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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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MP Update – 28th October

NEWS AND COMMENT FROM CHRIS LESLIE MP – Friday 28th October 2016 (for more news also see my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/chrislesliemp) It was ‘Nottingham in Parliament Day’ on Tuesday – the first ever city ‘takeover’ at Westminster – and it was a real success! 45 different events and a thousand participants filled most corners and many meeting rooms in the Palace of Westminster, with
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MP Update – 23rd October

NEWS AND COMMENT FROM CHRIS LESLIE MP –  23rd October 2016 (for more news also see my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/chrislesliemp) At yesterday’s ‘MP Question Time’ at the Nottinghamshire Deaf Society, the focus was very much on welfare rights issues – and my thanks to Irene Andrew the chief executive at the Deaf Society for chairing the event. In the updates we heard from Becky
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MP Update – 14th October

NEWS AND COMMENT FROM CHRIS LESLIE MP – Friday 14th October 2016 (for more news also see my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/chrislesliemp) Parliament returned this week after the Party conference season and we are straight into the massive questions about how the UK leaves the European Union. Some people might think “what’s this got to do with me?” Unfortunately it’s an issue that will absolutely
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MP Update – 16th September

NEWS AND COMMENT FROM CHRIS LESLIE MP – Friday 16th September 2016 (for more news also see my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/chrislesliemp) Brexit continues to dominate the news, with some economists concluding that the impact of leaving the European Union is having less of a discernibly adverse impact on the economy than expected. But we must remember that we haven’t actually left the EU yet
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MP Update – 9th September

NEWS AND COMMENT FROM CHRIS LESLIE MP – Friday 9th September 2016 (for more news also see my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/chrislesliemp) Parliament has now returned following the summer recess and perhaps the most controversial proposal Theresa May wants to pursue is an extension of the selective school system currently limited to grammar schools in other parts of the country with selection at age 11.
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MP Update – 24th July

NEWS AND COMMENT FROM CHRIS LESLIE MP – 24th July 2016 (for more news also see my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/chrislesliemp) In a crucial Parliamentary debate this week, the new Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Damian Green was questioned about the Government’s plans to reduce the level of housing benefit for those in ‘supported’ accommodation – affecting people living in sheltered housing, where
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MP Update – 9th July

NEWS AND COMMENT FROM CHRIS LESLIE MP –  Saturday 9th July 2016 (for more news also see my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/chrislesliemp) There is a great deal in ‘the news’ at the moment! My principle focus is the impact that leaving the European Union will have on Nottingham residents and businesses. Nationally, I have called for a pause before Article 50 (to formally leave the
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