Anna challenges Health Secretary on rising A&E admissions due to malnutrition

Redcar MP, Anna Turley, today challenged Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt on why hospital admissions for malnutrition on Teesside have increased under his Government. Continue reading

Anna congratulates Sue Jeffrey, Labour’s candidate for Tees Valley Mayor

Responding to the announcement that Sue Jeffrey, Leader of Redcar & Cleveland Council, has been selected as Labour’s candidate for the Tees Valley mayoral election in May, Redcar MP Anna Turley said: “Sue is an excellent candidate for Tees Valley Mayor with a proven track record of fighting for Teesside. She understands the challenges we face and will continue to work hard alongside our local authorities, businesses, industry, and others to grow the local economy. “This is an important opportunity for our area to take powers from London and start to do more for ourselves, and for Teesside to be at the top table with the likes of Liverpool and Manchester. “If Sue wins the election in May I know she will be a hardworking and inclusive mayor and a strong voice for our area.”

‘Are low pay and poor conditions the future of working life in Britain?’

Redcar MP, Anna Turley, has this week questioned the Secretary of State for Business on poor working conditions for employees in Britain following an undercover investigation into the JD Sports warehouse in Rochdale. Continue reading

‘Have we turned our backs and left innocent Syrian citizens to the bombs and chemicals of despots?’

This week in Parliament, Redcar MP Anna Turley, urged Britain to commit to action to protect civilians in Aleppo as the East of the city came under assault by Syrian Government forces backed by Russia. Continue reading

‘Teesside should not bear burden of Tory social care crisis’

MP for Redcar, Anna Turley, has criticised a proposal by the Government for the growing cash crisis in social care to be met by further increases in local council tax. Continue reading

Anna's response to the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement 2016

Responding to the Chancellor, Philip Hammond's Autumn Statement delivered in the House of Commons today, Anna said: Continue reading

“Stop discrimination against disabled people” says Anna

Redcar MP, Anna Turley, has shown her support for taxi and minicab drivers receiving disability equality training when getting their licence. A Private Member’s Bill that sought to introduce such training was debated on 18th November but was not voted on due to a lack of time. Continue reading

Anna backs report calling for more employment support for disabled people

There are over 100,000 people of working age who are deafblind and living in the UK. However, a new report from the disability charity Sense, has revealed that, although many of them are keen to enter the workforce, only a shocking 4% of 18 to 24-year-olds who are deafblind are actually in employment – a rate almost ten times lower than the employment rate of non-disabled young people – and the employment rate of deafblind people over the age of 24 is just 20% - almost four times lower than the national average. Continue reading

Anna Turley backs shopworkers’ campaign against workplace abuse

MP for Redcar, Anna Turley, has backed the ‘Freedom From Fear’ campaign, led by shopworkers’ union USDAW, calling for an end to abuse in the workplace. Continue reading

Teesside MPs lead steel debate in parliament

Teesside MPs Tom Blenkinsop and Anna Turley, today led a debate on the future of the UK steel industry in parliament. Continue reading