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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.


What we achieved in government
(including Conservative policies we blocked)

Sign our latest petition:
Save St Helier Hospital's A&E department and maternity unit

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Paul's Latest News

  • Paul backing plain packaging
    Article: Nov 29, 2013

    After months of review, the Government has finally launched an independent review of standardised labelling for cigarette packages. Sutton and Cheam MP Paul Burstow has welcomed review but worries it will simply allow the Government to delay any real action.

    Since the last major discussion of standardised labels in July, big tobacco companies have been doing their best to prevent further action. Their secret lobbying attempted to persuade the Government to delay meaningful change. Meanwhile, hundreds of thousands of children begin smoking, with many finding it impossible to quit as adults.

  • Paul Burstow, Tom Brake and Ruth Dombey (Copyright Christine Hipkiss)
    Article: Nov 26, 2013

    The results of a secret ballot sent out to Sutton's GPs by Paul Burstow and Tom Brake have shown that an overwhelming majority do not support the downgrading of the A&E and Maternity Units at St Helier. Not a single GP voted in favour of the downgrade.

    32 GPs voted against closing the maternity and A&E services at St Helier, with 0 voting in favour. 32 voted in favour of a separate process run by Sutton Clinical Commissioning Group, with 1 against.

  • Article: Nov 25, 2013

    Councillor Mary Burstow is worried that Transport for London may consider cutting down the small woodland, close to the junction of Cornwall Road and Belmont Rise (A217).

    We know that whenever it rains, there is a serious flooding problem along this stretch of Belmont Rise. Flooding engineers suspect the drains are blocked by tree roots.

  • Paul Burstow promoting apprenticeships
    Article: Nov 22, 2013

    Sutton and Cheam MP Paul Burstow has welcomed the latest fall in unemployment, now at its lowest rate since 2009. The number of people in work has risen to 29.95 million and Jobseeker's Allowance claims have fallen by more than 40,000 to 1.31 million.

    The Office for National Statistics reported the unemployment rate fell to 7.6%, the lowest level since 2009. The Liberal Democrats in government have helped create more than one million jobs since the election.

  • Paul Burstow at St Raph's
    Article: Nov 22, 2013

    On November 20, Paul Burstow presented the petition to save St. Raphael's Hospice. More than 7,000 signatures have been collected in support of finding a way to keep the hospice open.

    St. Raphael's is currently run by the Daughters of the Cross, who also run St. Anthony but

    plan to sell the hospital. Without the hospital, St. Raphael's would face a serious budget shortfall and an uncertain future.

  • MPs Paul Burstow and Tom Brake
    Article: Nov 22, 2013

    To the dismay of campaigner's local doctors today voted in favour of removing A&E and maternity services from St Helier Hospital.

    Paul Burstow and Tom Brake have campaigned tirelessly over recent months to save these vital services and are extremely disappointed by the outcome of the secret ballot.

  • Paul Burstow MP with Professor Sue Bailey, President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists
    Article: Nov 18, 2013

    This week (14 NOV) Paul Burstow MP received the Royal College of Psychiatry's President's Medal for his work improving the lives of people with mental illness.

    Paul previously served as Minister of State in the Health Department and has dedicated much of his career to improving care services.

    Professor Sue Bailey, President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, said:

  • Paul Burstow fighting to save your local Post Office
    Article: Nov 12, 2013

    Your local Liberal Democrats and the Communication Workers Union (CWU) are fighting to save the St Nicholas centre Post Office on Sutton High

    Street. Post Office bosses have threatened to close the site, claiming that it is too expensive to run.

    Legal requirements meant that the Post Office will have to go through a formal consultation process.

  • Sutton Lib Dems campaigning to Save St Helier
    Article: Nov 11, 2013
    By Paul Burstow and Tom Brake

    Paul Burstow and Tom Brake are contacting all Sutton's GPs to encourage them to take part in a secret ballot on proposals to downgrade St Helier Hospital.

    Sutton's Liberal Democrat MPs are asking the GPs whether they favour plans to remove A&E and maternity services from St Helier or whether they support a separate process run by Sutton's Clinical Commissioning Group to decide the future of the hospital.

  • Article: Oct 29, 2013

    Sutton and Cheam MP Paul Burstow has welcomed the latest growth and unemployment figures, which show a big improvement in the UK economy.

    GDP figures, which show that the UK's economy grew by 0.8% in the last quarter - the highest quarterly increase in three years.

    A million more people are currently in work compared to early 2010, according to the Office of National Statistics, and across the UK the number of unemployed people in the UK has dropped by 18,000 in the last three months.