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Joan Ryan MP was delighted to welcome the Shadow First Secretary of State and Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Angela Eagle MP, to Enfield North to celebrate the official opening of her constituency office on the Hertford Road. 

Speaking at a packed event, in Aksular restaurant on Wednesday 27th April, Angela Eagle gave a rousing speech about the importance of supporting local communities and how the Labour Party and its values are best placed to help Londoners in the upcoming London Mayoral and Greater London Authority (GLA) elections taking place on Thursday 5th May.

Joan and Angela were joined by Joanne McCartney – Labour’s candidate for the Enfield and Haringey seat on the GLA – as well as Enfield North constituents and Labour Party members.

Whilst the official opening of the office took place yesterday, the office has been open to the public since December 2015. Joan and her team are there to serve all of the local community. The office – located at 542 Hertford Road, Enfield, EN3 5ST - is open from 10am-5pm (Monday – Thursday) and 10am-6pm (on Fridays). Constituents can drop by to speak to a caseworker about any issue they may have or can book an appointment to see Joan, at her weekly advice surgery on Friday afternoons, by calling 0208 804 4543. 

Joan Ryan MP, Labour Member of Parliament for Enfield North, said:

“It was great to welcome Angela to the constituency last night.

I’m delighted that we had the opportunity to celebrate the work of the office with so many friends, constituents and party members.

The thing I enjoy most about being the Member of Parliament for Enfield North is working with constituents and being in the position to act on their behalf. If a resident needs my help or wants to raise an issue with me, I look forward to welcoming them to my office and doing all I can to assist.”

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Labour’s Shadow Business Secretary, Angela Eagle MP, declares Joan Ryan MP’s office officially open

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On Wednesday 13th April Joan Ryan MP is bringing a Bill before Parliament to ensure net profits made by train operating companies (TOCs) from unplanned delays and cancellations on their routes, caused by Network Rail, are put towards improving rail passenger services across the country.

Since 2010/11 TOCs have received £575 million from Network Rail when trains are delayed or cancelled, for instance when points don’t work or the power fails. Over the same period, train operators only paid out £73 million to commuters whose journeys were disrupted. That is a compensation gap of more than half a billion pounds – a substantial boost to train operating companies profit margins.

Given it is taxpayers’ who help to subsidise Network Rail, Joan Ryan will argue that “it is scandalous that a system can be designed in such a way that the very people using the rail network and who are most affected by the poor standard of service on offer – tax paying commuters – can end up contributing to train operators’ profits out of their own misery.”

Joan Ryan’s Improvement of Rail Passenger Services (Use of Disruption Payments) Bill seeks to ensure that any net profit TOCs make from these payments is only allocated to specified projects – such as helping to fund the retention of ticket office staff – which will increase the quality, value for money and reliability of passengers’ experience of railway travel. The Bill would give power to the rail regulator to monitor and enforce this proposal. Ms Ryan is also calling on the Government to bring rail travel within the EU Consumer Rights Act.

This Bill is supported by MPs from across the House of Commons and will be presented by Joan Ryan following Prime Minister’s Question Time.

Joan Ryan MP, Labour Member of Parliament for Enfield North, said:

“Commuters throughout the country are getting a raw deal.

 Train operators are making millions from rail delays, at the expense of passengers who continue to suffer from a poor standard of service.

My Bill helps to shed light on a complex, opaque and unfair part of the industry, which the majority of the public know little about, and will help to improve the customer experience and give them a high value service.”


 

You can read my speech by clicking here.

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At the earliest opportunity after Easter recess, Joan Ryan MP raised her serious concerns regarding the rise in violent crime in Enfield following the attempted drive by shooting in her constituency on Friday 1st April.

Addressing the incident, which took place on Armfield Road, during Home Office Questions on Monday 11th April, Ms Ryan said what happened “was totally unacceptable and very frightening for residents.”

She said there were real concerns that public safety was being put at risk, given that “39 uniformed police officers and PCSOs have been lost from Enfield’s streets”, over the past year alone, and during the same period violent crime has increased by 13%. Since May 2010, 42 police officers and 132 PCSOs have been cut in Enfield.

Joan Ryan has written to the Home Secretary on this matter and is seeking a meeting with the new, acting Police Borough Commander for Enfield, Chief Superintendent Carl Robinson, to discuss what immediate steps can be taken to improve public safety for local residents.  

Joan Ryan MP, Labour Member of Parliament for Enfield North, said:

“The attempted drive by shooting in Enfield is a shocking incident.

With violent crime continuing to rise, the Government’s decision to hollow out neighbourhood policing in Enfield and across the capital is putting the safety of our community at risk.”

I’ll continue to support visible and sustainable levels of neighbourhood policing – it is vital in helping to cut crime and protect Enfield’s streets.”


 

For more information:

  1. The Hansard transcript of Joan Ryan’s Home Office question and the Government Minister’s response can be found here: https://goo.gl/by8BDy.
  2. Please click here to view a copy of the letter from Joan Ryan MP to the Secretary of State for Home Affairs.
  3. In the 12 months to February 2016 violent crime against the person rose by 12.8% in Enfield. 6, 158 – number of reported crimes in 12 months to February 2015 and in the year to February 2016 this figure had risen to 6,944. Crime statistics for Enfield and the Met Police can be found here: http://goo.gl/SKXzJ.
  4. Between February 2015 and February 2016 the number of police officers in Enfield fell from 575 to 548. During the same period, PCSO numbers fell from 46 to 34. Full figures on police and PCSO numbers can be found here: http://goo.gl/Qhg7h2

 

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