Shadow Work and Pensions Minister visits Redcar to meet former steelworkers and young apprentices

Today Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Owen Smith, visited Redcar to meet former SSI steelworkers and young apprentices with local Labour MP Anna Turley. 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. Continue reading

Cap on local housing allowance risks making sheltered accommodation unviable, Anna warns

Labour MP for Redcar Anna Turley today warned the cap on housing support for social rented properties would make sheltered housing schemes for vulnerable people unviable and at risk of closure.  Continue reading

Anna Turley calls on government to protect Further Education on Teesside

At Education Questions in the House of Commons today (25th January 2016), Labour MP for Redcar Anna Turley pressed on the government the importance of further education to Teesside’s economy. Continue reading

Project launched to recognise inspiring women of Redcar and Cleveland

NOMINATIONS are now open for the Inspiring Women awards recognising the outstanding effort of women in Redcar and Cleveland, after a project was launched today. Continue reading

SSI claimant figures “only show a fraction of the tragedy” – Anna Turley MP

Commenting on figures released by the Department for Work & Pensions on the number of former steelworkers claiming jobseekers allowance, Labour MP for Redcar Anna Turley said: “These figures only show a fraction of the tragedy caused by the closure of SSI”. Continue reading

Update on the support package for former steelworkers

It is almost 4 months since SSI UK went into liquidation and our steelworks in Redcar closed. A large number of redundant workers, contractors, and affected businesses have accessed the support package but many still haven’t and I want to remind people of what is available so they can receive the support they need. Continue reading

Learning the lessons - Redcar MP leads Commons debate on support for steelworkers

- Anna Turley celebrates success of regional partners working together in response to crisis - Whitehall mandarins and further education funding cuts delayed support to workers Continue reading

Fighting Tory plans to scrap student maintenance grants

The Conservative government are planning to scrap maintenance grants for students from poorer backgrounds and replace them with additional loans. Continue reading

‘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