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Newcastle’s MP hails libel reform, after a five year long haul

Newcastle’s MP Paul Farrelly welcomed today’s passage of the Defamation Bill as a long overdue overhaul of the country’s draconian libel laws, and one that will protect academic freedoms, human rights campaigners and responsible press reporting in the public interest.

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Stoke City squad visits Parliament as part of 150th anniversary celebrations

Stoke City’s players and staff toured the Houses of Parliament this week, ahead of a crunch Premier League fixture against Queen’s Park Rangers, before a reception in Westminster to celebrate the club’s 150th anniversary.

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Budget shows government ‘growth plan’ still failing – Newcastle’s MP

Newcastle’s MP Paul Farrelly welcomed help for North Staffordshire’s important ceramics industry in today’s Budget, but said further downgrades to economic forecasts showed the government’s policies were still failing to spur economic growth.

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Cameron’s u-turn on Press Royal Charter welcomed by Newcastle MP

Newcastle’s MP, Paul Farrelly, has welcomed the cross-party agreement on a Royal Charter to implement regulation of the press, which is independent of editors and politicians alike.

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Paul Farrelly MP comments on collapse of cross-party talks over press reform

In calling off cross-party talks, the Prime Minister is clearly trying to make the best of the bad hand he has dealt himself. Ever since the Leveson report before Christmas, David Cameron has found himself taking the side of the most irresponsible parts of the press, and not the victims, as he once promised...

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MP speaks up for local hospital following report into Mid Staffs scandal

Newcastle’s Labour MP Paul Farrelly has urged the government to learn the lessons from a report into the crisis at Stafford hospital by putting patient care uppermost in its tackling of a financial deficit at the University Hospital of North Staffordshire UHNS).

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Newcastle’s MP greets government defeat over boundary changes

Newcastle’s Labour MP Paul Farrelly has welcomed the government’s defeat over controversial plans to redraw parliamentary constituency boundaries before the next election, which would originally have seen Newcastle split in half.

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MPs urge further reform of the FA for the good of football

The Football Association has been told it needs to shake itself up within the next year, to get a better grip on the game, or risk having changes imposed by the government.

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Newcastle’s MP calls for government action over web giants’ tax avoidance

Newcastle’s MP Paul Farrelly has urged the government to take swift action to ensure that internet giants such as Amazon and Google pay their fair share of tax.

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Newcastle's MP welcomes Leveson's 'sensible' measures for press excess

Newcastle-under-Lyme's Labour MP Paul Farrelly has welcomed Lord Justice Leveson's plans to give the country truly independent press regulation, with teeth, for the first time following phone-hacking and other outrageous tabloid behaviour.

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