Vicky Foxcroft

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Vicky Foxcroft
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Member of Parliament
for Lewisham, Deptford
Assumed office
8 May 2015
Preceded by Joan Ruddock
Majority 34,899 (63.3%)
Personal details
Born (1977-03-09) 9 March 1977 (age 43)
Website Official website

Victoria Jane Foxcroft (born 9 March 1977) has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Lewisham, Deptford since 2015.

Parliamentary career

Foxcroft contested the Lewisham Deptford constituency for the Labour Party at the 2015 general election. She won with a 60.25% share of the vote. Her campaign promised to "reverse the privatisation of the NHS", increase free childcare to 25 hours per week, raise the minimum wage to £8 per hour, and provide jobs to everyone unemployed for more than one year. Her campaign criticised "rip-off letting agents fees", pay-day lenders, the under-occupancy penalty ("Bedroom Tax"), and the trebling of the cap on tuition fees.

Foxcroft made her maiden speech in a debate on the Scotland Bill on 8 June 2015, in which she quoted lyrics from The Red Flag. After the first election of Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader in September 2015, Foxcroft was appointed as a whip.

Foxcroft was re-elected at the 2017 snap general election with a 77% share of the vote.