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    Article: Aug 28, 2015

    Local MP Greg Mulholland, as Chair of the Parliamentary Rugby League Group, has laid a wreath at the Cenotaph in remembrance of those involved in rugby league who have given the ultimate sacrifice in service to their country.

    [Pictured from left to right: Leeds Rhinos Chief Executive Gary Hetherington, players Jamie Jones-Buchanan and Liam Sutcliffe, Greg Mulholland MP]

    Conducted by Her Majesty's Armed Forces and led by Vice Chief of Defence Staff and President of Great Britain Armed Forces Rugby League (GBARFL), Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach, the ceremony began as Big Ben struck 11 o'clock.

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    Article: Aug 25, 2015

    With Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust running its 'Be a Hero' campaign to raise awareness of the shortage of organ donors, local MP Greg Mulholland has given his support to the campaign and encouraged Leeds residents to join the organ donor register.

    2014 saw 114 people in Yorkshire donate organs after their death, which led to 294 patients receiving a transplant. However there are still 800 people in the region on the transplant waiting list.

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    Article: Aug 24, 2015

    Leeds North West MP Greg Mulholland has backed the Keep Me Posted campaign, which will allow consumers to have the right to choose how they receive their bills and statements, without financial penalty.

    Across the UK, 5.9 million people have either never used the internet or used it over three months ago. This includes 621,000 Yorkshire residents, nearly one in eight of the region's population. 79,000 of them are in Leeds. Mulholland has said it is vital that people unable to access the internet have the choice to receive their bills via post instead.

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    Article: Aug 20, 2015

    One year from the Battle of the Somme Centenary, local MP Greg Mulholland is encouraging communities across Leeds North West to apply for new £4m Heritage Lottery Fund money to explore the impact of the war.

    The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has announced new funds to help communities across the UK mark the Centenary of the First World War and Greg Mulholland is urging communities to apply.

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    Article: Aug 19, 2015

    Leeds North West MP Greg Mulholland has signed up as a parliamentary ambassador for leading charity Breast Cancer Now.

    Mulholland joins 169 MPs across the country who are pledging their support to Breast Cancer Now - the UK's largest breast cancer charity - to say that breast cancer is not a 'done deal' and that immediate action must be taken to stop the disease taking lives

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    Article: Aug 18, 2015

    The campaign, led by Greg Mulholland MP, Cllr Sandy Lay and Cllr Kate Whelan to reopen the two closed hospital wards at Wharfedale Hospital in Otley is a step closer to being successful, with local health commissioners recommending that they are brought back into use to accommodate 40 intermediate care beds for people in the area.

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    Article: Aug 17, 2015

    Official figures obtained by Leeds North West MP Greg Mulholland show 45% of young people in Leeds will not benefit from Chancellor George Osborne's minimum wage increase.

    In his Budget statement on 8th July, Osborne announced the minimum wage will rise from £6.50 currently to £7.20 next April, up till £9 in 2020- however all this will only apply to working people aged 25 or above.

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    Article: Aug 14, 2015

    Greg Mulholland, Member of Parliament for Leeds North West is calling for local people to help reduce the region's water use by applying for a free water saving pack from Yorkshire Water.

    Yorkshire Water provides around 1.24 billion litres of water a day and is aiming to highlight how using water more efficiently is not only good for the environment but can help lower utility bills. Greater water efficiency will also help ensure the region's reservoir levels, which are currently at a healthy 92 per cent, remain full.

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    Article: Aug 13, 2015

    Leeds North West MP Greg Mulholland is encouraging local schools to arrange visits for pupils to the Houses of Parliament, or to contact him if schools would prefer to host a 'mini-Parliament'.

    Last month, Parliament officially opened its first ever dedicated Education Centre which will welcome 100,000 school visitors a year, more than doubling its previous capacity. The purpose-built £7.5mn learning facility houses Parliament-themed workshop rooms and state of the art technology, including a 360° projection space, bringing Parliamentary events to life.

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    Article: Aug 12, 2015

    Official figures obtained by local MP Greg Mulholland have revealed a severe shortfall of people available in Leeds to adopt children in need of a home.

    Mulholland tabled parliamentary questions to education ministers asking how many child adopters were recruited across the country, in Yorkshire and in Leeds. He also asked what funding ministers had allocated to support child adoption and how much of this was allocated to local authorities across Yorkshire.