It was an honour to be elected as MP for Putney, Roehampton and Southfields in 2019.
I have lived in Wandsworth for 25 years, brought up my four children and lovely dog Toto here.
Before I became an MP, I ran a local community centre in Wandsworth where I held projects for older people, families and young people. For over 20 years, I had led international environmental and poverty action campaigns with Christian aid, Water Aid and communities across the globe.
In my twenties, I worked in Bosnia during the war and rebuilt villages- this gave me a determination to get things done that I have never lost. It led me to go on Parliamentary visits with other MPs to Ukraine and Lebanon. I also went to revisit Bosnia.
I am often asked why I went into politics. I became involved in local politics first, when the Council shut down my local children’s centre and Tesco nearly shut down my local pub. I led local campaigns and was angry about many Council decisions so I decided to stand as a Wandsworth Labour Councillor and was elected in 2014.
In 2019 I decided to stand to be the Labour MP for Putney, I wanted to stand up for those across the constituency and against injustices that the Government have upheld. Since becoming the MP, I have tirelessly spoken up in the House of Commons on essential issues such as Hammersmith Bridge, Heathrow, unsafe cladding, cleaning up the air, saving the Urgent Care Centre at Queen Mary’s Hospital and much more. You can view all my latest news here: https://www.fleuranderson.co.uk/category/latest-news/
Post-Covid I have greatly enjoyed facilitating events for local groups in Parliament, met with constituents that have come for Parliamentary tours, visited schools and religious spaces, attended many fairs, local concerts and held community events such as jobs fairs or advice days. I also hold surgeries for constituents on Fridays. I will continue to do this.
If you want to see what I have achieved in my third year as MP, you can watch the video below!