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    Article: Jul 3, 2015

    Leeds North West MP Greg Mulholland has called on Tory ministers to stick to their election campaign commitments and ensure that the proposed electrification of the Leeds-Harrogate-York line still goes ahead.

    After campaigning for weeks about their plans for a "Northern powerhouse economy", electrification of the Leeds-Manchester Transpennine route has been paused and planned electrification of the Leeds-Harrogate-York is now being reconsidered.

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    Article: Jul 3, 2015

    Leeds North West MP Greg Mulholland has backed calls for Government action on blood cancer after a blood cancer charity revealed one in three transplant patients die within a year of their treatment.

    Mulholland is supporting the Destination: Cure campaign launched by the Anthony Nolan charity, which runs the UK's stem cell and bone marrow donor register.

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    Article: Jul 2, 2015

    Responding to NHS England's announcement in the last hour, Leeds North West MP Greg Mulholland has strongly criticised NHS England for "passing the buck" today over whether or not it will grant interim funding for the Vimizim and Translarna drugs.

    [Photo on left: Greg Mulholland MP leading a protest outside the Department of Health in March 2015]

  • Article: Jul 2, 2015

    Official figures released by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills show 46,300 apprenticeships were created across Yorkshire and Humber between August 2014 and April 2015.

    This means 2.3 million apprenticeships were created across England during the Liberal Democrats' five years in government, including 279,320 across Yorkshire and Humber.

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    Article: Jun 30, 2015

    Local MP Greg Mulholland is to meet Disabled People's Minister Justin Tomlinson MP next Wednesday (8th July) to discuss people with degenerative conditions having to renew their applications for Disability Living Allowance (DLA).

    This follows the recent passing of Mulholland's six year-old constituent Ellie-Mae Brownnutt who passed away on 8th May from Batten Disease. Her four year-old brother Caleb is also affected by the condition.

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    Article: Jun 22, 2015

    Local MP Greg Mulholland has called the 32nd Otley Carnival a success and thanked the organisers and volunteers for their hard work.

    [Pictured: Greg, wife Raegan, daughters Isabel (9) and Ava (4) with Monica Duke and Portia (9) and Nathaniel (2). They had all been in the St Joseph's, Otley 1950s entry.]

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    Article: Jun 18, 2015

    As part of the #fortheloveof campaign, thousands of ClimateCoalition supporters from all over the country gathered at Westminster to meet their MPs, and discuss what can be done to tackle the threat of climate change.

    [Pictured: Greg Mulholland MP with constituents who had travelled down.]

    A diverse group of Leeds North West constituents travelled down to Westminster yesterday to meet with MP Mulholland, as part of the 'For the Love of' Speak Up campaign. They discussed both what the new government's policy regarding climate change, but also what they were doing in the local Leeds community to tackle the global threat.

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    Article: Jun 17, 2015

    Greg Mulholland MP attended the opening of Pool-in-Wharfedale's newly renovated park on Sunday.

    [From left to right: Cllr Caroline Anderson, Greg Mulholland MP, Cllr Barry Anderson, John Porter, Cllr Richard Parker, Karen van de Boosport.]

    Managed by the Pool Recreation Ground Management Committee, the new start for the park includes new signage, information points around the park, and details of flora and fauna around the park.

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    Article: Jun 16, 2015

    Leeds North West MP this afternoon led a parliamentary debate on improving access to drugs for ultra-rare diseases and has said he will continue to campaign on the matter.

    [Photo on left: Rally outside Department of Health in March 2015]

    In a well-attended debate supported by MPs from all political parties, Mulholland began by raising the case of Otley six year-old Sam Brown, one of only 88 people in the country with Morquio Syndrome, and paying tribute to his mother Katy's "courageous" campaigning.

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    Article: Jun 16, 2015

    The new positive and collaborative era for Otley politics continued today, Monday 15th June, with the first full Council and Policy & Resources Committee since the Liberal Democrats swept the board at the recent Town Council elections.

    The Liberal Democrats won a record-breaking 18 out of 20 seats at the Otley Town Council elections in May, with the Greens winning one seat and the other being held by an independent.