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11 Feb 2016


Labour MP Paul Farrelly has accused the government of blatant bias after it handed hundreds of millions of pounds to some of the wealthiest Conservative councils to ease the pain of spending cuts – but offered nothing to Labour-run local authorities like Newcastle and Stoke.
31 Oct 2014


Newcastle's Labour MP Paul Farrelly handed over a petition signed by more than 1,500 people who are campaigning for the restoration of Chesterton’s war memorial
14 Jul 2014


Newcastle’s Labour MP Paul Farrelly has condemned Staffordshire County Council for imposing ‘callous and short-sighted’ cuts on vulnerable people and has called for the decision to be reversed.
19 Jun 2014


Staffordshire County Council has been accused of forcing the closure of a popular school swimming pool by rushing ahead with budget cuts without listening to the people who use it.
11 Feb 2014


Libraries across Staffordshire are bracing themselves for £1.5 million plus of cuts over the next three years, as the County’s Conservative Council drops its commitment against closures.
26 Jun 2013


Paul Farrelly, Newcastle’s Labour MP, confronted Chancellor George Osborne over the damaging impact of further 10% government cuts on local councils, services and community groups during today’s latest government Spending Review.
13 May 2013


Newcastle Council has taken back control of Keele’s popular golf course after a campaign led by club members and supported by the town’s Labour MP Paul Farrelly.
20 Oct 2011


Newcastle-under-Lyme’s Borough Council has come out officially against controversial proposals by the Boundary Commission to split the town between two new constituencies, stretching into northern Stoke and south as far as Stone.
23 Mar 2011


Newcastle’s Labour MP has criticised the Borough Council and its outgoing leader Simon Tagg over secretly writing off business rates, yet again, of pub owners whose companies serially collapse year after year, leaving creditors in the lurch.
01 Mar 2011


Council leaders in Newcastle have withdrawn two controversial planning applications for housing development on public open spaces amid growing opposition from residents and fierce criticism by the town’s MP Paul Farrelly.
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