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Newcastle’s MP calls for Brexit Rethink and People’s Vote

This week, Paul contributed to the debate over different options for our future relationship with the European Union, reiterating his position that withdrawal, certainly with ‘no deal’, is an enormous act of self-harm to our country.

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Newcastle’s MP urges fair care and treatment for eating disorder patients in North Staffs

Newcastle’s MP Paul Farrelly has urged our local NHS to put to an end, finally, the ‘postcode lottery’ that unfairly discriminates against anorexia and other eating disorder patients in North Staffordshire, compared with sufferers in other parts of the County.

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DCMS Committee slates Facebook, Fake News and Foreign Election Interference

The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee has published its final report on Disinformation and ‘fake news’.

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Newcastle MP Paul Farrelly signs Holocaust Educational Trust Book of Commitment

This week Paul signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment, in doing so pledging his commitment again to Holocaust Memorial Day and honouring those who were murdered during the Holocaust as well as paying tribute to the extraordinary Holocaust survivors who work tirelessly to educate young people today.

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Cross-party letter calls for Theresa May to rule out No Deal in the event her negotiated deal is rejected.

Well done Caroline Spelman and Jack Dromey, cross-party, for organising this letter signed by 218 MPs who are really concerned about a crash-out, roll the dice, ‘no deal’ exit from our 45 year partnership with our neighbours on the European continent...

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NHS Long Term Plan Announcement

On Westminster’s return this week we had the long-awaited ‘NHS Long Term Plan’...

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Newcastle’s MP pays tribute to ‘wonderful teacher’ during Brexit debate

Local Labour MP Paul Farrelly singled out the influence on him of one of his teachers at his old school in Newcastle-under-Lyme during the second day of debates on the Government’s withdrawal deal with the European Union.

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DCMS Select Committee issues damning report over Fake News and Social Media

Parliament’s Digital, Culture, Media & Sport Select Committee has published a highly critical report into ‘fake news’ and the manipulation of social media

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Newcastle’s MP responds to BBC Newsnight

I was away at the weekend and have only now seen the Newsnight broadcast this morning. It is, however, as similarly unfair and unbalanced as the written piece on the BBC website. I spent a week dealing with accusations from Newsnight, which are essentially recycled material from a Mail on Sunday story in 2012.

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Newcastle’s MP to stand again and fight the June election

Newcastle-under-Lyme’s Labour MP Paul Farrelly has confirmed today that he will be contesting the snap election called by the Prime Minister for 8th June.

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