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 Opening for new hospital pharmacy

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn recently opened the new state of the art pharmacy at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital. She was taken on a tour of the pharmacy by Damien Child, Chief Pharmacist at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. …

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 Giving her ‘Cancer Commitment’

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn is supporting the ‘Cancer Commitment’ campaign, organised by Cancer Research UK, which aims to ensure that the UK has the best outcome for individuals who have cancer during the next 10 years. The campaign …

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 Pensioner honoured for war service

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn took great pleasure in presenting Cyril Carrier with his Normandy Bar commemorating his service during the Second World War. A resident of Intake, Cyril had contacted Meg earlier in the year to request assistance in …

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 Meg calls on local people to support charity this Christmas

Monday, December 21, 2009

Meg Munn MP is calling for local residents to dig deep and support local charities in the run up to Christmas. She is hoping for a boost in charitable giving, and supports the Fundraising Standards Board’s ‘Give With Confidence’ …

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 British parliamentarians hear about Christians in Kurdistan and Iraq

Friday, December 18, 2009

Meg chaired a public meeting to discuss the experience of Christians living in the Kurdistan region of Iraq, the following report is from the website of the Kurdistan Regional Government.   London, UK (KRG.org) - The people and government of …

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 Midland Main electrification – ‘when, not if’

Thursday, December 17, 2009

In Prime Minister’s Question’s in the House of Commons, Meg called for support for the electrification of the Midland Main Line. She quoted the Secretary of State for Transport, who had confirmed that it is a matter of ‘when, not …

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 Football World Cup for Sheffield!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn is pleased that the city of Sheffield has been chosen as a Candidate Host City for the FIFA World Cup in 2018 or 2022. Meg had pledged her support to the City’s bid by writing to The President of FIFA earlier …

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 Getting a commitment for effective local policing

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

During Home Office questions in the House of Commons, Meg asked the Minister for Policing for reassurance that the Home Office will continue to support the work that Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) do in local communities.   Meg …

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 Stay warm this winter!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Meg Munn MP strongly supports the National Energy Action’s ‘Warm Homes Campaign’ to help ensure that all residents of Heeley stay warm this winter. Government statistics show that during the winter of 2008/9, there was just under a …

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 Let’s celebrate 60 years of National Parks

Friday, December 11, 2009

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn is celebrating the 60th anniversary of the passage of the National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act 1949. This Act laid the foundations for the creation of 14 National Parks, 49 Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty …

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 Backing the Bid

Monday, December 7, 2009

The letter below is the one Meg sent to support Sheffield’s bid to be a host city as part of England’s bid to host the FIFA World Cup. The decision will be announced in mid-December.     Mr Joseph S. Blatter The …

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 Raising awareness of disability issues

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn has given her support to the International Day for Disabled People, held on 3rd December every year. The aim of the day is to raise awareness and understanding of disability issues, as well as promoting independence, …

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 Constituents back national debate on assisted suicide

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Meg Munn MP brought together residents in her Heeley constituency to discuss the highly emotive issue of assisted suicide. The meeting heard a wide range of views whilst discussing the report from the Director of Public Prosecutions which aims to …

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 Engineers aim for Low Carbon Infrastructure

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Meg Munn MP has welcomed the recently published report ‘State of the Nation: Low Carbon Infrastructure’ published by the Institution of Civil Engineers. The report makes recommendations to government, industry and energy professionals on …

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 Keep safe and warm this winter

Friday, November 27, 2009

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn has welcomed the publication of ‘Health difficulties caused by hot and cold weather’ containing information for older people. The guide, produced by the national charity Counsel and Care, provides advice on …

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 “Weathering the Storms of Life”

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn recently visited a national exhibition called ’Weathering the Storms of Life’ hosted by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at Jordanthorpe. The aim of the exhibition, which was open to the …

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 Meg supports ‘Not a drop, not a drag’

Monday, November 23, 2009

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn has pledged her support to the national road safety charity Brake and it’s, ‘Not a drop, not a drag’ campaign launched as part of this weeks Road Safety Week. The charity is highlighting the two major …

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 Encouraging ‘Active Women’

Friday, November 20, 2009

The announcement that Sport England is launching a new Ģ10 million scheme to get more women playing sport has been welcomed by Meg Munn MP. The scheme, called ‘Active Women’, aims to seek out innovative projects and ideas to make sport …

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 Supporting people with diabetes

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn is supporting a new report from Diabetes UK which calls for greater education and support for people with diabetes. The report, “Supporting Self Management for people with diabetes”, highlights the need for …

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 Meeting the regional youth MPs

Monday, November 16, 2009

The regional Youth Parliament recently met in Sheffield Town Hall to discuss the environment. During the lunch break Meg, along with other local MPs, met the Members of the Youth Parliament (MYPs) informally.   Meg was approached by two …

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 ‘Asking your Pharmacist’

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

As part of ‘Ask your Pharmacist’ week, Meg Munn MP visited Armstrong’s Pharmacy on Gleadless Road in her constituency. The week was organised to celebrate and promote seven health services patients can now access through their …

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 Respecting our Shop Workers

Monday, November 9, 2009

As part of the ‘Respect for Shop Workers’ Week, Meg Munn MP visited Heeley Green Co-operative store in her constituency. Usdaw, Britain’s union of Shop workers organised their ‘Freedom from Fear’ Campaign to help …

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 The ‘Voice’ in Woodseats

Friday, November 6, 2009

Meg Munn MP visited the Voice call centre located in Woodseats, in her constituency of Sheffield Heeley. Voice is an outbound and inbound, business to business and business to consumer telemarketing call centre. Meg met with James Hinchliffe, the …

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 Raiding a cannabis factory

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn recently joined a police raid on a cannabis factory following intelligence that they received. The officers from Attercliffe police station comprised elements from the Intelligence unit and Operation Scimitar from the …

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 ‘Made in Sheffield’ protected

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

After a strong local campaign Parliament has ensured that the term ‘Made In Sheffield’ can only legally be used on products that have been made in the city.  Stephen Timms, Minister of State for Competitiveness, gave an assurance …

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 The problems of Pernicious Anaemia

Monday, November 2, 2009

Recently at an event organised by the Pernicious Anaemia Society Heeley MP Meg Munn met constituent Theresa Taylor, a sufferer of this condition. Meg was able to find out about many of the problems facing people who suffer from this debilitating …

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 Follow the Firework Code

Monday, November 2, 2009

  In the run up to the 5th November Meg Munn MP has re-emphasised her support for firework safety and a crackdown on dangerous use of fireworks.   Meg said:           “We want to be …

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 Yorkshire’s Grand Committee

Friday, October 30, 2009

Meg Munn MP attended the inaugural meeting of the Yorkshire and Humber Regional Grand Committee recently. Held in Barnsley Town Hall, the meeting was chaired by Sheffield MP, Clive Betts. The meeting gave regional Members of Parliament the …

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 Celebrating 1,361 warmer homes in Heeley

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Meg Munn, Sheffield Heeley MP, welcomed the news that there are 1,361 warmer homes in Heeley constituency this winter due to the Warm Front Scheme. This scheme, carried out locally by eaga, provides contributions towards insulation and gas heating …

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 Sheffield - past, present and future

Thursday, October 29, 2009

The ‘Sheffield - Past, Present and Future’ exhibition was shown in Parliament recently. The material was provided by the Sheffield Chamber of Commerce and the exhibition was arranged by the office of Clive Betts MP.   Meg …

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 Becoming an Ovarian Cancer Action Champion

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn recently attended an event held by Ovarian Cancer Action to show her support to the ‘Remember the Symptoms’ campaign. She agreed to become an ‘Ovarian Cancer Action Champion’ to help publicise …

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 Meg welcomes lofty ambitions

Monday, October 26, 2009

MP for Sheffield Heeley Meg Munn welcomes the new report from the Audit Commission- ‘Lofty ambitions: the role of councils in reducing CO2 emissions’. The report underlines the threat of climate change, and the urgent need for government …

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 Minister pledges to tackle sleepy truckers

Monday, October 26, 2009

Heeley MP Meg Munn arranged a meeting with Transport Minister Paul Clark to discuss the issue of undiagnosed Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA). This condition was first brought to Meg’s attention by her constituent Seb Schmoller, whose nephew, …

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 Getting affordable water bills for community groups at the heart of the community

Friday, October 23, 2009

Meg Munn, MP for Sheffield Heeley is supporting a change to the law to ensure that local community groups no longer face unaffordable water bills. The campaign to change the law has been led by the Scouts, churches and community amateur sports …

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 Obstructive Sleep Apnoea

Friday, October 23, 2009

At a recent question session in the Commons for the Department for Transport Meg asked the following question.   Meg Munn: What steps he is taking to increase awareness of the risks for commercial drivers of undiagnosed obstructive sleep …

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 “Don’t write off people with autism”

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Meg Munn MP for Sheffield Heeley is backing a National Autistic Society (NAS) campaign to stop adults with autism being written-off by the employment and benefits system.   Meg said:    “It’s important that we …

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 In the shoes of a shop worker

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

As a member of Usdaw, Britain’s retail trade union, Meg has some understanding of the complex issues shop workers face daily. Usdaw’s ‘Freedom From Fear’ campaign is focussing on the difficult decisions that shop workers have …

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 Wearing pink to help beat breast cancer

Monday, October 19, 2009

Meg Munn, MP for Sheffield Heeley, will be helping the Breast Cancer Campaign on Friday 30 October to raise awareness for its fundraising event, ‘Wear it Pink’. Last year over one and a half million people took part in ‘Wear it …

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 Banning cigarette vending machines to save lives

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Meg Munn, MP for Sheffield Heeley supported the first steps to introduce a ban on cigarette vending machines across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Meg is supporting the Health Bill currently going through Parliament. The Bill would ban …

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 ‘Speaking Up’ with the Youth Parliament

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Heeley MP Meg Munn recently attended the ‘Speaking Up’ Youth Parliament for South Yorkshire. The Parliament offers young people with learning difficulties an opportunity to present the views and concerns of their peers to decision makers …

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 Meg pledges to “do her bit” for the Armed Forces

Monday, October 12, 2009

Meg Munn MP has pledged to do her bit for the Armed Forces family. She met with representatives from the Royal British Legion and was presented with a copy of the Legion’s manifesto for the next general election. The manifesto sets out …

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 Teenagers – ‘make your views known on bankers pay and bonuses’

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Following the launch of the annual ifs Young Business Writer of the Year competition Meg Munn MP has urged teenagers living in Sheffield Heeley constituency to enter and make their views known about bankers pay and bonuses. The competition …

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 Meeting national church leaders

Monday, October 5, 2009

Meg recently met leaders of four national Free Churches who wanted to talk to Christians involved in politics. One of the purposes of the meeting is for the representative elected leaders of the churches, who are only in office for a limited period …

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 Climbing High in Heeley

Thursday, October 1, 2009

MP for Heeley Meg Munn has been scaling the walls of the worlds biggest ‘bouldering’ centre, the Climbing Works, just off Little London Road. The Works opened its doors at the start of December 2006 and provides over 1000mē of indoor …

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 Speaking at the regional launch of National Schools Film Week

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Meg attended the regional launch of the National Schools Film Week at the Showroom cinema in the city centre. Now in its 14th year, the festival provides schools across the UK with a free trip to the cinema.  Meg was asked to say a few words …

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 Active in S8 with Active-8

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Meg Munn, MP for Sheffield Heeley recently visited the offices of Active-8 magazine. Published by Heron Publications, a local concern, the magazine has served the Sheffield S8 district for seven years and is going from strength to strength. They …

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 War veteran gets help for Dutch commemorative event

Monday, September 28, 2009

Meg Munn, MP for Sheffield Heeley recently visited her constituent Frank Yates, a World War II veteran. Frank has received funding from the Big Lottery Fund to travel to Holland for a commemorative event.   Meg said   “I’m …

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 Government considering Meg’s suggestion of a Royal Commission on assisted suicide

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Last month Heeley MP Meg Munn called for a Royal Commission to examine the issue of assisted suicide. This week she received confirmation from the Ministry of Justice that her suggestion is being given consideration. The communication from the …

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 Sderot

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Meg visited the town of Sderot in the South of Israel, the frequent target of rocket and mortar attacks from Gaza. Over 9,000 have been fired at the area since 2001. There she met young people who described how the rockets and mortars affect their …

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 Visiting Ramallah

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

During her recent visit to the Middle East Meg visited Ramallah, a city in the occupied West Bank. Ramallah currently serves as the administrative capital of the Palestinian National Authority.   Meg received a briefing from the Palestinian …

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 The Holocaust Memorial – ‘Yad Vashem’

Monday, September 21, 2009

During a recent visit to Israel and Palestine Meg went to Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Memorial Museum, in Jerusalem. Yad Vashem means “memorial of names” and seeks to tell the story of the Holocaust through the individual stories of …

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 Reopening the Elm Tree Police Station

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Heeley MP Meg Munn is delighted to hear that the abandoned Elm Tree police station on City Road at Manor Top is to be reopened. It will become the base for Police Safer Neighbourhood Teams (SNT) in the New Year. Meg is looking forward to visiting …

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 Meg backs Children’s Centres Week

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Heeley MP Meg Munn has given her backing to the National Sure Start Children’s Centres Week. During this week there will be a number of activities taking place locally, as well as nationally, designed to promote the universal services on offer …

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 Hallam University – tackling UK skills shortages

Friday, September 4, 2009

Meg recently met John Palmer, Director of Communication and Public Affairs at Sheffield Hallam University to hear about progress at the university. She was pleased that of the around 7,000 new students that Hallam will have this year less than 250 …

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 Re:Defining the city

Friday, September 4, 2009

As Sheffield starts to emerge from its huge redevelopment programme a city campaign will promote the city as an attractive and welcoming place to live and work in. The idea is that city organisations promote their events and campaigns under one …

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 How Sheffield business is doing

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Meg met Nigel Tomlinson, Chief Executive of Sheffield Chamber of Commerce, for an update on how business in the city is doing during these difficult economic times. Nigel reported that while certain sectors are really suffering, others are doing …

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 Children and schools

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Meg recently met Sonia Sharp, head of Children and Young People’s Services at Sheffield City Council to discuss the progress of schools in the constituency. Of the secondary schools, two have been experiencing difficulties and Meg wanted to …

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 Meg wins photo competition

Friday, August 28, 2009

A recent photograph taken in Norfolk Park by Heeley MP Meg Munn has won the parliamentarian category for the nationwide Postcards from the Park photography competition. Her photograph will now be professionally exhibited at the Southwark Park Cafe …

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 Sheffield Karen community tell of Burmese persecution

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Meg organised a meeting with members of the Karen community who live in Sheffield to find out about the current situation in Burma. The Karen originate in Burma, but the regional Karen State is controlled by the central Burmese military government. …

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 Meg backs call for fairer transport funding

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn has backed calls for fairer transport funding for Yorkshire. This follows the launch of a report by the parliamentary Transport Select Committee which claims that English regions are getting a rough deal when it comes to …

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 Hope for positive future for Springs Academy

Monday, August 17, 2009

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn recently met with Kathy August, acting Executive Director of Springs Academy. The school, under its previous name of Myrtle Springs, had a turbulent history but the new academy was seen as a way of improving the …

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 Extreme disappointment in sentencing review

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn has expressed extreme disappointment at the news that the Law Officers (Attorney General and Solicitor General) have turned down her request to refer the case of Michelle Lambe, Jordan Dearman and another teenager, who …

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 Pavement water art

Monday, August 10, 2009

Heeley MP Meg Munn was invited to see the latest work by English pavement artist Julian Beever. He was commissioned by Yorkshire Water to create an original 3D image of Rivelin water mains in the city centre outside the Town Hall. Rivelin water …

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 Lenient sentences under review

Friday, August 7, 2009

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn has received notice that the Attorney General and Solicitor General (Law Officers) have requested the court papers in the Michelle Lambe and Jordan Dearman case. This is in response to Meg’s request that the …

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 Meg says ‘Ask SID’

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Heeley MP Meg Munn visited the Sheffield Information Link (SIL) offices to find out more about the ask Sid service for young people. Meg was introduced to staff at the SIL offices on Leopold Street and given a short presentation before being …

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 Heeley MP calls for a Royal Commission into assisted suicide

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn has written to Justice Secretary Jack Straw MP to ask him to establish a Royal Commission to examine the issues surrounding assisted suicide. Her call comes after a House of Lords ruling that the law on prosecuting …

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 The gender pay gap – bad news for us all

Monday, August 3, 2009

Meg Munn MP, former Minister for Women and Equality, has spoken of her ‘concern’ at the findings of the latest report from the Women and Work Commission. The report, which reviews the implementation of the 2006 recommendations by the …

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 National Youth Swimming Championships

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn attended the Amateur Swimming Association’s (ASA) National Youth Championships at Ponds Forge. She wanted to see how Sheffield’s world-class swimming facility was helping to prepare the swimming champions of …

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 Meeting young parliamentarians

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn recently met with Members of the Youth Parliament (MYPs). She wanted to discuss any issues of concern and their current campaigns. Meg has been a longstanding supporter of the youth parliament and has worked with them on …

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 Know your food additives

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Heeley MP Meg Munn recently met with constituent Mr Andrew Smith to discuss his work on food additives. Mr Smith told Meg of his research and his work with Sheffield Hallam University to design an additives card and chart. The aim is to inform …

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 Tackling carbon emissions

Monday, July 20, 2009

Meg was delighted to meet up with constituent Alan Dale, Chief Executive Officer of Disenco Ltd, when he visited the House of Commons. He was taking part in a regular meeting on energy issues, and then attended a reception hosted by the Institution …

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 Achievements and Challenges in the Kurdistan Region

Friday, July 17, 2009

Meg recently chaired the launch meeting of the Report from the All-Party Parliamentary Group on the Kurdistan Region in Iraq of the second fact-finding delegation to the region. The delegation was in the region for a week and met many ministers and …

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 Getting a Credit Union’s update

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Meg recently attended the annual reception of the Association of British Credit Unions Limited (ABCUL). It was a good opportunity to discuss the range of current issues affecting the nation’s credit unions.   Meg, a member of a …

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 Solutions 4 Snoring

Monday, July 13, 2009

Heeley MP Meg Munn has being championing greater awareness, better diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnoea, a condition that affects many people and can be disastrous for drivers who fall asleep at the wheel of their vehicle. She was recently …

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 Meg supports pet friendly Bill

Friday, July 10, 2009

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn has given her support to the Care Homes Domestic Pets Bill, a ten-minute rule Bill to make provision for residents of care homes to keep domestic pets in certain circumstances. The Bill is proposed by Dr Nick Palmer MP …

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 UK co-operatives buck the recession

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Co-operative businesses in the United Kingdom have pushed up their turnover to almost Ģ29 billion it was revealed at Co-operatives 2009. The UK’s 4,820 jointly owned, democratically controlled co-operative businesses reported that their …

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 Reviewing Kurdish forthcoming elections

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Meg recently chaired a public meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on the Kurdistan Region in Iraq on the forthcoming Parliamentary and Presidential elections in Iraqi Kurdistan. The meeting was held in association with the Support …

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 Outrage at lenient sentences

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Heeley MP Meg Munn has spoken of her outrage at the lenient sentences given to arsonists whose actions killed three men in a revenge attack. Michelle Lambe was sentenced to 9 years after ordering two teenagers to set fire to the property on Albert …

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 Meg supports improvements for disabled children

Monday, July 6, 2009

Sheffield Heeley MP recently attended an event in Parliament to confirm her support for improving the health services for children with disabilities. The event was organised by the Every Disabled Child Matters (EDCM) campaign to launch its new …

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 Olympians of the future?

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Sheffield Heeley MP recently joined hundreds of budding athletes in the centre of Sheffield as they took part in UK Athletics track and field roadshow. The roadshow aims to spot talented athletes of the future, but also to promote healthier and …

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 University Business School branches out

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Sheffield Hallam University’s Business School recently welcomed the Dutch Ambassador, Pim Waldeck, to its campus. The Ambassador was in Sheffield for the day shadowing Heeley MP Meg Munn to find out more about what an MP does whilst in their …

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 Welcoming the Dutch Ambassador

Monday, June 29, 2009

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn recently welcomed to Sheffield Pim Waldeck, the Netherlands Ambassador. The Ambassador wanted to spend a day with Meg in her constituency to get a broader feel about the work done by MPs. He shadowed Meg throughout one …

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 Backing the new all-British electric car

Thursday, June 25, 2009

The phrase ‘electric car’ probably conjures an image that is more milk float than sleek sports car. However, as Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn recently found out, this technology has come a long way in recent years.   The Lightning …

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 New funding for greener living

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn welcomes new government funding to encourage greener living. Eight projects from around England will share in Ģ6 million of funding through the Government’s Greener Living Fund. The Greener Living Fund aims to help …

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 Meg gets back on her bike

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Accompanied by a group of school children, Meg Munn and more than 25 other MPs and peers, saddled up to participate in a Bikeability training session as part of the annual All Party Parliamentary Bike Ride. The group were put through their paces …

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 Supporting short breaks for disabled children

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn recently met with children with disabilities, their families and local authorities to show her support for the launch of a new short breaks service.  The charity KIDS have set up a new online service which will help …

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 Meg and the Barnsley poet

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Meg met up with Barnsley poet Ian McMillan at an event in the House of Commons to celebrate literature in Yorkshire. Ian explained to the MPs and other guests just how important the support of the Arts Council in Yorkshire had been to his career. …

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 Meg delighted with support for UN agency for women

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn has spoken of her delight at the news that the Government is to support a new UN agency for women. In response to Meg’s written parliamentary question, Gareth Thomas MP, Minister of State at the Department for …

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 Further Information on My Parliamentary Expenses for Constituents

Thursday, June 4, 2009

On the 20th May I published on my website details about my parliamentary expenses for the years 2004/05 to 2007/08. Some media reports stated that I blacked out details on these, in particular my husband’s name. This is not true. All the items …

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 Council must do more to tackle anti-social behaviour

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn urged the City Council to use the powers available to it and do more to tackle anti-social behaviour. South Yorkshire Police requested a Section 30 dispersal order on Gleadless Valley, Lowedges, Batemoor and Jordanthorpe …

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 Improving Yorkshire’s Water

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Turning on a tap and filling the kettle seems a small part of everyday life, but as Heeley MP Meg Munn recently found out, the water coming out goes through a surprisingly intensive process before we can drink it. Meg recently went to Ewden water …

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 MPs expenses

Friday, May 22, 2009

Frankly I have been amazed by some of the information that has come to light; both about the nature of some of the claims that have been made, and that some of these claims have been paid. It is clear that the rules for making claims have been too …

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 Meg backs independent local ITV News

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Heeley MP Meg Munn has joined the campaign urging the Government to support Ofcom’s proposals for independent funding for regional news on ITV. The campaign is underpinned by Ofcom’s analysis, there is widespread acceptance that regional …

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 A new future for branch banking at Barclays

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn recently visited Barclays Bank’s new city centre branch situated opposite the Town Hall. She discussed the local economic climate as well as what Barclays are doing to assist businesses and mortgage holders at this …

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 A new UN agency for women?

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Meg was invited to take part in a discussion entitled ‘Why is the UN failing women?’ recently. The featured speaker was Stephen Lewis, a former Ambassador to the UN from Canada and a UN envoy for HIV / AIDS. The Chair of the meeting was …

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 Meg backs hearing checks for a happy hearing future

Monday, May 18, 2009

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn joined the call by the Royal National Institute for the Deaf (RNID) for people to take the charity’s specially developed hearing check. Their ‘Hearing Matters’ campaign promotes a five-minute hearing …

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 Meg supports better services for cancer survivors

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Heeley MP Meg Munn supports Macmillan Cancer’s latest campaign for better services for the UK’s cancer survivors. The cancer charity wants to raise awareness of the difficulties cancer patients face after their life-threatening disease. …

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 Meg wants pupils to ‘Walk ‘n’ Talk’ to school

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Primary schools across Sheffield will be taking part in National Walk to School Week 2009, which has received the support of Heeley MP Meg Munn. During the walk, from Monday 18th to Friday 22nd May, pupils are encouraged to ‘Walk …

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 Meg leads Commons debate on Sleep Apnoea

Friday, May 8, 2009

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn is leading an adjournment debate on Obstructive Sleep Apnoea on Tuesday 12th May 2009. This is a condition which can affect anyone who holds a driving licence and has been the cause of numerous road accidents leading to …

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 Meg delighted with record recycling levels

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn has welcomed figures released by the Department of Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) showing that almost two thirds of all packaging produced in 2008 was recycled, exceeding targets of 50% set by the European …

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 Report from Diego Garcia visit

Thursday, April 16, 2009

When Meg was a Minister in the Foreign Office she had responsibility for the British Indian Ocean Territories, which include the Chagos Islands and Diego Garcia. She met representatives from the communities who used to live there who are now …

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 Young People with Disabilities Speak Up

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn recently met with Craig Milburn, Project Leader for the charity Speaking Up. They met to discuss the recent elections to a new Parliament for young people with learning disabilities. Speaking Up aims to support and …

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 Grow Your Own!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

‘Grow Your Own’ is a new campaign to encourage people to eat fruit and vegetables they have grown themselves. As a keen gardener herself, Meg Munn welcomes the emphasis on the positive experience of growing your own vegetables and salads …

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 Meg welcomes VQ Day

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Heeley MP Meg Munn has given her support for the launch of the second annual VQ Day, the nationwide day to celebrate vocational achievement. She is encouraging local colleges and other learning providers to get behind this opportunity to highlight …

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 Mexican visitors

Friday, April 3, 2009

As Vice-Chair of the Mexican All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) Meg was pleased to meet a delegation from the country recently. The members of the APPG and the Mexican delegation discussed a range of matters including the current human rights …

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 Celebrating the ban on cosmetic testing on animals.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Heeley MP Meg Munn joined parliamentary colleagues to celebrate the banning of cosmetic testing on animals within the European Union. The campaign to achieve this has been running for nearly two decades, led by the British Union for the Abolition of …

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 ‘Axe the Beer Tax’ Campaign

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn has given her support to the campaign being run by the British Beer and Pub Association against tax hikes on beer in this year’s Budget. Central to the ‘Axe the Beer Tax’ campaign is to persuade the …

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 Helping spread democratic practice

Monday, March 30, 2009

Several Chairs and Deputy Chairs of committees in the Council of Representatives of the Parliament of Iraq visited London to study the British parliamentary and political system. Meg, representing Labour Friends of Iraq (LFIQ), and Tony Baldry MP, …

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 Reforming the United Nations

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Recently Meg chaired a meeting held in Westminster on the topic of reform of the United Nations. The speakers were Paddy Ashdown, (ex-leader of the Liberal Democrats and High Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina from 2002 to 2006), David Hannay, …

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 Social workers – making a difference

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Meg recently attended a reception organised by the British Association of Social Workers (BASW) in Westminster. The event was held at the end of a day’s conference for social workers called "Social Work - Making a World of Difference." She met …

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 Meg supports investment in children

Friday, March 20, 2009

Heeley MP Meg Munn has given her support to Action for Children’s call to invest in services that improve the happiness and well-being of children. Meg attended their recent Parliamentary reception to mark the launch of ‘Happiness …

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 Cambodian women’s leader visits

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Meg met Mu Sochua, a former Cambodian Minister for Women’s Affairs, during her recent visit to the UK. Mu Sochua came to the UK to talk to Ministers and Parliamentarians about the current situation in her country, and make links with people …

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 Opening the new Fire Service headquarters

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn joined Minister for the Fire Service John Healey MP when he officially opened South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue’s new state-of-the-art headquarters.   Meg said of the new building:   “This new …

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 Cutting back on carrier bags

Monday, March 16, 2009

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn has welcomed news that carrier bag usage has decreased, which is excellent news for environmental protection. New figures supplied by WRAP (Waste and Resources Action Programme) show that the UK’s leading high …

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 Meeting the Kurdistan President

Friday, March 13, 2009

The President of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, Masoud Barzani, recently visited the Houses of Parliament to meet MPs and Lords with an interest in the region. Meg, as Chair of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq All Party Parliamentary Group, was pleased …

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 Concern for St Helena

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Meg recently met Sir Andrew Gurr, Governor of St Helena, during his recent visit to the UK. He came to lobby the Government to continue to develop an airport for the island, telling Meg of his concern for the islands future if the airport project …

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 Reviewing adult care services

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Meg organised a meeting to discuss care services with Eddie Sherwood, Acting Director of Adult Services, and Barbara Carlisle, Head of Strategic Commissioning and Partnerships, both based at Sheffield City Council. She particularly wanted to talk …

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 Working hard for jobs

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Heeley MP Meg Munn recently met with Ann Jackson, South Yorkshire District Manager of Jobcentre Plus, to discuss how the current economic difficulties have affected local employment. Ann explained that Jobcentre Plus are working with local employers …

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 Going Bananas for Fairtrade

Friday, March 6, 2009

Heeley MP Meg Munn joined thousands of others across the country in ‘Going Bananas for Fairtrade’ by eating a Fairtrade banana between noon on the 6th and noon on 7th March as part of the world’s biggest banana-eating event. This …

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 Congratulating the award-winning Disenco

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Meg Munn MP congratulated Disenco for being awarded the Rushlight Award for Power Generation & Transmission on a recent visit to their premises at Sheffield Business Park. This prestigious Award is presented to the most significant engineering …

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 Helping expectant Mums

Monday, March 2, 2009

From April 2009, women who are 25 weeks pregnant or more can claim Ģ190 to help prepare for the birth of their baby. This extra cash, called the ’Health in Pregnancy Grant’ is a one-off, tax-free payment from H M Revenue & Customs …

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 Supporting St Helena

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Meg recently brought together Peter Allport, a director of Shelco (St Helena Leisure Corporation) and Anne Snelgrove, MP for Swindon where many UK residents from St Helena live. The object of the meeting was to discuss the decision by the UK …

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 Supporting Diabetes Awareness

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Heeley MP Meg Munn has shown her support for increasing the public knowledge about diabetes by taking a test for the disease at a recent event held in Parliament. She took the quick and easy Type 2 diabetes test to help raise awareness of the need …

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 Meg backs Scam Awareness Month

Friday, February 13, 2009

Heeley MP Meg Munn backed the Office of Fair Trading’s (OFT) 2009 Scam Awareness Month at its Parliamentary launch recently. This campaign aims to raise public awareness of mass marketed scams, which cost the UK an estimated Ģ3.5billion a …

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 Meg delighted at rail investment

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Heeley MP Meg Munn is delighted at the announcement by Transport Secretary Geoff Hoon of the single biggest investment in intercity trains for a generation. Agility Trains has been selected as the preferred bidder for a Ģ7.5bn contract to build and …

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 Sheffield’s first Trust School?

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Meadowhead Secondary School has put forward proposals for Trust status from September in a move which has sparked a debate amongst the local community. A Trust school is a state-funded foundation school supported by a charitable trust made up of the …

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 Pledging support for Thalidomide victims

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Heeley MP Meg Munn recently met constituent Craig Mirfin to follow up her January meeting with the Thalidomide Trust. As a sufferer from the affects of Thalidomide he wanted to discuss with Meg the Thalidomide Trust’s campaign for a government …

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 Welcoming the new Co-operative housing proposals

Monday, February 9, 2009

Meg Munn gives her support to the Co-operative Party’s new policy document that could make a new form of home ownership available to thousands of people.   "New Foundations – unlocking the potential for affordable homes”, has …

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 Talent Day for Paralympics

Friday, February 6, 2009

Heeley MP Meg Munn attended the ParalympicsGB Talent Day at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield. More than 60 people with disabilities came to be tested in 12 of the 20 Paralympic summer sports.   Those attending ranged in age from …

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 Tails for Whales

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn supports the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) ‘Tails for Whales’ campaign. This photo art project has been launched to raise awareness of the need for greater whale protection. IFAW is encouraging …

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 New Bermuda openings

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Meg was invited to attend the official opening of the new Government of Bermuda London office situated near to the Palace of Westminster. The office was opened by the Bermudan Prime Minister, Dr. Ewart Brown, and will have as its primary focus …

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 Marking Diabetes UK 75th Anniversary

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Meg Munn, MP for Sheffield, Heeley, attended a Parliamentary reception to celebrate the 75th anniversary of leading health charity Diabetes UK. The occasion formally launched a year of events that will mark the anniversary and recognise the progress …

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 ‘Stand up to Hatred’

Monday, January 26, 2009

Heeley MP Meg Munn signed the Book of Commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day – 27th January - honouring those who perished in the Holocaust. She paid tribute to those individuals who had the courage to ‘Stand up to Hatred’ in many …

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 Obama supporting voter

Thursday, January 22, 2009

The 20th January 2009 has gone down in history as the day Americans inaugurated their first Africa-American President. It was midday in Washington and 5pm in the UK. As millions of people around the world watched the historical moment – Members of …

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 Shaping Kurdistan’s future

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

As Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Kurdistan Region in Iraq, Meg chaired a public meeting in Westminster about the situation in the region recently. The speakers were the three regional Governors of the Kurdish Region currently …

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 Promoting equality in Parliaments

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Meg Munn led a workshop on ‘Promoting equality at Parliament and Government’ for African women politicians. The workshop examined in detail how measures such as all women shortlists have increased the number of women in Westminster; the …

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 Tackling epilepsy services shortcomings

Monday, January 19, 2009

Heeley MP Meg Munn recently attended the parliamentary launch of an important new report on epilepsy services. ‘Epilepsy in England: time for change’ shows that epilepsy is a worryingly low priority for England’s health service …

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 Building British-Iraqi dialogue

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Meg and Gary Kent, Director of Labour Friends of Iraq (LFIQ), recently met Bill Rammell, Minister of State at the Foreign Office with responsibility for the Middle East. They discussed how to help improve the understanding of Iraq within the UK and …

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 Developing challenges of thalidomide

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Meg met with members of the Thalidomide Trust to hear about their new campaign for a government contribution to the Trust specifically to help people deal with the developing challenges of their disability. Many victims of thalidomide are now …

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 Gaza

Sunday, January 4, 2009

  I have watched with growing concern and horror the unfolding events in Gaza. The terror inflicted on the civilian population and the loss of innocent life is unacceptable. I am also very aware of the daily rocket attacks that many Israelis …

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