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  • Lane fox court
    Article: Sep 16, 2014

    Leeds North West MP, Greg Mulholland, and Yeadon City Councillor, Ryk Downes, joined celebrations this weekend to mark the 50th birthday of Housing and Care 21, who run Lane Fox Court sheltered housing in Yeadon.

    Greg and Ryk kicked off celebrations by opening the fayre which saw residents, family, friends and staff, including manager Rev. Christopher Gilliand, enjoy the tombola, raffle, cake and much more.

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    Article: Sep 15, 2014

    Leeds North West MP Greg Mulholland has welcomed an announcement by ministers that they will now delay any changes to the Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA).

    In 2011/12, DSA was worth over £144 million to 61,000 students around England. It is a non-repayable grant that assists with the additional costs incurred by disabled students in relation to their study in higher education. DSA finances a range of support, including the purchase of computers and specialised equipment, assistance with travel costs and the provision of support workers where necessary.

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    Article: Sep 15, 2014

    Leeds North West MP Greg Mulholland earlier this month put forward a motion in Parliament calling for better treatment for people suffering from multiple sclerosis. The motion has since received cross-party backing from a further 36 MPs.

    The motion backs the Multiple Sclerosis Society's 'Treat Me Right' campaign and says "all licensed multiple sclerosis (MS) treatments should be available on the NHS making everyone eligible for them". It goes on to say that "people with MS should have fair and equal access to the right treatments at the right time" and "should be invited to talk with a specialist about their treatment".

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    Article: Sep 15, 2014

    Otley MP Greg Mulholland on Sunday attended the Otley Vintage Transport Extravaganza, an annual event attracting over 500 vehicles, ranging from large steam engines to military vehicles to push bikes.

    Held on Knotford Nook Pool Road, this year's attractions also included children's amusements, birds of prey and an accordion band.

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    Article: Sep 11, 2014

    Liberal Democrat MP for Leeds North West, Greg Mulholland, has once again set out his opposition to the coalition's under-occupancy penalty by voting to abolish it.

    On Friday, MPs voted on the Affordable Homes Bill, brought forward by fellow Liberal Democrat MP Andrew George. The Bill, at Second Reading, proposed abolishing the penalty and was passed 304 votes to 267, with Mulholland supporting it.

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    Article: Sep 11, 2014

    MP for Leeds North West, Greg Mulholland, yesterday won assurances from justice minister Simon Hughes that the Ministry will increase support for people having to represent themselves in court.

    MP Mulholland expressed concern when the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 went through Parliament that it was restricting access to legal aid. Further concerns have since arisen from across the legal sector that people are having to represent themselves in family courts.

  • sport chevin
    Article: Sep 9, 2014

    Leeds North West MP, Greg Mulholland, has said a big thank you to everyone who made the first Sport Chevin family activity day a big success over the weekend.

    The free event held in Wharfemeadows Park, Otley, saw hundreds of people attend to try out a variety of sports including cycling, athletics, hockey and football.

  • bramhope show 2014
    Article: Sep 9, 2014

    Leeds North West MP, Greg Mulholland, joined local residents attending this year's annual Bramhope show at the weekend.

    Greg and his family soaked up the atmosphere on Sunday and admired the fantastic competition entries, including the Tour de France inspired flower arrangements.

    Greg's personal highlight of the show is the fried egg flipping, which is always great entertainment.

  • Article: Sep 8, 2014

    Leeds North West MP, Greg Mulholland, and Yeadon City Councillors are calling on Leeds City Council to make the Haworth Court site safe and secure for local residents following recent incidences in the area.

    Greg joined local Councillors Colin Campbell, Sandy Lay and Ryk Downes in raising concerns about the increase in anti-social behaviour in Manor Square and at the Haworth Court site, and is urging Leeds City Council to put in place visible security arrangements.

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    Article: Sep 4, 2014

    Greg Mulholland, MP for Leeds North West and Vice President of the Leeds Rugby Foundation, attended the Foundation's Dick Gibson Ambassador Day over the weekend.

    The Ambassador Festival, formed and run by community clubs in Leeds, was held at Leeds Rugby Academy at Kirkstall and saw 56 local community clubs across Leeds field teams in the biggest junior rugby league festival in England.