• 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

Last year, I was delighted to be asked to speak at the Future of Wimbledon event and honoured to follow Sir Richard Rogers.  He brought up the need for definable areas of the Town Centre and possibly creating tree lined boulevards. I spoke about the need to rejuvenate the Town Centre, to have vibrant local High Streets , the requirement for an office quarter and about how Wimbledon could become a Tech Suburb. I had hoped this would become part of a real and lively engagement with local people.

The Council competition on the Future of Wimbledon, which has recently closed, has failed to engage local people.  Residents have told me that they were not aware of it or thought it was merely for professionals. I am thoroughly disappointed by this and really want to see local people motivated and properly consulted, as the future of our town is our future.

My current “Reporting Back” newsletter to local residents features some ideas and thoughts about my Vision for Wimbledon. However, any vision must listen to local residents and so I want this to be The People’s Plan for Wimbledon. I wholeheartedly encourage local residents to respond to my newsletter as I want to hear your views and ideas about how we can ensure Wimbledon remains a thriving and wonderful place.

That is why I am holding a public meeting on Saturday 4th October (3pm, Trinity Church Hall, The Broadway, SW19 1SB) to hear from residents to help us, together, develop a Vision for Wimbledon. This will be the chance for local people to be involved and not excluded.

If you would like to attend the meeting, please register at www.surveymonkey.com/s/visionforwimbledon. Alternatively, if you cannot attend but would like to contribute your thoughts, you can also post your ideas via the same link.

This week has been historic and seen one of the most extraordinary votes in living memory. The people of Scotland spoke clearly and definitively. Our United Kingdom remains united and now our country must come together and move forward.

However the vote does not mean the status quo can continue and that nothing changes. Tony Blair’s meddling with our constitution exacted huge damage without proper consideration. After the historic vote to keep the union last week, it means that now is the right time to consider how the Union can survive and what needs to be altered to ensure that. The Union must work for all nations.

All three party leaders have promised Scotland extra powers over tax, spending and welfare. It can only be right we consider what extra powers should be given to England, Wales and Northern Ireland. As an English MP, I do not think it is right that Scottish MPs vote on matters in Parliament that are not relevant in Scotland. England must decide its own matters and laws. I think a necessary change is that only English MPs vote on English issues and laws. If Scotland is to have greater power over taxes and spending then surely Scottish MPs should not have a say on these matters in England and the outdated Barnett formula be revisited and reformed

As the General Election approaches voters will demand from all candidates standing for English seats whether they support English home rule and if they support giving an additional £1500 a year, for ever, for every person living in Scotland, over and above what they will vote for their own constituents. As your MP, I will support and vote for English votes on English matters. I will support and vote to ensure financial fairness and that no settlement for Scotland proceeds without a settlement for England being secured.

Unfortunately there is not complete agreement on this matter. Miliband will not commit to either English votes nor a financial solution. He also thinks the settlement for Scotland should go ahead without any deal for England . I think this is wrong. In the endLabour can choose to recognise that this is a simple matter of equity and choose fairness. Or they can support a narrow party political advantage and use their phalanx of Scottish MPs to overrule the wishes of England. The voters of England and Wimbledon will have a choice.

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