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‘Sorry’ the hardest word for Home Secretary over passport chaos
12 Jun 2014
Newcastle’s MP Paul Farrelly today called for compensation for people whose holidays or travel had been ruined by the current shambles at the Passport Office.
Higher university tuition fees a disaster, says Newcastle MP
28 Apr 2014
'Higher university tuition fees a disaster' - Paul Farrelly MP
Twickenham run-out raises over £15,000 for rugby injured
19 Apr 2014
A combined veterans team from Newcastle and newly promoted Trentham were pipped at the post by a Parliamentary rugby squad, organised by local MP Paul Farrelly, this week in a hard-fought encounter at Twickenham stadium.
Osborne throws pension caution to the wind for Budget headlines
24 Mar 2014
In last week’s Budget, after a series of gaffes in previous years, the Chancellor waited right until the end of his speech to lob a large brick into Britain’s pensions pond, creating waves that might yet do more harm than good.
MP calls for improvements in thrombosis services
14 Mar 2014
Paul Farrelly, Newcastle’s Labour MP, has added his voice to calls for better awareness and improved management of thrombosis - a major cause of strokes and heart attacks in the UK.
Culture Committee MPs urge press to cease delaying tactics and back Leveson
30 Oct 2013
MPs on the House of Commons Culture Media & Sport Select Committee today urged the national and local press to halt their delaying tactics and embrace the proper, independent self-regulation set out in last year’s Leveson report.
Families welcome Labour’s fresh focus on rising costs of living
29 Sep 2013
Families across Newcastle this weekend welcomed Labour’s emphasis on tackling the high cost of living and falling household incomes following leader Ed Miliband’s impressive speech to the Party’s annual conference in Brighton.
Culture Committee slams Government, Google over copyright theft
25 Sep 2013
The House of Commons Culture, Media & Sport Select Committee has condemned the Government for allowing search giant Google too much sway over moves to relax UK copyright laws, risking the success of the country’s £36 billion a year creative industries.
Newcastle MP slates Lobbying and Campaigning Bill as ‘illiberal, partisan and undemocratic’
04 Sep 2013
Paul Farrelly, Newcastle’s Labour MP, has launched a stinging attack on the government’s proposed lobbying reforms as a retrograde step that would muzzle charities, trades unions and critics of the coalition in the run-up to the general election.
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.
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