Protests at Tees Dock Road this morning

Commenting on the protest being held at Tees Dock Road this morning, which has caused huge traffic problems on the A66 and the A174 Parkway, Redcar MP Anna Turley Anna said:  Continue reading

Anna demands apology from PM on police cuts and rising crime

Redcar MP slammed the Prime Minister for cuts to Cleveland Police leading to the loss of officers and a crime spree Anna also called on Theresa May to restore government funding for neighbourhood policing to make our streets safe  Continue reading

Second class rail upgrades are an insult to Teesside

Redcar MP, Anna Turley, has branded the replacement of Teesside’s hated Pacer trains with refurbished carriages ‘insulting’. This follows Northern Rail’s confirmation that the new trains about to come off the production line will not be making it to Teesside and the North East. Continue reading

100 years of votes for women

Today marks 100 years since some women were given the right to vote with the Representation of the People Act 1918. Women had to be over the age of 30 and meet certain property qualifications to be eligible. 8.4 million women (40% of the female population) and 5.6 million more men now had a say in the running of their country. Continue reading

Traffic under Marske rail bridge

As part of the large housing development on the edge of Marske, waved through against local opposition by the Secretary of State last year, there is a proposal to make the traffic under the rail bridge into Marske a single lane. Traffic lights would be installed and pedestrian access made under the bridge to the new estate. A group of residents in Marske are leading the opposition to the plan. Continue reading

January 2018 Casework Update

This chart shows the kind of issues my caseworkers and I have supported people with in the first month of the year. These are the new cases opened in January so do not include the ongoing issues we are supporting constituents with. As you can see the four biggest issues are social security and pensions (28%), local government issues mostly related to waste collection (12%), housing (9%) and tax credits (8%). Continue reading

Redcar MP slams decision not to extend SSI Taskforce funding to redundant Boulby Potash workers

Responding to the announcement from the Government today that the remaining SSI Taskforce funding cannot be re-purposed to also help Boulby potash workers being made redundant, Redcar MP Anna Turley said: Continue reading

Underwhelming Brexit Secretary fails to back freeport

Today the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, David Davis, visited Teesport to give a speech on the transition period Britain has with the EU after Brexit day in March 2019. He claimed Britain would be able to start negotiating trade deals with new countries at the same time as negotiations our future trading relationship with the EU. Responding to the speech, Anna said: Continue reading

Anna signs Holocaust Educational Trust Book of Commitment

This week Anna signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment, in doing so pledging her commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day and honouring those who were murdered during the Holocaust as well as paying tribute to the extraordinary Holocaust survivors who work tirelessly to educate young people today. Saturday 27th January will mark the anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration and death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, the site of the largest mass murder in history. In the lead up to and on Holocaust Memorial Day, thousands of commemorative events will be arranged by schools, faith groups and community organisations across the country, remembering all the victims of the Holocaust and subsequent genocides. The theme for this year’s commemorations is ‘The power of words’. Continue reading

Update on jobs at the MGT Teesside plant

Last Friday I met representatives from MGT Teesside and the council with Grangetown councillor Lynn Pallister to discuss the TeesREP power plant project. I was keen to get an update on progress at the site and in particular on the use of local labour in construction, something I made a personal priority at the last election. Continue reading