Redcar and Cleveland College to merge with Stockton Riverside College

Responding to the announcement today by Redcar and Cleveland College and Stockton Riverside College that they plan to merge into a single further education provider, Redcar MP Anna Turley said: Continue reading

Joint MP's letter to the Chancellor on Police Funding Cuts

Ahead of the government's Budget next week, I have joined Teesside Labour MPs in writing to the Chancellor calling on him to address the crisis in local police funding. Year after year of cuts has seen our local force cut to the bone, meaning fewer officers on our streets at the same time as crime is rising. Anti-social behaviour, vandalism and burglaries are just some of the issues causing havoc in our communities at the moment. Without investment in Cleveland Police, I fear the neighbourhood policing we all value will become a thing of the past. We cannot let that happen. Continue reading

Why I won’t be around as much for the next couple of months

I am currently watching fireworks over the Houses of Parliament and thinking of the great displays I usually attend in Redcar. I’m down in London because I’m in St Thomas Hospital, where I was first rushed into A&E back in June. I’ve had a number of operations over the summer to alleviate problems with infected cysts which unfortunately weren’t successful, and last week I’ve had major surgery to fully remove all the infected tissue once and for all.  I have been signed off for physical recuperation until the new year. These are symptoms, problems and procedures thousands of women experience every year in the UK and I am grateful to all the staff at both St Thomas’ and James Cook for the care I’ve received. Continue reading

Launch of Tees Valley Mayoral Development Corporation masterplan

Today was the launch of the South Tees Mayoral Development Corporation masterplan, for the area which includes the former steelworks site. More can be read about it here.   Continue reading

Anna presses Police Commissioner on discarded drug needles

Anna Turley, MP for Redcar, has written to Cleveland Police & Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger about the growing number of hypodermic needles found at public locations in Redcar & Cleveland. Continue reading

MP welcomes tougher sentences for dangerous drivers

Redcar MP Anna Turley has welcomed the announcement today that tougher sentences will be introduced for those who cause serious injury or death on the roads. Continue reading

'Universal Credit is seriously flawed, the rollout must be stopped'

Redcar MP Anna Turley has joined with Redcar & Cleveland Citizens Advice to call for the Universal Credit rollout to be paused before more people are forced into debt and poverty. Continue reading

Anna Welcomes Animal Cruelty Announcement

News that the government intend to amend the sentencing for animal cruelty from a maximum of six months to five years was welcomed today by Labour and Co-Operative MP for Redcar Anna Turley. Continue reading

Two years have passed but struggling steel families cannot be forgotten

On the second anniversary of the closure of Redcar steelworks and coke ovens, Redcar Labour MP Anna Turley has called for more support for families of ex-steelworkers and contractors still struggling. She said: Continue reading

Theresa May should visit Redcar High Street and meet real people'

Commenting on Prime Minister Theresa May’s visit to officially launch the South Tees Development Corporation today, Redcar MP Anna Turley said: Continue reading