February 2018 Casework Update

Here is a summary of the casework my team and I have supported residents with for February. The chart reflects new requests for help and not the ongoing cases started before February. Continue reading

Anna Turley welcomes care centre plan for Eston Hillview

Commenting on Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council’s plans to develop the former Hillview Care Home in Eston into an Intermediate Care Centre with the NHS, local Labour MP Anna Turley said: Continue reading

Teesside's clean energy future

Earlier this week I stepped in to speak on behalf of our council leader Sue Jeffrey – who was unable to travel because of the snow – at a UK 100 event in Parliament.   UK100 is a network of UK councils committed to clean energy. I am pleased to see Redcar & Cleveland is one of the 85 areas who have signed up to be running on 100% clean energy by 2050.   I spoke about how Teesside, as an area with heavy industry and high energy usage, is working hard to develop green technology like Carbon Capture and Storage to make our industry future proof. The clean energy economy could also deliver thousands more jobs if we take a lead.   Imagine a not too distant future where clean hydrogen produced on Teesside at our existing plant is fuelling transport, heating homes, and powering industry here and across the UK.   We are ambitious, we have a plan, and we need government to get behind us.   Read the full speaking notes here: Continue reading

Protests at Tees Dock Road this morning

Commenting on the protest being held at Tees Dock Road this morning, which has caused huge traffic problems on the A66 and the A174 Parkway, Redcar MP Anna Turley Anna said:  Continue reading

Anna demands apology from PM on police cuts and rising crime

Redcar MP slammed the Prime Minister for cuts to Cleveland Police leading to the loss of officers and a crime spree Anna also called on Theresa May to restore government funding for neighbourhood policing to make our streets safe  Continue reading

Second class rail upgrades are an insult to Teesside

Redcar MP, Anna Turley, has branded the replacement of Teesside’s hated Pacer trains with refurbished carriages ‘insulting’. This follows Northern Rail’s confirmation that the new trains about to come off the production line will not be making it to Teesside and the North East. Continue reading

100 years of votes for women

Today marks 100 years since some women were given the right to vote with the Representation of the People Act 1918. Women had to be over the age of 30 and meet certain property qualifications to be eligible. 8.4 million women (40% of the female population) and 5.6 million more men now had a say in the running of their country. Continue reading

Traffic under Marske rail bridge

As part of the large housing development on the edge of Marske, waved through against local opposition by the Secretary of State last year, there is a proposal to make the traffic under the rail bridge into Marske a single lane. Traffic lights would be installed and pedestrian access made under the bridge to the new estate. A group of residents in Marske are leading the opposition to the plan. Continue reading

January 2018 Casework Update

This chart shows the kind of issues my caseworkers and I have supported people with in the first month of the year. These are the new cases opened in January so do not include the ongoing issues we are supporting constituents with. As you can see the four biggest issues are social security and pensions (28%), local government issues mostly related to waste collection (12%), housing (9%) and tax credits (8%). Continue reading

Redcar MP slams decision not to extend SSI Taskforce funding to redundant Boulby Potash workers

Responding to the announcement from the Government today that the remaining SSI Taskforce funding cannot be re-purposed to also help Boulby potash workers being made redundant, Redcar MP Anna Turley said: Continue reading