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Chancellor shows mastery of ‘sleight of hand’ in latest Budget – Newcastle’s MP

George Osborne’s eighth Budget conjured political rabbits from his Treasury hat, with an eye firmly on May’s elections, while tightening austerity in the face of slower economic growth and shaky debt and deficit forecasts, according to Newcastle’s MP Paul Farrelly.

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Newcastle’s MP calls for government support for UK ceramics industry

Paul Farrelly joined Stoke MPs’ calls for a committed government strategy to support ceramics in House of Commons debate.

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Exiting the EU would put Britain on the wrong side of history, says Newcastle’s MP

Labour MP Paul Farrelly has said that Britain’s prosperity, security and standing in the world will hang in the balance when the country votes on whether to remain a member of the European Union in the referendum on 23rd June.

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Newcastle MP slams Conservative bias over Council cuts

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.

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MP slams government’s £30 billion ‘smash and grab’ on women’s pensions

Newcastle’s Labour MP, Paul Farrelly, has added his voice to the chorus of criticism over the government’s raid on women’s pensions, worth £30 billion to the Treasury’s coffers.

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Government abandons less well-off students with grants-to-loans, says Newcastle MP

?Government plans to abolish university grants for students from less well-off backgrounds have been condemned as ‘unfair and undemocratic’ by Newcastle’s Labour MP Paul Farrelly.

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Commons vote on air strikes against ISIL

Last week the House of Commons voted in favour of extending the British air strikes being carried out against ISIL in Iraq to Syria - you can read Paul's letter to constituents on this issue here.

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MP welcomes NHS decision to fund life-saving treatment for Tia

Newcastle’s Labour MP Paul Farrelly has welcomed the announcement by NHS England that people suffering from the rare genetic disorder, Morquio Syndrome, will now be able to access the drug that treats the tragically debilitating disease.

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MP demands rethink over drastic spending cuts to further education

Paul Farrelly, Labour MP for Newcastle, has urged the government to change course on its ‘slash-and-burn’ approach to post-16 education.

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Government still failing the victims of press abuses, says Labour MP

Paul Farrelly, Labour MP for Newcastle, has urged the government to fulfil its commitment to establishing a system of genuinely independent, effective self-regulation of the press.

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