Sutton and Cheam Labour Party Sutton and Cheam Constituency Labour Party, London Borough of Sutton
Polling Analysis shows Labour in the Lead in the Sutton and Cheam Constituency
The highly respected Electoral Calculus website which adds together all the current national opinion polls and calculates local constituency results shows Labour is in the lead in Sutton and Cheam Constituency. Electoral Calculus have accurately predicted previous General Election results.
Details of their latest analysis is shown below. People who may vote Lib Dem in local elections will want to be aware of this so they can best use their vote to defeat the Tories in the next General Election by voting Labour locally to achieve a Labour Government.
Cost of Living Crisis – Useful Advice
The Government Autumn Statement has been published and provides little help to people to survive this winter. Here is Rachel Reeves’ response to the Statement.
Local Labour members will be helping out in the community as they did during Covid. Here are some useful links:
Government Cost of Living Links
Cost of Living Payments
Mayor of London Cost of Living Links
Sutton Council Cost of Living Links
Croydon Labour MP Sarah Jones’ Cost of Living Guide
Please do pass this information to others who might find it useful.
Thank You Sutton voters!
Labour is back on Sutton Council!
Meet your new Sutton Labour Councillors
Contact Sutton Labour Councillors here:
Labour Group Leader: Councillor Sheldon Vestey
Labour Deputy Leader: Councillor Sheila Berry
Councillor Dave Tchil
On Thursday 5th May 2022 Labour stood a full slate of 55 candidates across all the 20 electoral wards in the London Borough of Sutton.
Labour won 3 seats on the Council for the first time in 16 years. Our new Councillors will now stand up for those struggling with the cost of living under this Tory Government or who feel let down by the Lib Dems on Sutton Council.
The 27 Sutton and Cheam Labour candidates are listed with their biographies here.
The 28 Carshalton and Wallington Labour candidates in the other half of the borough are listed with their biographies here.
Our Key pledges for the Local Elections are below and our Manifesto and other policies are here.
Type in your postcode here to find out much the Tories have cost you.
Type in your your postcode here to find out how much lower wages will be in your area under the Conservatives.
Sutton Labour: On your side
Thank you for Electing Labour Councillors this time. Electing even more Labour Councillors would make a real difference to our community:
Labour Councillors would be out and about listening to residents and working on their behalf to get their problems dealt with. If you elect us we can take action for you.
Missed bin collections? We’ll chase Veolia about it.
Fly tipping? We’ll report it and check that it gets cleared.
Dangerously parked vehicles? We’ll make sure they’re dealt with
Long waiting time for housing repairs? We’ll ask Sutton Housing Partnership or other social and private landlords why
Parking problems? We’ll ask residents what works in their road, and listen to the answers
Our Key pledges for the Local Elections are below and our Manifesto and other policies are here:
Sutton Labour: On your side
Our 10-point contract with the residents of Sutton
- We will tackle the cost of living not see you go further into debt. Labour is on your side and has proposed a national energy plan for a £600 payment to you from a windfall tax on energy companies. Locally we will provide secure, quality job opportunities and attract new business into our borough and promote wider business commitment to the London Living Wage. Poverty and the need for more food banks should never be allowed to increase in Sutton.
- We will support increased locally based Policing to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour. We will establish twice yearly open meetings across the borough where you can all directly question Police in your local area. We will invest in CCTV, better lighting and community safety hubs and work with the community to improve women’s safety locally after recent public scandals. We will commit to make sure Sutton is “No place for hate”.
- We will provide secure affordable homes for our younger people who are priced out of the borough and build more genuinely affordable, council housing in our borough. This should be safe and learn the lessons of Grenfell Tower. We want low or zero carbon houses and small-scale flats not intense development of tower blocks. We will increase registration and regulation of private landlords to support the many people who are now forced to privately rent instead of be able to buy and introduce a Sutton Private Tenant’s Charter.
- We will commit to: Cleaner Streets. Cleaner Air. Too many bins are not emptied and there is too much fly-tipping. The 12-visit rationing of recycling centre visits must end. We will aim to see if “community spring cleans” with community skips could be reintroduced like it existed in the past. We will immediately table a “notice of improvement” of contractor Veolia and then seek to bring the waste contract back in house locally so your complaints are dealt with immediately and not be managed from a distance. We will propose to residents’ ways in which we could withdraw from the Beddington Incinerator contract as well as expensive heating contracts that cost residents money.
- We will consult residents over parking and traffic schemes. We will never introduce any road or parking scheme without a full consultation and strong local consent and will ensure changes are driven by resident demands not Town Hall bureaucrats. We support a fairer system for existing parking permit fees with no hidden costs.
- We will protect our local environment. We will fight for our Parks and Open Spaces as we did by opposing building on both Rosehill Park and Sheen Way playing fields, not just one or the other as other Parties cynically did. We will ensure the council plays a key role as part of the Declaration of a Climate Emergency and seeks funds to remediate the threat of flooding in lower lying areas of the borough.
- We will protect our health and social care services and learn the lessons of the COVID pandemic. We will prepare for future pandemics with stores of PPE and a full resilience plan. We will never let our old people die in large numbers in care homes at a time when Tory Government ministers were breaking the rules. We will fight to keep all acute services at our St Helier Hospital and oppose a highly risky relocation of an A&E needed for a future pandemic right next to a cancer hospital full of clinically shielding cancer patients.
- We will provide Education and Inclusion for all. We will promote the undoubted excellence of our locally rooted primary and secondary schools that already provide places for more than 90% of Sutton pupils and will support them to increase that. We support the demands of Sutton Parents campaigning for more SEND support and improved transport. Inclusion is fundamental to our campaigning on areas from blue badge access, to fighting in support of families with children that have special educational needs and ensuring council services are not solely digital by default. We support the dignity of old age and commit to an Age-Friendly Sutton as well as commit to review and improve mental health services and address loneliness exacerbated by the COVID pandemic.
- We will stop the decline in local arts, sports & culture and revitalise our High Streets with more “meanwhile use” and pop-up shops. We will examine the possibility of the relocation of more accessible Council services to them as a core hub to sustain our High Streets post-pandemic for the long-term and ensure this only happens if it benefits local residents. We will also work with the Mayor of London to review public transport links to improve accessibility. We will seek to increase free access to sports facilities for the less well off from a key public health perspective.
- We will listen. We will consult. Too many people cannot get hold of their current Councillors. Labour is standing strong local hard-working candidates to be Councillors. We will bring in a new listening and consultation strategy led by local residents and encourage local “resident juries” and a “People’s Question Time” to hold services to account. We will develop stronger more accountable local committees, with the opportunity for them to become proper local community councils, but only if residents petition and vote for them to be. We will press for revision to existing contracts so that the Council treat employees fairly as part of a longer-term plan to in-source more services so the Council directly provides them. We will also hold our local MPs to account as they may talk about the small stuff but never tell you about all the bad things they vote for in Parliament.
Missed your vote in May? A General Election could be sooner than you think:
Register to vote. You can do so online here. You just need your National Insurance Number to hand.
Make a postal vote application. Download the form here and get it back to the Sutton Civic Offices, St Nicholas Way, Sutton, SM1 1EA. You can also scan and email your application to firstname.lastname@example.org However please do not send them a photo of it as the image quality is too low and it cannot be processed.
For information on community action and solidarity activity on COVID-19 click here.
Sutton and Cheam Labour
Welcome to Sutton and Cheam Labour Party’s website. We are an active local Party rooted in the local community:
Labour stands for the many not the few
Labour is active and campaigning locally
Labour is the voice of protecting public services in Sutton: St Helier Hospital land under threat, bringing contracts in-house, building Council housing
The Lib Dems and Tories run Sutton either through Council mismanagement or Government inaction. They are in it together: the impact of austerity from the previous Con/Lib coalition runs deep in this borough
The Lib Dems are ruining Sutton locally: record complaints over waste collection, poor consultation over parking, the Incinerator, building on Rosehill Park