Local News

Dan welcomes record low unemployment

Figures out today show that the number of people out of work is at a record low across the UK. In Tooting for example, the number of people who are unemployed has fallen by 1,100, representing a 47% per cent drop since 2010.

Saving the Asian Elephants

I was delighted to join my colleagues at Save The Asian Elephants ('STAE') in presenting our 200,000 person petition to Downing Street, calling on the Government to provide additional protections to the highly endangered Asian elephant.

Balham & Tooting Community Hero Awards

The BATCA Community Awards celebration on 24th November at Jasmin’s Club on Tooting High Street was a wonderful occasion enjoyed by over 200 people from all Balham and Tooting’s communities.

Plans for Next Year's Upgrade to Earlsfield Station

For the past 3 years I have been campaigning for longer, 10-car trains to be used at Earlsfield station during rush hour, and in April this year we got the go-ahead for this vital upgrade.

Decision on Crossrail 2 Postponed til Next Year

Many local residents have been in touch with me in recent weeks on the topic of Crossrail 2, as we had expected to hear Transport for London's updated view on whether our local station would be Balham or Tooting.