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Welcome: MP for Twickenham

This section of the website is about my work as MP for Twickenham. You can also read about my work as the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills and President of the Board of Trade.

Since 1997 I have represented the residents of Twickenham, Whitton, St Margarets, Strawberry Hill, Teddington and the Hamptons in Parliament, no matter which political party they supported.

This website allows people to observe my work in Parliament, learn more about my local campaigns and the Twickenham Constituency.

Vince Cable

Advice surgeries

I hold advice surgeries for local residents every week on a Friday. They take place in my constituency office at 2a Lion Road, Twickenham from 5-7pm. If you wish to see me at my surgery, you need to contact my office to arrange an appointment. I will be unable to see anyone who arrives at my offices without a prior appointment. Appointments can be made by telephoning 020 8892 0215.

Please note: there will not be surgeries on 3rd & 10th October and 14th November.

  • Article: Sep 24, 2014

    MP Vincent Cable is demanding an urgent meeting with senior BAA managers and BAA have promised to hold a public meeting with residents following a massive surge in complaints regarding air craft noise.

    Thousands of residents have appealed to BAA to stop the trials with new flight paths which are causing great annoyance, especially in Teddington.

  • Article: Sep 19, 2014

    Responding to concerns raised by The Teddington Society and other local groups and residents Twickenham MP Vince Cable has received a briefing from the Environment Agency.

    The Environment Agency report dealt with a variety of issues including noise, flood risk, the impact on the environment and river wildlife and health and safety issues relating to boat users and the public in general.

  • Article: Sep 19, 2014

    Twickenham MP Vince Cable has shown his support for a local family support charity in its bid to be awarded a grant of up to £3000 from the Lloyds Bank Community Fund 2014.

    Home Start Richmond, a local charity based in East Sheen and serving the borough as a whole, does vital work in the field of family support. The charity trains volunteers to support local young children in families going through difficulties such as disability, bereavement, illness, isolation and family breakdown. Last year they supported around 500 children in 250 families in the borough of Richmond upon Thames.

  • Article: Sep 16, 2014

    Vince Cable MP and councillors from Hampton & Ham (Cllrs Penny Frost, Suzette Nicholson and Gareth Roberts) have reacted positively to news that the Department for Communities and Local Government has, at long last, given provisional approval to the byelaw which will enable the council to take decisive action to deal with anti-social and nuisance behaviour associated with unauthorised moorings on the Thames.

  • Vince Cable MP with allotment plot holders at Shacklegate Lane Allotments (Vince Cable MP)
    Article: Jul 25, 2014

    Vince Cable is seeking a meeting with the council and local allotment groups after residents have protested that an expansion of Teddington cemetery will be made at the expense of allotments.

    Vince Cable said, "I have been campaigning for allotments for years both in Parliament and locally. Their popularity is growing and there are now long waiting lists, whereas some years ago it was difficult to find tenants in some sites.

  • Article: Jul 25, 2014

    Vince Cable visited the council's exhibition on Sunday and is not persuaded that the project is in the interests of Twickenham.

    Vince Cable said, "It looks to be a good idea to have the old Royal Barge housed on a new dock in Twickenham. But the access road is too narrow and congested for visitors. This is a prestige project costing £1 million in capital and potentially annual support. And it is at the expense of green space in one of the best loved parts of the borough."

  • Article: Apr 12, 2014

    On Friday 28th March, I met the Managing Director of South West Trains, Tim Shoveller, to press for action on residents' concerns over congestion on the main routes via Twickenham, lack of step-free access and poor services on the loop and Shepperton line.

    Tim Shovellor explained that rail travel continues to rise - by 2% pa - despite the recession and higher fares; so there is constant, growing pressure on an infrastructure which is now over 125 years old. He discussed with me the main planned improvements:

  • Vince Cable on SWT
    Article: Mar 19, 2014

    On Friday 28th March, Vince Cable, MP for Twickenham, will be meeting with the Managing Director of South West trains, to discuss their proposals for the next franchise period (if South West Trains were to win).

    Vince Cable is interested in getting residents views on how they want the rail system to improve over the next decade, and invites residents to fill out his Travel Survey at: www.trlibdems.org.uk/travel

  • Vince Cable (Paul Heartfield)
    Article: Mar 19, 2014

    A group of residents visited Vincent Cable, MP for Twickenham on Friday (14th March) at his advice surgery, who were amongst 150 or so parents whose children have been offered places in September, after the Department of Education deferred Turing House School's bid to open this year.

    Vincent Cable is seeking an urgent meeting with the Education Minister, Lord Nash, in his capacity as Twickenham MP.

  • Vince Cable (Paul Heartfield)
    Article: Feb 11, 2014

    My article to the Western Morning News

    European Parliament elections are usually a chance for voters to sound off with a message of protest, or simply abstain.

    "Who cares?" "What does it matter?" has been a common reaction. But this time - 100 days from now - it does matter. Thanks to UKIP.

    Its leader Nigel Farage has been happily touring the clubs, bars and broadcast studios for months telling anyone who will listen that he thinks his party will win.