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 Watching the Royal Mail’s Christmas rush

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Being Christmas the postal service experiences a large growth in Xmas cards and parcels and local MP Meg Munn arranged to visit the nearest Royal Mail sorting office to thank the sorters and posties for their hard work. At the Woodseats sorting …

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 South Yorkshire young engineers meet in Parliament

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Meg Munn MP invited young engineers from three leading South Yorkshire companies to a meeting in Parliament recently. The young engineers from Gripple, Sheffield Forgemasters and AESSEAL, joined parliamentarians at a meeting with Sir John Parker, …

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 Call for the end of the institutionalisation of children

Monday, December 17, 2012

Sheffield Heeley MP, Meg Munn, has pledged to support efforts to end the institutional care of children around the world to ensure that all children have the opportunity to grow up in a family. The MP made the pledge at an event hosted by …

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 Supporting young people to take opportunities in science, engineering and technology

Friday, December 14, 2012

Meg Munn MP recently met education leaders in Sheffield to discuss how to increase the numbers of young people studying science, engineering and technology. Nick Duggan, Assistant director, Sheffield City Council, and Gary Drabble, Engineering & …

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 Daily Thought for Advent

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Meg was invited to submit a ‘Daily Thought for Advent’ for the Methodist Women in Britain website. As a long-stand member of the Methodist Church, and current Chair of the Methodist All-Party Parliamentary Group, she was happy to oblige …

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 Creative answers at Access Space

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Local MP Meg Munn recently visited Access Space, a free internet learning centre in Sheffield. She was taken on a tour of the centre by founder, James Wallbank, who explained that it is the longest running and most sustainable free, open digital …

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 Lobbying for Human Rights

Monday, December 10, 2012

Recently Meg Munn MP arranged to meet Lotte Leicht, Brussels Director of Human Rights Watch to discuss concerns about human rights in China and Russia, and how the European Union and member states can influence the actions of these countries. While …

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 Meg named as a Sports Parliamentarian of the Year

Friday, December 7, 2012

Meg Munn MP has been named as a Sport and Recreation Alliance ‘Sports Parliamentarian of the Year for 2012’. She was one of eleven MPs and peers who were celebrated at an awards ceremony at the House of Commons hosted by the Sport and …

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 Touring Forgemasters

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

MP Meg Munn recently visited Sheffield Forgemasters to discuss how business leaders in South Yorkshire might work together with schools, colleges and universities to train and support more female engineers. Meg was given a tour of the vast …

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 Local schoolgirl interviews Meg for education film

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Sheffield schoolgirl Carly Royles 11, from Meadowhead School, interviewed MPs in Parliament for a short film which the education charity FILMCLUB produced for Parliament Week 2012 - (19th-25th November). This week is a national initiative to help …

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 A Red Balloon centre for South Yorkshire?

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Recently Meg Munn MP met Emma Foster from the Red Balloon charity to discuss proposals for one of their learner centres to be established in South Yorkshire. Red Balloon learner centres support bullied children who find it difficult to continue in …

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 Listening to young people’s concerns

Monday, November 26, 2012

Meg Munn MP recently met some of the young people and staff at the Sheffield Foyer project. The Foyer movement offer support to young people, including providing safe and secure housing and helping them find work or go into further education. The …

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 MP Encouraged by changes at Springs

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Local MP, Meg Munn, has held recent meetings in Westminster and Sheffield to discuss work underway to turn around the fortunes of Sheffield Springs Academy. The secondary school, which is in the MP’s constituency, has a number of issues to …

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 Walking and cycling safer across Yorkshire

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

At the regional launch of Road Safety Week, Meg Munn MP joined campaigners appealing for walking and cycling across Yorkshire and Humberside to be made safer. Road Safety Week is the UK’s flagship event to promote safer road use, coordinated …

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 Current crisis in Gaza

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

The immediate priority must be an immediate end to the violence to avoid a spiral downwards that can only mean even greater suffering. Today in the House of Commons I spoke about the impact this conflict is having on the children of both Israel and …

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 Inspirational young carers

Monday, November 19, 2012

Sheffield Young Carers Patron Meg Munn MP was recently invited to open their showcase event. It was attended by funders, education and healthcare professionals but the stars of the show were undoubtedly the young carers, who shared their …

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 Pledge to be Fit to Drive

Friday, November 16, 2012

Meg Munn MP joined a growing coalition of road safety experts in calling for improved eyesight testing for UK drivers by signing a ‘Fit to Drive’ pledge. At an event in Westminster Meg joined fellow MPs from across the political …

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 Yorkshire Business Ambassador working with Meg

Monday, November 12, 2012

Yorkshire business ambassador, Margaret Wood, recently invited Meg Munn MP to her Wakefield factory to discuss the future of women in engineering and science related industry. Mrs Wood was keen to discuss with the Sheffield MP ways to encourage more …

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 Remembrance Day with the TA

Monday, November 12, 2012

Following the annual Remembrance service in Sheffield this weekend Meg Munn MP attended the Territorial Army’s Sunday lunch at Manor Top Centre situated in her constituency. The centre is home to the 38 (Strategic Communications) Signal …

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 Remembrance Day a time to pay tribute

Friday, November 9, 2012

The men and women who serve in Britain’s Armed Forces make enormous sacrifices to protect us. Remembrance Sunday gives us the opportunity to honour those who have given their lives in the defence of our country and to support today’s …

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 Dress for Success!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Sheffield Heeley MP, Meg Munn, recently donated some of her business wear clothes to charity ‘Dress for Success’. This is a small UK charity that helps women by providing clothing suitable for interviews and supports them whilst they …

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 Sleep Apnoea and road safety

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Recently Meg Munn MP met Lucy Bramwell from the British Lung Foundation, to discuss progress being made to raise awareness of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) and the effect it has on road safety. They discussed the British Lung Foundation’s …

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 Precision engineering in South Yorkshire

Monday, November 5, 2012

Recently Meg Munn MP met staff at a leading South Yorkshire based company, Darron SBO, to find out more about their work in precision engineering. The company supplies specialist parts for the oil and gas industry around the world. Darron SBO …

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 Elderly urged to get winter flu jabs

Friday, November 2, 2012

Meg Munn, Labour MP for Sheffield Heeley, urges the elderly to ensure they have this season’s winter flu vaccination. Those over 65 are encouraged in a new NHS campaign to have the jab. Last year, 76% of people over 65 and 52.1% of people in …

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 10 not out!!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Local MP Meg Munn recently visited Active 8 magazine to congratulate the staff on it reaching its 10th anniversary.  She was pleased to hear that the magazine continues to do well receiving strong support from advertisers and readers. The …

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 Gripping the issue

Monday, October 29, 2012

Meg Munn MP recently visited Sheffield-based manufacturing company Gripple, and its sister company Loadhog, to discuss how business and education leaders in South Yorkshire might work together further to train and support more female engineers. …

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 Measuring national wellbeing

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Governments and other institutions worldwide are increasingly interested in measuring and monitoring wellbeing at the individual, social group and national levels. There is a growing international consensus about the need for additional national …

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 Cutler’s Company programme to support young people

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Meg Munn MP recently met Master Cutler, Pam Liversidge, to discuss an educational programme organised by the Cutler’s Company in Sheffield to support young people in three local schools. The Cutlers’ ‘Made in Sheffield’ …

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 Hatred and discrimination doomed to fail

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Whilst on a parliamentary visit to Berlin Meg Munn MP arranged to visit the ‘Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe’, also known as the ‘Holocaust Memorial’, which is dedicated to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust. It is …

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 Wear pink on Friday to help fight breast cancer

Monday, October 22, 2012

Meg Munn MP will be backing the fight against breast cancer on Friday 26th October by wearing pink. She will be taking part in the Breast Cancer Campaign’s award winning fundraiser, ‘Wear it Pink’ day. On Friday everyone is asked …

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 Launch of the Nuclear Skills Academy

Thursday, October 18, 2012

The National Skills Academy for Nuclear Manufacturing was recently launched at the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) in South Yorkshire. Meg Munn MP attended along with over 200 key stakeholders, industry representatives, employers and …

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 Badger cull - expected to begin within days

Thursday, October 18, 2012

A representative of the National Farmers Union has stated he expects the badger cull to start within days on farms in West Somerset and West Gloucestershire, with speculation that baiting of setts where shooting will be carried out has begun and …

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 Expanding engineering opportunities

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Meg Munn MP visited the Global Technology Centre of AESSEAL, one of the major specialists in the design and manufacture of mechanical seals, to discuss opportunities for getting more local young people into careers in engineering. She is …

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 Meg joins global celebration of women

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Sheffield MP and former Women’s Minister, Meg Munn, is joining women from around the world to celebrate Ada Lovelace Day. The annual celebration aims to increase the profile of women working in science, engineering, technology and maths. …

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 Methodist Central Hall celebrates 100 years

Monday, October 15, 2012

Meg Munn MP was honoured to be invited to the special service celebrating the 100 years since the opening of Methodist Central Hall in Westminster. Situated in Westminster directly across from Westminster Abbey and down the road from Westminster …

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 Badgers cull a ‘costly distraction’

Sunday, October 14, 2012

More than 30 eminent animal disease experts describe the badgers cull due to start shortly as a ‘costly distraction’ in a letter in today’s Observer.  They state it will risk making the problem of tuberculosis (TB) in cattle …

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 Helping to spread the word about good eye health

Friday, October 12, 2012

Meg Munn MP recently launched the Sheffield Royal Society for the Blind (SRSB) fundraising appeal for a mobile information unit along with Sheffield’s Lord Mayor John Campbell. The appeal aims to raise 50,000 for the unit which would be a …

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 Congratulations to Sheffield Local TV

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Sheffield Local Television has just been awarded the licence to operate the city’s first digital local television channel. In May Ofcom announced that the city would be one of the first areas to have its own local TV station and would be in …

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 Anniversary of group formed to get votes for women

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

On the 10th October 1903 the Women’s Political and Social Union (WPSU) was formed in Manchester by a small number of women to campaign for the right for women to vote. The founders formed a women-only group to campaign initially for social …

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 Local Policing priorities

Monday, October 8, 2012

Meg Munn MP recently met Chief Superintendent Simon Torr, Sheffield District Commander, to get an update on the work of the police locally. Despite the difficult financial situation she was assured that the police are continuing to prioritise the …

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 Meg backs call to get more girls studying physics

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Former Women’s minister, Meg Munn MP, has today backed calls to get more girls studying physics. A new report by the Institute of Physics, out today, shows that almost half (49%) of all co-educational  maintained schools in England do not …

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 Finding the alternative energy solutions we need

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Finding alternatives to our current reliance on fossil fuels is vital if we wish to combat the increase in world CO2 production and climate change. One new technology is in the early stages of providing means by which we can store intermittent …

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 Reducing carbon emissions with High Speed rail

Monday, October 1, 2012

A new report concludes that high speed rail is expected to deliver an increase in transport capacity whilst also making a useful contribution to reducing the UK’s transport carbon emissions, stating that if high speed rail was available today …

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 New Healthy Living Pharmacy

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Local MP Meg Munn attended the opening of Gleadless Valley Pharmacy and presented owner Neville Lee with a certificate giving it the new status as a Healthy Living Pharmacy (HLP). At the opening Meg was joined by workers from NHS Sheffield to …

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 MADE in Sheffield

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Sheffield’s MADE Festival 2012 celebrating business from across Britain providing opportunities for thousands of entrepreneurs to network and be inspired was held last week in the city. The festival began in 2010 when Sheffield rose to the …

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 Better regional transport investment needed

Monday, September 24, 2012

Meg Munn MP attended a meeting in Westminster to meet Transport Minister Norman Baker to press the economic case for further transport investment and devolution of powers to the Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire region. She is vice-Chair of the …

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 People: Pashtuns and Paras

Monday, September 24, 2012

Meg Munn MP recently went to the special exhibition of photographs on display in Parliament showing the day to day contact between the Second Battalion the Parachute Regime and local people in Afghanistan. They were taken over a seven month period …

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 Meg backs National Eye Health Week

Thursday, September 20, 2012

National Eye Health Week runs from the 17th to the 23rd of September and aims to raise awareness of the importance of eye health and the need for everyone to have sight checks every two years. Meg Munn MP recently attended the launch of the week in …

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 Encouraging more female engineers

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Meg Munn MP recently met Sarah Wilkinson from the Rotherham Investment & Development Office (RiDO) to discuss how to get more female engineers working in South Yorkshire. Sarah supports local engineering companies in developing their recruitment …

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 Regional transport plans

Friday, September 14, 2012

Meg Munn MP recently met Neil Chadwick, acting Director of Strategy at South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE), to discuss plans for the future in the region. As Sheffield’s supertram is almost 20-years old and ideas for the …

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 Co-operators together

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Manchester was the host for this year’s Co-operative Party conference, with events taking place in the Co-operative Group’s headquarters at New Century House. Delegates from Co-operative Party branches across the country gathered to …

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 Addressing the UK skills shortage

Monday, September 10, 2012

Meg Munn MP was invited to be a keynotes speaker at the National HE STEM Programme Conference at Birmingham University recently. The Programme is a three-year initiative aimed at enhancing the way universities recruit students and deliver …

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 MP praises Paralympians’ success

Thursday, September 6, 2012

As the London 2012 Paralympic Games draws to a close this weekend, Sheffield Heeley MP, Meg Munn, has praised the tremendous success of Paralympics GB. The MP is a keen supporter of sports and is secretary for the All Party Parliamentary Group on …

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 Meg becomes Patron of Sheffield Young Carers

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Sheffield Heeley MP, Meg Munn, has been announced as patron of Sheffield Young Carers this week. The MP has supported the charity over a number of years and recently arranged for Sheffield young carers to meet the Children’s …

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 Developing resources about body piercing

Monday, September 3, 2012

Meg Munn MP recently met up again with Christina Anderson, a constituent and founder of Dan Aid. She set the group up after the tragic death of her son Daniel Hindle in 2002. He died of heart failure following complications after contracting …

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 Meeting the new Museum boss

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Meg Munn MP recently met Kim Streets, the new Chief Executive of Museums Sheffield, to find out about plans following the Arts Council’s decision earlier this year not to award funding of 1.4 million per year over the next three years. That …

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 It’s not magic It’s just knitting!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

During a recent visit to Team Cooper, Meg Munn MP met constituent and production manager Emma Cooper and Erica Packington at their offices in the Electric Works at Sheffield’s Digital Campus. The main topic of conversation concerned the …

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 Living the golden years

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Meg Munn MP met staff and visitors at the Golden Years roadshow recently, which was held in Sheffield United’s Platinum Suite at Bramall Lane. The event was billed as the Sheffield and Rotherham Over 50’s Show and included a food …

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 Celebrating 30 years of Home-Start Sheffield

Monday, August 20, 2012

As Patron of local charity Home-Start Sheffield, MP Meg Munn called into their offices recently to find out more about plans for the charity’s 30th anniversary year celebrations. Home-Start Sheffield supports parents, with at least one child …

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 More women needed in videogames sector

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Meg Munn MP met staff at Sheffield-based independent game development studio Sumo Digital recently to find out more about their work and to discuss the challenges of increasing the number of women working in the industry. The company has grown …

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 Working to protect children

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Meg Munn MP recently met police and social workers in South Yorkshire to find out about how a new Child Protection Unit is operating. Having worked for over twenty years in child protection before becoming an MP, and currently Chair of the All Party …

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 Sheffield’s specialist engineers

Monday, August 13, 2012

Meg Munn MP was invited by local business woman Anne Wilson for a tour of the Numill factory. The Sheffield engineering company design, manufacture and restore specialist cutting tools for industry and serve clients from across the UK and …

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 Need to improve road safety

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Meg Munn MP recently visited the Lifewise Centre in Rotherham to investigate what work was happening across South Yorkshire to improve safety on our roads. Lifewise is an interactive learning centre, which features a purpose-built film-set used to …

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 The city’s new Critical Care unit

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Meg Munn, along with fellow MP Paul Blomfield, was given a tour of the new critical care unit at Sheffield’s Royal Hallamshire Hospital, following a meeting with hospital chiefs.   Doctors and nurses have recently started treating …

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 Exploring a future for education

Monday, August 6, 2012

The UK’s biggest ever festival for videogame education recently took place at the Magna Science Adventure Centre and Meg Munn MP was there to see what was on offer. The Games Britannia Festival provided children with practical hands-on …

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 Backing the Bees

Friday, August 3, 2012

Meg Munn MP recently joined Friends of the Earth staff and volunteers at an event in the Peace Gardens to highlight the plight of Britain’s bees. Campaigners had organised a Bee breakfast as part of ‘The Bee Cause’ campaign to show …

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 The forgotten victims

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

MP Meg Munn is backing a road safety campaign to support road crash victims with the Brake charity and Leigh Day and Co. Solicitors. Every day five UK families will learn their loved ones have been killed in a road crash. A further 66 families will …

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 Sheffield’s own TV station

Monday, July 30, 2012

In May Ofcom announced that Sheffield would be one of the first areas in the UK to have its own local TV station. Following this Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn met Alan Powell, former editor of the Star, who is chairman of one of the companies …

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 Can drivers see to drive safely?

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Meg Munn MP recently met representatives from the Optical Confederation to discuss various concerns about the sight standards for vehicle drivers.  Meg has been campaigning to raise awareness of the need for regular eye sight testing for …

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 Helping Sheffield’s international connections

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Local MP Meg Munn recently accompanied representatives from Sheffield Hallam University to a meeting she had arranged at the Home Office to discuss the visa applications process for Iraqi students wishing to study in Sheffield. Elaine Brookes, …

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 Tackling disability hate crime

Monday, July 16, 2012

Meg Munn MP for Sheffield Heeley recently attended a meeting organised by disability charity Mencap organised to raise awareness of the issue of disability hate crime and highlight the positive progress that has been made since the launch of …

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 Inquiry launched into Family Justice Reforms

Thursday, July 12, 2012

A parliamentary inquiry has been launched this week into the family justice reforms proposed by the government in the Children and Families Bill. The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Child Protection, supported by the NSPCC, is launching the …

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 Meg first MP to be awarded Chartered Manager status

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Sheffield Heeley MP, Meg Munn, is the first MP to be awarded Chartered Manager status, which recognises the achievements of professional managers and leaders in the UK. She was presented with the award by the Chartered Management Institute in …

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 Dead to the World

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Meg Munn MP for Sheffield Heeley contributed a photograph of sleeping pigs for the Jessop’s All-Party Parliamentary Photographic Exhibition held in Parliament. She took the photo at the Dales Festival of Food and Drink in Leyburn, where the …

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 Co-ops growing faster than rest of UK economy

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Figures recently issued by Co-operativesUK show that co-operative business grew by 1.5% in 2011, twice the rate of the UK economy as a whole. This is the fourth consecutive year that the co-operative sector has outperformed the rest of UK …

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 Protecting children and vulnerable adults

Monday, July 9, 2012

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn was recently invited to meet members of the Churches’ Agency for Safeguarding to discuss some of the forthcoming changes to procedures for checking volunteers and employees who will be working with children. In …

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 Justice for Iraqi Kurds

Friday, July 6, 2012

Meg Munn MP has backed a new campaign calling on the British Government to recognise the mass murder of Kurdish people in Iraq as an act of genocide.   A petition supported by MPs and Peers and was launched at a Kurdistan Regional Government …

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 Dismayed at Children’s Heart Decision

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Sheffield Heeley MP, Meg Munn, has expressed her dismay at a decision taken by the Joint Committee of Primary Care Trusts today which will end surgery at a specialist children’s heart unit in Yorkshire. Campaigners from across the county have …

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 Getting the nurses view

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Meg Munn MP met representatives from the Royal College of Nursing to learn more about their work and to hear their members concerns. They discussed the ‘Frontline First’ campaign, which urges nursing staff to speak out about budget cuts …

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 South Yorkshire - a digital region

Friday, June 29, 2012

Recently Meg Munn MP met representatives from Digital Region, a project to provide South Yorkshire with the best superfast broadband coverage in the UK.   The digital network covers Sheffield, Barnsley, Rotherham and Doncaster. It will …

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 Growing tennis in the community

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

The following item was published on the website of the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) - http://www.lta.org.uk/News/2012/June/2012-06-11/The-LTA-and-Tennis-for-Free-TFF-agree-partnership-programme-to-grow-tennis-in-the-community/ The LTA and Tennis …

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 Call to stop attacks on guide dogs

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn supports the Guide Dogs’ call to stop attacks on guide dogs at an event at the Houses of Parliament, and was amongst the 150 Members of Parliament that backed the charity’s call.   New figures were …

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 In the hot seat talking politics

Friday, June 22, 2012

Heeley MP Meg Munn had a busy media day recently when she was invited into the ‘hot seat’ at Radio Sheffield for an hour-long interview with presenter Rony Robinson about her work as a local MP. This was followed by a trip to Leeds to …

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 Encouraging more effective women politicians

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Recently women MPs and political activists from across North Africa and the Middle East were brought together by the Iraq Foundation to exchange their experience from working in their home countries. Meg Munn MP was invited to attend the conference …

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 Help for Sleep Apnoea sufferers

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Meg Munn MP has been campaigning for several years to raise awareness of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea, particularly the effects it has on road safety where it can cause undiagnosed drivers to fall asleep at the wheel. She recently visited Solutions for …

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 Yorkshire 2012 and Beyond

Monday, June 18, 2012

A conference on the economic situation of Yorkshire was recently held in Leeds to which Heeley MP Meg Munn was invited. She was on the panel discussing the role of government and business in creating the environment for a strong manufacturing base …

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 Pledging support to the SOS campaign

Friday, June 15, 2012

Meg Munn MP recently met members of the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) at a Westminster event where the group launched its new eye health campaign Save our Sight (SOS). Around 50% of sight loss is avoidable and the campaign aims to …

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 Support for Falklands Islanders referendum

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

The Falkland Islands Government have announced that they intend to hold a referendum in the first half of 2013 on the political status of the Falkland Islands. The residents of the islands will be able to vote on whether they want to retain their …

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 Making international democratic connections

Monday, June 11, 2012

Recently Meg Munn MP invited Barrie Freeman from the National Democratic Institute (NDI) to visit her at the House of Commons to discuss political developments across North Africa.  Barrie is NDI’s Director for North Africa and was in …

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 Red Balloons for Bullied Children

Friday, June 8, 2012

Meg Munn MP recently attended an event in Westminster for the Red Balloon Learner Centres which aim to support bullied children who find it difficult to continue in school because of their experiences. They provide an ’intensive care’ …

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 Meg visits WRVS dementia support scheme in Northern General Hospital

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Meg Munn MP recently visited the Women’s Royal Voluntary Service (WRVS) On-ward Volunteering Service at Northern General Hospital. Started in November 2011 this project was initially for one-year, but now it is being used as a trial for this …

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 Made: The Entrepreneur Festival

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Heeley MP Meg Munn called in to the launch for this coming September’s “Made” festival. This festival will celebrate the very best of UK enterprise and bring together inventors, designers, manufacturers, business owners, …

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 Last chance for children’s heart surgery unit

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn has been supporting the Yorkshire-based Children’s Heart Surgery Unit keep their services open for children and families in Sheffield. The future of the unit, based in Leeds, will be announced by the NHS on 4th …

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 Remembering Every Child

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Meg Munn MP for Sheffield Heeley recently attended the launch of EveryChild’s ‘agenda for action’ in London. The charity is calling on politicians and the public to remember the 24 million children worldwide growing up without the …

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 Better support needed for UK’s six million unpaid carers

Friday, May 25, 2012

Meg Munn MP teamed up with TV presenter and former carer Fiona Phillips to support this year’s Carers Week (18-24 June) which recognises the contribution made by those people who provide unpaid care for someone who is ill, frail or disabled. …

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 Caravan for one million climate jobs

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

The ‘Climate Jobs Caravan’ visited Tudor Square in Sheffield recently and Meg Munn MP went to find out more about their campaign.   The caravan is visiting over 25 towns and cities across the UK during May, organised by the …

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 Inspiring women

Monday, May 21, 2012

In December 2011 Meg was invited to give a speech at the ‘Aspire International Women’s Conference Life, Work, World’. The organisers of the event videoed her contribution and have recently uploaded it onto YouTube to watch it …

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 Supporting increased help for energy customers

Friday, May 18, 2012

Meg Munn MP has welcomed the joint Consumer Focus/Citizens Advice campaign which is designed to advise customers who are falling behind with their energy bills.   With people now receiving their winter energy bills new research from Consumer …

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 Meeting the engineers of tomorrow

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

The Brinsworth Academy of Engineering recently invited Meg Munn MP to visit and find out more about their work. The academy is a work based engineering and manufacturing training provider, which offers apprenticeships, workforce development and …

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 Meeting Sheffield business in Iraq

Friday, May 11, 2012

When owners of Sheffield-based company MCi Diventi were working in Iraq they didn’t expect to bump into a Sheffield MP.   Former Foreign Office minister and Sheffield Heeley MP, Meg Munn, was leading the UK trade delegation to the …

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 Questions over costly child benefit changes

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Changes to child benefit due to be brought in next year will cost the taxpayer millions of pounds Heeley MP Meg Munn has discovered. In the first year alone the Treasury expect to lose up to 55 million due to families not being correctly identified …

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 Talking about Parliament

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Heeley MP Meg Munn was invited to speak to representatives of over 30 local groups who had gathered at the Circle in the city centre to find out more about the work of Parliament. The Parliamentary authorities organise free workshops across the …

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 Protecting Children

Monday, April 30, 2012

Meg Munn MP for Sheffield Heeley recently attended a campaign launch in London calling for a Public Inquiry into the abuse of children and vulnerable adults by Clergy in England and Wales. The meeting was attended by a number of journalists and …

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 Building excellence in prostate cancer care

Friday, April 27, 2012

Prostate cancer is the most common male cancer in the UK with 37,000 men being diagnosed with the disease every year. Recently Meg Munn MP chaired a listening event in the constituency designed to support better standards of care for those suffering …

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 ANZAC Day 2012

Thursday, April 26, 2012

On a very wet day Meg Munn MP took part in the commemoration of Anzac Day, which honours Australian and New Zealand armed forces who have served and died in military operations. The laying of wreaths at the Cenotaph in Whitehall was followed by a …

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 Video questions

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn recently held a question and answer session via video conferencing with students in a Moroccan University she visited in February. The students, from Al Akhawayn University are studying a course on comparative political …

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 Commemorating the Kinder Trespass

Monday, April 23, 2012

Tomorrow is the 80th anniversary of the Kinder Trespass of 1932 when a large number of ramblers trespassed on Kinder Scout to make the point that the countryside should be free for all to enjoy.  On Sunday 24th April 1932 about 400 ramblers …

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 Getting more women engineers

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Meg Munn MP met Elena Rodriguez-Falcon, Faculty Director of Women in Engineering at the University of Sheffield, to discuss how they could work together to get more female engineers in the UK.   They discussed the different issues and …

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 Tunisia home of the Arab Spring

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Recently Meg Munn MP, accompanied by Parliamentary colleagues Nigel Evans MP Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons, Geoffrey Clifton Brown MP and Denis Macshane MP, met Dr. Rafik Abdessalem, the Tunisian Foreign Affairs Minister, during his visit …

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 Building good links for tomorrow

Friday, April 13, 2012

A delegation from two Moroccan youth organisations recently visited the UK on a study mission and Heeley MP Meg Munn arranged to meet them along with a couple of her colleagues.  The young people were in London to meet MPs and representatives …

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 Threat to prostate cancer care again

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Meg Munn MP recently met the Prostate Cancer Charity to hear more about the work being carried out to develop national standards for quality prostate cancer care. This disease is the most common cancer in men in the UK with 37,000 men being …

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 How to change the negative perceptions of engineering

Monday, April 2, 2012

Currently around 70% of women with relevant qualifications leave the science, engineering and technology professions, leading to a waste of their talents and the resources used in training them for these sectors of the economy. This combined with …

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 Challenge to Clegg over voter’s rights

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Sheffield Heeley MP, Meg Munn, has challenged Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, over his refusal to implement simple changes to ensure that everyone who turns up at a polling station on election night is able to vote. Meg has been working to get …

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 Switch off and support the Rio environment summit

Monday, March 26, 2012

In June the Brazilian city Rio de Janeiro will host the environment summit and Meg Munn MP is already showing her support by signing up to WWF’s Earth Hour. This is a simple idea that has become a global phenomenon, with hundreds of millions …

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 Fascinating visit to Sheffield Theatres

Monday, March 26, 2012

Recently local MP Meg Munn visited Sheffield Theatres and enjoyed a ‘behind-the-scenes’ tour with Chief Executive Dan Bates. She heard about Sheffield Theatre’s 40th anniversary celebrations, including First Time Fridays which is …

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 Share the Warmth

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Meg Munn MP recently attended an event in Westminster to support the ‘Share the Warmth’ campaign organised by British Gas. They are offering 50 to anyone who can identify a household in need of energy insulation, and a further 50 to …

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 Learning from Spanish women in science

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Meg Munn MP has been campaigning to increase the numbers of women working in science, engineering and technology and welcomed the opportunity to find out about progress in these areas across Spain. She recently met Ines Sanchez, Director of Women …

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 Meg backs the ‘Big Switch’ campaign

Monday, March 19, 2012

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn backs the ‘Big Switch’ campaign to ensure energy customers get a cheaper deal from the big suppliers.    The Big Switch, launched last month by Which? and 38 Degrees, is a completely new way for …

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 Meg keeps her eyes on the road

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn is getting behind the wheel of a national eyecare campaign in a bid to warn the UK’s 34 million motorists of the dangers of driving without roadworthy vision. Meg, who is a passionate campaigner on road safety …

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 Improving awareness of tinnitus

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Meg Munn MP visited the office of the British Tinnitus Association, based in her Heeley constituency, to meet its Chief Executive, David Stockdale. David told Meg that they are currently working on improving awareness of the condition amongst …

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 Worry over local DVLA office closures

Monday, March 12, 2012

Meg Munn MP attended a meeting in Parliament about the proposed closure of 39 local DVLA offices across the country, including the Sheffield office. She is concerned that the proposals would reduce the level of service available, and won’t …

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 Appeal to Save Youth Centre

Friday, March 9, 2012

Local MP Meg Munn appealed for help to try and save a local youth club from closure before the end of the month. Meg was emailed by Sophie (16) & Charlotte (17), two of the young people from the Double Six youth club in Woodseats when it was …

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 One million trees planted in February

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

The Woodland Trust have announced that they have reached their target of planting one million trees in February to start their year of tree planting for the Jubilee. But this is just the start - they plan to plant a total of 6 million trees this …

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 Springs Academy students visit Parliament

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Local MP Meg Munn recently joined students from Springs Academy to take part in a Questions and Answers session during their educational trip to Parliament. The Houses of Parliament offer a fantastic Education Service to schools and colleges …

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 Exploring positive work of co-operatives and mutual’s

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Meg Munn MP recently met Professor Peter Marsh to find out more about his work on public service mutual’s and co-operatives. As Meg is both a Labour and a Co-operative Member of Parliament, and a long-time supporter of the co-operative …

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 Access Warm Front grants now!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn is urging constituents to find out if they qualify for Warm Front funding, available to help people heat their homes. At the moment 1 in 4 households in Yorkshire and The Humber are estimated to be living in fuel …

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 Changes to South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service

Monday, February 20, 2012

Meg Munn MP recently met the Yorkshire and Humber group of the Fire Brigades Union to discuss the effects that the current cuts are having on service provision and future reductions in frontline services. In June 2011 South Yorkshire Fire & …

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 The Co-operative’s ethical plan in action

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

The Co-operative Group have issued a progress report on their first Ethical Plan, which was launched 12 months ago as the most radical sustainability programme in UK corporate history.  The progress report shows that in the past 12 months The …

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 Supporting Kurdistan Women MPs

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

The Kurdistan area in the north of Iraq is an autonomous region with its own young Parliament, they asked the Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) to provide training and support for their Members of Parliament. Their women MPs comprise 30% of …

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 Electrifying Midland Main Line

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Meg Munn MP recently met representatives from Network Rail to discuss proposals to electrify the Midland Main Line which would allow longer trains. This follows the publication of the rail industries initial Industry Plan which sets out for the …

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 Sheffield’s Energy Hero

Monday, February 13, 2012

Gareth Hills from South Yorkshire Energy Centre has been named as one of the nations’ ‘Heat Hero’s’ after his work to tackle fuel poverty received special recognition. The Heat Hero’s Award Scheme recognises individuals …

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 Talking together and breaking down misconceptions

Friday, February 10, 2012

Recently Meg Munn MP was pleased to meet Shalom Dichter, Director of Hand In Hand Schools - a network of bilingual (Hebrew-Arabic) schools where Jewish and Arab citizens of Israel study together. On a visit to Israel a few years ago Meg had visited …

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 We’re the girls we want to be!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Recently Meg Munn MP visited Sheffield-based charity Golddigger Trust to find out more about their work supporting girls and young women. She met Beth Stout, Director, and Mandy Toombs, Founding Director, who told her about the Trust’s work. …

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 New apprenticeships support creative industries

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Young people wanting to work in the creative industries are increasing their job prospects through a new type of apprenticeship. Norton Centre for the Creative Industries apprenticeship are the first of its type in Yorkshire, giving 16 to …

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 The new Independent Complaints Advocacy Service

Monday, February 6, 2012

Sheffield has a new Independent Complaints Advocacy Service for people who want to raise concerns about the NHS and MP Meg Munn visited to find out more. The service provides practical support and information to people who want to make a complaint …

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 The crimes of Saddam Hussein

Monday, February 6, 2012

A two-day conference was recently held in London concerned with the abuses and crimes against the people of Iraq and the Kurdistan region of the country committed by the regime of Saddam Hussein. It was organised by the Iraqi Ministry of Human …

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 Effects of funding decision for Sheffield Museums

Friday, February 3, 2012

Meg Munn MP met Museums Sheffield Chief Executive Nick Dodd this morning to investigate just what the impact will be of the reduced funding following the Arts Council’s shock decision not to award them 1.4million per year over the next three …

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 Tracking the changes in the gender pay gap

Thursday, February 2, 2012

The gender pay gap still affects substantial numbers of women who work in a variety of industries. A long-time campaigner on this issue, Meg Munn MP recently met Petra Wilton and Patrick Woodman of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) to find …

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 Taking the Sleep Apnoea Campaign Forward

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Meg Munn MP for Sheffield Heeley recently chaired a roundtable discussion in Westminster concerning the danger to road users of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea. In attendance were a number of individuals, organisations and medical professionals involved in …

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 New college must attract young women

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Meg Munn MP has put her support behind the development of a new University Technical College, due to open in Sheffield in 2013 and has called on them to do all they can to attract young women interested in careers in science, engineering and …

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 The stone that helped build Sheffield

Monday, January 30, 2012

Sheffield’s Town Hall, the Peace Gardens and the Mercure Hotel are all built using the same local stone which is quarried just outside Sheffield at Stoke Hall Quarry. Recently Heeley constituent Alan Dale invited Meg to visit and see the …

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 World War One commemoration

Monday, January 30, 2012

The 1914-1918 World War was called the ‘war to end wars’, but unfortunately this was not to be. The five museums in the Imperial War Museums group are marking the upcoming 100 year anniversary with a four-year cultural …

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 Remembering the Holocaust honouring those who died

Friday, January 27, 2012

Today is Holocaust Memorial Day when we honour those who died during the Holocaust and pay tribute to the extraordinary men and women who survived. As she does every year, Meg Munn MP signed the Book of Commitment in the House of Commons to pledge …

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 Sheffield Museums anger over funding blow

Friday, January 27, 2012

Heeley MP Meg Munn has reacted with concern to news that Museums Sheffield is to have a budget cut of 30% after losing out on Arts Council funding.   The decision by the Arts Council not to award Museums Sheffield 1.4million per year over …

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 Methodist get together in Parliament

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

As Chair of the Methodist All-Party Parliamentary Group, Meg Munn MP recently attended the annual Methodist Parliamentary Covenant Service in the Chapel of St Mary Undercroft in the Houses of Parliament. The service was led by Revd Martin Turner, …

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 Young carers get chance to voice their concerns

Monday, January 23, 2012

Meg Munn MP invited Children’s Minister Sarah Teather to meet Sheffield young carers after Meg heard of their concerns about the support that is currently available to them in schools. The Minister agreed to visit and discuss with a group of …

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 The current challenges in Iraq and the Kurdistan region

Monday, January 23, 2012

Meg Munn MP was delighted to meet Minister Falah Mustafa Bakir, the Head of the Kurdistan Regional Government’s Department of Foreign Relations, during his weeklong visit to the UK. The Minister briefed members of the All Party Parliamentary …

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 Changing the clocks could save lives

Friday, January 20, 2012

Heeley MP Meg Munn is backing a Parliamentary Bill which could save lives by moving the clocks forward by one hour. She is backing the Daylight Saving Bill which would start an objective examination of the benefits of moving the clocks. The Bill …

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 Bringing High Speed Rail to Sheffield

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Meg recently met Ben Still, Director of Strategy at South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) to discuss the government’s proposals to bring high speed rail to the region. The SYPTE will be involved in the detailed planning for …

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 Increasing tennis participation with Tennis For Free

Monday, January 16, 2012

As a long-time tennis player and current secretary of the All-Party Parliamentary Tennis Group Meg Munn MP recently met representatives of the organisation Tennis For Free. They are a campaigning organisation working with schools, tennis clubs and …

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 Sharing Australian and UK child protection experience

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Australian MP Graham Perrett recently visited the House of Commons to meet Meg Munn MP, Chair of the Child Protection All-Party Parliamentary Group, to discuss child protection issues.   Graham chairs the Social Policy and Legal Affairs …

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 Meg wins road safety award for her campaign on driver eyesight

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn has been awarded Brake and Direct Line’s Road Safety Parliamentarian of the Month Award for her campaign to introduce regular eye tests for drivers. In 2009, Meg was contacted by constituent Joy Barnes whose …

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 Who’s the most famous engineer you know?

Friday, January 6, 2012

Unfortunately it’s probably not going to be a woman which is a problem for our economy as we miss out on the talents of half the population. Heeley MP Meg Munn is active in trying to change this state of affairs and wants Sheffield and South …

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 Concern over ‘unacceptable’ variations in cancer services

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

A new report has revealed the hidden burden of skin cancer across the country and called for urgent action to tackle the wide variations in the standards of care skin cancer patients receive.  Meg Munn MP recently met members of Skin Cancer UK, …

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 Supporting Sheffield business and manufacturing

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Heeley MP Meg Munn recently met Richard Wright, Executive Director of the Sheffield Chamber of Commerce, to discuss the plans for the City hosting the second Global Manufacturing Festival in March 2012. The festival aims to help reaffirm the …

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