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 Carols in Lowedges

Friday, December 23, 2011

Local MP Meg Munn joined residents of Lowedges at the Community Carol Service held in the Michael Church. This was the sixth year that the service has been held and is much appreciated as an opportunity to get together and enjoy a mixture of carols …

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 Methodists support church under pressure in Fiji

Thursday, December 22, 2011

The parliamentary Methodist Fellowship met recently to discuss the difficult situation facing the church in Fiji, where over 30% of the population are Methodists. Steve Pearce, the Coordinator for Asia/Pacific, outlined the difficulties that church …

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 Thanking the Posties!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

The Sheffield South Delivery Office, off Woodseats Road, is having the busiest time of the year just now and local MP Meg Munn called in to thank the posties for their hard work. She was shown round the facility by local manager Robert Mawkes and …

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 Keep Cool at Christmas with Usdaw

Monday, December 19, 2011

Local MP Meg Munn met Usdaw representatives at a supermarket in Abbeydale to show her support for the union’s ‘Keep your Cool at Christmas’ campaign. This has been designed to help protect shop workers from violence and abuse, …

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 Helping Sheffield and Bristol scholars make the grade

Friday, December 16, 2011

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn was invited to speak at the launch of the Lloyds Scholars Programme. Held in London this Programme is designed to encourage and support students from below average income families to study at leading …

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 Meg joins Terrence Higgins Trust to mark World Aids Day

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Meg Munn MP recently joined HIV charity Terrence Higgins Trust’s to support their ‘Stand Up, Stand Out’ campaign for World AIDS Day. The campaign has been set up to raise public awareness of the UK’s growing HIV …

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 Remember the Movember month

Monday, December 12, 2011

Meg Munn MP joined forces with fellow MPs to back a quirky campaign to help raise awareness and funds for prostate cancer during the month formerly known as November.   Throughout November a quarter of a million men across the UK, including …

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 Helping transform education and support for children

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Sheffield company ibk initiatives work with organisations to help transform the education and support they offer to disabled children, young people and their families. With the help of local MP Meg Munn they held an event in Parliament recently …

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 Meg pledges to help heat homes this winter

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Meg Munn MP for Sheffield Heeley is backing the National Energy Action’s ‘Warm Homes Campaign 2011’ to raise awareness of fuel poverty and the issues surrounding living in a cold home.   The national campaign is run by the …

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 Inspiring women who’ve made a difference

Monday, December 5, 2011

Meg Munn MP was invited to give a speech at the first ever ‘Aspire International Women’s Conference – Life, Work, World’ which was held recently. The title of her talk was ’Inspiring women who’ve made a …

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 She shoots… she scores!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Meg Munn MP for Sheffield Heeley recently swapped her office shoes for a pair of trainers as she headed down to Speakers Green in Westminster for a penalty shoot out. She took a shot against Trinidad and Tobago national goalie Kelvin Jack, and …

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 Sheffield Teaching Hospitals named ‘Trust of the Year’

Friday, December 2, 2011

The Dr Foster Good Hospital Guide has named the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals the ‘Trust of the Year’ (North) for the third time in the last five years, one of only a handful of Trusts to have achieved this. This means that Sheffield …

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 Young women in science

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Meg Munn MP recently spoke at a seminar held at Goldsmiths University of London about careers for young women in science, engineering and technology. She outlined some of the problems that schools are facing in providing relevant work experience …

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 Meg supports the ‘Kite’ initiative

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn is supporting an international campaign pressing for women’s rights in Afghanistan. She recently took part in an event in Parliament which brought together a cross-party group of MPs and peers to remind the world …

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 Consulting on the Northern Hub

Monday, November 28, 2011

Rail passengers at Sheffield station were invited to give their views about plans costing £530 million aimed at improving services across the north, including the line between Sheffield and Manchester. Local MP Meg Munn went along to give her views, …

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 Welcome for fall in gender pay gap

Friday, November 25, 2011

The gender pay gap has fallen below 10% for the first time according to the ‘2011 Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings’ published by the Office for National Statistics. In April 2011 the gap between men’s and women’s median …

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 Have your say about the local ambulance service

Thursday, November 24, 2011

You are invited to take part in a public consultation about the Yorkshire Ambulance Service, a consultation which closes on the 4th December. Everyone across the region is invited to share their views about the plans, and help to shape the way that …

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 Meg talking money money money

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

As a strong supporter of credit unions local MP Meg Munn was delighted to visit the new premises of Sheffield Credit Union on Commercial Street recently.  She met the Manager, Jackie Helliwell, who introduced Meg to her hard working team of …

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 MP has eyes on better road safety

Monday, November 21, 2011

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn is this week stepping up her campaign calling for regular compulsory eye tests for all drivers. As part of Road Safety Week (21st - 27th November) Meg is encouraging drivers to consider whether their eye sight would …

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 Protect yourself from UKs most common poison

Friday, November 18, 2011

  The ‘Carbon Monoxide Awareness’ week starts this coming Monday to warn people how to protect themselves from this silent killer. Carbon monoxide is the most common poison in the UK today. Victims of carbon monoxide poisoning …

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 Get your flu jab before winter sets in

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Meg Munn MP visited a flu vaccine clinic recently as part of encouraging her constituents to get this season’s flu vaccine before the winter sets in. Whilst there she took the opportunity to get vaccinated herself.   The Department of …

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 Remembering

Monday, November 14, 2011

People in Sheffield city centre observed a two-minute silence on Sunday at 11am as part of the Remembrance commemorations. A large crowd gathered outside City Hall for the annual parade and to remember and honour those who had made the ultimate …

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 Remploy funding threat

Friday, November 11, 2011

Meg Munn MP recently met James Stribley, the GMB trade union representative from Remploy, to discuss the current situation there.  James told Meg that he is concerned about the government’s proposals to withdraw funding support which …

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 Callow Mount safer after sprinklers fitted

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

UK fire safety professionals, Meg Munn MP, local authority officers and elected members met at the South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Training Centre to celebrate the successful completion of a project to fit an automatic fire sprinkler system in the …

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 Ethical Investments work

Friday, November 4, 2011

The National Ethical Investment Week is designed to promote green and ethical investment. This type of investment allows your money to make a positive difference to the economy, to jobs and to the environment.   Meg Munn MP is a long time …

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 150 not out!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

The influential Methodist newspaper, the Methodist Recorder, is 150 this year and to celebrate Meg Munn MP recently hosted a reception in the House of Commons. Meg has been chair of the Methodist Parliamentary Fellowship for a number of years, and …

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 Meeting the Forward Ladies

Monday, October 31, 2011

Meg Munn MP was delighted to meet with business women from across the north who attended an event at Westminster. They travelled down to lobby government for more support for small businesses, particularly female owned businesses. Meg has championed …

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 Radio Sheffield hit by cuts

Monday, October 31, 2011

The BBC Trust has set out plans to reduce the local output of BBC Radio Sheffield by almost 50%. The station will have to reduce broadcasting from 16 hours of local radio every weekday to just nine hours. This could mean losing some of the stations …

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 Being WISE

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Meg Munn MP spoke at the 2011 WISE Awards ceremony recently. In her speech she outlined the facts concerning female participation in the fields of science, engineering and construction, and the need to listen to the enthusiasm of young women who …

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 Opening the Fair

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

As the leader of the UK delegation to this year’s Erbil International Trade Fair in the Kurdistan region of Iraq Meg Munn MP was invited to officially open the event. Meg along with the Kurdistan Regional President, Masoud Barzani, the Prime …

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 Meg leads UK trade delegation to Kurdistan

Monday, October 24, 2011

Meg Munn MP is leading a delegation of over 70 UK companies and universities at this year’s Erbil International Trade Fair in the Kurdistan region of Iraq. The UK delegation is double the size of last year, and the second biggest delegation …

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 Young athletes’ heart screening

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Meg Munn MP recently joined the national charity Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) at a high profile parliamentary event as it raised the debate about the importance of screening young athletes at  ‘grass roots’ level.   Meg …

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 The squaddies at work

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Each year the different squadrons of the 38th Signal Regiment come together for a fortnight’s training camp and local MP Meg Munn attended. The Territorial Army unit, headquartered at Manor Top, practised their skills in various exercises …

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 Perpetuating a damaging culture in science, engineering & technology

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Meg Munn MP spoke recently at the South Yorkshire launch event for the publication she edited, “Unlocking Potential: perspectives on women in science, engineering and technology”. It was held at the Advanced Manufacturing Resource Centre …

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 Tennis making progress in attracting young players

Friday, October 14, 2011

As a long-standing tennis player local MP Meg Munn wanted to meet representatives of the Lawn Tennis Association to discuss their progress in attracting more people into the game. She met Gavin Sutcliffe, Tennis Development Manager for Yorkshire, …

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 Visiting the Courts

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Meg Munn MP visited Sheffield’s Law Courts to meet the people who behind the scenes keep them functioning. She met Elaine Page, County Court Manager, and John Butcher, Crown Court Manager, who explained the set-up of the courts in the …

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 Supporting our Armed Forces families.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Meg Munn, MP for Sheffield Heeley, attended an event organised by The Royal British Legion to highlight the importance of supporting bereaved Armed Forces families.   At the event, Meg was told about the Legion’s work to improve the …

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 Brits miss out in Europe

Monday, October 3, 2011

Meg Munn MP recently visited the London office of the European Commission to meet Jonathan Scheele, Head of Representation, and John Evans, Language Officer. Meg, a keen linguist, wanted to hear about the work the Commission is doing to promote …

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 Wearing it Pink for Breast Cancer

Monday, October 3, 2011

Local MP Meg Munn joined forces with the Breast Cancer Campaign to raise awareness of its biggest fundraising event, ‘Wear it Pink’ day.   On Friday 28th October supporters in schools, colleges and businesses throughout the …

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 The Minimum Wage – part of Labour’s legacy

Friday, September 30, 2011

The introduction in 1999 of the National Minimum Wage by the Labour government was an important step forward in bringing justice for low paid workers. Its immediate effect was a wage-rise for around 9% of the working population in the Yorkshire …

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 Women, sport and equality

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Meg was asked to contribute to a discussion on the topic of women, sport and equality by Headsup for their online discussion forum for those under 18 – her contribution is below.     Meg said:   “It is enormously …

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 Local police helicopter saved!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Heeley MP Meg Munn has welcomed the news that South Yorkshire will not be losing its own police helicopter after the South Yorkshire Police Authority announced it would opt out of the planned National Police Air Service. The new national service, …

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 Helping to feed the homeless

Friday, September 23, 2011

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn recently joined the team feeding the homeless at the Cathedral Archer Project in the heart of the city. She helped out for a morning session and helped serve breakfast for over 50 people and was then taken on a tour of …

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 Drug and alcohol team tackle tough job

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Like any large city, Sheffield has people who struggle with drug and alcohol problems and Sheffield’s Drug and Alcohol Action Team (DAAT) help get them the treatment they need quickly and effectively. The team works with the Safer Communities …

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 Smiles all round at the dental hospital

Monday, September 19, 2011

Meg Munn MP was recently shown around the modern facilities at Charles Clifford Dental Hospital. Opened in 1953 the facility provides specialist dental care for Sheffield patients and beyond.   She met Clinical Manager Tracey and discussed …

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 No Panic in Sheffield

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Meg Munn MP recently visited No Panic Sheffield; a voluntary organisation established to support sufferers of anxiety disorders. The project was developed through a partnership between Sheffield Health, Social Care Trust Psychotherapy and the …

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 Support for co-operative education

Monday, September 12, 2011

This year’s Co-operative Party Conference was held in London and long-standing member Meg Munn MP attended. During the debate on education Meg made a contribution in support of a call by the Manchester Co-operative Party for further support …

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 Getting inside the UK Border Agency

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

The UK Border Agency is based in Sheffield and recently Meg Munn MP took the opportunity to revisit the organisation given her first visit was some years ago. She wanted to gain an up-to-date insight into the systems and processes in place concerned …

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 ‘Workout at Work’ this Thursday

Monday, September 5, 2011

Meg Munn MP for Sheffield Heeley has pledged her support for Workout at Work Day this Thursday the 8th September and calls on local people to do more to stay active at work. Workout at Work Day is being organised by the Chartered Society of …

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 Combating neighbourhood anti-social behaviour

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

During a visit to neighbourhoods in her constituency local MP Meg Munn inspected progress in tackling anti-social behaviour. Sandra Hall and Donna Fleming, both Sheffield Homes employees, went with Meg on a tour of various estates to see local …

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 Get your kicks this summer holiday!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Meg Munn MP recently visited Sheffield United Football Club’s summer camp at its football centre in Crookes. She met Sue Beeley, Head of Community projects, who told Meg that the camp’s success grows year-upon-year - with camps now in …

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 All the fun of the Fayre

Monday, August 29, 2011

Local MP Meg Munn joined thousands of people over the week end who enjoyed the fun and entertainment at Sheffield Fayre in Norfolk Park. The Fayre, which is now a regular fixture in Sheffield’s calendar, featured over 600 people taking part in …

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 Drive safely with the EyeWay Code

Friday, August 26, 2011

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn welcomes the ‘EyeWay Code’, launched by the International Glaucoma Association (IGA) as part of its 2011 ‘CAN U C 2 DRIVE’ Campaign. This UK-based charity announces the ‘EyeWay Code’ …

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 Lots for sale!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Local MP Meg Munn recently visited Sheffield Auction Gallery, the oldest and largest auction house in the city and situated in her constituency of Sheffield Heeley. She was shown around the site by Liz, who told Meg that there were 650 lots up for …

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 Will design and technology be lost from the Curriculum?

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Being a strong supporter of encouraging more women into the engineering, design and technology sectors Meg Munn MP recently met Sheffield Hallam University lecturer Tony Cowell to discuss concerns about design and technology being taken off the …

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 State of the art Weston Park

Friday, August 19, 2011

Meg Munn MP recently toured Weston Park hospital to see the new state of the art facilities on offer, and to hear from the management team how they are currently operating. She also spoke with recovering patient Arthur Ayerton, who commented that …

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 Parents helping parents at Home Start

Thursday, August 18, 2011

As a Patron of Home Start Sheffield it’s important for local MP Meg Munn to be up-to-date with developments and plans for the future. Consequently Meg recently visited their offices to discuss with Karen Ritchie, manager of Home Start, their …

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 Getting active & healthy

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Local MP Meg Munn recently visited the Virgin Active Health club located in Woodseats to see just what was available for local people wanting to keep fit and healthy. The facility has proved popular with many locals and people from across the …

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 Check Mate!

Monday, August 15, 2011

The British Chess Championships were recently held in Ponds Forge and Meg Munn MP went along and gave a brief speech welcoming the competitors to the city, mentioning Sheffield’s proud sporting traditions and dedication to excellence. …

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 Supporting the deaf and hard of hearing in Sheffield

Thursday, August 11, 2011

The Deaf Advice Services Sheffield (DASS) provide advice and support on many areas of life for deaf and hard of hearing people and their families across the city. Meg Munn MP recently visited the charity to find out about their work.   A …

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 Local radio interview about the riots

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn was recently interviewed on Radio Sheffield about the rioting that started in London and spread nationwide. Presenter James Vincent asked Meg for her thoughts about the rioting and the recall of Parliament.   Meg …

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 Legal Aid Bill threatens those in need

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

The Legal Aid Bill has caused a great deal of controversy because of the possible effects it could have on families and individuals in desperate need of legal advice. Meg Munn MP recently visited Howells solicitors in the city centre to discuss the …

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 The Co-op – from start to finish

Friday, August 5, 2011

Recently Meg Munn MP visited a local Co-operative Funeral Care Home and was met by Director Simon Winfrow, who took her on a tour of the facility. The home is located on Suffolk Road near the train station; it has been in operation for many years …

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 Hydro-electric power for Sheffield

Friday, August 5, 2011

Meg Munn MP has given her support for the work of local company Sheffield Renewables who are engaged on two renewable energy schemes which will take the city forward into the green age. During a visit to their office Meg met Cariad Cooke, a part …

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 ‘Engineered by US’

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn spent a fascinating afternoon at The University of Sheffield learning about their ‘Engineered by US’ exhibition and their Science, Engineering and Technology departments.   The ‘Engineered by …

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 Blooming brilliant news!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Heeley City Farm has been awarded Gold in the Sheffield In Bloom Awards for the Category of Community Garden. Alongside this, the city farm collected another Gold Award, this time for Farm Kitchen in the Public House/Café/Bar category. It was …

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 Tackling tired drivers to keep death off the roads

Monday, August 1, 2011

Meg Munn MP urged policymakers and practitioners to take urgent steps to prevent tired drivers adding to the terrible toll of death and injury on our roads.             A Parliamentary event …

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 Meeting the TA

Monday, August 1, 2011

Recently Meg Munn MP visited one of the local Territorial Army units based in Heeley constituency - the 64 Signal Squadron, 38 Signal Regiment of the Royal Corps of Signals based at Manor Top. She was briefed by the Colonel of the Regiment about …

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 The growing co-operative economy

Friday, July 22, 2011

The co-operative business sector outperformed the wider UK economy during 2010 according to a new report issued by Co-operativesUK. The combined turnover of all UK co-operatives grew by 4.4% compared to a growth of 1.3% for the economy as a whole. …

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 Sheffield and St Helena

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Sheffield MP Meg Munn recently met Mandy Peters, Chief Executive of Solomons, and representatives of the Sheffield office of Auditors Grant Thorntons. Solomons operate the majority of trading business on St Helena in the South Atlantic, and last …

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 MP calls for removal of all barriers to TA recruitment

Thursday, July 21, 2011

During a defence statement in the House of Commons local MP Meg Munn highlighted concerns about recruitment from her local Territorial Army (TA) base. Having recently visited and spoken to a number of volunteers at the Manor Top TA centre she was …

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 A Kurdistan Update

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

A group of British MPs yesterday launched a Report on their most recent fact-finding visit to the Kurdistan Region of Iraq at a press conference in Parliament. The MPs concluded that although Kurdistan has to urgently overcome some defects, it is an …

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 Ending disability hate crime

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Mencap’s Stand by me campaign has been given the support of Heeley MP Meg Munn at the launch recently. The campaign will challenge the police, the criminal justice system and the courts to take the lead in ending hate crime against people with …

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 Supporting the ‘Hero-preneurs’

Monday, July 18, 2011

Meg Munn MP has joined forces with the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) and the military charity Hero-preneurs in urging the government to make it easier for ex-services personnel to start up their own business when they leave the Armed …

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 Check your hearing!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Local MP Meg Munn is backing a campaign by Action on Hearing Loss to encourage residents of Sheffield Heeley to check their hearing. A new report issues by Action on Hearing Loss, formerly the RNID, warns that only one in three people who could …

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 MPs call on Government to act to protect children

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

In a new report a cross party group of MPs and Peers calls on the government to act to prevent unsuitable people working with children.   The report by the Child Protection All Party Parliamentary Group, Vetting and Disclosures: Getting it …

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 Future manufacturing here and now

Monday, July 11, 2011

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn joined a number of her fellow South Yorkshire MPs for a visit to the University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) located at Catcliffe. The meeting was an opportunity for them to learn …

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 Yes to High Speed Rail

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

The Yes to High Speed Rail campaign recently organised a rally in Westminster which was joined by local MP Meg Munn. The event was part of a nationwide tour being undertaken by supporters highlighting the benefits to the country of the positive …

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 Interested in working for Mr Speaker in Parliament?

Monday, July 4, 2011

Local MP Meg Munn is encouraging constituents to apply for the Speaker’s Parliamentary Placement Scheme that has been launched. The project offers 12 people the opportunity and support to complete a paid internship in Parliament.   A …

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 Raising awareness of how to prevent sight loss

Friday, July 1, 2011

MP for Sheffield Heeley, Meg Munn, joined eye health professionals and representatives of national sight loss charities in Parliament to help raise awareness of how to prevent sight loss. At least 50% of sight loss is avoidable if identified early …

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 Southern Cross Homes

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

In light of media interest in Southern Cross homes, and following up correspondence from a number of constituents, local MP Meg Munn visited one of the care homes in her constituency. She wanted to find out firsthand how staff and residents are …

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 Supporting the Carers Centre

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

National Carers Week was from the 13th to the 19th June this year and during it Meg Munn MP visited Sheffield Carers Centre to show her appreciation of the work that carer’s do.  She met Chief Executive Celia Robinson and her team to see …

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 At Breast Cancer Care’s Strawberry Tea

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Meg Munn MP recently went to a special Strawberry Tea party in the House of Commons arranged by Breast Cancer Care. The event was a chance for Meg to find out more about the charity’s work supporting people affected by breast …

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 Police pay and conditions

Monday, June 27, 2011

Local MP Meg Munn recently had a meeting with constituent and local policeman Phil Shaw to discuss current government proposals on police pay and conditions and how he sees them. Following the meeting Meg agreed to contact again Home Office Minister …

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 Visiting the Olympic site

Friday, June 24, 2011

With less than fourteen months before the Opening Ceremony and with the first tickets allocated Meg Munn Mp took the opportunity of a tour of the Olympic site in East London. A number of the venues are nearing completion and work is well advanced on …

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 Meg joins ‘Save Our Surgery’ campaigners to deliver 500,000 signatures to Number 10

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn joined campaigners fighting to save Yorkshire and the Humber’s only children’s heart surgery unit to deliver a petition of more than 500,000 signatures to 10 Downing Street.   Along with …

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 Giving Sheffield’s stamp since 1773

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Sheffield’s Assay Office has been in business for nearly 230 years and is still going from strength to strength. Meg Munn MP recently visited the facility and was given a tour by Sheffield Assay Master, Ashley Carson.   Meg was able to …

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 Optical Confederation raises concerns about the Government’s position on drivers’ vision

Friday, June 17, 2011

The Optical Confederation fully supports the comments by Meg Munn MP on the 15th of June 2011 and we would like to thank her for raising this important issue in Parliament.   While we welcome the recognition from the Minister that …

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 Minister accused of complacency on road safety

Thursday, June 16, 2011

During a Parliamentary debate on eyesight testing requirements for drivers Meg Munn MP accused the Minister of taking a complacent approach toward the safety of road users. Meg secured the debate to highlight the inadequacies of the current eyesight …

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 Child Safeguards Consultation Launched

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The Child Protection All-Party Parliamentary Group has launched a public consultation on government plans to change rules on checks for staff and volunteers working with children. There are two different online surveys – For voluntary …

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 Parliamentary debate on eyesight testing for drivers

Monday, June 13, 2011

Meg Munn MP has secured a Parliamentary debate on the eyesight testing requirements for drivers as a result of the tragic death of a young woman by an elderly driver with poor eyesight. The Sheffield Heeley MP has been campaigning for eyesight …

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 Meg calls for more recognition for the UK’s carers

Friday, June 10, 2011

Local MP, Meg Munn has teamed up with TV presenter Angela Rippon to support this year’s Carers Week. The week, from the 13th to the 19th June, recognises the contribution made by people in Heeley and throughout the UK who provide unpaid care …

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 Launching the ‘Unlocking Potential’ report

Thursday, June 9, 2011

A new report, Unlocking Potential: perspectives on women in science, engineering & science, was launched in the British Academy on Wednesday 8th June. The report was edited by Meg Munn MP and contains a series of contributions exploring the …

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 Supporting the Veggies

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

National Vegetarian Week was held at the end of last month and local MP Meg Munn called into ‘In a Nutshell’ on Chesterfield Road to show her support. Whilst there she purchased a carrot and lentil pie for lunch, which she enjoyed eating …

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 Count your nature!

Monday, June 6, 2011

This year’s RSPB ‘Make Your Nature Count’ survey has received the enthusiastic support of Meg Munn MP. As a long-time RSPB member who loves spending time in her own garden, Meg is happy to encourage others to learn more about what …

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 Possible cataract delays locally?

Friday, June 3, 2011

Meg Munn MP met representatives from the Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB) at an event in Parliament recently to learn more about the availability of cataract surgery for the people of Sheffield.     The RNIB is very …

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 UK funds for preservation of Auschwitz welcomed

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn has welcomed the news that the UK Government will contribute £2.1 million over the next three years towards the preservation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp in Poland. The Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation will …

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 Meg supports a new Road Safety Bill

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn gave her full support to Sir Alan Beith’s Bill on road safety which was introduced into the House of Commons on the 18th May. This Bill aims to improve the safety of cyclists on the road, particularly from Heavy …

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 Working with children and young people

Friday, May 27, 2011

Local MP Meg Munn recently had an extremely interesting visit to the local Multi Agency Support Team (MAST), a group of professionals who work with children, young people and families.  The local team cover Arbourthorne, Manor and Darnall and …

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 Talking about assisted suicide on BBC Radio Sheffield

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Meg Munn MP visited BBC Radio Sheffield last week to talk on the drive time show about assisted suicide with Kate Lindeholme.     The interview was prompted by the result of a referendum in Zurich, Switzerland, as voters rejected …

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 The High Sheriff is in town!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Recently Meg Munn MP met the High Sheriff of South Yorkshire, Andrew Coombe, to discuss his plans to promote the County during his term of office.   The Office of High Sheriff is an independent non-political Royal appointment for a single …

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 Noise Action Week - make a difference in Heeley

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Local MP Meg Munn and Environmental Protection UK are calling on communities in Heeley to get together to reduce noise during 23rd to 27th May for Noise Action Week 2011. Noise Action Week is an annual initiative organised to promote community …

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 Catching up at the College

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn recently visited Norton College to meet Principal Andrew Cropley for a catch up on how things are going at the facility.   They discussed the new educational partnership that was recently launched, the Norton …

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 Short-term relief for Planning Aid

Monday, May 16, 2011

At the end of last year Planning Aid lost their long term grant funding and have been working with a wide variety of people and organisations to try and ensure this important help for people with planning problems will continue. It has now been …

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 Education Bill – ‘a disappointment’

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Last night at the conclusion of the debate in the House of Commons on the government’s Education Bill Meg Munn MP declared in the Chamber:   “This is a disappointing Bill. It will not do what an Education Bill should do - put …

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 Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020 UK Government a step behind?

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn attended the UK launch of the Decade of Action for Road Safety. Similar ceremonies were held throughout the world where governments, international agencies, civil society organizations, private companies - all who travel …

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 WRVS – helping people in need

Monday, May 9, 2011

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn recently visited the WRVS café at the Hallamshire hospital to meet regional Service Delivery Manager Paul Taylor to learn more about the new look organisation.     The WRVS provide a support system which …

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 Young Carers in Sheffield

Thursday, May 5, 2011

There are a number of inspiring young people who care for someone at home in Sheffield and Meg Munn MP arranged to meet some of them recently. It was an opportunity to learn from the young people what is important to them, what their concerns are …

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 Usdaw’s Lifelong Learning Campaign

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Meg Munn MP recently attended the annual conference of Usdaw in Blackpool, the trade union she is a member of.  Whilst she was there she took the opportunity to catch up with the Usdaw Lifelong Learning Campaign which the union encourages its …

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 Diving World Series in Sheffield

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

When the Diving World Series returned to Sheffield for the fourth time Heeley MP Meg Munn was delighted to attend and see the competitors in the various heats going for medals. Around 60 of the world’s best divers were in action over the two …

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 Working visit from staff from the Iraqi Parliament

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Meg Munn MP was pleased to meet visitors from the Iraqi Parliament who were in the UK to shadow their counterparts in the UK Parliament as part of a project to help them improve their support to Iraqi MPs. Relationships between the UK and Iraqi …

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 Galvanize Sheffield 2011

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

As part of Galvanize Sheffield 2011, Meg Munn MP attended a ‘Hands on Metalwork’ class held recently at the Millennium Gallery in the city centre. She joined a group of children and their parents getting ‘Hands on’ with some …

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 Quality and Tradition - all in a day’s work at Ernest Wright and Son

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Meg Munn MP recently visited Ernest Wright and Son. Established in 1902 this family run company hand-make high quality, life-time guarantee, scissors and shears using the traditional skills passed down from generation to generation. It was doubly …

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 Concerns about access to affordable medicine

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Heeley MP Meg Munn recently met constituent Catriona Currie who had travelled to Westminster from her university as part of a lobby of Parliament by the ‘Student Stop AIDS’ campaign. Catriona explained that she is very concerned about …

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 Bike, Hike and Paddle for Afghan Heroes

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn recently met constituent Ewan Stuchfield who is taking part in a charity event called ‘Bike, Hike and Paddle’ in aid of the charity Afghan Heroes. Ewan will be a part of a group of eight who plan to mountain …

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 Meg backs better information for men at risk of prostate cancer

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Meg Munn MP is supporting the ‘Testing Choices’ campaign by the Prostate Cancer Charity which aims to ensure that all men at higher risk of prostate cancer understand their right to balanced information and support they may need when …

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 Challenges for part-time students

Monday, April 18, 2011

Heeley MP Meg Munn has been a member of the Education Bill Committee which has been looking in detail at the proposals in the Bill which proposes changes to schools and universities. One of the areas giving concern is the proposed change to funding …

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 Proud of British Beer at Abbeydale Brewery

Friday, April 15, 2011

Meg Munn MP recently visited Abbeydale brewery, a micro-brewery in Heeley, to discuss the ‘Proud of British Beer’ campaign. The brewery are keen supporters of this campaign which celebrates the role of the British pub and brewing …

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 Meg backs campaign to save elephants

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Meg Munn MP has shown her support for elephants by backing the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)’s ivory surrender. She attended their campaign launch at the House of Commons held to highlight the illegal trade in ivory, and saw …

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 Supporting business tackling climate change

Monday, April 11, 2011

Local MP Meg Munn recently visited a local ecology firm to show her support for a growing small business in Heeley constituency, one involved with projects tackling the effects of climate change. Access Ecology Ltd is an ecological consultancy firm …

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 Human Rights and Democracy report launched

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Heeley MP Meg Munn attended the launch of Human Rights and Democracy: the 2010 Foreign & Commonwealth Report at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) recently. This report covers the FCO’s human rights work throughout 2010 and was …

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 Methodist Question Time

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

As Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Methodist Group – otherwise known as the Methodist Fellowship – Meg Munn MP was invited to attend the monthly staff meeting held at Methodist House to talk about the activities of the group and being a …

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 Valuing our natural heritage

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Healey MP Meg Munn pledged to ‘value our natural heritage’ after meeting local nature conservation organisation Yorkshire Wildlife Trust (YWT) and the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) at an event at the House of Commons. The presentation was …

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 Christians in Kurdistan and Iraq

Monday, April 4, 2011

As Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, Meg Munn MP was delighted to welcome Archbishop Bashar Warda of Erbil to Parliament to discuss the current situation of Christians in Iraq. The meeting was attended …

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 Shining a light on the Coalition’s hidden cuts to family budgets

Monday, April 4, 2011

Healey MP Meg Munn is backing a campaign launched by Usdaw to shine a light on the Tory-led Coalition’s hidden cuts to family budgets. She joined Usdaw members and their families at an event in Parliament to highlight the tax and benefit …

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 Sheffield and international languages

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Local MP Meg Munn was delighted to attend the opening ceremony of the 1st International Languages Festival at Sheffield University recently. The venue was the perfect place to hold the festival, with 90 different nationalities amongst the teaching …

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 A demand for high-speed rail link that cannot be ignored

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Meg Munn MP has joined with politicians and business leaders from across the region in signing a letter carried in today’s Yorkshire Post saying that developing a high-speed rail link is vital to the future of Yorkshire. In an unprecedented …

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 Keep your blood pressure in check

Monday, March 28, 2011

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn saw firsthand the role community pharmacy plays in providing expert public health services during a blood pressure check held in Parliament. The event, attended by over 40 MPs and Lords, was organised by pharmacy chain …

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 Sheffield ideas for education

Friday, March 25, 2011

Local MP Meg Munn recently had a meeting with Carol James, Information Advice and Guidance (IAG) Manager in the Integrated Youth Support Service at Sheffield Council. They met to discuss the Education Bill currently going through Parliament. Meg is …

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 Getting charged for Earth Hour

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Meg Munn MP got on her bike to pedal with the support of a helpful Panda for WWF’s Earth Hour, the world’s biggest call for action to protect the planet. On 26th March, between 8.30pm - 9.30pm, the global skyline will be plunged into …

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 A vital step in combating human trafficking

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Meg Munn MP is delighted that the government will sign up to Europe-wide measures to combat human trafficking. The UK will at last sign the EU directive aimed at co-ordinating action to stop the trafficking of human beings across national frontiers. …

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 Marking World Kidney Day

Monday, March 21, 2011

Heeley MP Meg Munn MP recently attended an event in Parliament marking World Kidney Day. The event was organised by the Kidney Alliance and sponsored by the All Party Parliamentary Kidney Group.    She received a briefing from Dr Donal …

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 After flushing, what happens?

Friday, March 18, 2011

Meg Munn MP recently visited the Yorkshire Water facility at Blackburn Meadows to hear their plans for a new treatment centre and inspect the existing process. The centre is currently going through a rebuild which will cost around £75 million and …

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 Changes for BBC radio across Yorkshire

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn recently invited Gary Keown, the Editor of Radio Sheffield, to come and explain the changes affecting BBC Radio Stations across Yorkshire. Gary told Meg that Radio Sheffield, Radio York and Radio Leeds have started to …

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 Backing Fairtrade Fortnight

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Heeley MP Meg Munn recently visited Lembas, a speciality vegetarian and wholefood business as part of Fairtrade Fortnight. Based in Heeley, Lembas has been operating from its current site for over 4 years but has traded since 1983 when it started …

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 Becoming aware of Tinnitus

Monday, March 14, 2011

Local MP Meg Munn MP recently visited the British Tinnitus Association (BTA) to meet the Chief Executor, David Stockdale, and the small team based in Heeley constituency. The organisation works to find a cure for Tinnitus, and to raise awareness of …

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 Professional Workers Tell Meg ‘I’m not a number’

Friday, March 11, 2011

Meg Munn MP recently met professional and specialist staff as part of the ‘I’m Not a Number’ campaign to raise awareness of the impact on skilled workers of the government’s plans to cut jobs. Because of public spending cuts …

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 Megs a winner!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

An earlier story on this website explained that local MP Meg Munn recently visited the Ladbrokes shop situated on Chesterfield Road to meet the staff and find out how betting shops work – having never visited one before. During the visit Ladbrokes …

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 Supporting Yorkshire Heart Centre

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Heeley MP Meg Munn is supporting the campaign to retain the vital life-saving children’s heart surgery services in the Yorkshire region. She has written to Health Secretary Andrew Lansley calling on him to keep the Children’s …

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 Future Energy

Monday, March 7, 2011

Meg Munn MP recently visited Alan Dale and his team at Inspirit Energy to discuss their plans for the Micro Combined Heat and Power project they are working on. Alan is a Heeley resident and he and Meg have been working together for some time to …

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 Dan Aid for schools

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Recently Christina Anderson, Chair and Founder of Dan Aid, came to see local MP Meg Munn to discuss progress that the campaign is having. Dan Aid is an awareness-raising voluntary organisation offering help and advice to young people about the …

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 Knife to see you, to see you, Knife!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn met the Master Cutler for 2010-2011, Professor William Speirs at Cutlers Hall recently. He leads the Cutlers’ Company which was established by a Parliamentary Act in 1624 and for almost four hundred years has …

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 So that’s what happens

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn recently visited the Veolia Materials Recovery Facility in Beighton to find out what happened to the city’s paper and cardboard after kerbside collection. She met Wayne Draycott, Site Manager, and was shown around …

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 Encouraging the playing of tennis

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Meg Munn MP recently attended a briefing given by the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) to outline their plans to expand involvement in the sport. The LTA explained that a number of programs have been created to develop tennis to those schools and …

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 Opening our eyes

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Heeley MP Meg Munn recently attended an event in Westminster organised by the Eye Health Alliance to inform herself about the latest develops in eye care. During the event she was advised about the importance of taking care of our eyes and how to …

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 NSPCC findings on abused and neglected children

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn attended the Westminster launch by the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) to present their findings on abused and neglected children. They surveyed children and adults in 2009 and compared …

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 Moving Forward with Catch22

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Meg Munn MP recently visited the Catch22 project to meet staff and some of those helped by what they do. Catch22 is a charity that works to rehabilitate offenders by providing them with the means to help get their lives back on track.  They …

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 Launching bowel cancer screening campaign

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Meg Munn MP recently helped launch Beating Bowel Cancer’s 1,2,3 Campaign to encourage everyone over 60 to take part in bowel cancer screening.   Bowel cancer is the UK’s second biggest cancer killer. Around 300 people are …

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 The credit union’s ‘Credit Crunch’

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Meg Munn MP recently met Fiona Greaves and Jane Bulloss from Sheffield’s Credit Union during a visit to their office in Castle Market. Fiona, who is Chair of the Board of Directors, and Jane, Office Manager, told Meg what effect the recession …

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 Co-operatives on top!

Friday, February 4, 2011

A recently released report released by Co-operativesUK compares the public’s perception of co-operative businesses compared to Ltd companies, the PLCs. Co-operative businesses are four times more likely to be described as ‘fair’ …

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 Sierra Leone - cross party working

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Meg Munn MP was recently one of the main speakers at a seminar held for MPs from Sierra Leone to discuss cross party working in parliament. She gave a short presentation along with Conservative MP Tony Baldry, and this was followed by group …

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 Getting young people involved

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Local MP Meg Munn recently met Tim Vine, a representative from the football Premier League’s Kickz Project, to discuss future plans for Heeley constituency. The project, which started in 2006, uses the appeal of professional English football …

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 Meg gets Medical

Monday, January 31, 2011

Meg Munn MP recently had a tour around the Robert Winston building of Sheffield Hallam University to see the outstanding health training facilities it provides for the students. She was shown much of the ground breaking medical equipment that the …

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 Honouring the ‘Untold Stories’ of the Holocaust

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn pledged her commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day by signing a Book of Commitment in the House of Commons to remember those who lost their lives in the Holocaust.   The 27th January marks the 66th anniversary of …

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 The Manufacturing Festival

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Heeley MP Meg Munn recently attended the official launch for the Global Manufacturing Festival that will take place in Sheffield in March. The launch event, held at the headquarters of the Engineering Employers Federation in London, included …

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 Youth Disability and Leisure

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

A session of the South Yorkshire VoiceAbility Youth Parliament was held recently in order to explore how the region’s leisure facilities fared in providing for young people with disabilities. The event offered the opportunity for elected young …

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 Changing Legal Aid

Monday, January 24, 2011

Meg Munn MP recently met John McSweeney and Graham Hogarth of Howells Solicitors to discuss the changes being made to the Legal Aid scheme. These changes are being introduced over the coming year and will have a profound effect on people wishing to …

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 Improved help for the visually impaired

Friday, January 21, 2011

Heeley MP Meg Munn recently visited the Sheffield Royal Society for the Blind for a tour around their new building on Mappin Street. She was met by Steve Hambleton, General Manager of the facility, who took her around to inspect the …

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 Getting help to Quit Smoking

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Heeley MP Meg Munn recently visited the newly opened Quit Smoking Shop, located at 39 Charles Street in the City Centre. She met the staff and heard that they offer a walk-in service to provide smokers with the opportunity to get NHS support without …

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 Opportunities for All

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Local MP Meg Munn recently went on a tour around the Old Dairy, opposite Graves Park, to see the amazing work Spectrum Active are doing for adults with learning disabilities. She met Duncan Whitham, Spectrum Active’s operations manager, who …

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 Methodist Covenant Service

Friday, January 14, 2011

This year’s Parliamentary Methodist Fellowship annual Covenant Service was held in the Undercroft Chapel in the Palace of Westminster. The Fellowship began holding covenant services in 1995 and each year invites people from the Methodist …

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 Making credit unions available at the Post Office

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Meg Munn MP is backing an innovative scheme to make credit unions available at every Post Office across the country. The proposed scheme would require an investment in order to set up behind-the-scenes IT and administration systems to allow any …

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 Filmed about driving fatigue

Monday, January 10, 2011

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn was visited by independent filmmaker George Horne to shoot an interview for his upcoming film. George is producing a documentary highlighting the dangers of driving whilst tired in association with ‘Awake’, …

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 Cuts leave women and the economy out in the cold

Friday, January 7, 2011

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn is disappointed at the news that the coalition government intends to cut all funding to the national centre supporting professional women in science, engineering and technology. This short sighted cut will hit industry …

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 Improving the health of taxi drivers

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn recently met taxi driver Hafeas Rehman to congratulate him on the important work he is doing to help Sheffield taxi drivers become more active and healthy. For his efforts he was runner up for a national award, and is …

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