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that it intends to award the Northern franchise to Arriva Rail North Limited in a deal which includes replacing outdated Pacer trains, Labour MP for Redcar Anna Turley said: Continue reading

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