‘Another nail in the coffin for UK steel industry’ say Teesside MPs

Amid reports today (18th January 2016) that hundreds of jobs are to be lost at Tata’s Port Talbot plant Labour MP and Chair of the All Parliamentary Group for Steel and Metal Related Industry, Tom Blenkinsop, and Anna Turley, Labour MP for Redcar, claimed that the move was “another nail in the coffin for the UK steel industry”. Continue reading

‘Crisis in social care funding has pushed the sector to the brink’

Labour MP for Redcar Anna Turley today criticised the government for failing to get a grip on the social care funding crisis which is placing unsustainable pressure on local authorities in the North. Continue reading

Market economy status for China could be the final nail in the coffin for UK steel, says Anna Turley MP

Labour MP for Redcar, Anna Turley, has today called on the government to oppose China being granted market economy status this year to protect UK steel. Continue reading

Anna Turley questions Prime Minister on cuts to Northern flood defences

At Prime Minister’s Questions today, Labour MP for Redcar Anna Turley questioned David Cameron on the disparity in funding for flood defences and emergency response between the North and the South. Continue reading

Anna welcomes pay confirmation for former SSI contractors

Redcar MP Anna Turley has welcomed confirmation that some of the unpaid former SSI contractors will receive full statutory redundancy pay following her intervention. Continue reading

Anna’s response to the announcement on the potential sale of Tata Steel’s Long Products Europe business

Responding to the announcement today that Tata Steel has signed a Letter of Intent with Greybull Capital to enter exclusive negotiations for the potential sale of its Long Products Europe business, Labour MP for Redcar Anna Turley said: Continue reading

Report on steel crisis confirms ‘government were asleep at the wheel’ says Anna Turley MP

Labour MP for Redcar, Anna Turley, says Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) Committee report into the UK steel crisis proves ‘the government were asleep at the wheel’. Continue reading

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