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  • Poppy concert
    Article: Nov 25, 2014

    Greg Mulholland, MP for Leeds North West, last week supported the Royal British Legion Poppy Concert at Prince Henry's School in Otley.

    The annual Poppy Concert raises money for the Royal British Legion, this year hosting the brass ensemble of the Royal Air Force Military College.

    This year the funds raised will go to the Royal British Legion Battle Back Centre. Earlier this year Greg was part of the cross party trio of MPs that joined a group of serving soldiers and veterans led by Dave Bunting, who previously led the British Army Everest West Ridge Expedition in 2006, that conquered Cotopaxi, a 19,347ft/5,897m active volcano in Ecuador to raise money and awareness of the Royal British Legion's Battle Back Centre.

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    Article: Nov 25, 2014

    Greg Mulholland, MP for Leeds North West, will next week host a key cross-party summit looking get justice for victims of criminal driving. It is expected to be attended by 40 parliamentarians, campaigners and members of victims' families.

    Mulholland has long campaigned for government to do more to deliver justice for victims and their families, particularly since 16 year-old Otley resident Jamie Still was killed in December 2010 by a drunk driver speeding while twice over the alcohol limit. The driver was eventually jailed for four years. David and Dorothy Metcalf of Tinshill, 68 and 65 years old respectively, were also killed in January 2012 after a drunk driver, also twice over the legal alcohol limit, drove into the back of their car at 100mph.

  • Ireland wood parliament
    Article: Nov 25, 2014

    Greg Mulholland, MP for Leeds North West, last week welcomed Year 5 pupils from Ireland Wood Primary School to Parliament to talk about how parliament works, democracy and life as an MP.

    The 10 and 11 year olds came to London to visit the Houses of Parliament and were able to ask Greg questions about the role of parliament and his role as MP for Leeds North West.

  • Pool PO
    Article: Nov 25, 2014

    MP for Pool-in-Wharfedale, Greg Mulholland MP, is urging Pool residents to have their say on the future of Pool Post Office.

    Post Office Ltd have failed to consult with local residents on the proposed relocation of Pool Post Office, so Pool's MP, Greg Mulholland, is urging residents to have their say by completing the Pool Post Office survey which will be presented to Post Office bosses.

  • Greg headshot
    Article: Nov 21, 2014

    Greg Mulholland MP, Member of Parliament for Leeds North West, has written to the leader of the Liberal Democrat Party, Nick Clegg, to call for social care to be provided free of charge to people who are at the end of their lives.

    Greg was one of 14 Liberal Democrat MPs who signed the joint letter to the party leadership. In it they called for a commitment to supporting people at the very end of their lives so they can die in a place of their choosing.

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    Article: Nov 20, 2014

    Leeds North West MP, Greg Mulholland, has welcomed the decision by Leeds Plans Panel to reject the application to build houses on a green field site near to Moseley Wood Gardens in Cookridge.

    Mr Mulholland joined hundreds of local residents, and the Cookridge Residents Action Group (CRAG) in objecting to the original proposal to build 200 houses in October 2013, and the second application by the developers, Taylor Wimpey, in August 2014.

  • FDFYL18112014
    Article: Nov 18, 2014

    The Fair Deal for Your Local campaign today won a sensational victory in the House of Commons, defeating government 284 votes to 269, a result that is all but set to give thousands of publicans across the country the market rent only option many have long called for.

    Going into the Small Business Bill debate, the cross-party amendment was signed by 91 MPs, with the Fair Deal for Your Local campaign itself having 212 MPs signed up as supporters. The campaign was also backed by ten organisations including the Campaign for Real Ale, Federation for Small Businesses, Forum for Private Business, GMB and Unite.

  • Otley bf 1
    Article: Nov 17, 2014

    Local MP, Greg Mulholland, has congratulated the organisers of the Otley Beer Festival on another fantastic event.

    The 14th Otley Beer Festival took place at the Otley Rugby Club, between 14-15th November, and saw hundreds of visitors enjoying the beers, ciders and perrys.

    The beer festival is a community charity event, raising funds for local charitable causes by 'sponsor-a-barrel', and Greg, who attends the festival every year, sponsored for the first time the first barrel, a Leeds North West brewed beer, DNA of Briscoes.

  • Ireland wood 2
    Article: Nov 17, 2014

    Year 5 and 6 at Ireland Wood Primary School last week held a 'mini-parliament' to debate whether homework should be compulsory for children in primary school, led by Greg Mulholland, Member of Parliament for Leeds North West.

    With Greg acting as the Speaker, the 10 and 11 years olds were split into two groups with a government side proposing the motion and the other group as the opposition. Despite some opposition, the Parliament decided to pass the motion.

  • Greg headshot
    Article: Nov 12, 2014

    Greg Mulholland, Member of Parliament for Leeds North Westhas welcomed Confederation of British Industry (CBI) calls to help families by increasing free childcare.

    The CBI on Monday echoed plans already set out by the Liberal Democrats to extend free childcare to 15 hours a week for all children from two-years-old.