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Hempstalls school visits parliament

Newcastle’s MP Paul Farrelly today welcomed the school council of Hempstalls Primary as the latest school to visit parliament for an in-depth tour of the Houses of Parliament.

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Newcastle MP welcomes open public enquiry into Iraq

Newcastle MP, Paul Farrelly, today demanded that the government’s proposed public enquiry into the Iraq war be as open as possible and welcomed moves to stop it sitting wholly in private.

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Government compensation for 'miners’ knee' victims

Former miners in North Staffordshire and across the country are to get extra help from the government for injuries suffered in dangerous work down the pit.

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Newcastle MP votes for Ghurkhas’ rights

Newcastle MP Paul Farrelly joined Labour rebels today in opposing controversial plans to restrict residence rights for Ghurkas who have served in the British army.

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Staffordshire MPs urge further crackdown on tax avoidance

Staffordshire Labour MPs today [Tuesday] urged the government to go further in cracking down on tax avoidance and making the tax system fairer.

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MP helps bring redundancy fairness one step closer

Action by Paul Farrelly, MP for Newcastle-under-Lyme means that a better deal for workers in hard times is now one step closer.

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MPs sound warning over student fees

Labour MPs today fired a warning shot over higher levels of student tuition fees and debt, as the government embarks on a review of university finances.

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Newcastle MP raises concerns over postal service proposals

Plans for the part-privatisation of Royal Mail are being opposed by a growing number of Labour MPs.

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MP campaigns for longer opening hours at GPs

Patients in Newcastle are better able than ever to see a doctor, with the majority of GPs in Newcastle now opening for longer hours.

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Card account victory for Post Office campaigners

Newcastle MP Paul Farrelly has praised community campaigners after the Government announced that the Post Office had retained the contract to provide card account services.

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