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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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Caution urged over Labour's leadership election

Paul's column for the local Sentinel yesterday warns against any return to Labour's bad old yesterdays. 'Hammer of the Left' was published a dozen years ago now by Politico's - it was thanks to the publisher Iain Dale that the story was told.

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Newcastle MP joins Parliamentary protest urging action over life-changing drug for Tia

Newcastle’s Labour MP Paul Farrelly today joined Tia Copsey, her father Tim and other parents and children outside Parliament to lobby the government to fund a drug that is proven to help people suffering from the rare genetic disorder, Morquio Syndrome.

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Paul Farrelly MP - Initial comments on the Budget

There is much to welcome in today's Budget statement, but also much to worry about. Newcastle's MP gives his initial reaction to the measures outlined by the Chancellor, George Osborne, in the House of Commons earlier today.

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Paul Farrelly: The BBC licence fee deal is a drive-by shooting

Writing in today's Guardian newspaper, Newcastle's MP has attacked the government's handling of the BBC's licence fee deal - read the article here.

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