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MP Update – 20th January

NEWS AND COMMENT FROM CHRIS LESLIE MP – Friday 20th January 2017 (for more news also see my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/chrislesliemp) It still seems strange to write the words, but we now must get used to the reality of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States. In his inauguration speech this afternoon, Trump re-emphasised his protectionist ‘America First’ message, putting the
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MP Update – 13th January

NEWS AND COMMENT FROM CHRIS LESLIE MP – Friday 13th January 2017 (for more news also see my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/chrislesliemp) Happy New Year! Parliament got back to business this week and the spotlight fell quickly on the crisis in the NHS, where performance standards have been under real strain. One in four patients at Nottingham’s QMC Emergency Department – that’s over 3500 residents
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MP Update – 19th December

NEWS AND COMMENT FROM CHRIS LESLIE MP – 19th December 2016 (for more news also see my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/chrislesliemp) Every year before Christmas, Ministers announce how much grant they are going to allocate from the central government Treasury in order to part fund local council services (including schools, social housing, waste collection and social services). This year’s ‘Local Government Finance Settlement’ has been
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MP Update – 9th December

NEWS AND COMMENT FROM CHRIS LESLIE MP – 9th December 2016 (for more news also see my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/chrislesliemp) This week I decided to vote against the Conservative Government’s 31st March timetable for triggering Brexit. I do not believe it is sensible to rush unprepared into this crucial negotiation, before we know who in Germany & France we will be negotiating with. While
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MP Update – 2nd December

NEWS AND COMMENT FROM CHRIS LESLIE MP – Friday 2nd December 2016 (for more news also see my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/chrislesliemp) The privatised outsourcing of cleaning, catering and maintenance services at Nottingham hospitals finally looks like it is about to collapse. A statement from the hospital management earlier this week was a coded admission that Carillion clearly can’t cope and the hospital intends to
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MP Update – 25th November

NEWS AND COMMENT FROM CHRIS LESLIE MP – Friday 25th November 2016 (for more news also see my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/chrislesliemp) On Wednesday the Chancellor delivered the Autumn Statement, which not surprisingly illustrated the looming impact of Britain’s departure from the European Union on public spending, borrowing and the economy. The Office for Budget Responsibility revealed this starkly in the very first paragraph of
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MP Update – 18th November

NEWS AND COMMENT FROM CHRIS LESLIE MP – Friday 18th November 2016 (for more news also see my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/chrislesliemp) On Wednesday the new Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, will be delivering his first ‘mini Budget’ – the Autumn Statement. This could have big implications for public services with news about spending on local councils, the NHS and much more. It could
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MP Update – 11th November

NEWS AND COMMENT FROM CHRIS LESLIE MP – Friday 11th November 2016 (for more news also see my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/chrislesliemp) The property billionaire and reality TV personality Donald Trump will be the 45th President of the United States, even though he didn’t win the popular vote. But the peculiarities of the US ‘electoral college’ saw him succeed in an extraordinary turn of events
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MP Update – 4th November

Brexit is totally dominating everything in Parliament and the national news – not surprisingly given the big implications for jobs, businesses and public services. Yesterday the High Court decided that withdrawing from the European Union (and triggering the so-called ‘Article 50’ provision in the Treaty) had to be formally agreed by Parliament, even though the referendum in June resulted in a ‘leave’ vote. There are
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Nottingham office phone lines

The phones in the Nottingham office are currently out of order, with staff unable to make or receive calls. We are working to resolve this issue, but in the meantime if you need to contact me please email on chris.leslie@parliament.uk or call the Westminster office on 0207 219 3000.
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