This news archive contains all stories published before polling day on 7th May 2015

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Two local heroes were thanked by Ed Miliband MP in Parliament last night (Wednesday14 January) trecognise the contribution they make to our local community.

Redcar local heroes recognised in Parliament

Two local heroes were thanked by Ed Miliband MP in Parliament last night (Wednesday14 January) to recognise the contribution they make to our local community. Read more

Anna Turley, Labour’s parliamentary candidate for Redcar today (Wednesday 14 January) welcomed Labour’s announcement of help for families caring for elderly and disabled relatives.

Anna welcomes Labour pledge of new support for Teesside’s carers

Anna Turley, Labour’s parliamentary candidate for Redcar today (Wednesday 14 January) welcomed Labour’s announcement of help for families caring for elderly and disabled relatives. Read more

Three Labour Parliamentary Candidates from across the region today wrote to Business Secretary Vince Cable demanding to know why the Government continues to block action on equal pay.

Labour Candidates demand action from Business Secretary on Equal Pay

Three Labour Parliamentary Candidates from across the region today wrote to Business Secretary Vince Cable demanding to know why the Government continues to block action on equal pay. Read more

Tom Blenkinsop (Labour MP for Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland), Anna Turley (Labour candidate for Redcar) and Louise Baldock (Labour candidate for Stockton South) have today (7th January 2015) branded new figures revealing almost 1,300 fewer young people starting apprenticeships as “shameful”.

Declining apprenticeship figures branded “shameful” by local Labour Party

Tom Blenkinsop (Labour MP for Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland), Anna Turley (Labour candidate for Redcar) and Louise Baldock (Labour candidate for Stockton South) have today (7th January 2015) branded... Read more

Labour’s Parliamentary Candidate for Redcar, Anna Turley, met with SITA, the company building the new Energy from Waste plant on Wilton 11, just before Christmas having been contacted by a number of constituents about the current lack of opportunities in the construction of the site for local workers.

Anna secures jobs fair for Wilton 11 opportunities

Labour’s Parliamentary Candidate for Redcar, Anna Turley, met with SITA, the company building the new Energy from Waste plant on Wilton 11, just before Christmas having been contacted by a... Read more

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Labour today (Thursday 18 December) launched ‘Passenger Power’ - a campaign to put communities and passengers in control of local bus services. Labour will hand powers back to local communities to save crucial bus routes.  

New government figures have revealed that local bus routes in the North East are being slashed on this Government's watch, leaving people stranded. 

The new figures show that compared to 2010, there were 7 million less miles of local bus services in the North East last year.  

Labour will give greater control over local bus services to cities and country regions in the North East

Labour today (Thursday 18 December) launched ‘Passenger Power’ - a campaign to put communities and passengers in control of local bus services. Labour will hand powers back to local communities to... Read more

New analysis of official figures by Labour shows women in our region are being paid 81p for every pound a man earns. The revelation comes as Equal Pay Day - the day that women across the UK effectively start working for free due to the gender pay gap - comes three days earlier this year because the pay gap is back on the rise. That means women will work for free for the next 57 days.

Gender pay gap means women in the North East work for free until 31st December - 3 extra days this year

New analysis of official figures by Labour shows women in our region are being paid 81p for every pound a man earns. The revelation comes as Equal Pay Day -... Read more

Labour's Parliamentary Candidate for Redcar has today written to the company SITA which is building the new Energy From Waste Plant on the Wilton 11 site, to challenge them over the terms and conditions of their workforce and their use of overseas labour and in constructing the new plant.

Anna Challenges Firm on Workforce Conditions

Labour's Parliamentary Candidate for Redcar has today written to the company SITA which is building the new Energy From Waste Plant on the Wilton 11 site, to challenge them over the terms... Read more

Reacting to the news that Tata Steel have signed a memorandum of understanding with Klesch Group over the potential sale of its Long Products division, Labour Parliamentary Candidate Anna Turley said:

Statement on Potential Sale of Tata Steel Long Products Division

Reacting to the news that Tata Steel have signed a memorandum of understanding with Klesch Group over the potential sale of its Long Products division, Labour Parliamentary Candidate Anna Turley... Read more

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Anna Turley, Labour’s candidate for the Redcar constituency, recently joined local firefighters and campaigners at the Redcar leg of the Fire Brigade Union’s (FBU) ‘Ring of Fire’ tour to  highlight the devastating impact the government’s austerity agenda is having on the fire and rescue service.

Anna backs ‘Ring of Fire’ tour in Redcar High Street

Anna Turley, Labour’s candidate for the Redcar constituency, recently joined local firefighters and campaigners at the Redcar leg of the Fire Brigade Union’s (FBU) ‘Ring of Fire’ tour to  highlight... Read more