Labour MP for Redcar, Anna Turley, today 26th August 2015, met Northern Powerhouse Minister James Wharton to demand that the government take more action to support the steel industry on Teesside amid warnings of cash flow problems at the SSI steel plant due to falling global prices. Continue reading
Responding to the withdrawal of the Klesch Group from pursuing the purchase of Tata Steel's Long Products Division, Labour MP for Redcar, Anna Turley said: Continue reading
The crossing was closed again for several hours on Friday, causing disruption to the town centre and delaying bus services. I recently wrote to the Chief Executive of Network Rail about the timetable for the upgrade of the crossing and have now received a reply from the managing director of the route. Network Rail say they have made a number of alterations to the crossing which include installing a new battery, motor and wheels and halving the size of the barrier slats (to reduce wind resistance). They are now in the process of designing a bespoke new barrier system for the crossing which they hope will be installed before Christmas. (Much earlier than the original date of 2018!) As soon as an exact date is secured for the work to take place I will let you know.
At an event in Parliament today, Anna affirmed her support for the Charter for British Steel and the British steel industry. Continue reading
Anna honours local skills champion as he gets ready to represent the UK at WorldSkills São Paulo 2015
Anna met her constituent Rob Johnson who is competing to be named the best young plasterer at WorldSkills São Paulo 2015. Continue reading
Anna spoke in the Budget debate in the House of Commons today, accusing the government of smoke and mirrors with cuts to tax credits hitting families harder than any gains from a higher minimum wage. Continue reading