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01 May 2012


Following the publication of today’s long-awaited report into phone-hacking by the Culture, Media & Sport Select Committee, Paul has written a commentary for the Guardian newspaper which summarises the main conclusions and the reasoning behind them.
25 Apr 2012


Newcastle’s Labour MP, Paul Farrelly, has called on Jeremy Hunt, the Culture Secretary, to disclose any communication with 10 Downing Street over Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation’s bid for Sky broadcasting in the wake of the latest revelations at the Leveson enquiry into the practices of the British press.
10 Feb 2012


Newcastle’s Labour MP, Paul Farrelly, has re-iterated calls for the way in which football is run in England to be reformed for the benefit of the national game.
01 Feb 2012


Newcastle MP Paul Farrelly took the growing controversy over cuts to policing direct to Prime Minister David Cameron today, as official figures showed officer numbers falling to a ten year low.
27 Jan 2012


Newcastle’s MP, Paul Farrelly, has welcomed the BBC’s decision to review its planned cuts to local radio services, including Radio Stoke.
27 Jul 2011


Newcastle-under-Lyme’s Labour MP Paul Farrelly has asked the Metropolitan Police for assurances that it will investigate not just the extent of phone-hacking and wrongdoing at the now defunct News of the World, but also the evident cover-up in the four years since.
05 Apr 2011


Newcastle’s Labour MP Paul Farrelly has attacked coalition government cuts to Staffordshire police, and plans to close the town’s police station, as outdoing even Margaret Thatcher.
14 Jan 2011


Newcastle’s Labour MP Paul Farrelly has intervened in a growing row within the local Council over the Borough’s disappearing cash reserves.
15 Dec 2010


The BBC faced down intense coalition pressure to air a stream of ‘government info-mercials’, compromising its prized editorial independence, as part of its recent licence fee settlement.
10 Dec 2010


The coalition government’s decision to triple student tuition fees marked a dark day for higher education and public trust in politics, Newcastle’s Labour MP Paul Farrelly argues, following Thursday’s knife edge vote at Westminster.
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