Welcome to my website

I am really proud to have represented the people of Newcastle in Parliament for the last sixteen years. 
When I was elected in 2001, I was  the first MP here for well over a century actually to have been 
born and bred in our town. Since then, I have tried my best to help with the issues that matter to you, 
be it national policy, local projects or individual concerns.

I hope this website gives a flavour of that work, as well as being a useful guide to our local community. 
If you have any comments, or any issues you want to raise, please just get in touch – and likewise if 
you want your local group, project or event highlighted here.

Best wishes 

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From Newcastle, for Newcastle

Newcastle’s MP to stand again and fight the June election
19 Apr 2017

Newcastle-under-Lyme’s Labour MP Paul Farrelly has confirmed today that he will be contesting the snap election called by the Prime Minister for 8th June.
Brexit debate - Paul Farrelly rails against 'blank cheque' for EU exit negotiations
02 Feb 2017

Perhaps the most crucial Commons vote in Paul's near 16 years in the House took place yesterday evening. Speaking at 8.06pm the previous night, Paul set out the reasons for his intention to vote against the Government's EU Withdrawal Bill after waiting seven and a half hours in the chamber for his turn. So many MPs, naturally, wanted to speak in these two hasty, all-too-short days of debate - forced on a grudging Government by the UK's Supreme Court - that they were only allowed 6 minutes each on this crucial issue for our nation's future. You can read the full text of Paul's speech here.
I represent a Leave constituency - but I want to delay triggering Brexit
27 Jan 2017

Paul contributed a piece to the New Statesman earlier this week, following the Supreme Court decision underlining that the UK remains a Parliamentary democracy, with established constitutional norms - read the full article here.
UPDATE - closure of local NHS services
18 Oct 2016

In the past few weeks, Paul has been pursuing the local NHS about to cuts to community hospitals and Better Care Funds, which have been happening (at the ultimate behest of NHS England) ahead of the submission of Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent’s so-called ‘Sustainability & Transformation Plan’ to the Government this week.
‘Cuts for everyone, except for them’ – Newcastle MP reveals top NHS pay in Commons debate
15 Sep 2016

Yesterday, the debate on NHS ‘Sustainability and Transformation Plans’ finally went ahead, on a Labour opposition motion, after being postponed last week. Sadly, deliberately rushed-out Government business truncated it to just three hours, as opposed to six.
Privileges Committee – Phone Hacking Report - initial reaction from Paul Farrelly MP
14 Sep 2016

The House of Commons Privileges Committee this morning published its long-awaited report on the findings of the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee’s 2012 enquiry into phone hacking at the News of the World.

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