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    Article: Feb 27, 2015

    Plans to give rail passengers in the North of England more seats, more services and a brand new fleet of modern trains were unveiled by the Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin today (27 February).

    Documents published today set out how bidders for the new Northern and TransPennine franchises will be required to provide plans to:

  • Otley Carnival
    Article: Feb 27, 2015

    Greg Mulholland MP has written to West Yorkshire Police, to urge them to reconsider their decision to end support for community parades.

    West Yorkshire Police have announced that, from May, it will no longer organise rolling road closures for events like Otley Carnival.

    Organisers of such community events have raised concerns that this will jeopardise the future of parades, such as the Otley and Yeadon Carnivals.

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    Article: Feb 26, 2015

    Greg Mulholland MP has pledged his support the Royal Institute of British Architects' Build a Better Britain campaign.

    The Royal Institute of British Architects, RIBA, is campaigning for better buildings across the UK, in addition to supporting well-planned places and encouraging happy healthy places by thinking about older people's homes and inspiring people to be more active.

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    Article: Feb 26, 2015

    Leeds North West MP, Greg Mulholland, has backed changes announced by the Government this week to introduce tougher regulations for companies that make cold calls.

    There has been a growing campaign to take a tougher stance on companies that make nuisance calls of this nature. The Government has now responded to these calls and introduce a range of new powers in an attempt to bring them under control.

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    Article: Feb 24, 2015

    Greg Mulholland MP has welcomed the news that Leeds City Council have recommended that a planning application for Jubilee Copse in Bramhope be rejected.

    A Bradford based company, Bramhope Assets Ltd, had previously applied for planning permission for four homes on the privately owned land adjacent to Jubilee Copse near the junction with Wynmore Avenue in 2014. Leeds City Council refused the application on the grounds that the land in question formed part of a key green area within Bramhope.

  • Lockwood
    Article: Feb 19, 2015

    Greg Mulholland, MP for Leeds North West, will this Sunday, 22 February, lead fellow MPs, Councillors, candidates and political staff from up and down the country in a rugby league game against their age-old foes, Journalists.

    It will be the first time the Political Animals team and Journalists have faced each other since 2008, a game that was so successful it sparked the foundation of the Political Animals club comprising Lords, MPs, Councillors and others involved in the political process.

    The game is taking place at Wigan Warriors' training ground in Orrell on the afternoon of the World Club Challenge between St Helens and South Sydney Rabbitohs. It kicks off at 1pm and is raising funds for the sport's charity Rugby League Cares and Joining Jack, the charity founded by the parents of Jack Johnson to promote and fund research into the study and cure of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and one close to the rugby league community.

    There is a JustGiving webpage for the game taking donations for the two charities: www.justgiving.com/Political-Animals.

    The Animals' club Captain is Leeds North West MP Greg Mulholland, who said:

    "I am delighted that the big rematch between Politicians and Journalists is taking place. What better way for the two professions settle their differences than by a game of rugby league!

    "The first game at Headingley was a hard fought bruising encounter and I am sure this time will be no different. Since that match, we've become an established club and play games every year. It's a brilliant way for politicians to get involved in the sport and promote rugby league.

    "The game against the Journalists is the big one though and I hope that fellow Politicians, MPs, Councillors and candidates will join us to take to the field. I am especially delighted that with this special game we will be raising money for two fantastic charities, Rugby League Cares and Joining Jack, and hope that those who can't play will donate to make our bruises worthwhile!"

    Captaining the Journalists is former Yorkshire and GB amateur representative Danny Lockwood, who added:

    "This is a tremendous initiative to develop the sport. To have a team of local and national politicians regularly playing rugby league is terrific for our game. This match is definitely one of attrition as there are few opportunities politicians have to show us journalists what they really think."

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    Article: Feb 18, 2015

    Almost half a million people in the UK are set to celebrate the start of the Chinese New Year tomorrow evening.

    The celebrations are widely viewed as the most important holiday for Chinese people worldwide and festivities continue until the famous Lantern Festival in early March.

    Commenting, Greg Mulholland, MP for Leeds North West stated:

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    Article: Feb 10, 2015

    Greg Mulholland MP has backed calls for better provision of support for local people in mental health crisis. Mind, the mental health charity, is calling for local services to deliver on their promise to improve the support for people who are suicidal, self-harming or in psychosis.

    Last year, national and local governments, and leaders of key services in England, including health, police, and voluntary organisations, signed the Mental Health Crisis Care Concordat, an agreement that sets national standards for the care of people in mental health crisis. The Concordat aims to make sure that no matter where someone turns, they get the help they need and don't fall through the cracks between different services. Key organisations in Leeds have since come together to sign their own local declaration agreeing to achieve the Concordat standards and are now preparing a local action plan to deliver them.

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    Article: Feb 9, 2015

    Figures published today show that more than 40,231 homes in West Yorkshire have benefited from the rollout of superfast broadband.

    In total out to more than two million homes and businesses in hard to reach areas across the UK have benefited from the government roll out.

    Superfast broadband is internet speeds greater than 24Mbps and the Government wants 95% of homes and businesses to have access to this by 2017- backed up with £1.7bn of investment.

  • SamBrown
    Article: Feb 4, 2015

    Today in Prime Minister's Questions, Greg Mulholland, MP for Leeds North West, called on David Cameron to intervene and get NHS England to put in place an interim solution for commissioning drugs for ultra rare diseases.

    Since having suspended their flawed scorecard system, for deciding which drugs to fund, due to the threat of legal action, NHS England have not yet put a new process in place. They have begun public consultations which could take a further six months to complete, before putting in place a system to decide whether or not to fund the necessary drugs.