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A Record of Action. A Promise of More.

Shas Sheehan, Vince Cable MP, Ed Davey MP and Susan Kramer delivering petition to 10 Downing Street to save local NHS services.

Shas delivering petition to save local NHS services to 10 Downing St, with Vince Cable MP, Ed Davey MP and Susan Kramer. They were accompanied by Raynes Park mum Francesca Woodhouse and baby Isabella, who was born at Kingston hospital.

I work all year round on issues that matter to local people.

I have collected thousands of signatures to save A&E, maternity and children services at St Helier Hospital from closure. These, together with many thousands more from Liberal Democrat MPs in Sutton and Carshalton has helped to win some reprieve. But the battle isn't over yet and we must keep the pressure up. Please sign the petition if you haven't already done so: http://shassheehan.org.uk/en/petition/save-our-st-helier

My campaigns have had notable successes such as stopping Wimbledon library being opened up to developers, saving Thameslink services from being downgraded and stopping massive tower blocks being erected on the YMCA site.

If you would like to meet or contact me please don't hesitate to get in touch. You can email me at shas@shassheehan.org.uk ; phone me on 020 8788 1169; you can write to me at: 4 Ravenna Road, London SW15 6AW.


Recent updates

  • Article: Mar 30, 2015

    Curriculum Vitae

    Shas Sheehan

    4 Ravenna Road, London SW15 6AW

    020 8788 1169



    1971-1978 Rosa Bassett Grammar School

    1978 University College London, Chemistry BSc Hons, 2.1

    1990 Imperial College, Environmental Technology MSc, Distinction

    Work experience

    1981-2005 Teaching 'O' and 'A' level Chemistry; auxiliary nurse at New Cross hospital; senior planner/buyer in advertising. Career break to study MSc; full- time mum to three children.

  • Borrow less cut less
    Article: Mar 20, 2015

    The Budget - the final one of this Parliament - has Liberal Democrat policies at its core. Packed full of policies that deliver Liberal Democrat priorities, it includes help for lower and middle income earners, for children with mental health problems, for motorists, for people buying a house, for savers and for pensioners.
    While the Liberal Democrats are proud to be delivering our policies in this budget, we have a plan for how we would do things better going forward.

  • Shas Sheehan with other volunteers at the Wimbledon Faith in Action project
    Article: Mar 6, 2015

    On Friday 06 March 2015, Shas Sheehan will see what it is like to sleep rough in Wimbledon. She will take part in the YMCA organised "Sleep Easy" to raise money for local homeless projects.

    As a volunteer with the Wimbledon Faith in Action homeless day shelter Shas is well aware of the good work carried out by local people to help homeless people. The day shelter not only provides a hot meal, a chance to take a shower and get clothes washed but also help with longer term solutions.

  • MAE - handing in petition
    Article: Mar 6, 2015

    An alternative vision

    Shas Sheehan has written to Cllr Alambritis, the Labour leader of Merton council, to suggest an alternative to axing Merton Adult Education services at Whatley Avenue Centre and other centres around Merton including Wimbledon library and Vestry Hall.

    Shas suggests that a more innovative and progressive approach would be to explore other ways of providing MAE services. A task force should be set up to undertake this work - made up of staff, students, Merton council and other community leaders, to look at the feasibility of an adult education service tailored to local needs.

  • Gallery: Feb 9, 2015
  • Article: Feb 8, 2015

    Local schools win award for work with disadvantaged pupils

    Ricard's Lodge High School and St Mary's RC Primary School have been recognised as going the extra mile to help disadvantaged students.

    The schools were each given an award for the work they have done to boost the achievements of pupils from less privileged backgrounds.

  • With Merton CIL at Wimbledon fair
    Article: Feb 6, 2015

    The purpose of the Independent Living Fund is to support disabled people so that they can continue to live in the community rather than live in institutions. In Merton that affects just 20 people, and represents under £8000 per annum. Peanuts. Yet this small sum of money represents freedom to those who rely on it to enable them to get out and about.

  • Disability campaigners
    Article: Feb 6, 2015

    Shas Sheehan proudly campaigned with disabled and elderly people to stop the shameful cuts to social care. With over £115m in usable reserves, Merton council, could if it so chose, protect the social care budget.

    At the moment it is choosing to prioritise its pet projects over disabled and elderly people. These are the wrong choices - the morally wrong choices. We are asking them to re-think.

  • Rainbow Ind Est public meeting Jan 2015
    Article: Feb 4, 2015

    Please write as soon as possible to Boris Johnson at: mayor@london.gov.uk with your concerns about this development.

    The Rainbow Industrial Estate planning applications (14/P4287 and 14/P4288) are of "potential strategic importance" to the Mayor of London and therefore will be referred to him as a matter of course to ensure that they are in general conformity with his London Plan.

  • Rally against cuts to Adult Social Care budget
    Article: Feb 3, 2015

    Cuts of £14m to Merton council's Social Care budget are unnecessary and unjustified. Shas Sheehan will be joining protesters against the cuts on Wednesday 04 February 2015 outside the Civic Centre Morden at 5pm.

    Sign the petition here: