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MP Update – 27th February

NEWS AND COMMENT FROM CHRIS LESLIE MP – Saturday 27th February 2016 The starting gun on the European Union referendum has been fired; David Cameron announced that the vote will take place on Thursday 23rd June. The PM set out the ‘deal’ agreed by the other 27 members of the EU including a commitment to no longer sign up to ‘ever closer union’, safeguards for... Read More
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MP Update – 14th February

NEWS AND COMMENT FROM CHRIS LESLIE MP – Sunday 14th February 2016 I don’t want to bore you with the finer administrative details of how local government services are funded (partly from central government, partly from council tax & business rates), but this week Conservative Ministers took the funding for our council services to shocking new heights of partisan ‘pork-barrel’ politicking. With George Osborne giving... Read More
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MP Update – 6th February

NEWS AND COMMENT FROM CHRIS LESLIE MP – Saturday 6th February 2016 Britain’s membership of the EU is now under the spotlight following Wednesday’s statement by the Prime Minister and the publication of the renegotiation details. The PM says he’s made progress in four areas of sovereignty, economic governance, social benefits & free movement, and competitiveness. Ultimately, the case for Britain’s membership of the EU... Read More
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MP Update – 30th January

NEWS AND COMMENT FROM CHRIS LESLIE MP – Saturday 30th January 2016 Over 3000 tenants in sheltered ‘supported’ housing in Nottingham, including some of the most vulnerable in our community (including victims of domestic violence and those with mental illness) face uncertainty about where they live because of new changes to housing benefit announced by the Government. Plans to cap the amount of rent that... Read More
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