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  • Article: Sep 2, 2014

    Member of Parliament for Leeds North West, Greg Mulholland, has welcomed the government's pensions reforms as the Pensions Schemes Bill goes to debate in the House of Commons today.

    The Pension Schemes Bill sets out a new legislative framework for private pensions to encourage greater risk sharing between employers, individual members and third parties.

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    Article: Sep 2, 2014

    Leeds North West MP, Greg Mulholland, has today, on the first day of the new school year, welcomed free school meals for 26,797 children in Leeds.

    From today, all reception, year one and two primary school children across the country will receive free school meals which will provide a number of benefits including improving children's educations, making sure they eat more health food and save parents money.

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    Article: Aug 29, 2014

    MP Mulholland: "Refusing planning permission right decision for Bramhope"

    MP for Leeds North West, Greg Mulholland, has welcomed the decision to refuse planning permission for 380 properties on Breary Lane East in Bramhope.

    Miller Homes had submitted a planning application to Leeds City Council in November 2013 to build 380 properties and also develo

  • Rugby league wreath laying 2014
    Article: Aug 28, 2014

    MP for Leeds North West and Chair of the Parliamentary Rugby League group, Greg Mulholland, joined the Rugby Football League's tributes to soldiers who died fighting for Britain in World War 1, ahead of the Challenge Cup final at Wembley.

    Being the 100th year since Britain entered WW1, attendees observed a moment of silence at 11am before laying the wreaths. The laying of the five wreaths at the Cenotaph was attended by representatives from 2014 Tetley's Challenge Cup finalists Castleford Tigers and Leeds Rhinos, the RFL, the Great Britain Armed Forces and the Parliamentary Rugby League Group.

  • 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.