Health and St Helier top priority for residents

In a recent Residents' Survey set up by local MP Tom Brake, health and saving St Helier hospital were revealed as top priorities.

Those who took part in the survey were asked to rate a number of answers from 1 (not at all important) to 10 (very important). Over 750 residents took the time to complete the survey, 68.2 per cent of whom made it clear that the topic of health was very important to them.

Tom Brake said "I would like to thank everybody who took the time to fill in the survey, it was a great response."

As an MP, I want to listen to the views of local residents and understand what truly matters to them. I will use the results of the survey to shape the work I do within Carshalton and Wallington as well as in parliament."

Over 750 residents have completed the survey, taking the chance to have their say on a range of local and national issues. In the responses to the survey, 'health' came top, followed by 'education' at 49.4 per cent, 'economy and unemployment' at 47.2 per cent and 'crime' at 43 per cent. 'Culture and the arts' and 'sports and leisure' proved the two least prominent issues at 8.1 per cent and 8.0 per cent respectively.

In the category of 'health', the most important issue for local residents was saving St Helier Hospital - over 70 per cent indicated this as their main local priority concern.

To see more about the Save St Helier campaign, see; www.tombrake.co.uk/saveoursthelier

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