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Newcastle MP slams Conservative bias over Council cuts
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.
More than 1,500 support campaign to restore village war memorial
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
MP demands rethink of ‘callous’ cuts in funding lifeline for vulnerable people
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.
County Council condemned as budget cut forces closure of school swimming pool
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.
Staffordshire libraries face £1.5 million cuts in Tory U-turn
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.
Newcastle MP challenges Chancellor over local Council cuts
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.
Golf centre rescued after pressure by Newcastle’s MP
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.
Newcastle Council objects to Boundary Commission plans to split the town in two
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.
Newcastle’s MP slams Council over secret business rate write-offs – for the fifth year in a row…
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.
Council climb-down prompts fresh demand for sale of open spaces to be scrapped
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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