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Register to Vote

Now is the time to ensure that your voice will be heard in May. If you aren’t registered to vote, you won’t be able to have your say in the upcoming General Election. The way we register to vote has changed. Instead of having one person register an entire household, everyone must now register to vote individually. Many people have had their vote transferred onto the… Read More

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Chris Leslie, the Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, criticises the Conservatives for not spelling out how they would pay for their tax cuts

Yesterday we witnessed the Tories sacrifice any claim to economic credibility. David Cameron stood up in Birmingham and announced £7.2 billion of spending commitments – without a hint of where the money to pay for them would come from. And in the 24 hours since he delivered his speech not a single minister, including former Treasury minister Nicky Morgan, has been able to set out… Read More

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The Choice facing ‘Generation Rent’ – Speech

The Choice facing ‘Generation Rent’ – Losing out under the Tories and Labour’s alternative “I want to start by thanking you, Ashley, and the Intergenerational Foundation, for hosting the event today and to thank everyone at the WMC College here in Camden for letting us meet at this historic centre of learning. Impressively, this is the oldest surviving adult education college in Europe, and where… Read More

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Invitation to my MP Public Question Time

I would like to invite you to attend my annual MP Public Question Time event, which this year will be held at the Boulevard United Reformed Church on Gregory Boulevard, Hyson Green, NG7 5JA (close to the Forest tram stop) on Friday 5th September with a prompt start at 7pm. If you would like to come along, please rsvp by emailing me at this address or by calling my office on… Read More

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Closure of Sneinton Police Station

Chris Leslie, Member of Parliament for Nottingham East, responding to the announced closure of Sneinton Police Station: “This is a major blow to the Sneinton and Bakersfield area. The police station is a key local facility and a reassurance to residents that help is at hand. Nottinghamshire Police have had their budget slashed by over £40 million, almost 300 police officers have lost their jobs,… Read More

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MP angry over cuts to education cash

As published by the Nottingham Post on 10th March 2014 Nottingham East MP Chris Leslie has hit out at a Government move to cut further education funding. The Government said last week that it was cutting funding for 18-year-olds by 17 per cent. Mr Leslie said this will create “real problems for course planning and a risk that this age group will suffer as a result”…. Read More

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St Ann’s: Plans to move Post Office are cancelled

As published by the Nottingham Post on 10th February 2014. The post office in St Ann’s is to stay in its current location, despite plans to move it. Post Office management have confirmed that the move from St Ann’s Well Road to the Lifestyle shop in St Bartholomews Road have been cancelled because of the distance customers would have to travel. In his constituency e-mail, Chris Leslie, MP for… Read More

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MP backs battle to save public library

As published by the Nottingham Post on 17/12/13 A NOTTINGHAM MP has thrown his weight behind the battle to save a public library. Nottingham East MP Chris Leslie says he sympathises with residents and councillors over Nottingham City Council’s plan to close Bakersfield Library. He said: “I totally sympathise with Bakersfield residents who are disappointed at the proposed closure of the small library in Watson Avenue. “I… Read More

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Chris Leslie MP joins protest over ‘bedroom tax’

As published in the Nottingham Post on 18/11/13 A Nottingham MP has asked the government to repeal the so-called bedroom tax. Chris Leslie, MP for Nottingham East, supported an opposition motion in the House of Commons calling on the government to repeal the policy. The “bedroom tax” affects housing benefit paid to less well-off tenants. People who are adjudged to have too much living space… Read More

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Labour’s Steve Battlemuch wins Wollaton West by-election


The Labour party’s Steve Battlemuch has won the June 6th by-election with a majority of over 600 votes, pushing the Conservatives to second.

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