It is the honour of my life to represent the Orpington constituency. On this page you can watch my contributions in the House of Commons and find out how I am standing up for you in Westminster.
Gareth Bacon MP
Gareth Bacon MP: A breakaway European Super League would betray fans
I've been a loyal fan of Manchester United for 42 years, but today I am aghast at the decision of club's owners along with five other clubs to join a breakaway European Super League. It betrays the fans, football's history and traditions, and will damage the game. The Government must act quickly and do everything within its legal power to stop the European Super League. My question to the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on the proposal.
Gareth Bacon MP: Sadiq Khan must scrap Outer London Tax plan
Orpington MP Gareth Bacon today demanded Sadiq Khan drop his proposal to charge drivers up to £5.50 to enter Greater London. During a Westminster Hall debate on the Mayor’s Greater London Boundary Charge proposal, Mr Bacon warned that the charge would hurt Orpington’s businesses and public services.
Gareth Bacon MP: Update on Biggin Hill Annington Homes
After extended lobbying of the Ministry of Defence, I am pleased that the notice period for eviction given to Biggin Hill constituents living in Annington Homes has been extended until 31 March 2022. Promisingly, the extra year would allow these homes to be sold to other social housing providers so impacted constituents could remain in their homes. In the meantime, the notice extension will provide them with more certainty about their housing situation during the pandemic. I will continue to help affected constituents and stand ready to support talks for these homes to be sold to social housing providers.
Gareth Bacon MP: With every jab, we are a step closer to reopening Orpington.
Today I visited the Orpington Health and Wellbeing Centre to see one of our local vaccine sites in action, administering vaccines to priority patients locally. I am pleased to report they are on target to vaccinate their most vulnerable patients by mid-February. The centre is receiving a regular supply of the Pfizer and Oxford-Astrazeneca vaccines. When it's your turn, the NHS will invite you - by phone or letter - to book a vaccination appointment. The NHS may not contact you straight away, so please be patient. Thank you to Dr Ruchira Paranjape for taking the time to talk me through the centre's vaccination process. And thank you to all the excellent doctors, nurses, staff and volunteers delivering vaccines across the constituency.