virtues of life in Kent. It does come, however, with a particular curse – a curse with a name: Southeastern.

I have been moved to write this blog now – after having been meaning to pen these words for months – by the latest in a long series of reminders of why Southeastern is a company wholly undeserving of its franchise. Continue reading It’s time for the devolution of commuter rail in South East London