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Monday 6th February 2017 - 16:26 Campaigners Meet CAA
Campaigners Meet CAA John Cryer and local councillors from Waltham Forest and Redbridge have met with the Civil Aviation Authority to hand over a petition of local residents to the overflight corridors from and to City Airport over the Wanstead, Snaresbrook, Leyton and Leytonstone areas.

In February 2016 London City Airport received permission from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to concentrate all its flight paths. Since when 1000s of furious local residents have been contacting me to object to the aircraft ‘superhighway’ above their homes.
John Cryer MP said:

“1000s of local residents are affected in Leyton, Leytonstone, Wanstead and Snaresbrook. There are narrow corridor flight paths in and out of the airport. Air traffic is now more concentrated, affecting many residents and there have been real concerns about City Airport’s lack of engagement with the community. These corridors are now being reviewed. I asked local residents to let me know their views and also to contact the Civil Aviation Authority and the City Airport.

Cllr Shelia Bain, Cllr for Wanstead ward said:

“The lives of Wanstead residents are being made a misery by noise from these planes from early morning until evening with no respite not to mention the pollution being suffered. City Airport has to take a serious look at the awful effect these concentrated flight paths are having on people's daily lives and review them.”

Cllr Clyde Loakes, Cllr for Leytonstone ward said;

The arrogance displayed by City Airport to-date in dismissing our residents’ concerns around noise and air pollution in particular is truly shocking. The impact of an airport is not contained within the boundaries of a single councils administrative boundary, it's about time the CAA and the management of City Airport realised this!"


John Cryer MP added:

“I hope City Airport will listen to residents’ complaints and the CAA will take these into account as part of the submission into the air corridor review.”
Wednesday 11th January 2017 - 15:12 Wanstead Parking Scheme
Wanstead Parking Scheme "I have been contact by dozens of frustrated local residents and I share their concerns about parking arrangements in Wanstead and have made this clear to the council, in particular to the Cabinet member for highways.

"I am disappointed with the lack of public involvement and will continue to represent my constituents’ concerns about the situation – seeking a reasonable resolution to the matter which meets the area’s parking needs.

"I want to make it very clear that the council, in my view, should have engaged in a full consultation and sought the views of residents."

John Cryer MP
Monday 12th December 2016 - 09:11 Govt Playing Politics with Commuters
Govt Playing Politics with Commuters John Cryer has criticised the Transport Secretary’s announcement that he will not be handing suburban railways to TFL.

John Cryer MP who has the Gospal Oak to Barking over-ground line serving his constituent’s said:

“It appears that the Government is putting party politics above the needs of desperate commuters. This betrayal of commuters is particularly poor because rail devolution is supported by politicians from all parties – including Conservative MPs and councils inside and outside London.

“There is only one way Chris Grayling can put this right – he must devolve control of services to TfL to ensure commuters in constituencies like mine get a more frequent, reliable and affordable service.”
Wednesday 30th November 2016 - 09:09 Norlington School Council Visit Parliament
Norlington School Council Visit Parliament John Cryer met with local pupils from Norlington School for Boys for a tour of Parliament followed a Q&A session where the children ‘grilled’ their Member of Parliament on local, national and international issues.
John Cryer MP said:

“It was great to see so many enthuastic students and I hope they enjoyed the day. I regularly visit schools and colleges and encourage them to bring students up to Parliament, for a tour of the building and an understanding of how our Parliament works. It is vital to connect young people with the democratic process – we need to make you part of the political fabric and enthuastic about our democratic values and history. “

Brendan Isaac, Associate Assistant Headteacher/Head of English at Norlington said:

“We thank John ever so much for accommodating our School Council on their first trip to the Houses of Parliament. The boys left thoroughly enthused at having the opportunity to access something which they perceive as being so remote to them and your tour was key to dispelling that myth.

I must add that personally it was insightful to speak with John for an extended period of time, we very much appreciated.”
Tuesday 22nd November 2016 - 12:04 Aircraft Noise Campaign - UPDATE
Aircraft Noise Campaign - UPDATE John Cryer met with local residents and campaigners to launch a community campaign to end flight path misery for many Redbridge and Waltham Forest residents.

In February 2016 London City Airport received permission from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to concentrate all its flight paths. 1000s of furious local residents have been contacting me to object to the aircraft ‘superhighway’ above their homes.
John Cryer MP said:
“1000s of local residents are affected in Leyton, Leytonstone, Wanstead and Snaresbrook. There is more narrow flight paths in and out of the airport. Air traffic is now more concentrated, affecting many residents and there have been real concerns about City Airport’s lack of engagement with the community.”

Ms Shelia Bain, Cllr for Wanstead ward said:

“The lives of Wanstead residents are being made a misery by noise from these planes from early morning until evening with no respite not to mention the pollution being suffered. City Airport has to take a serious look at the awful effect these concentrated flight paths are having on people's daily lives and review them.”


What residents say:

“I'm angry that my home and the area around has become a noise ghetto with all the additional planes that I and others in Wanstead are subject to, especially as City Airport made minimal effort to consult residents affected by their plans.” Christopher - Wanstead Resident


“I'm all for enterprise, expansion and understand how important it is that people can easily travel to and from London. My huge problem is that the concentrated flight paths are UNEQUAL. The residents of London are not receiving the same amount of aircraft noise.” Catherine - Leyton Resident

“Planes fly very low and very loudly over our house all day - if we're outside we have to shout over the noise if we're talking. It seems fairer to spread out the share of the noise so that many get some noise rather than a few getting all of it.” Vaia, Alex and Kathy - Leyton Residents

HACAN East chair John Stewart, said,

“Communities have really been suffering since the change in the flights paths. We back this campaign to get City Airport to think again about these new flight paths.”

John Cryer MP added:
“I am determined to work with local councillors from Redbridge and Waltham Forest to help improve local residents’ quality of life. I am therefore asking people to support our campaign calling on City Airport and the Civil Aviation Authority to review the concentrated flight paths in February 2017. Local residents can register their support by emailing me at cryercommunitycampaigns@hotmail.co.uk and leaving their full name and address - subject: Aircraft Noise Campaign
Friday 18th November 2016 - 10:47 Food Banks - Shocking Figures
Food Banks - Shocking Figures John Cryer has today reacted with shock and anger that more local people are becoming reliant on foodbanks to survive in Redbridge.
A Trussell Trust date show that from April 2015 – 2016 1,424 parcels were handed to local residents and from May – October 2016 alone more than 1,604 parcels have been given to the desperate and vulnerable.

John Cryer, MP said:

“I am very concerned and alarmed that we have such an increase in food parcels being distributed in Redbridge. It is appalling that this level of support is needed in 21st century Britain and at the same time this government is doing nothing but piling more misery on my constituents.

“Growing poverty is now a real issue in Redbridge and Waltham Forest. This Government is making ordinary people poorer and scared for their futures, which has been their agenda from the date they got elected.”

“It is then vital to praise the exceptional work carried out by food banks - like The Trussell Trust – in giving vital supplies to people both in and out of work is invaluable. They provide a lifeline to people in dire need in my constituency.”
Thursday 10th November 2016 - 12:47 Equal Pay Day
Equal Pay Day John Cryer on National Equal Pay Day (10 November 2016) has backed the campaign for equal pay for women - focusing on the value attached to women in the workforce, their terms and condition and their place in the Labour market.

In 2016 Equal Pay Day is 10th November, just one later than Equal Pay Day last year.

John Cryer MP said:
“The Equal Pay Act was introduced 46 years ago and yet from Thursday this week the UK’s female workforce will effectively be working for free until 31 December, due to the scale of the gender pay gap
“There’s no one cause of the gap – important factors are discrimination, undervaluing roles predominantly done by women, dominance of men in best paid positions and unequal caring responsibilities. The gap is wider for older women, BME women, and women in certain occupational sectors (e.g. skilled trades) and women on higher earnings. Part of the reason that the Tories have been unable to significantly shift the gender pay gap is because they have no strategy to tackle the chronic low pay where many women reside. “

John Cryer MP added:

“There is a persistent, low wage, low skill, and low progression section of economy where the majority of the workforce are women.
“We have to tackle gender segregation and the under-valuation of women’s work in the economy. Encourage more women to consider higher paid, traditionally male-dominated jobs and encourage more men into areas like the caring professions and start valuing and paying them the rate they deserve.

“It’s time to think seriously about quotas, from the boardroom to apprenticeships. Over 60% of those earning less that the living wage are women –more businesses need to become a living wage employer.

“We need to develop government tax and policy in a way that takes on board the likely impact on women’s equality. As of the last Budget, 86% of the net savings to the treasury through changes to tax and benefits since 2010 have come from women.
Wednesday 26th October 2016 - 16:56 House of Commons Campaign Launched - Opioid
House of Commons Campaign Launched - Opioid John Cryer has tabled an Early Day Motion (EDM see notes to editors) in Parliament to highlight the need for improved patient education and awareness surrounding the risks of opioid painkiller addiction.

New survey data released shows that 40% of British adults surveyed have taken opioid painkillers consecutively for three days or longer,i despite The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recommending that weak over-the-counter (OTC) opioids should be taken for a maximum of three days due to the risk of addiction.ii The results further highlight that 64% of respondents have taken commonly available painkillers,i but worryingly over half of them are unaware that these drugs contain potentially addictive opioids.i

John Cryer MP said:

“The implications of these results, which suggest a severe lack of awareness amongst the UK public as to the potential dangers of Opioid Painkiller Dependency (OPD), are compounded by the fact that 41% of British adults surveyed would not recognise the signs and symptoms of addiction.”i

Dr Martin Johnson, Co-Chair, Chronic Pain Policy Coalition, Senior Medical Director (hVivo), RCGP Clinical Lead for Chronic Pain, said:

“Despite the fact that chronic pain affects almost half the population, in some form or another, and the almost parallel issue of over use of OTC & prescribed opioids, there is no system to monitor these people. A system for the early identification of poor pain control and side effects of treatment must be implemented.”


John Cryer MP added:

“Many local residents don’t realise the seriousness of our condition until they are forced to address the matter by friends or family. In my discussions Chronic Pain Policy Coalition it has been brought to my attention that the levels of awareness and education surrounding it are clearly lacking in the UK, so there is a great deal of work to be done in order to ensure we as patients receive advice on our best treatment options, enabling us to return to a life no longer gripped by opioid addiction.”

“The CPPC has put forward the idea of annual check-ups for patients with their GPs or another health professional, who then helps devise an action plan to combat the many consequences of living with chronic pain. The research they have conducted stated that this in turn could reduce the number of avoidable GP appointments and A&E visits.”

“I have tabled this parliamentary motion to raise these serious concerns in Parliament and will be continuing the campaign to urge the Department of Health to improve patient education and awareness surrounding the risks of opioid addiction.”
Sunday 9th October 2016 - 15:18 A Daughters Battle
A Daughters Battle John Cryer was joined today by Leyton resident Terri Robson and mum Fiona Fail from Blyth to hand a petition to the Prime Minister.

The petition is calling on the Government to help prolong the life of Mrs Fail from Northumberland and others who suffer from lung cancer and urge NICE to review their decision and to allow patients to use Nivolumab as an immunotherapy for use in lung cancer treatment.

Terri Robson, lead petitioner and daughter said;

“We started the petition to try and make people aware of the injustice within a healthcare lottery across the United Kingdom. To submit the petition to NICE to help them make the right decision.”

“I am concerned that a less effective cheaper option is more likely to be chosen. I understand that Nivolumab is already available in Scotland. Leading health professionals have told me that this treatment is more likely to help treat and pro-long the health of my mother than the cheomotherapy ‘route’.

John Cryer MP said:

“I know from talking to Terri, that NICE regard Nivolumab as expensive. However I would concur with Terri that as with many drugs and treatments it may have larger upfront costs, but as a result will save significant amounts of money in the longer term and more importantly prolong the lives of patients giving them more time with their loved ones.”

“I join my constituent and the thousands of people that have signed the petition urging the Government to rethink their opposition to Nivolumab.”
Tuesday 27th September 2016 - 15:24 Opioid Painkiller Guidance Concern
Opioid Painkiller Guidance Concern John Cryer is launching a campaign in conjunction with Chronic Pain Policy Coalition (CPPC) to highlight the need for improved patient education and awareness surrounding the risks of opioid painkiller addiction.

New survey data released shows that 40% of British adults surveyed have taken opioid painkillers consecutively for three days or longer,i despite The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recommending that weak over-the-counter (OTC) opioids should be taken for a maximum of three days due to the risk of addiction.ii The results further highlight that 64% of respondents have taken commonly available painkillers,i but worryingly over half of them are unaware that these drugs contain potentially addictive opioids.i

John Cryer MP said:

“The implications of these results, which suggest a severe lack of awareness amongst the UK public as to the potential dangers of Opioid Painkiller Dependency (OPD), are compounded by the fact that 41% of British adults surveyed would not recognise the signs and symptoms of addiction.”i

Dr Martin Jonson, Co-Chair, Chronic Pain Policy Coalition, Senior Medical Director (hVivo), RCGP Clinical Lead for Chronic Pain, said:

“The perception of many is that the tablets that they purchase from the pharmacy are mild with minimal side effects. This survey shows we have to be aware that the ‘no more than 3 days use’ warning is given out for a very good reason. If you find that you require painkillers all the time, it is better for your pain to be assessed by your GP.”

John Cryer MP added:

“Many local residents don’t realise the seriousness of our condition until they are forced to address the matter by friends or family. In my discussions Chronic Pain Policy Coalition it has been brought to my attention that the levels of awareness and education surrounding it are clearly lacking in the UK, so there is a great deal of work to be done in order to ensure we as patients receive advice on our best treatment options, enabling us to return to a life no longer gripped by opioid addiction.”

“I will be contacting GPs in my constituency to get their opinions on the potential harm of opioids, as well as seeing if we can work together to plan for better long term solution for patients suffering from chronic pain.”

“The CPPC has put forward the idea of annual check-ups for patients with their GPs or another health professional, who then helps devise an action plan to combat the many consequences of living with chronic pain. The research they have conducted stated that this in turn could reduce the number of avoidable GP appointments and A&E visits.”

“I will be working with the CPPC to raise these serious concerns in Parliament and to work with local GPs, NICE, and Department of Health to improve patient education and awareness surrounding the risks of opioid addiction.”