Labour cannot Guarantee Bakerloo Extension will Happen

The Labour Deputy Mayor of London for Transport has confirmed that Transport for London (TfL) cannot guarantee the future of the planned Bakerloo line extension from Elephant & Castle to Lewisham. This adds ​even more uncertainty to the second phase of the planned extension from Lewisham to Ladywell, Catford and Lower Sydenham.

Lewisham West & Penge Benefits from Unprecedented Measures Announced by the Chancellor

  • The furlough and self-employment schemes have been a lifeline for millions of people and businesses. 
  • The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has supported nearly 9 million jobs, at a value of £20 billion, benefitting over a million businesses. 
  • More than 2 million self-employed people are receiving support through the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme. 
  • Figures for Lewisham West & Penge show that 12,100 jobs have been protected through the furlough scheme. There are also 5,500 self-employed people benefitting from £17,300,000 of support.

Bromley to receive an extra £2,178,846 to support local care homes through the coronavirus pandemic

  • Government is providing an additional £600 million to help reduce the spread of coronavirus in care homes 
  • Bromley Council set to receive £2,178,846 as part of this package 
  • Part of wider support for care home residents and staff, including protecting wages and access to PPE training

Charlie Davis Seeks Urgent Clarification on Bakerloo Line Extension's Future After TfL Bailout

The future of the planned extension of the Bakerloo line has been called into question after Government had to bail out Transport for London (TfL), which is run by the Labour Mayor of London. 

Boost of 714 more police officers for Metropolitan Police

London Assembly candidate for Greenwich & Lewisham, Charlie Davis, has welcomed the announcement that police ranks in the Metropolitan Police have been bolstered with an additional 714 officers since the government launched its major recruitment drive in September 2019.