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Hello and welcome to my website, which I hope you find both useful and informative.

Since 1997, I have been proud to be the MP for Sutton and Cheam, where I was born (in St Helier Hospital) and live with my family.

On this site you can keep up to date with my work in my constituency and in Parliament. You can also find information on how to contact me. If you are looking for my upcoming surgery dates please click here.

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Paul's Latest News

  • Paul Burstow, Worcester Park and Nonsuch Lib Dems campaigning for Crossrail 2
    Article: Jul 11, 2014

    Sutton and Cheam MP Paul Burstow was at Worcester Park station today campaigning to bring Crossrail 2 to Worcester Park.

    Sutton is currently under-served by local rail services, with longer journey times to central London compared to other outer London town centres such as Croydon and Wimbledon, and is not connected directly to the Underground or Overground network.

  • Article: Jul 9, 2014

    On Monday 16th June, Sutton and Cheam MP Paul Burstow attended the All Party Parliamentary Group on Medical Research Summer Reception where he was able to speak to scientists from Sutton's Institute for Cancer Research who are leading the way in cancer research.

    The reception brought together researchers, patients, parliamentarians and government ministers to discuss how long-term support and investment by the government can ensure that the UK's medical research sector continues to make a huge difference to the health and wealth of the nation.

  • Article: Jul 9, 2014

    Sutton and Cheam MP Paul Burstow is backing a campaign to make it easier for blind and partially-sighted people to use buses. The local MP showed his support for Guide Dogs charity 'Talking Buses' campaign at a briefing in Westminster last week.

    At the moment, audio visual systems are only fitted to around one fifth of the bus fleet nationally, with the overwhelming majority of these buses operating in London. Campaigners are fighting to make sure that all new buses have audio visual next stop announcements, which are vital for blind and partially sighted bus travellers.

  • Paul Burstow, Worcester Park and Nonsuch Lib Dems campaigning for Crossrail 2
    Page: Jul 7, 2014

    Bring Crossrail 2 to Worcester Park

    Paul Burstow MP and your Lib Dem councillors are campaigning to improve transport links between Worcester Park and Central London.

    Worcester park needs more trains for local people. There are often large queues at the station and the trains are often overcrowded. It takes far longer to travel to central London than it does fromn other outer London town centres such as Croydon and Wimbledon. Crossrail 2 would significantly reduce journey times to central London and benefit hundreds of local residents.

  • Petition: Jul 7, 2014
  • Article: Jun 17, 2014

    On Monday 16th June Sutton and Cheam MP, Paul Burstow, attended a reception in the House of Lords to mark the launch of new research by St Mungo's Broadway on basic skills and homelessness.

    St Mungo's Broadway provides a bed and support to more than 2,500 people a night who are either homeless or at risk, and works to prevent homelessness, helping about 25,000 people a year.

  • Paul at FaNs launch
    Article: Jun 17, 2014

    Sutton and Cheam MP, Paul Burstow gave the official launch of an inspirational movement called FaNs (Friends and Nieghbours) on Monday 16th June. It aims to reconnect people who live in care homes with their community.

    Mr Burstow was asked to launch the project in his capacity as Chair of a year long national inquiry into the future of residential care which will report this summer.

  • Why are you IN?
    Article: Apr 24, 2014

    Today, Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg launched the Liberal Democrats' 2014 European election campaign. The launch took place in Colchester at a rally with activists and supporters, followed by a public town hall-style Q&A session hosted by Heart FM.

    Speaking at the launch event, Nick Clegg said:

  • Paul addressing pupils at a Primary School
    Article: Apr 17, 2014

    Paul has been contacted by a number of parents seeking help and advice having not secured a primary school place for September. As a parent himself he knows how stressful it can be for the whole family and particularly for the children involved.

    Sutton Council have done excellent work in proving extra school places, which means that 84% of pupils have received their first preference school and 96% one of their preferences (figures in full at the bottom of the page). This puts Sutton in the top four in London. There are unfortunately always some people who don't get one of their preferred schools.

  • Paul Burstow holds a placard emblazoned with the figure 2,800, which represents the number of lives saved every week in the UK thanks to research. This is enough people to fill the seats in the House of Commons five times over.
    Article: Apr 1, 2014

    Local MP Paul Burstow is supporting Cancer Research UK's campaign to highlight the power of research. Improvements in cancer research means that 2,800 people will survive cancer every week.

    Commenting, Paul Burstow said:

    "It is truly remarkable to see what modern cancer research can achieve, and it's really inspiring to hear that so many lives are saved by that research each week. That figure of 2,800 comes down to 400 lives saved every day. That's why I'm backing Cancer research UK's campaign to make every moment count in the fight against cancer, and I'm encouraging everyone to join me."