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 Tap-Dancing MP’s

Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn recently joined Home Office Minister Hazel Blears on BBC Radio 4’s Women’s Hour. The two MPs tap-danced a routine and then discussed their involvement with the group the ‘Division Belles’. They …

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 Meg helps launch new fast rail service

Monday, December 13, 2004

Meg Munn, MP for Sheffield Heeley, today helped launched the new faster train service from Sheffield to Leeds.  The service has been introduced by the new regional train operating company, Northern, and cuts the journey time to 41 minutes from …

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 ‘Sheffield Heeley is working’

Tuesday, December 7, 2004

Meg Munn MP welcomed new figures announced in the Chancellors pre-budget report.   Meg said;   “With unemployment falling by 62% since 1997 and 2500 people finding work through the New Deal, we can see huge improvements taking …

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 Co-operative MP Seconds the Queens Speech

Thursday, December 2, 2004

Co-operative and Labour MP Meg Munn was given the honour of seconding this years Queen’s Speech in the House of Commons. In a packed Commons chamber Meg praised her Sheffield Heeley constituency and spoke of her involvement with the …

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 MP calls for Right to Read

Thursday, November 25, 2004

Meg Munn MP joined Lesley-Anne Alexander, Chief Executive of RNIB, to demand an end to the discrimination faced by three million people in the UK who are being denied the Right to Read. Written Off, a report launched at an event in Parliament during …

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 MP backs Enterprise Week

Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn welcomed this week’s launch of the UK’s first Enterprise Week. Its aim is to encourage enterprise and new ideas from young people in all its forms from business start-ups to social enterprises.   Meg …

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 Shouting for a ‘Better Deal’

Friday, November 12, 2004

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn recently renewed her support for the McMillan Cancer Relief charity and its campaign to stop cancer patients suffering financial hardship as a result of having cancer.   Meg said,   ‘For many people …

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 Voice UK visit Number 10

Tuesday, November 2, 2004

Recent winners of the Justice Award for Outstanding Commitment to Diversity, Voice UK paid a visit to Number 10 Downing Street as part of their achievement. The event was compered by Crimewatch UK’s Nick Ross and hosted by the Prime Minister …

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 Meg supports Energy Efficiency Week

Monday, October 25, 2004

Local MP, Meg Munn, has signed up for the ‘Big Turn Off’ this week, which marks the eighth annual Energy Efficiency Week, organised by the Energy Saving Trust.   Meg calls on fellow MP’s to join her and others in switching …

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 ‘Say no to Fakes, Frauds and Scams’ says Meg

Tuesday, October 19, 2004

People who think they may be a victim of a rogue money-making scheme or fraudulent scam can now get advice online at a new consumer advice service. www.consumerdirect.gov.uk is being launched from the 18th October at the start of ‘National …

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 Meg Celebrates the Protection of Christmas Day

Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn is delighted that the ‘Christmas Day (Trading) Bill’ has passed its final stage in Parliament. The Bill, backed by Usdaw, the shop workers union, means that all large stores must close on Christmas Day and …

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 Meg supports ‘School Pledge’ for the Deaf

Thursday, October 14, 2004

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn is supporting the National Deaf Children’s Society with its new ‘Deaf Friendly Schools Pledge’. Over 900 schools across the UK have signed up to the ten point pledge which aims to help improve …

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 Meg issues tough warning to firework yobs

Thursday, October 14, 2004

As from 11th October the Police have been given new powers to combat the misuse of fireworks. On the spot £80 fines can now be issued by the police to anyone breaking the new laws.   Meg Munn MP said,   “I have been …

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 Meg says ‘Get your free Flu Jab’

Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Meg Munn MP today urged those at risk from flu in Sheffield Heeley to get their free jab. As winter approaches there are people who become vulnerable to the effects of the cold weather. In most years it is estimated at least 3,000-4,000 deaths are …

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 Meg signs up against Hunt Cruelty

Friday, October 8, 2004

Meg Munn MP has signed a Declaration for Democracy & Against Hunt Cruelty along with members of the public who want to see a ban on hunting with dogs.   Meg said: “As the democratically elected representative for Sheffield Heeley …

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 Welcoming Language Diversity on BBC World Service

Friday, September 24, 2004

MP for Sheffield Heeley, Meg Munn, has welcomed the recent launch of online news services in minority languages by BBC Online and the BBC World Service. The new services now allow the diverse members of Meg’s Sheffield Heeley constituency …

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 ‘Alphabetism’ or not

Wednesday, September 15, 2004

The House of Commons has a number of ways an MP can raise an issue they think needs airing, one being the ‘10 Minute Rule Bill’. Meg used this procedure on the 14th September to introduce a Bill requiring ballot papers to be printed with …

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 Taking the Language Challenge

Thursday, September 9, 2004

Meg helped to celebrate International Literacy Day on the 8th September by taking part in language learning at a ‘Sign Up Now’ event at Church House. She had a go at Danish, and was very pleased with her efforts - whether the tutor was …

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 MEG MUNN MP CALLS FOR MORE HELP TO SURVIVORS OF MALE SEXUAL ABUSE

Thursday, July 15, 2004

Sheffield Heeley MP, Meg Munn, met with representatives of Survivors UK in the House of Commons to add her voice to the campaign for better awareness of male sexual abuse. Founded in 1986, Survivors UK is the only dedicated national support service …

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 Not Turning Professional Just Yet!

Tuesday, July 13, 2004

Women MPs were challenged to play football by a squad of women members of the Football Associations National Women’s Football Academy. Meg has never played football before but responded to the request to take part in an exhibition match at the …

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 Meg Supports the Campaign to Stamp out Attacks on Shopworkers

Monday, July 12, 2004

Local MP Meg Munn gave her whole-hearted support to the National Respect for Shopworkers Week that highlights the growing problem of abuse against staff and customers of the retail industry.   Whilst visiting the Co-operative store on …

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 Supporting Alzheimer’s Awareness Week

Friday, July 9, 2004

Local MP, Meg Munn, gave a warm welcome to the Alzheimer’s Society mascot when the yellow elephant visited Parliament to highlight the start of this year’s Alzheimer’s Awareness Week.  The theme of the week is children, …

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 Every Child Matters Conference

Thursday, July 1, 2004

Meg spoke recently on the Children’s Bill at the annual ‘Early Years and Childcare Conference’ organised by Gloucestershire County Council at the University of Gloucestershire. Over 150 people working in early years services …

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 Pulling to Victory

Friday, June 25, 2004

Meg was part of the successful Commons ladies team that won their tug-of-war against researchers and other workers from the House of Lords 2-1 on 22nd June. A men’s team from the House of Commons battled a team from the Lords, as a team from …

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 Parliament Runs - for Sport Relief

Friday, June 18, 2004

Meg joined over a hundred MPs, Peers and leaders of major sports organisations in the ‘Westminster Mile’ for Sport Relief’s Go The Extra Mile campaign. The event was held on Wednesday 16th June, with the route being around St …

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 Biking Along Around London

Friday, June 18, 2004

Many MPs, Peers and staff working at the Houses of Parliament joined the Parliamentary Bike Ride on Wednesday 16th June. This year the event started at Tate Modern on the River Thames, and went along a route that included Fleet Street and Whitehall …

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 Local Entrepreneurs Flock to Funding Seminar

Tuesday, June 15, 2004

Over 120 local inventors, entrepreneurs, artists and businesses attended the ‘Funding for Innovation’ seminar at the Millennium Galleries on Friday 11th June. The seminar was led by Meg and included speakers from NESTA, Beer and …

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 Meg urges the Government to act now - BAN HUNTING WITH DOGS

Wednesday, May 26, 2004

  Meg Munn MP this week demonstrated her support for a ban on hunting with dogs by backing the launch of a new report Time to deliver the Ban.  This report, which has been produced by the Campaign to Protect Hunted Animals, sets out the …

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 CALLING ALL BRIGHT SPARKS! - 11 June at noon

Wednesday, May 26, 2004

Local MP Meg Munn is putting a call out to local inventors, entrepreneurs, artists and businesses seeking expansion in Yorkshire to come forward and find out more about funding for their projects. All are invited to attend the free “Funding …

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 Meg backs National Condom Week

Wednesday, May 12, 2004

Meg is highlighting the safer sex message by backing National Condom Week 2004. Organised by Durex, the sex education campaign assists healthcare professionals and teachers in educating young people about the dangers of unprotected sex. Thousands of …

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 Fostering Care Fortnight

Wednesday, May 12, 2004

Meg Munn MP attended an event at the House of Commons, hosted by the Fostering Network, to launch “Fostering Care Fortnight.”  The aim for the fortnight is to encourage more people to become foster families, so that children who are …

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 A Full Stop to Child Abuse

Wednesday, May 5, 2004

  Meg Munn MP joined the NSPCC in a call for all those who work with children and young people to have completed child protection awareness training.  In an event held in the House of Commons, MP’s and celebrities joined together to …

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 MP’s and Authors gather to celebrate an international success.

Wednesday, May 5, 2004

Meg Munn MP joined with some of Britain’s leading authors to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Public Lending Right.   Meg said, “I love reading, so I was really pleased to help celebrate the 25 year anniversary of a scheme …

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 ’Marshmellows No More’ . . . For a Week!

Tuesday, May 4, 2004

  Meg Munn MP is going to be without her supply of marshmallows for a week as part of Save the Children Fundraising campaign.  MP’s and celebrities were asked to give up their favourite treat and donate the money they saved to Save …

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 Silent Night - Fireworks to have curfew

Wednesday, April 28, 2004

Meg Munn MP welcomed new Home Office proposals to introduce penalties for those who use fireworks antisocially.  Meg said, “We all enjoy fireworks when they are used in the appropriate setting, but the few anti social types who set them …

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 Labour provides free nursery places

Wednesday, March 31, 2004

Sheffield MP Meg Munn welcomed the announcement from Children’s Minister Margaret Hodge that from today every 3 and 4 year old will be entitled to free part-time nursery education. Meg (who is also Margaret …

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 New powers to crackdown on graffiti and vandalism in Sheffield

Wednesday, March 31, 2004

Meg Munn MP has welcomed a range of new powers aimed at ridding communities of the scourge of graffiti, that came into force today. These include a ban on sales of aerosol paints to under-16s, new powers for local authorities to issue penalty …

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 Local MP announces cutbacks for visually impaired people

Thursday, March 18, 2004

Meg Munn MP has announced cutbacks, not to save money, but in supporting Guide Dogs' Safer Streets campaign for blind and partially sighted people. Wearing a pair of goggles, which simulate visual impairment, the MP for Sheffield Heeley …

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 Meg Munn MP urges local veterans not to miss out on heroes return help

Thursday, March 11, 2004

Meg Munn, Labour and Co-operative Party MP for Sheffield Heeley has urged local World War II veterans not to miss out on the Government’s £10 million Lottery-funded scheme to enable them to return to the areas where they saw active …

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 Meg welcomes Sheffield Youth Parliament member Sadik Miah to Westminster

Wednesday, March 3, 2004

MP’s may have been slightly confused yesterday while walking through Parliament and seeing a series of trainer wearing and gelled haired young people. Little did they know that there was a session being held for some of the UK’s …

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 Meg Munn welcomes new campaign in Yorkshire to get tough on tax disc dodgers

Tuesday, March 2, 2004

The DoT’s new scheme becomes operational today in Yorkshire to catch tax disc dodgers. Using three new schemes the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) in partnership with Yorkshire Police Forces will be combating Vehicle Excise Duty …

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 ‘New powers will get tough on Anti-Social Behaviour and Truancy’ says Meg Munn MP

Thursday, February 26, 2004

Meg Munn MP has welcomed new powers to tackle anti social behaviour in Sheffield. New powers will be available to local education authorities, youth offending teams, police and the courts from tomorrow (Thursday 26th February). Meg …

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 MP applauds new powers to confiscate criminal assets - Making sure crime doesn’t pay

Tuesday, February 24, 2004

A new incentive scheme announced today by the Home Office allowing police forces to benefit from a greater share of the criminal assets they recover has been warmly welcomed by Meg Munn MP Designed to motivate police to seize, confiscate and …

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 the Global Gateway - a new international website - linking schools to the rest of the world

Thursday, February 12, 2004

Meg Munn MP is supporting a new website that has just been launched called the Global Gateway. She believes it will be a valuable resource for schools, teachers, pupils, governors, education authorities and parents and hopes that …

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 Meg Munn MP welcomes Government funds to create 21st Century school buildings

Thursday, February 12, 2004

The goal of every child being educated in 21st Century buildings came a step closer today as School Standards Minister David Miliband today unveiled the fourteen local education authority projects that will spearhead the Government’s …

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 Old schools ’cannot cope’ - Sheffield Star

Monday, February 9, 2004

 Old schools 'cannot cope' MORE Government cash is needed for schools to replace old buildings which cannot cope, a Sheffield MP has demanded. Too many pupils still go to schools that are unable to meet modern demands, Heeley Labour …

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 The BBC v Houses of Parliament Hockey Match January 2004

Tuesday, January 20, 2004

19th January 2004 Battersea Park A team formed by representatives of the House of Commons, Lords and a couple of Members of the European Parliament, with their staff, took on the BBC last night at Hockey and held them to a 0-0 draw - some …

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 NEW CENTRES & LOCAL SUPPORT TEAMS FOR CFS/ME PATIENTS - Meg welcomes the Sheffield centre

Tuesday, January 20, 2004

NEW CENTRES & LOCAL SUPPORT TEAMS FOR CFS/ME PATIENTS ANNOUNCEDServices will reduce 'postcode lottery' in access to vital support and treatmentThe Government today continued its drive towards ending postcode lotteries of care in the …

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 Continuing cash-flow problems for small businesses

Tuesday, January 20, 2004

Meg Munn MP, former Small Business Sponsor for the North of England spoke out today at the publication of a report highlighting continuing cash-flow problems for small businesses.   She said "Small businesses are very important to our economy …

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 Meg Munn MP Endorses Launch of Lifeblood’s Stop the Clots Campaign

Thursday, January 15, 2004

Meg Munn, Labour and Co-operative MP for Sheffield Heeley, has pledged her support for a new campaign to raise awareness of the potential danger of blood clots (thrombosis). Meg attended the parliamentary launch in December of Lifeblood: the …

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 Meg Munn MP welcomes chlamydia screening programme news for Sheffield

Thursday, January 15, 2004

Meg Munn, Labour and Co-operative MP, has today welcomed news that Sheffield will be one of the new areas in England to benefit from Chlamydia screening. Meg is a long-standing campaigner for sexual health in young people and a supporter of the …

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 Meg Munn MP and new initiatives for privately fostered children

Thursday, January 15, 2004

Meg Munn, Labour and Co-operative Party MP for Sheffield Heeley, has today welcomed news that the Government is planning measures to improve the safety and wellbeing of privately fostered children as part of the Children’s Bill. Meg said …

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 Growing numbers gain from Labour’s Pension Credit

Tuesday, January 6, 2004

The Government has given an update of progress on the new Pension Credit. It guarantees all pensioners a minimum income, and then - for the very first time - rewards those who’ve missed out in the past because they have managed to save a …

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