• Stephen Hammond MP
  • Stephen Hammond MP
  • Stephen Hammond MP
  • Stephen Hammond MP
  • Stephen Hammond MP
  • Stephen Hammond MP
  • Stephen Hammond MP

Welcome to the website of Stephen Hammond

Stephen Hammond MPHello, I am the MP for Wimbledon. Since being elected in May 2005 I have been working hard to represent the interests of my constituents in Parliament. I hope this website will give you a good idea of what I have been up to, both in Wimbledon and in Westminster.

Amongst other things you will find information about local campaigns, some interesting facts about the constituency, and a ‘Have Your Say’ page where you can post your comments or ideas. Also listed are my contact details and links to other websites which you may find useful.

I hold surgeries every fortnight in the constituency. These are a chance for my constituents to come and see me and I will do all I can to help them. Appointments are by prior arrangement only so please call my parliamentary office on 0207 219 1029 to enquire about availability and to book an appointment.

If your problem is very urgent you should telephone my Westminster office on 020 7219 1029. However, issues such as immigration and housing can be more quickly dealt with via the contact form on this website or via letter.

I look forward to meeting or hearing from you.

Best wishes,

Updates from Stephen Hammond MP

Member of Parliament for Wimbledon

Recent blog posts
Merton Conservatives hail the latest progress on the Tramlink extension and urge local residents and businesses to make their views known before 17th August 2014.   

Merton Conservatives have welcomed the launch of a consultation on extending Tramlink so that it connects Wimbledon directly to Sutton via Morden.  This consultation follows many years of lobbying by Wimbledon’s MP Stephen Hammond together with Merton’s Conservative councillors and local Assembly Member, Richard Tracey. Now they are encouraging local residents and businesses to give their views on the proposed extension before the consultation deadline on Sunday 17 August 2014.

MP for Wimbledon, Stephen Hammond, said:

“I have consistently supported Tramlink and welcome the new proposals. The line extension from Wimbledon will be of great benefit to Wimbledon especially if it goes to St Helier hospital. It has been long talked about and now, under a Conservative led Government, it is likely to happen.”

Councillor Stephen Crowe, Conservative Transport spokesman said:

“This consultation is good news for Merton’s residents and businesses.  Boris Johnson’s long standing commitment to Tramlink is really paying dividends. He has already increased capacity on the existing line by 50% and now there is the real prospect of extending the service to Sutton.

“Conservative councillors will of course be studying closely the alternative options proposed by Merton and Sutton councils. However, what is crucial is that the costs of the final route remain affordable and that any disruption to residents and local neighbourhoods is minimised. Improved access to St Helier hospital, particularly for those living in and around Morden, will also be an important consideration and we would urge residents to give their views on the scheme.”   

ENDS

Notes to editor

1)    Residents can view the proposals and respond to the consultation at the following link: www.suttonmertontramlink.co.uk. There is also a drop in session at Merton civic centre on 31st July. The consultation closes on 17th August 2014.  

 

 

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Thank you for contacting me about the Data Retention Bill.   

 

I believe that It is the first duty of Government to protect the public and we are introducing emergency legislation to ensure that our law enforcement and intelligence agencies have access to the tools they need to keep us safe.  Access to information relating to communications, subject to robust safeguards, is vital in the fight against crime and terrorism and has been used successfully for many years. 

 

Without legislation, we face the real prospect of a serious deterioration in the ability of law enforcement and intelligence agencies to do their jobs.  If companies could no longer be required to retain communications data, law enforcement’s capability to prevent and detect crime and protect the public would be severely damaged; many investigations would be delayed and some would cease entirely.

  

This Bill will ensure that communications data continues to be available when it is needed.  The legislation does not create any new powers, rights of access or obligations on communications companies beyond those that already exist. The need to act is made all the more pressing because the threats we face remain considerable, not least the collapse of Syria, the emergence of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, organised crime that crosses national boundaries and the expanding scope of cybercrime. 

 

The proposals on communications data and investigatory powers which have been set out are necessary to ensure that law enforcement and security agencies are able to continue making use of these essential tools. These provisions are not intended to fill the gap which we were looking to close with the draft Communications Data Bill but to ensure that law enforcement can continue to access the material to which they currently have access.

 

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