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  • Article: Aug 22, 2014

    Football, rugby league and union clubs in the top divisions will be allowed to introduce safe standing areas into their grounds, under manifesto plans unveiled by the Liberal Democrats.

    Safe standing already operates in domestic football leagues across Europe, including Germany, Austria and Sweden and is backed by 92% of football fans and 70% of football clubs in the UK.

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    Article: Aug 18, 2014

    Leeds North West MP, Greg Mulholland, has tabled a parliamentary motion and also responded to a government consultation to call for a rail link between Leeds Bradford International Airport and nearby towns and cities in Yorkshire.

    Leeds Bradford International Airport (LBIA) has been poorly served for years in terms of being connected to town and cities in the region, and MP Mulholland is now calling on Ministers to provide a further boost for local jobs and the regional economy by supporting an airport rail link.

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    Article: Aug 14, 2014

    Greg Mulholland MP has today congratulated young people across the UK and in his constituency of Leeds North West who are receiving their A-level results, and is reminding them that no matter what your exam results, you have an opportunity to get on in life.

    Greg today highlighted the 1,960 young people who have started an apprenticeship in Leeds North West in the last four year allowing them to train whilst working in a real job and earning an income.

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    Article: Aug 12, 2014

    Member of Parliament for Leeds North West, Greg Mulholland, has welcomed the announcement by HM Treasury that it will approve the creation of a new University Technical College (UTC) for Leeds and added that the site of the former West Park Centre on Spen Lane should be made use of.

    The Leeds UTC is an academy school which accommodates pupils from age 14 to 18 providing traditional GCSE and A levels but with an additional focus on advanced manufacturing and engineering. The project has been led by Kodak UK, Agfa, Unilever, Siemens and Grant Thornton with support from Leeds City Council, the University of Leeds, Leeds City College and the Leeds Chamber of Commerce.

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    Article: Aug 11, 2014

    Greg Mulholland MP, Member of Parliament for Leeds North West, has called on Leeds City Council to replace the tallest Maypole in the UK without further delay.

    Otley's iconic Maypole was taken down just days before the Tour de France due to safety concerns.

    Keith Rawling, the former Head Forester at Chevin Forest Park, responsible for finding a suitable maypole in 1962, has given local MP Greg Mulholland a fascinating insight into the history of the pole.

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    Article: Aug 11, 2014

    Leeds North West MP, Greg Mulholland, has tabled a parliamentary motion stating that the proposed New Generation Transport system (NGT) 'is not the best option for improving public transport in Leeds'.

    Greg has called on the inspector to consider not whether NGT should go ahead or not, but what the best public transport solution is for Leeds.

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    Article: Aug 5, 2014

    Leeds North West MP, Greg Mulholland, has lodged further objections to planning applications to build houses on green field sites off Otley Road and Church Lane in Adel.

    Mr Mulholland objected the original proposals to build houses on the green fields in April of this year, but following amendments to the two applications by developers, Greg has again written to the Chief Planning Officer at Leeds City Council to reiterate his objections to the proposals.

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    Article: Aug 5, 2014

    Greg Mulholland MP, Member of Parliament for Leeds North West, has welcomed Leeds City Council's statement that they would work with developers, Gladman Developments, on the Wharfe View cafe site, better known as Dunnies.

    Greg recently wrote to the Chief Planning Officer at Leeds City Council raising further concerns about the former Dunnies site and asked what steps the Council are taking to ensure that a replacement cafe is situated on the prominent site.

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    Article: Aug 4, 2014

    Leeds North West MP, Greg Mulholland, has lodged an objection to a second planning application to build houses on a green field site near to Moseley Wood Gardens in Cookridge.

    Mr Mulholland objected the original proposal to build 200 houses in October 2013, but following a second application by the developers, Taylor Wimpey, Greg has again written to the Chief Planning Officer at Leeds City Council to object to the proposal.

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    Article: Aug 4, 2014

    Leeds North West MP, Greg Mulholland, is backing the Lights Out Campaign marking a century since the outbreak of the First World War.

    Greg will today join people across the UK in turning out their lights between 10pm to 11pm, leaving only a sign candle lit as a mark of reflection.

    The nationwide event hopes to see more than a million candles lit to represent servicemen and women who died during World War One.