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    Article: May 11, 2017

    Greg Mulholland, the Liberal Democrat candidate standing in Leeds North West, has welcomed the Party's inclusion of a policy to end the hidden problem of "period poverty" - where teenagers miss school because they cannot afford pads or tampons - in their election manifesto.

    Greg Mulholland has been leading calls for automatic free provision of sanitary products to girls who are eligible for free school meals and additional provision for those girls requiring sanitary products and unable to buy them.

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    Article: May 11, 2017

    Greg Mulholland, the Liberal Democrat candidate standing in Leeds North West, has welcomed a commitment to ensure access to the HIV prevention drug Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) on the NHS for people in high-risk groups, which has been announced as part of the Liberal Democrat's election manifesto.

    Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is a once-a-day pill that reduces the risk of HIV infection by 86%.

    Despite its proven efficacy and potential to deliver long-term savings, the NHS has yet to approve its use, and it is currently only available in the UK through a private prescription that costs approximately £400 for a month's supply.

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    Article: May 8, 2017

    14,750 pensioners living in Leeds North West will receive at least an extra £772 per year under Liberal Democrat manifesto plans to protect the 'triple lock' for state pensions.

    Thanks to the triple lock guarantee, secured by the Liberal Democrats when they were in government, the basic state pension has risen in each year by whichever is the higher of earnings, prices or a rate of 2.5%. However, the Conservatives have refused to guarantee whether the triple lock will continue, raising fears it could be scrapped.

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    Article: May 4, 2017

    Greg Mulholland has welcomed the decision to put on hold the planned development of 100 homes and a school close to the 12th century St. John the Baptist church in Adel, which was waved through by Labour councillors. Greg had campaigned to stop the development happening and the Secretary of State will now look at whether the decision should be called in for a full review.

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    Article: May 2, 2017

    Leeds North West MP, Greg Mulholland, has congratulated the organisers of this year's Cookridge Scarecrow Festival, which was held on 30 April and 1 May.

    For the third successive year, Cookridge came alive with straw figures and scenes as residents across Cookridge took part in the Scarecrow Festival, organised by the Leeds Modernians.

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    Article: Apr 28, 2017

    Parking machines which do not give change are creating undue stress and inconvenience to customers and are being used as a way of extracting money from people - essentially a form of taxation.

    Leeds North West MP, Greg Mulholland has tabled an Early Day Motion (EDM) in Parliament which highlights the issue and that way that it particularly affects people who cannot pay through other methods, such as by phone or card.

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    Article: Apr 26, 2017

    Long-time campaigner on the issue of criminal driving, Greg Mulholland MP, used Justice Questions in Parliament to call on the next Government to ensure that legislation that was meant to pass in this Parliament is passed before the end of the year.

    A consultation on dangerous driving proposals was completed in February and Greg wrote calling for better justice including tougher sentences and new offences. The Government were looking to use the consultation to form legislation later in the year and Greg has urged the next Government to stick to the proposed timetable.

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    Article: Apr 26, 2017

    In the House of Commons, Greg Mulholland, MP for Leeds North West, has slammed Labour councillors who voted in favour of a controversial plan to build 100 homes on greenfield land opposite the 12th century St John the Baptist Church, in Adel, despite a strong objection from Historic English. All 7 Labour councillors on the planning panel voted for the development despite the very strong concerns of the damage this development would do to the surroundings of this historic building.

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    Article: Apr 21, 2017

    Leeds North West MP, Greg Mulholland, has expressed his concern and disappointment at the decision to approve plans to build 100 homes on fields east of Otley Road in Adel, around 100 yards from the Grade I-listed St John the Baptist Church.


    At the Leeds City Council South and West Plans Panel meeting today, the application was approved by 7 votes to 3.

    Mr Mulholland had objected to the original proposals to build houses on the green fields in April 2014, which were rejected. The MP had also objected to the most recent application, and had been urging local residents to also express their concerns about the application, and the impact the development would have on local infrastructure, as well as the setting of the Grade 1 listed 12th Century Adel Parish Church of St John the Baptist, which is one of the best examples of Norman architecture in Britain.

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    Article: Apr 18, 2017

    I look forward to standing in Leeds North West for the fourth consecutive time and will be asking local people to put their trust in me once again, to carry on being a strong voice for our area, to campaign for positive change and to hold this divisive Government to account.

    After months of telling the British people there would be no snap election, Theresa May has now done a complete U-turn and has announced she wants to have one! Having told people she wanted stability and wanted to unite the country, she is instead acting cynically in the interests of the Conservative Party, not the country. Having said at least seven times that she wouldn't seek a snap election, people will now from on find it hard to trust anything Theresa May says.