Promoting diversity

Fighting to ensure equalities are not further eroded by the financial crisis



  • Give greater priority to the Equality & Community Cohesion Strategy.
  • Introduce name blind recruitment for Council jobs.
  • Ensure former home of leading suffragette and Grade 2 listed building, Dorset Hall, is saved to celebrate and promote women’s rights and equality.
  • Create a forum of local groups, charities and businesses to help them to develop joint projects to bring our community closer together.
  • Make Merton more accessible for mobility impaired residents via improved planning rules and funding criteria.
  • Reverse a Labour decision refusing to commission plans to make all our stations step-free, to ensure we are better prepared the next time bid funding opportunities arise.