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Greg Hands MP welcomes new bigger, cooler, walk-through trains on District Line

Local MP Greg Hands has welcomed the news that after leading a long running campaign, new trains are to come into service on the District Line later this month. For many years Greg has campaigned for more frequent and upgraded trains on the District Line, and especially the Wimbledon branch. Chelsea and Fulham has the highest number of Tube users of any London constituency. In 2011 14,000 residents responded in a TfL consultation which resulted in five more rush-hour trains running through Fulham during the morning peak. 

Greg Hands Welcomes suspension of Tube strikes

Chelsea and Fulham MP, Greg Hands, has welcomed news that the RMT have agreed to call off their planned strike following talks with Transport for London. It means further unnecessary disruption to London and Londoners has been averted. The planned 48-hour London Tube strike was due to begin at 9pm yesterday evening, as part of an ongoing row over the modernisation of the Tube.

Greg Hands MP condemns Tube strikes & impact on Borough with largest number of Tube passengers

Chelsea and Fulham MP, Greg Hands, has strongly condemned Bob Crow and RMT union leaders for inflicting a 48hr tube strike on London this week. Hammersmith & Fulham, according to the most recent census, has more Tube users than any other Borough in Britain, so the strike was bound to be disruptive to Greg’s constituents. Nearly all lines on the Underground system were affected by the walk out, including local District Line services and Fulham Broadway station was also closed. However, thanks to over 1,000 Underground staff and specially trained volunteers, acting as Tube Ambassadors, Transport for London (TfL) was able to operate a partial service on most lines, including the District Line through Fulham and Chelsea, at around 35% of overall regular capacity, with around 70% of Tube stations open. 

Greg Hands M.P. speaks out at packed local Super Sewer meeting

Greg Hands, M.P. for Chelsea and Fulham, has spoken out on behalf of local residents against the location of the proposed Super Sewer. During a meeting of local residents, held at Hurlingham & Chelsea School on Thursday evening (30th January), Greg told representatives of the Planning Inspectorate that residents were overwhelmingly opposed to the drilling of the main shaft for the Sewer at Carnwath Road, Fulham. The meeting was attended by almost 200 local people, including Council Leader Nick Botterill and Sands End Ward Councillor Steve Hamilton.

Night Flights submission from Greg Hands M.P.

Consultation Submission - Department for Transport: Night Flying Restrictions at Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted Stage 2-Greg Hands MP - Member of Parliament for Chelsea & Fulham General PositionAs the MP for Chelsea and Fulham, I welcome the opportunity to respond to this Consultation. As a local MP, I will only make reference to Heathrow. My view remains as it did for the first stage night flights consultation in Spring of 2013: I believe there should be a comprehensive ban on night flights at Heathrow from 11pm to 6am, to be brought in at the earliest opportunity.

Hands welcomes record fall in unemployment locally and nationally - "Government's long-term economic plan is working"

Greg Hands M.P. has this week welcomed new national statistics that show a record fall in unemployment, seen in the Office for National Statistics publication of labour market statistics for the three months to November. They revealed that the number of those in jobs in the UK has reached 30.15 million, up 280,000 this quarter and up 1.3 million since the election. Meanwhile unemployment has fallen by 167,000 this quarter, representing the sharpest fall in unemployment in 17 years. Youth unemployment also fell 39,000 in the last three months.