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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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MP backs campaign for life-saving defibrillators in Newcastle

Newcastle

Newcastle MP Paul Farrelly has pledged his support for a fund-raising campaign to provide a network of life-saving heart defibrillators in the Borough.

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Caution urged over Labour's leadership election

Westminster

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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Communities facing isolation as bus routes are axed, MP warns

Newcastle

Transport chiefs at Staffordshire County Council have been accused of being “economical with the truth” after withdrawing the financial support needed to sustain ‘vital’ bus routes.

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Traffic chaos hindering town centre regeneration, Newcastle MP warns

Newcastle

New changes to parking enforcement across Staffordshire have been blamed for causing an increase in traffic chaos and threatening the regeneration of Newcastle town centre.

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

Westminster

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

Westminster

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

Westminster

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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