Wandsworth is a model of excellence in education

Cllr Sarah McDermott is the Cabinet Member for Education and Children’s Services on Wandsworth Council.

Wandsworth is probably the best place in the UK to bring up children – not a hollow advertising slogan but backed up by incontrovertible evidence.

Respect Pledge for local elections

Today (3 March 2018) the Conservative Party Chairman Brandon Lewis unveiled the Party’s Respect Pledge. The pledge will apply to all Conservative candidates standing in the local elections this year, ensuring they behave responsibly throughout the election.

990 children in Wandsworth are Now Benefiting from 30 Hours of Free Childcare

Councillor Sarah McDermott has welcomed new figures showing that 990 children are benefiting from the Government’s 30 hours free childcare offer in Wandsworth. The offer saves working families around £5,000 per year per child and saw over 200,000 children benefit nationally in its first term.

Avoidable travel chaos over Easter weekend  

As a result of the ongoing industrial dispute between the RMT and South Western Railway, the trade union has voted to strike over the busy Easter weekend. 

Councillor Ravi Govindia, Leader of Wandsworth Council, commented:

Increased pay for NHS workers

Using the funds that the Chancellor allocated at the Budget, we've set out proposals that will see wage rises of between 6.5 per cent and 29 per cent for over 1.1 million NHS workers in England