Category Archives: Clive in Parliament


Clive Efford (Eltham) (Lab): I am delighted to have this opportunity to speak in this debate, because I want to speak up for south-east London, which has long been forgotten in terms of transport infrastructure. As I have said on many occasions, we do not have direct access to the London underground. Much investment across London goes into the underground and much of the debate about London’s transport is concerned with it. However, many parts of London are not served by it and we rely heavily on Network SouthEast and, where that fails, the only alternative for travel from my constituency to central London is the car. We also have over-congested roads. Continue reading

London Olympics 2012

Clive Efford (Eltham) (Lab): May I congratulate my right hon. Friend on his luck in being in the right place at the right time to make probably the easiest statement that any Minister has ever had to make? Some people may still harbour doubts about the bid. Some doubted whether we would win, but those who doubted that we should bid have been proven wrong. I was with 500 children from schools in Greenwich to hear the result announced and anyone who harboured doubts needed only to look at the expressions on their faces when the result came through to know what winning meant to them. Continue reading

Iraq War

Clive Efford (Eltham): I want to say how much I appreciated the opening comments of the Prime Minister. I welcome his respect for the views of all those who have strong feelings on this matter. When Parliament was recalled last September, I tabled an early-day motion making my position clear.  Continue reading