Category Archives: In Nottingham

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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Transformed school visited by city MP

As published by the Nottingham Post on 5th February 2014 A previously failing primary school which has turned round its fortunes received a visit from a city MP. Chris Leslie, MP for Nottingham East met with head teachers and governors at Haydn Primary School on Friday to praise them for obtaining an “outstanding” status from Ofsted. Seven years ago it had been deemed “inadequate”, the… Read More

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Unemployment in Nottingham East

As published by the Nottingham Post on 27th December 2013 I am writing in reply to the ”Nottingham unemployment rate falls by 16% in a year” article published on January 22 by the Nottingham Post. You’d think that we were experiencing some sort of job creation miracle. Sadly, the nightmare remains, especially for those who’ve been out of work for a year or more. This… 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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What a card! Andrew’s design wins a Kindle

As published by the Nottingham Post on 09/12/13 TALENTED pupils scooped spectacular prizes at a special assembly attended by Nottingham East MP Chris Leslie on Friday. The competition to design a Christmas card was entered by schools across the MP’s constituency, with the overall winner coming from Seely Primary School, Sherwood. Nine-year-old Andrew Arkle, from Class 3/4F won the competition with his design of a… Read More

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MP wants debate on cost of water

As published by the Nottingham Post on 04/12/13 A Notts MP wants to spark a debate about the increase in water bills, which he believes is “adding to the cost of living crisis”. Chris Leslie, MP for Nottingham East, wants to garner public opinion after Severn Trent reported their profits and the company noted a rise in water consumption in the summer. Mr Leslie said that the company’s pre-tax… 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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