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Newcastle MP slams Conservative bias over Council cuts

Westminster

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

Westminster

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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Newcastle MP launches consultation on EU membership with local employers

Newcastle

Paul Farrelly, Labour’s MP for Newcastle-under-Lyme, has launched a consultation on Britain’s membership of the European Union with the local business community.

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

Westminster

?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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Campaigners celebrate as opencast site is dropped from County plan

Newcastle

Newcastle’s MP Paul Farrelly has paid tribute to community campaigners whose defiant protests have helped to lift the threat of coal mining facing a 200-acre area of countryside at Great Oak in the local village of Bignall End.

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Commons vote on air strikes against ISIL

Westminster

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 joins in tributes as Apedale park is shortlisted for top national award

Newcastle

Picturesque Apedale Country Park in Newcastle has earned the praise of local MP Paul Farrelly after being shortlisted in the finals of a nationwide competition to find the best park in Britain.

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

Westminster

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

Westminster

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

Westminster

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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