Anna fights for steel contractors owed thousands

Local Labour MP Anna Turley is supporting former SSI contractors who have not received a penny in redundancy pay and are owed thousands in unpaid wages, following the closure of the steelworks. Continue reading

New wind-proof barriers at Redcar rail crossing will end traffic chaos, says Anna

Anna Turley, Labour MP for Redcar, today welcomed the completed upgrade of West Dyke Road rail crossing and said the new wind-proof system will end the traffic chaos in bad weather. Continue reading

“Northern rail upgrades are good news, and not before time” says Anna

Responding to the announcement today by the government that it intends to award the Northern franchise to Arriva Rail North Limited in a deal which includes replacing outdated Pacer trains, Labour MP for Redcar Anna Turley said: Continue reading

West Dyke Road Rail Crossing Update

I am pleased to say the new telescopic barriers were delivered to site over the weekend and have been installed. After all the pressure I have placed on the government and Network Rail to bring the upgrade forward, which was original scheduled for 2018, it is great to see the work is finally happening. Continue reading

Redcar MP presents constituent Ron Murray with the Legion d'Honneur, the highest French honour

  Ron Murray of Redcar, was today presented with the highest honour France can bestow the Legion d'Honneur, by local MP Anna Turley. Continue reading

Statement on extension of UK action from Iraq to Syria against ISIL/Daesh

I have spent a lot of time over the last week listening to a wide range of views from many, many people in the local community. I have received hundreds of letters, emails, Facebook messages and comments and tweets, and read them all. The response from constituents who contacted me was about 60/40 against extending action to Syria. This feedback was extremely valuable to me and raised a number of important issues. However, as always messages I receive on all issues are predominantly those with the strongest views. They are often at odds with wider opinion. Also, the public messages have also tended to be more likely to be against action than the private messages I have received. I asked for people's views because they shaped my thinking and raised important questions for me, as did all the conversations and discussions I have had with constituents over the last few days. However a decision of this importance needs much greater consideration than simply judging the view of the loudest voices. I have read every report and briefing I could get my hands on, and listened carefully to the debate in Parliament. On Monday I sought a private briefing from the Defence Secretary, security services and senior military personnel. In that meeting I directly raised many of the questions and points that people have sent me. This correspondence has given me enormous food for thought, has made me think differently and challenged my views in a way that I wholeheartedly welcome. Continue reading

Anna's response to Comprehensive Spending Review 2015

Responding to the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement and the outcome of the government’s Comprehensive Spending Review, Labour MP for Redcar Anna Turley said: Continue reading

Local Labour MPs call on government to step up support for CCS project on Teesside

Labour MPs for Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland, Tom Blenkinsop, and Redcar’s Anna Turley have today (18th November) called on the Government to step up its support for the Carbon Capture and Storage project on Teesside. Continue reading

Anna responds to job losses at Boulby Potash

Responding to the announcement that 220 jobs are to be axed at Boulby Potash mine, Anna said: Continue reading

Anna secures confirmation from minister that unspent steel support funding will not be clawed back

Labour MP for Redcar, Anna Turley, received confirmation today from business minister Anna Soubry that any unspent redundancy and pensions funding will be spent in the region and not be given back to the Treasury. Continue reading