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MP Update No.313 – Chancellor’s Budget Speech on Monday; People’s Vote on Brexit; Nottingham news; equal rights in Northern Ireland; climate change

NEWS AND COMMENT FROM CHRIS LESLIE – Saturday 27th October 2018 (for more news also see my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/chrislesliemp) Last Saturday’s march to Westminster saw an astonishing 700,000 people demand a People’s Vote on the Brexit deal the Government are planning to reach with the EU (see picture below). I fully support efforts by the growing cross-party group of MPs to make any

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MP Update – 19th October

NEWS AND COMMENT FROM CHRIS LESLIE – Friday 19th October 2018 (for more news also see my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/chrislesliemp) With hundreds of thousands expected to march on Parliament tomorrow for a ‘People’s Vote’, the Government’s mishandling of Brexit negotiations is clearly making more and more people want to reverse out of the cul-de-sac altogether. Even if Theresa May returns to Parliament with a

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MP Update – 12th October

NEWS AND COMMENT FROM CHRIS LESLIE – Friday 12th October 2018 (for more news also see my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/chrislesliemp) Parliament is back after the Party conference season this week. Among many other news items, you’ll have seen that the media spotlight has begun to focus on the impact of ‘Universal Credit’, which is due to be rolled out at Nottingham Central Jobcentre from

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Mr Update – 15th September

NEWS AND COMMENT FROM CHRIS LESLIE – Saturday 15th September 2018 (for more news also see my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/chrislesliemp) This week’s revelations about the Russian GRU military intelligence agents suspected of the Salisbury novichok attack on the Skripals – and the death of Dawn Sturgess – have hit the headlines because of the farfetched excuses offered up in the face of the meticulous

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MP Update – 8th September

NEWS AND COMMENT FROM CHRIS LESLIE – Saturday 8th September 2018 (for more news also see my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/chrislesliemp) With the House of Commons reconvening this week after the summer recess, my priority has been to focus on the overriding challenge of Brexit. Theresa May’s Government are no nearer to concluding how Britain is going to depart from the EU. There’s a new

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MP Update – 27th July

CORRECTION: The mobility pass scheme refereed to in the Nottingham News section is a Nottingham City Council scheme and they have made the decision to cut it back not Nottingham City Transport as initially stated    NEWS AND COMMENT FROM CHRIS LESLIE – Friday 27th July 2018 (for more news also see my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/chrislesliemp) Parliament has now adjourned for the summer recess

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MP Update – 21st July

NEWS AND COMMENT FROM CHRIS LESLIE – Saturday 21st July 2018 (for more news also see my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/chrislesliemp) We won one, and narrowly lost one. That was the upshot of Tuesday’s crucial Brexit Trade Bill votes. And here’s how it happened: Most MPs know that unless a safety net is put beneath Brexit, we’ll crash out and businesses won’t have the right

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MP Update – 13th July

NEWS AND COMMENT FROM CHRIS LESLIE – Friday 13th July 2018 (for more news also see my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/chrislesliemp) A week is definitely a long time in politics. Theresa May must look back longingly to just last weekend when she thought she’d brought her Cabinet behind her ‘Chequers Agreement’ plan for Brexit. But it fell to pieces after 48 hours when hard Brexiteers

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MP Update – 6th July

NEWS AND COMMENT FROM CHRIS LESLIE – Friday 6th July 2018 (for more news also see my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/chrislesliemp) Nottingham’s MPs came together to debate the problem of persistent rough sleeping in our city during an adjournment debate secured by my colleague Lilian Greenwood on Monday evening. You may well have noticed yourself how in recent years there has been a greater visibility

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MP Update – 24th May

MP Update No.300!NEWS AND COMMENT FROM CHRIS LESLIE Thursday 24th May 2018 (for more news also see my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/chrislesliemp)   Eight years ago, when I was first elected your Member of Parliament for Nottingham East, I promised to keep in touch as often as I could with how I vote, the issues that need championing and my work representing our community in Westminster.Back then

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