Harlow’s newest MP Chris Vince asks for urgent meeting with top ministers over new hospital and crime

Chris Vince / Wed 10th Jul 2024 at 07:10am

THE MP for Harlow, Chris Vince has had a very busy first week but he has already written to two senior minsters of two matters of urgency for Harlow.

Mr Vince said: “The first week of being MP for Harlow and the villages is a huge honour but also extremely daunting. Over half the number of the MPs are new and therefore without an office. 

However, as your MP I was keen to hit the ground running on the key priorities that I said I would during the election campaign.

Today, I have written to both the Secretary of State for Health and the Secretary of State for the Home Office to that effect, focusing on two key pledges of the election to tackle anti-social behaviour and securing Harlow the new hospital it so desperately needs.

“As your MP I will continue to work hard for you all year around and not just at election time and although I am still setting up my office and unable to respond to all pieces of casework straight away I am already acting on your priorities”.

Both Mr Vince’s letters are below.

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10 Comments for Harlow’s newest MP Chris Vince asks for urgent meeting with top ministers over new hospital and crime:

gary roberts
2024-07-10 08:04:13

MP Vince if you need assistance on the issues of criminal behaviour in this town in general or Potter Street in particular please contact me. We need the return of neighbourhood policing in this town now.

2024-07-10 08:48:10

Today, Chris perhaps write to Bridget Phillipson, Secretary of State for Education about sorting out our crumbling schools, education system and non existent youth services. Tomorrow write to department of transport and stop the Eastern crossing and a road system that'll gridlock Harlow.

Guy Flegman
2024-07-10 09:26:22

I hope he keeps this up, but I fear the chaos will continue and the responses he gets will be the usual word salads and waffles.

Brian Aston
2024-07-10 11:03:14

Thank you Guy Flegman. I was wondering what to have for lunch today. Waffles and Word Salad sounds very appealing. Mr Vince has very big shoes to fill, both from Robert Halfon and Bill Rammel. Regardless of politics, both were excellent advocates for the people of Harlow. I hope Mr Vince carries on that work, and doesn't get distracted by the bright lights of Westminster.

2024-07-10 11:18:50

He needs to also focus on getting the UKHSA to move to Harlow which promised to bring around 3,000 jobs to Harlow and raise Harlow’s GDP by 2.5%. If this move fails to materialise, he needs to get one of the new government initiative headquarters to locate here e.g. Greater British Energy Headquarters or another alternative bringing around 3,000 high quality jobs to Harlow. He also needs to get Oyster Card fairs at Harlow Stations to bring cheap travel to London, not simply contactless with the same high prices. There should also be real police on the street in every area of Harlow between 5pm and 5am. Not plastic police. Lastly, he needs to champion Harlow to be added to the planned Cross Rail 2 route now that will kick start again.

David Forman
2024-07-10 12:14:25

Wes Streeting was more concerned yesterday with the Tony Blair Institute For Global Change 'Future of Britain' conference. In the official video at 11:52 interviewer Jon Sopel asks: "Is it a false binary to talk about the private sector and the public sector?" Streeting's reply from 12:12 to 12:56: "There is just an obvious mutual interest and it is not a reductive interest where private healthcare wants to accumulate profit as businesses tend to want to do and it's not just about the private sector's role in reducing the elective backlog by the way either. This is about a mutual relationship where if you can marry the sharpest, brightest minds in UK life sciences and Med Tech with the single payer NHS model that we have with all of the untapped potential that it offers, the sky's the limit in terms of what this country can deliver for patients." See interview at https://youtu.be/fpREQmQxRiQ?si=KHOb5f2cSZz59DBE

David Forman
2024-07-10 12:46:25

As someone who in the past has been involved with supplying Med Tech training services to NHS hospitals, I can honestly say that there needs to be a complete overhaul of management training. Also, there needs to be a substantial change to NHS procurement, a big improvement in managers' understanding of employment law and a focus on productivity. The performance management of 'difficult' employees can be be taught to ensure sustained improvement. NHS managers clearly need to understand the difference between assertive and bullying behaviours to foster an environment where each employee feels valued. Properly listening to staff concerns regarding process changes would help to create a collaborative relationship that delivers efficiency while not undermining staff wellbeing. Delivering a health service fit for the 21st century starts with creating an environment of mutual respect and trust between management and staff. Productivity and growth can be achieved in the NHS without involving the private sector.

Respect the wisdom
2024-07-10 15:42:32

The wee men with the loud engines in there cars over by KingsMoore needs to be dealt with aswell by installing speed cameras and speed humbs at the most affected areas. The older generation who worked all there life are fed up with the wee men and there compensating loud engines.

2024-07-10 16:33:20

Echo everything CV said. Those are my areas of concern, particularly with regards to UKHSA.

Guy Flegman
2024-07-11 21:12:19

Dudes! Give him a chance. He has only had the job a week!

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