Health and Transport Jobs For Local MPs
New committee positions announced
The Ealing Central and Acton Conservative MP Angie Bray has been elected to the Transport Select Committee and hopes to be able to use the position to benefit the local area.
The Committee examines the expenditure, administration and policy of the Department for Transport and its associated public bodies.
Angie says she will now be in a prime position to work to ensure that both Ealing and Acton get the transport improvements that are so badly needed.
Foremost amongst these will be ensuring that Crossrail arrives on time and that Ealing Broadway finally gets a new station that can deal with the amount of people that pass through it every day.
Angie has also joined the All Party Parliamentary Group on Crossrail and was delighted to be elected as Treasurer last week. She says:
“I am thrilled that I have been given the opportunity to study transport issues in depth, especially Crossrail. I know how important transport matters are for residents in Ealing and Acton and I now have the chance to have a real input into transport policy.”
Meanwhile Southall Labour MP Virendra Sharma has been elected by his fellow Labour MPs to serve on the Parliamentary Select Committee for Health.
Commenting on his election Virendra Sharma MP said:
''I am delighted and honoured to have been chosen by my peers to serve on this very important select committee.
''There is a huge amount of work to be done by the committee that is of great importance to both my constituents and the country as a whole. Protecting the National Health Service in these difficult economic times is of vital importance.
''I will be using my position to hold the Con Dem coalition to account and to seek to ensure that the advances made by the previous Labour Government in health services are not lost and that improvements are made.''
July 1 2010