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    Article: Apr 28, 2016

    Official figures have revealed Leeds City Council as being one of a minority of English councils not offering doorstep glass collection for local residents.

    It comes after a parliamentary question tabled by Leeds North West MP Greg Mulholland revealed that 89% of English councils already collect glass for recycling- not including Leeds.

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    Article: Apr 26, 2016

    Leeds North West MP Greg Mulholland has urged education ministers to listen to teachers over serious concerns regarding the Standard Assessment Tests (SATs) that children are required to sit.

    Pupils at Key Stage 1 (years 1 and 2) and Key Stage 2 (years 3 to 6) will be taking their SATs across the country during May and June.

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    Article: Apr 26, 2016

    Speaking in the House of Commons, Leeds North West MP Greg Mulholland has encouraged ministers to look at what more can be done to develop women's sport.

    It comes ahead of the second annual Tour de Yorkshire race, which runs on 29th April to 1st May. The women's race occurs on Saturday 30th April and will start in Otley, the hometown of world road race champion Lizzie Armitstead.

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    Article: Apr 22, 2016

    Greg Mulholland recently met with The Royal British Legion's local Area Manager, Debbie Harding, in the House of Commons to discuss support for the Armed Forces community and this year's World War One commemorations.

    [Pictured: Greg with Debbie Harding]

    The Royal British Legion is the country's largest Armed Forces charity, providing welfare assistance to many thousands of veterans, serving personnel and their families. It is also the national custodian of Remembrance, best known for its emblem the red poppy. Greg attended the Legion's event in Parliament to show his support for the charity's work, and to meet with local area manager Debbie Harding to discuss issues facing the Armed Forces community, as well as plans to commemorate the centenary of the Battle of the Somme.

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    Article: Apr 22, 2016

    Greg Mulholland, MP for Leeds North West, has written to the Chief Executive of Yorkshire Bank, to oppose the closure of the bank's Yeadon Branch.

    Yorkshire Bank had recently written to customers in Yeadon to inform them that the branch will be closed, meaning the nearest alternative branch would be Otley. Local residents have already voiced their concerns over the implications of the closure, especially as many elderly people rely on having a local branch.

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    Article: Apr 19, 2016

    Leeds North West MP Greg Mulholland has encouraged ministers to do further work with governments abroad in tackling honour-based violence.

    Honour-based violence, committed in an extended family, is motivated by a perceived need to restore standing within the community, which is presumed to have been lost through the behaviour of the victim.

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    Article: Apr 18, 2016

    Leeds North West MP Greg Mulholland has welcomed news that the Translarna drug has now been signed off by England's drugs approval body NICE.

    [Pictured left: Greg Mulholland MP with Nic Bungay from Muscular Dystrophy UK, doing a petition drop at 10 Downing Street]

    The first ever treatment to address the underlying causes of Duchenne muscular dystrophy has received a positive funding recommendation from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and will be made available to eligible patients across the UK. The drug, Translarna, is proven to slow down the degenerative impact of this life limiting condition, keeping patients walking for longer and improving quality of life.

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    Article: Apr 17, 2016

    Parliamentary questions tabled by Leeds North West MP Greg Mulholland have revealed the scale of the mess with successive governments' policy in compensating war widows who lost their partners.

    [Pictured left: Greg Mulholland with constituent Susan Rimmer, forced to give up her War Widow Pension upon remarrying in 1989]

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    Article: Apr 13, 2016

    Leeds North West MP Greg Mulholland has met with floods minister Rory Stewart MP to discuss how to better deal with flooding from the River Wharfe in future.

    Greg secured the meeting and all MPs along the River Wharfe were invited to attend. He described the discussions with Rory Stewart as "helpful", following commitments he received from the minister.

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    Article: Apr 11, 2016

    With the electrification of the Leeds-Harrogate-York line set to be delayed even further, Leeds North West MP Greg Mulholland has described the delays as "unacceptable".

    Greg has long championed the electrification of the line and its benefits in terms of faster commuter journeys and more frequent trains. The line was recommended for 'Tier One' investment by the last government's Northern Electrification Task Force, meaning it would receive the highest level of priority. The investment would have taken place during Network Rail's Control Period Six, which runs from 2019 to 2024.