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 Cosmetics labelling news

Thursday, December 18, 2003

Meg Munn MP has welcomed news that the European Commission has voted for “best before” labelling on all cosmetics. From March 2005 all make-up will have to show a use-by date which will help enormously in the battle to prevent infection …

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 Meg Munn, Victor Meldrew and retirement villages

Tuesday, December 9, 2003

 Meg Munn MP has attended the launch of a special book, Now for something different, written by ExtraCare Charitable Trust. The book reviews existing care for older people and describes a future vision for sheltered housing through the …

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 UK Breast Cancer Coalition

Thursday, November 20, 2003

UK Breast Cancer Coalition Board Director, Sheila Smith from Woodseats, Sheffield, has travelled to Westminster to lobby her MP, Meg Munn. Meg and Sheila (pictured) discussed various national breast cancer campaigns, concerning treatment and …

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 Meg’s 2003 Christmas card competition

Thursday, November 20, 2003

Meg Munn MP’s Christmas card competition has been won this year by Grace Baxter of the 64th Norton Lees Brownie pack. The winning card is a jolly picture of gifts under a Christmas tree. The card will be sent to various community groups, …

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 Tough measures to stop graffiti yobs in Yorkshire

Thursday, November 20, 2003

A new campaign to identify and fine graffiti taggers has been welcomed as great news for local people by Meg Munn MP   Shopping a graffiti tagger could get you £500 under a new campaign launched today which aims to remove the …

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 Guide Dogs High Street Charter and Meg Munn MP

Tuesday, November 18, 2003

Meg Munn has thrown her support behind the Guide Dogs High Street Charter which was launched in Westminster on November 13th. Retail therapy has become an essential part of many people’s lives but, for guide dog owners, high streets can be …

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 MP looks to protect tenants in rented accommodation

Tuesday, November 11, 2003

Meg Munn MP is supporting the Government’s attempts to stop rogue landlords from unethically withholding deposits from tenants in rented properties. Tenants usually pay a deposit when entering an agreement with a landlord, there can be …

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 Government action for cleaner streets

Thursday, November 6, 2003

MP SUPPORTS NEW PLAN TO CLEAN UP LOCAL STREETS Meg Munn MP has backed new Government plans to improve the quality of our public spaces and to clean up local streets.   The Government has launched a consultation aimed at reducing fast food …

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 Meg Munn and national adoption week

Thursday, November 6, 2003

National Adoption Week is November 3rd - November 9th. Meg Munn, Labour MP for Sheffield Heeley, and former Assistant Director of Children’s Services is supporting National Adoption Week. Meg was instrumental in getting the law changed …

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 Meg Munn MP supports National Youth Parliament Competition

Thursday, November 6, 2003

Meg Munn MP supports National Youth Parliament Competition The competition - a team of 11-18 year olds recreate the parliamentary chamber, take on the roles of government, opposition and backbenchers, and make a 20-minute video of their …

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 Meg Munn supports new Adult Learning Grant

Wednesday, November 5, 2003

Thousands of young adults starting college courses in South Yorkshire this autumn could get a new weekly grant to help meet the costs of improving their qualifications as the Government pilots the Adult Learning Grant. Developed as part of the …

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 Meg Munn and the sex offences bill

Tuesday, November 4, 2003

Meg Munn MP has praised the Sex Offences bill which received its third reading last night. Calling it “a good piece of legislation” she said “this will improve the chances of those who are sexually abused getting justice and it …

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 Meg Munn and breast cancer screening

Friday, October 31, 2003

Meg Munn MP has joined forces with the UKs leading breast cancer charity, Breakthrough Breast Cancer and the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Breast Cancer to urge all women aged 50 and over in Sheffield to attend their breast-screening …

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 Meg consults young people in Sheffield on the voting age

Tuesday, October 28, 2003

Do you think the voting age should be lowered to 16? Do you think people under the age of 21 should be allowed to stand for Parliament or as a Councillor? The Electoral Commission is currently consulting on this and there is one final week to get …

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 Meg Munn reselected

Friday, October 10, 2003

Meg Munn, Labour & Co-operative MP for Sheffield Heeley constituency has been chosen by her local party to stand at the next General Election. Local members of the Labour Party and affiliated organisations have backed Meg as their candidate …

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 Meg Munn MP backs campaign to reduce and recycle "Junk" mail

Thursday, October 9, 2003

Meg Munn MP has joined forces with Planet Ark and the UK direct marketing industry to reduce the amount of “junk” mail that people receive every year.  Together with Planet Ark co-founder, Pat Cash, and pop singer Dannii …

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 Meg welcomes fireworks bill

Friday, September 26, 2003

Meg Munn, Labour and Co-operative Party MP for Sheffield Heeley has today welcomed the vote in the House of Lords which will put an end to fireworks abuse. The Fireworks Bill proposed by Bill Tynan MP as a Private Members Bill has now received …

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 Meg Munn wins praise from anti-smoking groups

Friday, September 26, 2003

MEG MUNN MP WINS PRAISE FROM ANTI-SMOKING GROUPS Campaigning local MP Meg Munn has won praise this week from the country's top anti-smoking pressure group. Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) has congratulated Ms Munn over her call for urgent …

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 Meg Munn MP welcomes plans to tackle congestion outside schools

Friday, September 19, 2003

Meg Munn MP has welcomed new Government plans to tackle congestion caused by the ‘school run’. The proposals will help schools put in place a travel plan, after consulting with parents, pupils and local transport organisations. The …

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 Meg talks about the "children at risk" green paper

Monday, September 8, 2003

Meg Munn, Labour MP for Sheffield Heeley and former Assistant Director of Children's Services in York, has welcomed the release of the children's green paper today (Monday 8th September). The Green Paper responds to the report into …

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 Pension Credit Hotline

Thursday, September 4, 2003

Meg Munn, Labour MP for Sheffield Heeley has welcomed news of a Government campaign to encourage our pensioners to claim their Pension Credit.   Speaking today she said   “The Pension Credit starts on 6th October 2003 and …

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 Sheffield Star campaigns with Meg on scam phone texts

Friday, August 29, 2003

This article is reproduced from the Sheffield Star, Action Desk, August 29th 2003 and was written by reporter David Walsh. ACTION Desk today hails a victory for mobile phone users in our campaign against unsolicited text messages offering prizes. …

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 Parliament Tug O’ War - Meg is mentioned in despatches

Monday, July 14, 2003

On the pull Pimms, stillettos and muscular ministers - the Backbencher reports from the annual parliamentary tug-of-war Tuesday June 17 2003 The Guardian Two teams of strapping males in their prime faced each other in the Victoria Tower Gardens …

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 Meg Munn becomes a PPS

Friday, July 4, 2003

Meg Munn, Labour and Co-operative MP for Sheffield Heeley, and member of the Education and Skills Select Commitee since her election to Parliament in 2001, has become the Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) to the Department for Education and …

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 Meg Munn and the 300th anniversary of John Wesley’s birth

Tuesday, June 24, 2003

Meg Munn, Member of Parliament for Sheffield Heeley, today sponsored an Early Day Motion (EDM) at the House of Commons congratulating the Methodist Church on the tercentenary of the birth of John Wesley. The EDM quickly attracted all-party support …

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 MEG MUNN MP WELCOMES BAN ON DRIVERS USING HAND-HELD MOBILES

Tuesday, June 24, 2003

Meg Munn MP today welcomes Government proposals to make driving while using a hand-held mobile phone a specific offence. Meg Munn MP said: "Driving whilst using a mobile phone is dangerous. Up until now it has not been illegal to drive …

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 Local MP, Meg Munn finds out shocking cost of falls

Thursday, June 19, 2003

MP BACKS CAMPAIGN TO STEM NUMBER OF BROKEN HIPS Local MP Meg Munn discovered that 12 of her older constituents could be saved the pain and misery of a broken hip if NHS organisations can reduce the number of people who fall by just 10 percent. A …

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 National Childcare week and Meg Munn MP (and Alan Milburn)

Friday, June 13, 2003

Meg Munn, Labour and Co-operative MP for Sheffield Heeley has today added her weight to the National Childcare Week campaign (9th - 15th June 2003) National Childcare Week is part of National Sure Start month and this year the emphasis is on …

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 Do it for Dad! - Cancer research Man Alive campaign

Thursday, June 12, 2003

‘Do it For Dad’ Local MP Meg Munn is urging people across South Yorkshire to ‘Do it for Dad’ and support Cancer Research UK men’s cancer awareness campaign - MAN ALIVE 2003. The aim of Man Alive, which will be run …

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 Good news for Broadband in Greenhill

Tuesday, May 6, 2003

Meg Munn, Sheffield Heeley Labour MP has welcomed news that the telephone exchange at Greenhill is being broadband enabled on 7th May. This means that many of her constituents will be able to enjoy the benefits of broadband - whether for business or …

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 Meg supports Red Cross emergency planning campaign

Tuesday, May 6, 2003

Meg Munn, Labour MP for Sheffield Heeley is supporting Red Cross Week (4th - 10th May) The Red Cross have chosen to highlight their emergency response capability this week, saying on their website "There's no time like the present. In these …

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 Budget for Pensioners

Thursday, April 17, 2003

Meg Munn MP has welcomed Gordon Brown’s Budget as "good news for the pensioners of Sheffield" Labour"s Budget 2003 announced £100 extra for every household with a pensioner aged 80 or over, in addition to the £200 winter …

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 Hands-Up for Girls Education

Friday, April 11, 2003

Meg Munn, Labour and Co-operative MP for Sheffield Heeley is offering her support to Oxfam"s "Hands-Up for Girls" Education" campaign. The aim of the campaign is to get as many girls as boys into primary school by 2005 - around the …

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 Tony Blair - speech to Parliament on Iraq 18th March 2003

Tuesday, March 18, 2003

Statement By The Prime Minister To The House Of Commons On Iraq 18 March 2003 Check Against Delivery I beg to move the motion standing on the order paper in my name and those of my Right Honourable friends. At the outset I say: it is …

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 Getting selected - an article for Progress Magazine

Saturday, March 1, 2003

Progress magazine March/April 2003     SELECTION PROCESS   The shortage of safe seats for would-be Labour MPs at the next General Election will make the forthcoming selections hard fought. As I discovered, if you want to be an MP …

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 BBC news article about body piercing debate

Thursday, February 27, 2003

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/2798441.stm Click this link to read about Meg"s interest in body piercing regulations since the death of Daniel Hindle, a young Sheffield man …

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 Meg hosts adjournment debate on Body Piercing

Thursday, February 27, 2003

27 Feb 2003 : Column 466 Body PiercingMotion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.?[Mr. Jim Murphy.] 4.5 pmMs Meg Munn (Sheffield, Heeley): Daniel Hindle was a healthy, active teenager with a passion for music. He attended …

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 Meg thanks Sheffield Special Constables

Friday, February 21, 2003

Today - Friday 21st February has been declared nationally as a day to celebrate the work of our Special Constables. Meg Munn, Labour and Co-operative MP for Sheffield Heeley was delighted to be asked to present certificates to hardworking Sheffield …

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 Meg debates the future of South Yorks funding with leading European MP

Tuesday, February 18, 2003

The future of South Yorkshire"s European funding was the topic of discussion this week when Meg Munn, MP for Sheffield Heeley met for talks with Labour colleague Richard Corbett, Euro MP for Yorkshire and the Humber, in the European Parliament in …

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 Meg praises Yorkshire women in business

Friday, February 14, 2003

Meg Munn, Labour and Co-operative MP for Sheffield Heeley and the DTI"s Small Business Sponsor for the North of England, has spoken in Parliament of the success of Yorkshire women in business. On February 13th 2003, Meg asked Patricia Hewitt …

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 Meg joins Prostate Cancer Campaign

Monday, February 3, 2003

Press release Meg Munn, Labour and Co-operative MP for Sheffield Heeley has today joined a campaign to raise awareness of Prostate Cancer in men. Meg’s father, well-known and much-respected local politician and former Lord Mayor, Reg Munn, …

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 Meg Munn on Higher Education White Paper

Thursday, January 23, 2003

Article for Sheffield Telegraph, January 24th 2003 HIGHER EDUCATION WHITE PAPER The White Paper on Education announced this week contains a range of proposals that will have a significant impact on higher education. My concern was whether the …

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 TapDancing MP in Cancer Charity Event

Thursday, January 23, 2003

PARLIAMENTARIAN ‘TAKES CENTRE STAGE’ AT CHARITY SHOWSponsored by Carlton Television Meg Munn MP from Sheffield Heeley has spent the Christmas break practicising her ‘party piece’ in preparation for her slot at the Macmillan …

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 Meg welcomes new Pensioner Credit

Friday, January 17, 2003

2003 will see big changes helping thousands of pensioners in Sheffield, making them better off Commenting on the changes, Labour and Co-operative MP Meg Munn said “The new Pension Credit is the biggest improvement in help for thousands of …

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 Massive cash injection for Woodthorpe and Wybourn

Thursday, January 16, 2003

Meg Munn, Labour and Co-operative MP for Sheffield Heeley has today welcomed the announcement of £1.5million of Government cash for the Sure start project in Woodthorpe and Wybourn. The local community formed a partnership, which has been …

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