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MP Update No.267 – London tower block fire; general election result; Gov’t deal with DUP; local news; Brexit; remembering Jo Cox

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
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Phone issues in constituency office

We are currently experiencing problems with our phone line in the Nottingham office. We are working with our phone provider to get this resolved, but in the meantime you can contact the office on 0115 956 9429, or email me on chris.leslie@parliament.uk. Thank you for your understanding.
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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
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MP Update – 21st April

  NEWS AND COMMENT FROM CHRIS LESLIE MP – Friday 21st April 2017 (for more news also see my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/chrislesliemp) Now that Theresa May has decided to cut and run to an early General Election, it’s worth taking stock about where the Conservatives are taking the country. We know that living standards and real wages have been squeezed significantly, with the cost
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MP Update – 1st April

NEWS AND COMMENT FROM CHRIS LESLIE MP – Saturday 1st April 2017 (for more news also see my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/chrislesliemp) If the referendum was ‘Act One’ of the Brexit drama, the ‘Act Two’ phoney period has just concluded with the Prime Minister’s submission of the Article 50 letter, and ‘Act Three’ – negotiations proper – has just begun. This will be where reality
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MP Update – 26th March

NEWS AND COMMENT FROM CHRIS LESLIE MP – Sunday 26th March 2017 (for more news also see my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/chrislesliemp) This week’s brutal attack in Westminster, with dozens injured and four killed, was a shocking reminder of the dangers posed by crazed radicalisation and the violence and terror it can create. The death of PC Keith Palmer who sought to protect the gates
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MP Update – 19th March

NEWS AND COMMENT FROM CHRIS LESLIE MP – Sunday 19th March 2017 (for more news also see my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/chrislesliemp) I’ve never seen a Budget u-turn quite like the rapid decision this week by Chancellor Philip Hammond and Theresa May to rip up their core proposal on National Insurance. On Wednesday, as I thought might be the case (but perhaps not quite so
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MP Update – 11th March

NEWS AND COMMENT FROM CHRIS LESLIE MP – Saturday 11th March 2017 (for more news also see my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/chrislesliemp) Philip Hammond’s first full Budget didn’t quite go as well as he planned… Breaking his 2015 manifesto promise not to increase National Insurance contributions – in this case on the self-employed – has stunned many in the media and even on the Conservative
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MP Update – 4th March

NEWS AND COMMENT FROM CHRIS LESLIE MP – Saturday 4th March 2017 (for more news also see my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/chrislesliemp) With the steadily growing pressures on the Queen’s Medical Centre emergency department in recent years – a facility that now sees around 550 patients per day when it was designed for a maximum of 350 – it’s obvious that we need a step
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MP Update – 25th February

NEWS AND COMMENT FROM CHRIS LESLIE MP – Saturday 25th February 2017 (for more news also see my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/chrislesliemp) While the news headlines about Brexit, Trump and UK political parties are dominant, they mask some very important issues that aren’t getting much attention. It’s not just the creaking pressures on our NHS that aren’t receiving sufficient scrutiny. Just look at how little
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