Category Archives: MP Updates

MP Update No.275 – NHS issues; local news; Universal Credit; Race Disparity Audit; energy price cap; Brexit

NEWS AND COMMENT FROM CHRIS LESLIE – Friday 13th October 2017 (for more news also see my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/chrislesliemp) How do you feel our local NHS hospitals are performing? At our regular meeting between local MPs and the Nottingham University Hospitals Trust management team, I raised a number of issues that have been flagged up by local constituents – including access to emergency… Read More

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MP Update – 16th September

NEWS AND COMMENT FROM CHRIS LESLIE – Saturday 16th September 2017 (for more news also see my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/chrislesliemp) It was a fateful week for our parliamentary democracy. First, the Government introduce a Bill take power away from elected MPs and place it the hands of the Prime Minister to decide on the Brexit deal. Second, Ministers decided to rig the composition of… Read More

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MP Update – 9th September

NEWS AND COMMENT FROM CHRIS LESLIE – Saturday 9th September 2017 (for more news also see my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/chrislesliemp) Parliament has reconvened after the summer recess, returning straight to the quagmire of Brexit. The Government have wasted the months since triggering the process with hardly any progress on negotiating a ‘withdrawal agreement’ deal, with the situation made worse because the EU are insisting… Read More

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MP Update – 21st July

NEWS AND COMMENT FROM CHRIS LESLIE – Friday 21st July 2017 (for more news also see my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/chrislesliemp) Despite promises before the election, the Government’s ‘commitment’ to electrifying the Midland Mainline suddenly evaporated this week – in an announcement from Transport Ministers snuck out on the last day of Parliament sitting before the summer recess. By ditching electrification, Ministers are holding Nottingham’s… Read More

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MP Update – 15th July

NEWS AND COMMENT FROM CHRIS LESLIE – Saturday 15th July 2017 (for more news also see my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/chrislesliemp) Over a million children in the UK have lost contact with a parent following separation, with young people often stuck in the middle of disputes. Fortunately, there are services available to help and Nottingham is the location for the headquarters of the National Association… Read More

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MP Update – 9th July

NEWS AND COMMENT FROM CHRIS LESLIE – Sunday 9th July 2017 (for more news also see my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/chrislesliemp) With Britain’s economic situation looking increasingly anaemic, the anxieties of the businesses that I talk to locally are getting steadily greater. There are lots of employers who want to develop their products or are thinking about investing – or hiring new people – but… Read More

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MP Update – 1st July

NEWS AND COMMENT FROM CHRIS LESLIE – Saturday 1st July 2017 (for more news also see my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/chrislesliemp) There were several big votes in the House of Commons at the end of the Queen’s Speech debates on Wednesday and Thursday this week – perhaps the most significant of which was sadly won by Theresa May’s Government, endorsing her legislative plan by 323… Read More

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MP Update – 26th June

NEWS AND COMMENT FROM CHRIS LESLIE – Monday 26th June 2017 (for more news also see my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/chrislesliemp) [This week’s MP Update newsletter has been delayed because the House of Commons email servers were subject to a cyber attack – and this is the first opportunity I’ve had to send any emails out – many apologies!] Last week we heard the Queen’s… Read More

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MP Update – 16th June

NEWS AND COMMENT FROM CHRIS LESLIE – Friday 16th June 2017 (for more news also see my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/chrislesliemp) The horrendous tragedy in the West London tower block fire has quite rightly dominated the news in the week following the general election. If this turns out to have been an avoidable disaster – and there is growing speculation about the fire resistance of… Read More

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MP Update – 29th April

NEWS AND COMMENT FROM CHRIS LESLIE MP – Saturday 29th April 2017 (for more news also see my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/chrislesliemp) The general election on June 8th may seem a long way off – but there’s a lot at stake. Theresa May clearly feels she is on course for a big win, but I hope that the country feels differently. Making sure Nottingham East… Read More

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