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UPDATE - closure of local NHS services

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.

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Cost-cutting driving latest NHS shake-up

In his latest column for the Sentinel, Paul addresses secrecy in the NHS and the problems being caused in our local health service as a result of government cutbacks.

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Businesses make good case for staying in Europe

In his latest column for The Sentinel, Paul releases the results of his survey of over 1,000 local employers in Newcastle who overwhelmingly favour that Britain remain a member of the European Union.

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Paul wears a Green Heart for a cleaner environment

Newcastle’s Labour MP Paul Farrelly wore a special Valentine’s Day Green Heart on his lapel showing his commitment to the campaign to clean up Britain’s climate.

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Newcastle MP launches consultation on EU membership with local employers

Paul Farrelly, Labour’s MP for Newcastle-under-Lyme, has launched a consultation on Britain’s membership of the European Union with the local business community.

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Campaigners celebrate as opencast site is dropped from County plan

Newcastle’s MP Paul Farrelly has paid tribute to community campaigners whose defiant protests have helped to lift the threat of coal mining facing a 200-acre area of countryside at Great Oak in the local village of Bignall End.

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MP joins in tributes as Apedale park is shortlisted for top national award

Picturesque Apedale Country Park in Newcastle has earned the praise of local MP Paul Farrelly after being shortlisted in the finals of a nationwide competition to find the best park in Britain.

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MP backs campaign for life-saving defibrillators in Newcastle

Newcastle MP Paul Farrelly has pledged his support for a fund-raising campaign to provide a network of life-saving heart defibrillators in the Borough.

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Communities facing isolation as bus routes are axed, MP warns

Transport chiefs at Staffordshire County Council have been accused of being “economical with the truth” after withdrawing the financial support needed to sustain ‘vital’ bus routes.

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Traffic chaos hindering town centre regeneration, Newcastle MP warns

New changes to parking enforcement across Staffordshire have been blamed for causing an increase in traffic chaos and threatening the regeneration of Newcastle town centre.

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