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 Stop the Baby Trade

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Local MP Meg Munn recently attended a meeting in Westminster to show her support for the ‘Stop the Baby Trade’ campaign designed to end the UK’s role in the cruel trade in wild-caught primates for research. She saw the …

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 Don’t forget the birds this winter

Sunday, December 19, 2010

This harsh weather brings problems to birds as well as us. They have problems feeding when snow covers everything, the temperature during the day barely gets to zero and all outside drinking water is frozen. Please put some food and unfrozen water …

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 Meg calls for end to poverty for disabled people

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn is asking the Government to take action as otherwise poverty will be the stark reality for disabled people this winter according to a new report, The Cost of Living with Muscle Disease. The report, published by the …

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 Afghan women MPs challenging attitudes

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Women make up 28% of the Afghan parliament – 6% more than in the UK parliament – yet theirs are the voices we almost never hear. Meg Munn MP had the opportunity to hear these voices at a recent conference organised by the East West Institute. It …

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 University tuition fees

Friday, December 10, 2010

On Thursday Heeley MP Meg Munn voted in the House of Commons against the legislation to increase the level of fees for university students. She believes that the amounts proposed by the Liberal Democratic/Conservative government are unacceptably …

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 No to industrial diary units

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Meg Munn MP is supporting the growing campaign against mega-dairies, such as the giant dairy factory farm proposed by developer Nocton Dairies Ltd in Lincolnshire. She was recently briefed about the threat to the welfare of the cows by the two …

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 Keep yourself warm, use the free Home Heat Helpline

Friday, December 3, 2010

The MP for Sheffield Heeley, Meg Munn, is urging constituents to stay warm this winter and use the Home Heat Helpline - 0800 33 66 99 - for free advice about keeping their homes warm.  The Home Heat Helpline recently published a report which …

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 International Parliamentary Governance

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Meg Munn MP recently chaired a session of the ‘International Parliamentary Governance’ conference hosted by the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association. The session was entitled ‘Engagement and Representation with particular …

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 Watch your lungs!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

November is ‘Lung Cancer Awareness month’ and Meg Munn MP wants the constituents of Heeley to be fully aware of the threat caused by lung cancer. Nearly 40,000 people each year are diagnosed with lung cancer in the UK, making it the …

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 Driving blind kills!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn is supporting Road Safety Week and calls on drivers to have their eyes checked regularly to prevent unnecessary deaths. She is appealing to drivers to have regular eye tests, not just for short or long sightedness but to …

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 Community groups can get online for free!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn is urging local community groups to apply for a year’s free broadband through a new scheme recently launched by BT.   The BT Community Connections Scheme gives local community groups the opportunity to …

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 Do NHS wig services make the cut?

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Meg Munn MP attended an event with the charity ‘My New Hair’ to help raise awareness of hair loss by cancer and alopecia patients. She met ‘My New Hair’ patients, hair professionals and nurses to find out more about the …

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 Ethical investments grow by a third since recession

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Meg Munn MP welcomes the news contained in a new report from Co-operative Financial Services (CFS) that ethical investments in the UK have grown by one third since the recession. As a long standing member of the co-operative movement she was …

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 The Big Climate Connection

Friday, November 12, 2010

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn recently met five local constituents to discuss climate change at the Bohemian Café on Chesterfield Road. The meeting was one of hundreds taking place around the country between supporters of the Stop Climate Chaos …

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 APR? VAT? It’s all Greek to me!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn recently joined young people from across Sheffield to learn more about the financial world at a Barclays Money Skills workshop. The course is part of a financial literacy resource developed by Trading Standards in …

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 Refused freedom to worship

Friday, November 5, 2010

Meg Munn MP met members of the Baha’i faith in Westminster recently. They told Meg they were particularly worried about the treatment of members of their faith in Iran. They are not allowed freedom to worship and a number of their leaders have …

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 The March for Honour

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

On the 4th November four teams of serving and ex-serving individuals from each of Her Majesty’s Armed Forces will begin an epic ’March for Honour’.  Starting in four separate locations across the UK, the teams will dedicate …

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 Dangers of drinking

Monday, November 1, 2010

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn recently joined the Sheffield Drug and Alcohol Action Team on their mission to educate young people about the dangers of underage drinking as part of Alcohol Awareness Week 2010.   The team met at Meadowhead and …

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 Meg wears pink, did you?

Friday, October 29, 2010

Today MP Meg Munn will be wearing pink to show her support for the Breast Cancer Campaign who will be raising awareness of breast cancer and fundraising during the annual ‘Wear it Pink’ day.   Across the country supporters in …

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 Meg supports clean, green heat for homes and business

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn was delighted that the government announced its commitment to the Renewable Heat Incentive with £860 million of funding in anticipation of a 10-fold growth rate in the sector. She had been encouraging them to invest in …

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 Meg celebrates local unsung heroes

Monday, October 25, 2010

MP Meg Munn is highlighting the vital contribution made to the community by local charities and their trustees in the run-up to Trustees’ Week, which is the 25th to the 31st October.     There is a wide variety of charities in …

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 Show Respect for shop workers

Friday, October 22, 2010

A recent release of a survey shows that over one million shop workers were assaulted, threatened or verbally abused in the last 12 months. As a member of USDAW herself, Heeley MP Meg Munn urges support for their call for members of the public to …

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 Comprehensive Spending Review

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The announcement on Wednesday was every bit as bad as we had been led to believe it would be. The implications of the cuts for each government department and individual local authority budget will take some time to become clear, and some are to be …

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 Results of Sheffield Futures budget cuts

Monday, October 18, 2010

During the summer Sheffield Futures learnt that their budget for this year was being cut by Sheffield City Council by £700,000 and it was feared that this could mean a loss of up to 95 jobs. Sheffield Futures is a charity that helps young people get …

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 Learning about the Bronze, Silver and Gold

Friday, October 15, 2010

Meg Munn, MP for Sheffield Heeley, recently visited the local Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme Centre to meet staff and hear about the activities of the scheme. She was pleased to be met by the city’s Lord Mayor, Alan Law, who has been a patron …

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 Home-grown Veggies growing in popularity

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn is delighted to hear the news that more people are spending their time growing their own fruit and vegetables. It has recently been reported that seed sales have increased by 14% in the last year, and the number of …

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 Keeping child protection a top priority

Monday, October 11, 2010

Meg Munn MP was recently the main speaker at a meeting organised by the NSPCC entitled ‘Keeping Child Protection a Top Priority’. Other speakers included a representative of the NSPCC and a former advisor to the last Labour …

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 Building strong UK/Kurdistan links

Thursday, October 7, 2010

On her recent visit to the Kurdistan Region of Iraq Meg was pleased to meet again Dr. Barham Salih, the region’s Prime Minister. They discussed proposals the Westminster Foundation for Democracy is developing with the Kurdistan Parliament to …

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 Helping to promote democracy

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

The Speaker of the Parliament of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq invited the Westminster Foundation for Democracy to visit and assess the needs of MPs and staff before agreeing a programme of work. As Vice-Chair of the Foundation, and Chair of the …

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 Overseas links

Monday, October 4, 2010

The Labour Party conference was not only a fascinating week for British people interested in politics but attracted a wide range of visitors from "sister" parties across the world. Some came from long-standing democratic nations such as Australia, …

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 Equipping local schools

Friday, October 1, 2010

Heeley MP Meg Munn went along to the Tesco store in Woodseats for the presentation of equipment for local schools and clubs by the retail chain. ‘Tesco for Schools and Clubs’ enables local groups to collect and then exchange vouchers …

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 Coffee at JC’s

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Meg Munn MP attended the Macmillan Cancer Relief coffee morning hosted by JC Community Spirit recently. JC’s is a charity shop on Chesterfield Road set up to raise money for a Sheffield cancer charity.   Meg commented:   “I …

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 Christian Socialists 50 not out!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Meg joined fellow Christian Socialist Movement members to celebrate its 50th anniversary at a special service held in Manchester Cathedral. The Archbishop of Southwark, Peter Smith, led the service and paid tribute to the movement which over the …

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 Mossbrook School – ‘outstanding reports’

Friday, September 24, 2010

Meg Munn MP went on a visit to Mossbrook School to see how things have been progressing since her last visit. She saw Maggie Brough, the Head Teacher, and had a tour of the purpose built single storey school to meet staff and pupils.   As …

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 Margaret the magnificent at 15,000 feet

Monday, September 20, 2010

Local MP Meg Munn recently met constituent Margaret Bell who had undertaken a sky-dive to raise money for Meersbrook United Reform Church. Margaret, aged 75, took to the skies for her first ever sponsored event at Langar Airfield near Nottingham and …

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 Waiting to 2067 for pay equality is unacceptable

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn is very disappointed that the latest information shows that equal pay for women is still 57 years away. According to a report published recently by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and XpertHR, the rates at which …

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 Wait – Don’t throw it out!

Monday, September 13, 2010

You might not need your old sofa or wheelbarrow any more – but there might be someone just round the corner who does. Or if there’s something you’d like, someone nearby might have one that they might just throw away if they don’t …

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 Tackling mental health illness

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn recently spent an afternoon with the Primary Care Trust learning more about local provision for those suffering from mental illness. She met the Service Director of the Acute and Community Services, Richard Bulmer, at …

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 Meg is Yorkshire’s first Planning Aid Parliamentary Patron!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn is delighted to have become Yorkshire’s first Planning Aid Parliamentary Patron. She met Jacqui Baines, Manager for Yorkshire Planning Aid, who explained in detail the work they do for local communities. …

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 Game on!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

As a strong supported of women’s sport Meg was very pleased to be invited to attend an important match in women’s international basketball. British Basketball invited her to join them at Birmingham’s National Indoor Arena (NIA) for …

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 On Probation in Sheffield

Thursday, August 26, 2010

MP for Sheffield Heeley Meg Munn recently spent a morning with the South Yorkshire Probation Trust to find out more about their activities in the city. She met the Head of Probation for Sheffield, Sarah Mainwaring, who explained the work of the …

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 Meg urges aid for Pakistan

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

MP for Sheffield Heeley, Meg Munn, echoed the call from Brendan Gormley,  Chief Executive of the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC), in thanking local people for their “incredible” generosity to the Pakistan Floods Appeal. As the …

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 Community pharmacies – improving our health

Monday, August 23, 2010

Sheffield Heeley MP, Meg Munn recently visited the Lloydspharmacy branch at Jordanthorpe Health Centre to learn how community pharmacy can help to improve the health of local residents. The visit was arranged to demonstrate first hand the pivotal …

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 Out on the beat

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn recently spent time on the beat in Arbourthorne with the Safer Neighbourhood Area Team. The officers confirmed to her that crime rates are continuing to fall in the area, and reiterated the ongoing success of the local …

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 Planning the next steps in tackling death on our roads

Monday, August 16, 2010

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn recently met constituent Seb Schmoller to discuss the next steps in tackling the threat of death and serious injury on our roads cased by drivers with Obstructive Sleep Apnoea.   Meg and Seb have been working …

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 Tackling climate change – the Co-op leads the way

Friday, August 13, 2010

Meg Munn MP was very pleased to hear how the Co-operative Group has taken up the challenge of climate change. As a business encompassing over 4,500 properties, taking in convenience stores and supermarkets, pharmacies, funeral homes, travel agents …

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 Meg Goes For It!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn recently went along to ‘Go For It’ session at Newfield School. Organised by Activity Sheffield, the Play Rangers session consists of organised sport and play sessions, including cricket, football, dance and …

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 Getting fair treatment for mental health suffers

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn recently met a number of constituents, and representatives from Rethink, to discuss various personal issues faced by those with severe mental health problems in Sheffield. Rethink are a national mental health charity …

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 Getting Sleep Apnoea deaths off our roads

Friday, July 30, 2010

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn is continuing to urge policymakers and practitioners to ensure that Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) is effectively diagnosed and treated to prevent sufferers of the disorder adding to the terrible toll of death and injury …

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 Difficulties of the older generation

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Meg Munn, MP for Sheffield Heeley, recently attended a Parliamentary event organised by Age UK – the new organisation combining Age Concern and Help the Aged. The event was an opportunity to discuss a new document produced by Age UK which analyses …

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 Meg pleased as the government see sense about anonymity of rape defendants

Monday, July 26, 2010

Meg was pleased to hear today’s announcement by the government that they have decided not to change the law to grant anonymity to men accused of rape in England and Wales. She has been speaking out against this plan, along with a number of …

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 Supporting an end to child trafficking

Friday, July 23, 2010

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn recently confirmed her support for an end to child trafficking and guaranteed assistance for the child victims of this awful crime. A new campaign led by The Body Shop and the charity ECPAT UK (End Child Prostitution and …

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 The Green Energy site

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn recently visited Pagets Builders Merchants to hear about their Green Energy Centre. Managing Director Lorcan Anglin took Meg for a tour around the premises and explained the ethos behind the project. This centre is …

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 Meg delighted at £35 million grant for veterans

Monday, July 19, 2010

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn is delighted at the news of a £35 million grant from the Big Lottery Fund that will support military veterans struggling during their transition to civilian life. An independent trust will be established to provide …

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 Shocking level of unpaid Child maintenance

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn recently obtained details of unpaid child maintenance which shows the nationwide child maintenance ‘Debt Mountain’ is £3,761 million, with the amount outstanding for Sheffield Heeley children being …

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 Celebrating 25 years of Science Education

Monday, July 12, 2010

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn attended the 25th anniversary of the Centre for Science Education (CSE) and the 5th anniversaries of the Science Learning Centre Yorkshire and the Humber and Women in Science, Engineering and Technology. The event, named …

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 Cuban political prisoners to be released

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Following this weeks visit by the Spanish Foreign Minister the Cuban government have agreed to release 52 political prisoners. The European Union has been pressing Cuba to release its political prisoners for some time, and this pressure was …

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 Celebrating Co-operative Fortnight

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn visited Sheffield’s Co-operative Bank in the city centre as part of the UK’s first ‘Co-operative Fortnight’.  She met the branch manager, Paul Land, to hear what he thinks is important to …

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 Forgemasters – PM refuses to correct the record

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Meg asked the Prime Minister to correct his comments about Sheffield Forgemasters, but he declined to do so.   Meg Munn (Sheffield, Heeley) (Lab/Co-op): The Prime Minister has said that he wants to see more companies owned by their …

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 The Equality of Science

Monday, June 28, 2010

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn recently visited the UK Resource Centre for Women in Science, Engineering and Technology (UKRC). The Centre, situated in Bradford, aims to improve the participation of women in the Science, Engineering and Technology …

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 Meeting the Cadets

Friday, June 25, 2010

As part of Armed Services and Veteran’s Day cadets from Manor Top and Hillsborough Territorial Armies were out in force in Barkers Pool. Amongst the activities taking place were collections for the charity “Help the Heroes”, …

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 Honouring our Veterans

Thursday, June 24, 2010

This year’s Armed Services and Veteran’s Day saw around a hundred veterans marching in front of the Town Hall with their flags and medals proudly on display. Some fought in the Second World War while others had been on service in …

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 Yorkshire Regiment Presentation of Colours

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Meg was delighted to join other MPs and Lord Mayors and Mayors from across Yorkshire to watch the presentation of new Queens and Regimental Colours to the Yorkshire Regiment. The event was staged at Imphal Barracks in York.   The old Colours …

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 The Day that sent Sheffield reeling

Monday, June 21, 2010

Sheffield has been hit hard by the government decision to cancel the loan for Sheffield Forgemasters. This was shown by the response of the public on Saturday when over 1300 people signed our petition to Nick Clegg asking that this disastrous …

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 Sheffield hit by government cuts

Friday, June 18, 2010

The city has been deeply hit by government cuts announced yesterday to three important projects. The axe has fallen on the following: £80 million loan for Sheffield Forgemasters, £12 million to help the city centre Sevenstone retail scheme, …

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 Visiting the Ashiana Asian Women’s project

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Meg recently visited the offices of Ashiana in her constituency to hear more about their work. The Ashiana Asian Women’s project has been active for a number of years and aims to provide Asian women and children, who have experienced violence, …

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 Helping to reduce carbon, and climate change

Monday, June 14, 2010

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn attended an event organised by the Energy Saving Trust (EST) in Parliament recently. This independent, UK-based organisation promotes activity that leads to a reduction of carbon dioxide emissions - a key contributor to …

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 Meg pledges her support to CRY

Friday, June 11, 2010

Meg pledged her support to the charity CRY at its annual Parliamentary Reception this week. The organisation CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young) was set up in 1995 to raise awareness of the conditions that can lead to sudden Cardiac Death in young …

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 Meg slams proposed plans for anonymity of rape defendants

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn has slammed the government’s proposals to introduce anonymity for rape defendants.   At an adjournment debate secured by Don Valley MP Caroline Flint, Meg was among many Yorkshire MPs who spoke out about …

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 Bouncing for success

Monday, June 7, 2010

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn has recently taken part in a trampolining lesson under the instruction of Coach Paul Greaves. Paul, who set up and runs the highly successful Abbey Flyers Trampoline Club, met Meg to discuss with her the fast growing and …

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 Supporting National Family Week

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Meg Munn visited the MENCAP centre in the constituency to show her support during National Family Week 2010. The week runs from the 31st May to the 6th June and is designed to highlight the importance of family quality time, and promote the benefits …

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 Meg calls for greater recognition for the UK’s six million carers

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Meg Munn, MP for Sheffield Heeley, is supporting this year’s Carers Week (14-20 June). Teaming up with GMTV news reporter and presenter, John Stapleton, Meg is celebrating the contribution made by people in Sheffield Heeley, and throughout the …

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 Thank you

Monday, May 10, 2010

After a late night and long early morning the count was over, and Meg was re-elected as Member of Parliament for Sheffield Heeley. She received 17,409 votes and had a comfortable margin over the second placed candidate.   ‘Thank …

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 Great news on Disabled Facilities Grant

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Heeley MP Meg Munn is delighted that the allocation for the Disabled Facilities Grant is being increased nationally by 7% which means that our region will receive over £16 million. Sheffield has received 100% of its bid allocation, and will continue …

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 Supporting new ‘co-ops for kids’

Friday, April 9, 2010

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn warmly welcomes the findings of a report recently published by Co-operatives UK, the national organisation that promotes co-operative values, principles and practice. The report concludes that children services are the …

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 Bank services coming to Post Offices near you

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Heeley MP Meg Munn welcomes the Government’s response to the consultation on the future of financial services in the Post Office. After an overwhelmingly positive response to the consultation the Government will provide more banking services …

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 Thanking the volunteers

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Heeley MP Meg Munn recently attended an event to celebrate the great work of many of Sheffield’s young people who volunteer in the city. The event, at the Millennium Gallery, was organised by Vinvolved Youth Action Team.   The Vinvolved …

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 Local enterprise wins international award

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Local call centre VOICE was presented with an international award by Heeley MP Meg Munn MP for winning the small business category for the highest growth in outbound sales in 2009. The Woodseats based organisation is an outbound and inbound, …

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 York alumni’s ‘cross swords’ in Westminster

Friday, March 26, 2010

Meg Munn, MP for Sheffield Heeley has taken part in a ‘Question Time’ debate organised by The University of York for its London based alumni. Meg, who studied at the university, was delighted to take part and enjoyed the opportunity to …

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 Encouraging more enterprising women

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The newly established Women and Enterprise Group of parliamentarians held an event recently in Westminster. They invited Vicky Pryce, Director-General at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and Joint Head, UK Government Economic …

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 Strengthening democracy across the world

Friday, March 19, 2010

Representatives of human rights groups, parliamentary bodies and the media met in parliament recently to discuss the work of the Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD). Meg Munn, Chair of WFD, gave a short explanation of how it works for those …

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 On board with ‘Talking Buses’

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn pledged her support for the ‘Talking Buses’ campaign organised by the ‘Guide Dogs’ charity. This campaign will raise awareness of how audio, as well as visual announcements, for next stop and …

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 SET for Britain

Monday, March 15, 2010

Meg Munn MP recently met Achim Schmalenberger as he attended an event in the House of Commons to get ‘SET for Britain’. Achim, an early-career researcher, came to compete in the national scientific poster competition ‘SET for …

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 Chamber of Commerce questions

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Heeley MP Meg Munn was invited to meet Patrons of Sheffield Chamber of Commerce and take part in a question and answer session covering concerns from the city’s business community. The Patrons represented a wide range of businesses from …

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 Celebrating International Women’s Day

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

The Centre in the Park, located in Norfolk Park, held a daylong event to celebrate International Women’s Day on Monday 8th March and local MP Meg Munn went along to see what was on offer. In the centre there were a wide range of stalls …

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 Christians Against Poverty

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Meg Munn MP for Sheffield Heeley recently attended the launch of Christians Against Poverty (CAP) at the Millennium Gallery.   The launch was an opportunity for the organisation to explain what it can provide to people in the Sheffield and …

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 The public show their support for Bishops’ House

Monday, March 1, 2010

Many Sheffield residents turned out Thursday evening to show their support for Bishops’ House, faced with possible reduction of opening times due to budget cuts. Local MP Meg Munn organised the public meeting in response to widespread concern …

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 Sheffield health team show the way

Friday, February 26, 2010

During health questions in the House of Commons Heeley MP Meg Munn spoke about the great work Sheffield Asperger’s Syndrome Service are doing in diagnosis and the provision of support. She gave their work as an example of what can be achieved …

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 Don’t forget - retune on Wednesday 17th March

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

All Sheffield residents need to know about the Freeview retune that is happening on Wednesday 17th March. It will affect around 64,000 households across the city who receive Freeview from the Sheffield transmitter.   Anyone receiving their …

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 All there is to know

Monday, February 22, 2010

Meg enjoyed attending the launch of "Dave Berry: All There Is To Know", the autobiography of the well known Sheffield singer. Dave Berry has clocked up 50 years of performing and is best known for his hit song "The Crying Game."    The …

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 Meeting Rose, and the pencils

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn recently met Rose Wittenberg who will be representing Sheffield and England this summer at the “Summer Village Project” organised and run by CISV.   CISV are a community of volunteers from across the …

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 Meg backs campaign to ‘Shout out for a Sure Start’

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn has given her backing to a new campaign in support of Sure Start Children’s Centres, which provide universal services for all families and children under five.   The ‘Shout out for a Sure Start’ …

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 Creating the new college

Monday, February 15, 2010

Meg Munn MP recently visited Sheffield College to meet Chief Executive Heather Macdonald and her recently formed Executive Team to hear their plans for the future. Both the new city-centre campus and Norton college campus are situated in Heeley …

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 It’s not too late to get ‘Greener Together’

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Meg Munn, Co-operative MP for Sheffield Heeley, is joining the call from Co-operativesUK for 50 co-operative and community owned enterprises to become greener and reduce their carbon footprint.   This project helps Co-operativesUK, the …

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 Commited to beating cancer

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn backed efforts to beat cancer at a major Cancer Research UK event in Parliament. The new campaign, “Commit to Beat Cancer”, calls on the next government to make the UK’s cancer outcomes among the best …

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 Helping more people to vote

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

A new campaign, ‘Every Vote Counts’ was launched recently in the House of Commons to encourage more people with learning disabilities to vote in national and local elections. Funded by the Electoral Commission, the disability charity …

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 Combating the Carbon Monoxide risk

Monday, February 1, 2010

Meg Munn, MP for Heeley constituency, urges residents to protect themselves against the deadly threat of Carbon Monoxide poisoning. She supports the ‘Carbon Monoxide - Be Alarmed!’ campaign, which encourages householders to have an alarm …

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 New MP Group focussing on women and enterprise

Friday, January 29, 2010

The Women in Enterprise Group of MPs has been launched in order to examine the obstacles that currently stand in the way of more women becoming entrepreneurs. The group will meet with experts from business, academia, government and think tanks and …

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 Meg commits to Holocaust Memorial Day

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn pledged her support to Holocaust Memorial Day and signed a Book of Commitment to honour those who perished in the Holocaust. She paid tribute to the remarkable individuals that survived and have since dedicated their …

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 Bringing back the ‘Living Seas’

Monday, January 25, 2010

The Wildlife Trusts launched a new campaign entitled ‘Living Seas’ recently outlining their vision for the future of our seas. Meg Munn MP was at the launch and agreed to support the Trusts’ campaign.   Meg …

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 Meg wins national road safety award

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Brake, the road safety charity, and Direct Line Car Insurance have awarded Meg Munn MP ‘Parliamentarian of the Year – National Campaigner’ for her determination to eradicate undiagnosed Sleep Apnoea in commercial drivers, a major cause …

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 Parliamentary Methodist Fellowship’s Annual Covenant Service

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

In her role as Chair of the Parliamentary Methodist Fellowship, Meg Munn MP hosted the annual Methodist covenant service at the Chapel of St Mary’s Undercroft, in the heart of the Palace of Westminster.   Meg said:   “It …

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 MP backs appeal for Haiti earthquake victims

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Meg Munn MP has backed the appeal by the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) for the devastating earthquake which has stuck Haiti. Charities such as Save the Children, Oxfam and World Vision are included in the committee.   Meg also welcomes …

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 Welcoming the Boiler scrappage scheme

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Meg Munn MP welcomes the new national boiler scrappage scheme launched this month. When scrapping an old, inefficient G-rated boiler it is now possible to receive £400 towards a new A-rated boiler or renewable heat technology. New boilers have …

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 ‘Keep the heating on’

Monday, January 11, 2010

Meg Munn MP today advised vulnerable families in Sheffield Heeley to keep the heating on as they will be helped by the Government Cold Weather Payments scheme.   Meg said:   “As the cold snap continues, I don’t want …

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 Meg named ‘Parliamentarian of the Month’

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Meg is delighted to have been named as ‘Parliamentarian of the Month’ by Brake, the road safety charity, for her work to improve road safety. She has been working to raise awareness of undiagnosed Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA), a …

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 Meeting the Bishop of Erbil

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Methodist MP Meg Munn on a recent visit to the Kurdistan region of Iraq met the Catholic Bishop of Erbil, at his central church in the city. During the meeting Meg asked the Bishop about his experience of being a Christian in Iraq. Bishop Rabban …

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 Head of UK parliament’s Kurdistan group welcomes Region’s progress

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

As Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, Meg made a short visit to Kurdistan. The following is taken from the website of the Kurdistan Regional Government.   Erbil, Kurdistan – Iraq (KRG.org) - Mrs Meg …

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 Helping people back into work

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn recently met with Steve Marsland, Executive Director at A4e to discuss the work they are doing to help people back into work after a period being unemployed. The organisation started in Sheffield over twenty years ago …

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 Discussing Sheffield’s Futures

Monday, January 4, 2010

  Meg Munn MP recently met Nicola Didlock, the new Managing Director of Sheffield Futures. The meeting was an opportunity to discuss Youth Services and Provisions around the city, as well as the organisation’s plans to help young people …

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