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Newcastle MP urges Lib Dems to honour election promise on university fees

Newcastle’s Labour MP Paul Farrelly accused Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg of ‘old fashioned cynicism’ in letting down students, their families and Liberal Democrat voters in his U-turn over university tuition fees.

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Newcastle MP flays Lib Dem leaders over tuition fee ‘betrayal’

Newcastle’s Labour MP Paul Farrelly strongly attacked the leadership of the Liberal Democrat party over their abandonment of manifesto promises on university tuition fees.

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Paul backs learning disability campaign

Paul Farrelly MP last night showed his commitment to ensuring that people with a learning disability get the healthcare they have a right to by signing Mencap’s ‘Getting it right’ charter.

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Select Committee publishes long-awaited report on Press Standards, Privacy and Libel in Britain

The House of Commons Culture, Media & Sport Select Committee has today issued its report into privacy, libel laws and press regulation in the UK. Publication marks the culmination of a year long investigation, in which Newcastle’s MP Paul Farrelly played a leading role.

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Newcastle MP publishes latest tax return, comments on Legg report on MPs’ expenses and electoral reform

Newcastle’s MP Paul Farrelly has published his up-to-date tax return for 2008-9, the first again to do so. Following the release of the long-awaited, final report by Sir Thomas Legg into MPs’ expenses, Paul says a vote next week on electoral reform would indicate the resolve to restore confidence in our political system.

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Olympics chiefs to set out opportunities for ceramics in 2012

Organisers of the 2012 London Olympics, including athletics legend Sebastian Coe, are to spell out the opportunities for North Staffordshire’s pottery industry in over £700 million of contracts to be awarded in the run-up to the Games, following questioning by Newcastle’s Labour MP Paul Farrelly.

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Newcastle MP issues latest parliamentary report to constituents

Paul has just issued his latest report, going to each of over 40,000 homes in Newcastle, highlighting progress with the town’s brand new college, the new maternity and cancer units at the City General and the independent way he stands up for local people, regardless of party or politics.

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Newcastle MP wins parliamentary award over Trafigura for awkward questions

Newcastle-under-Lyme’s Labour MP Paul Farrelly has won an accolade for his persistent Select Committee work and questions in parliament which undermined a court gagging order suppressing details of a toxic waste dumping scandal involving international oil trader, Trafigura.

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MP speaks out, raises more questions, publishes Trafigura injunction against The Guardian

Newcastle-under-Lyme MP Paul Farrelly has tabled further parliamentary questions regarding oil trader Trafigura and its lawyers Carter-Ruck’s attempts to suppress parliamentary debate on a toxic waste dumping scandal. He also spoke in today's debate in the House and has published the terms of Trafigura’s controversial injunction and correspondence from Carter-Ruck.

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Campaigners congratulate Paul Farrelly MP for backing new move to increase transparency

Local Works, a national coalition of over 100 organisations today joined together to congratulate Paul Farrelly MP for backing a call to increase transparency on how tax payers’ money is spent in our communities.

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