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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

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Wimbledon MP Stephen Hammond MP holds an arrow with the words ‘LET’S GET TO 3 IN 4 WHO SURVIVE’. This represents Cancer Research UK’s ambition to boost the number of people surviving cancer from two in four today, moving to three in four within the next 20 years.  

Wimbledon MP Stephen Hammond joined Cancer Research UK scientists in Westminster to find out more about the charity’s inspiring new plan to accelerate progress and help save more lives in London.

Stephen was there to find out the part he could play in helping to achieve Cancer Research UK’s ambition that within 20years three in four of all cancer patients diagnosed will survive at least ten years.

He had the opportunity to participate in interactive experiments with cancer researchers, learning about the biology of cancer and cutting-edge work to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.

There have been major advances in the fight against cancer over the last 40 years and Cancer Research UK’s work has been at the heart of that progress. 

Two in four people diagnosed with cancer today in the UK will survive their disease for at least ten years, compared to just one in four in the early 1970s.

In London, this means that around 14,000* people each year can now expect to survive the disease for at least ten years.

But despite the successes, Cancer Research UK believes much more can be done to help more people in London and across the UK beat cancer sooner. 

Stephen found out about what the Government can do to improve early diagnosis and ensure that all patients get the best treatment possible.

Stephen said: “The good news is that there have been significant steps forward for cancer patients. More people are surviving the disease and living longer and Cancer Research UK’s work has been at the heart of this progress.  

“But there is more to be done to help people beat cancer. I wholeheartedly support Cancer Research UK’s aim to improve survival through the earlier diagnosis of cancer and greater access to the best treatment possible.”

Sara Osborne, Head of Policy at Cancer Research UK said: “It’s great to have Stephen Hammond’s support to highlight the vital role MPs and their constituents can play in helping to tackle all cancers.

“We must not underestimate the devastating impact that cancer has on the lives of those with a cancer diagnosis and their families.

“As more people are diagnosed with the disease, it’s essential that we speed up our progress. We know that early diagnosis and access to the best possible treatments saves lives. We need the public and MPs to get behind us and help make our ambition possible. In the next two decades we can, and will, transform the outlook for cancer patients.”

For more information on how to get involved in Cancer Research UK’s campaigning work, visit cruk.org/campaigns.

 

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Notes to Editors

*There are around 29,000 people diagnosed with cancer in the London region each year. Using predicted 10 year survival data for England and Wales for patients diagnosed in 2010 we estimate that 14,479 people will survive their cancer for at least 10 years.

 

About Cancer Research UK

  • Cancer Research UK’s pioneering work into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer has helped save millions of lives.
  • Cancer Research UK receives no government funding for its life-saving research. Every step it makes towards beating cancer relies on every pound donated.
  • Cancer Research UK has been at the heart of the progress that has already seen survival rates in the UK double in the last forty years.
  • Today, two in four people survive cancer. Cancer Research UK’s ambition is to accelerate progress so that three in four people will survive cancer within the next 20 years.
  • Cancer Research UK supports research into all aspects of cancer through the work of over 4,000 scientists, doctors and nurses.
  • Together with its partners and supporters, Cancer Research UK's vision is to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.

 

For further information about Cancer Research UK's work or to find out how to support the charity, please call 0300 123 1022 or visit www.cancerresearchuk.org. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

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.”   

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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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