Round up of what I have been doing

Hello everyone. Here is a roundup of just some of the things I have been doing in Parliament and in the constituency since my last post. I like to try and keep in touch as much as I can! I’ll try and do these fortnightly from now on. Continue reading

Anna questions government minister on cuts to support for struggling families

Redcar Labour MP, Anna Turley, yesterday asked local government minister Greg Clark about the Troubled Families programme and whether cuts to welfare and local government had exacerbated the problems faced by disadvantaged families. Continue reading

Redcar Arctic Convoys veteran receives highest Russian honour

WW2 Arctic Convoys veteran, John Ramsey, was today presented with two Russian medals by Anna Turley, Labour and Co-operative MP for Redcar. Continue reading

Anna supports heart research to save lives

This week Anna Turley, Labour and Co-operative MP for Redcar, showed her support for UK medical research by joining British Heart Foundation (BHF) scientists and heart patients to hear how research is helping to save and improve the lives of the millions of people affected by heart disease.  Continue reading

Redcar health worker wins national award

Local constituent, Samantha Taylor has won a national award in Vocational Qualifications for her Healthcare Support Services at James Cook Hospital. Continue reading

My week in Westminster

I just thought I would post to let you know what I've been up to this week. Continue reading

Anna demands action over Redcar rail crossing delays

Newly elected Labour MP for Redcar, Anna Turley, today used her first question in the House of Commons to call for ministerial action to secure improvements to the railway crossing on West Dyke Road. Following more than 15 breakdowns and closures over the last year, Anna has called on transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin to intervene with Network Rail and bring forward promised upgrades to the crossing. Anna said: “Network Rail promised to upgrade the rail crossing on West Dyke Road but have not given a definite timescale. I want to see this work brought forward. The number of crossing failures and closures over the last year are unacceptable. “They have a massive impact on the town centre, affecting small businesses and causing huge inconvenience to bus users as routes are diverted. “I will be taking up the offer of a meeting with the rail minister as this situation can’t be allowed to drag on. Network Rail need to get moving on this and give us a definite timescale for the upgrade.” A Network Rail spokesman said: “We are fully aware of the ongoing problems at West Dyke Road level crossing and are sympathetic towards those impacted by closures. “During high winds, the barriers become a hazard and must be closed to keep the public and staff safe, as well as keeping services running. “We have carried out repairs to the crossing in recent months, including a new battery, a new motor and new wheels as well as halving the size of the slats on the barrier to reduce wind resistance. “We are in the process of designing a new, bespoke, interim barrier system for West Dyke crossing which, subject to legal agreement, we hope will be installed within the next 10 months, rather than the previously announced date of 2018.”

Anna meets Redcar pupils in Parliament

Anna welcomed pupils from Sacred Heart, Redcar Academy and Rye Hills School to Parliament today. Continue reading

Anna gives her maiden speech in the House of Commons

Today Anna gave her first speech in the House of Commons, paying tribute to her predecessors and those who fought to save the steel industry as well as reminding the government of Teesside’s role as the original ‘Northern Powerhouse’. Continue reading

Labour's victory in taking control of Redcar and Cleveland welcomed by local MPs

REDCAR AND CLEVELAND BOROUGH COUNCIL LABOUR GROUP PRESS RELEASE The news that Redcar and Cleveland Council is now controlled by the the Labour Party has been welcomed by the two MPs representing the area. Continue reading