There has been an unbroken military presence in Woolwich for over three centuries.
Yet the three century old bond between our community and our armed forces is now at risk as a result of the Conservative Government’s decision to close Woolwich barracks by 2028 and sell off the land for development.
I am opposed to the Government’s plans to close the barracks and believe the case for selling it off simply doesn’t stack up.
Ever since the decision was announced, I’ve been campaigning in parliament against the closure and I’m determined to do everything I can in the years ahead to stop it happening.
But now I want to show Ministers in Whitehall the strength of feeling locally against their plans.
Please support my campaign by signing the petition opposing the sell-off.
I represent the parliamentary constituency of Greenwich and Woolwich (which covers parts but not all of the Royal Borough of Greenwich). The constituency is made up of the communities of Woolwich, Charlton, Greenwich and parts of Blackheath and Plumstead, each of which retain their own distinct character and community spirit.