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 Christmas cheer at Royal Mail sorting office

Monday, December 23, 2013

Meg Munn MP visited Royal Mail’s Sheffield South delivery office to pass on Christmas wishes and thank the postmen and women at their busiest time of year. Meg was shown round the office by local Delivery Office Manager, Ilkin Jafarzade, and …

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 Supporting our armed forces community

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

The Royal British Legion recently held an event in Parliament to showcase their work as the leading provider of welfare for the Armed Forces community. Meg Munn MP went along and met Chris Cunningham, the Legion’s Area Manager for Yorkshire. …

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 Supersonic engineers

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Meg Munn MP recently visited the Bloodhound Supersonic Car Exhibition as part of Tomorrow’s Engineers Week. The Bloodhound Project is first and foremost an education project designed to inspire school students to take up careers in science, …

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 Le Tour coming to Yorkshire

Monday, December 16, 2013

Early this year there was great excitement when it was announced that Le Tour de France, the most famous cycling race in the world, will be starting off in Yorkshire in 2014. Known as Le Grand Depart, over the first weekend in July cyclists will …

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 Recoop education co-operative

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Meg Munn MP recently met Kim and Elizabeth Andrews who founded Resolute Education Co-operative - Recoop for short. She was contacted by the couple after they heard her speaking in a debate on co-operative schools. Currently in its early stage of …

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 Question on the Syrian crisis

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

During Prime Minister’s Questions Meg asked the following question.     Meg Munn (Sheffield, Heeley) (Lab/Co-op) When the House debated Syria in late August, the estimate of dead in the conflict was around 100,000. Just over …

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 Blast off! - launching 2014 Aerospace Rocketry Challenge

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Meg Munn MP recently teamed up with aerospace apprentices to take part in a rocket launching competition in a park in Westminster. She competed against a number of other Members of Parliament in a friendly but serious challenge. Apprentices Alanna …

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 Morocco and UK: share many common values

Monday, December 9, 2013

Meg Munn MP recently attended a meeting of the Morocco All-Party Parliamentary Group which was addressed by Salah Eddine Mezouar, the new Foreign Minister of Morocco. Also there was the Moroccan Ambassador to the UK, Her Highness Princess Lalla …

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 Meg calls on all drivers to have regular eye tests

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Meg Munn MP attended an RSA Insurance Group’s ‘Fit to Drive’ road safety and eye health drop-in eye test meeting in Parliament. The event was highlighting the UK’s minimum eye health standards when driving, and was supported …

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 Meeting the University Technical College’s first female engineers

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Meg Munn MP recently visited Sheffield’s brand new University Technical College (UTC) to tour the new facilities, and meet staff and students. UTC Sheffield opened this September, and students will complete GCSEs and A Levels as well as …

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 Erbil Remembrance Service

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

During a recent visit to Erbil in the Kurdistan region of Iraq Meg Munn MP attended a remembrance service hosted by the British Consulate in the city. The service was introduced by Brigadier Paul Baker, the British Defence Attachι to Iraq. There …

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 Big Bang in the Commons

Monday, December 2, 2013

The ‘Big Bang’ Fair was held recently in the House of Commons as part of Tomorrow’s Engineers Week and Meg Munn MP went to see some of the country’s most exciting young engineers.  She was particularly interested to meet …

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 Call to update law for most vulnerable children

Friday, November 29, 2013

The Action for Children charity is promoting a campaign to change an 80-year-old child neglect law which doesn’t protect children from emotional abuse. At a recent briefing event Meg Munn MP met victims of such abuse and discussed with …

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 Meeting Tomorrow’s Engineers

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Meg Munn MP paid a visit to the Advanced Manufacturing Resource Centre (AMRC) for ‘Tomorrow’s Engineers Week’ – an initiative aimed at showcasing the exciting careers available to engineering students. The AMRC Training Centre …

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 Nacro - turning young people’s lives round

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Meg Munn MP recently visited Nacro, the crime reduction charity, to discuss the important role of education and skills in turning young people’s lives round. She met both Nacro staff and students who demonstrated the important work they do in …

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 Signing the Pledge - the Prospect Pledge

Monday, November 25, 2013

The Prospect trade union held an event recently to launch their Prospect Pledge and they invited Meg Munn MP along to give her support.   Meg spoke about the campaign to increase the numbers of women in the science, technology, engineering …

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 Moroccan parliamentarians visit the UK

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Members of the finance committee of the Upper House of the Moroccan Parliament recently visited the UK and Meg Munn MP was invited to meet them to discuss their work. She had visited their Parliament last year to explore how the UK could support …

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 Taking the diabetes test

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Recently Meg Munn MP took a quick and painless test to help raise awareness of how easy it is to determine if you have diabetes. Every four minutes someone in the UK is diagnosed with diabetes, and the NHS spends £1 million an hour treating it and …

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 Baha’i persecution in Iran

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Meg Munn MP recently met Daniel Wheatley and Rosanna Smith of the Office of Public Affairs of the Baha’i Community of the UK to discuss their concerns about the persecution of Baha’i in Iran. There are believed to be over 300,000 people …

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 Innovative physics winning solutions

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Meg Munn MP recently attended the Institute of Physics Innovation Awards 2013 in Westminster. The awards celebrate companies that make the most of physics, recognising those who have built success on the innovative application of the science. …

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 Social care for all to live full and independent lives

Monday, November 11, 2013

Meg Munn MP joined double Gold medallist wheelchair athlete Hannah Cockroft and Paralympian Sam Ruddock recently to show support for social care for disabled people.   The event was organised by disability charity Scope, part of their …

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 Supporting Usdaw’s respect for shopworkers campaign

Thursday, November 7, 2013

As a member of the trade union Usdaw, Meg Munn MP is only to aware of incidents of violence, threats and abuse directed at retail staff. She joined John Hannett, General Secretary of Usdaw, and others to show her support for their drive for the …

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 Flu this winter - get your jab!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Winter flu is on the way and to combat it Meg Munn MP recently got her flu jab, as she has for a number of years. She had the jab at the well-established ‘Westminster Flu Day’ held in Parliament. Not being in the ‘at risk’ …

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 Parliament Week: Women in Democracy – 15 to 21 November

Monday, November 4, 2013

Meg Munn MP recently attended an event to highlight the forthcoming Parliament Week, taking place from the 15th to the 21st November. The week aims to give people an opportunity to learn more about Parliament and democratic life. The House of …

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 Yorkshire Co-op Party and the co-operative schools Bill

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Meg Munn MP attended the Yorkshire Co-operative Party Council meeting in Leeds to speak about her proposed Bill concerning co-operative schools. She explained the current fragmented education system, giving a range of different school models, and …

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 Tackling disadvantage for all Israel’s citizens

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Meg Munn MP recently met Aiman Self, the Director of economic development for the Arab, Druze and Circassian sectors in Israel. These sections of the Israeli population constitute approximately 20% of the population; however their contribution to …

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 Raising awareness of the reality of domestic abuse

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Meg Munn MP recently visited VIDA Sheffield to find out about their range of services. VIDA Sheffield was formerly known as the Sheffield Domestic Abuse Forum. Maureen Storey, Director, told Meg about the work they do in supporting victims of …

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 Encouraging more women engineers and scientists

Monday, October 21, 2013

Recently Meg Munn MP invited some of the people in Sheffield Hallam University’s Women in SET team to a meeting to discuss how they could encourage more women engineers and scientists. Denise Eaton, Pat Morton and Jill Collins were joined via …

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 The importance of the Sheffield City Region’s third sector

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Meg Munn MP was delighted to meet David Childs, Chair of the Social Economy Forum (SEF) for Sheffield City Region, and offer her support to promote the Forum and its values. The Social Economy Forum was launched to showcase the importance of the …

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 Making the pledge in the fight against dementia

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Meg Munn MP pledged to take action to support the 800,000 people living with dementia across the UK. She met representatives from the Alzheimer’s Society to provide a handwritten statement supporting the development of more services for people …

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 Sheffield – Iraq co-operation on Health care

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Sheffield Hallam University and the Iraqi Ministry of Health have developed professional health development programmes for Iraqi medical staff which have proved very successful. Meg Munn MP recently facilitated a meeting between His Excellency Simon …

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 Fighting against breast cancer

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Helping the fight against breast cancer is Meg Munn MP who will be taking part in Breast Cancer Campaign’s fundraiser, ‘wear it pink’ day on Friday 25th October. Breast Cancer Campaign aims to beat breast cancer by funding …

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 Disappointment at premature Highways Agency announcement

Friday, October 4, 2013

Meg Munn MP has expressed her disappointment at the lack of safety concerns in a press statement issued by the Highways Agency yesterday concerning the M1 motorway. The MP is unhappy that the Highways Agency has decided to press ahead with their …

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 Celebrating the Restoration of Sir Francis Chantrey’s Grave

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Meg Munn MP was delighted to be invited to St James’ Church, Norton to celebrate the restoration of Sir Francis Chantrey’s grave. Chantrey, born in Norton in 1781, was a famous sculptor and artist whose fame and distinction meant he …

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 Meeting ‘Bite the Ballot’ on Democracy Day

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Meg Munn MP recently attended a meeting organised by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) to mark Democracy Day 2013. The United Nations designated 15th September as Democracy Day to provide an annual opportunity to review the state of democracy in …

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 The Transparency of Lobbying Bill

Thursday, September 26, 2013

I have been approached by a number of constituents to set out my views on the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill. I am opposed to the Bill and this is also the view of the Parliamentary Labour Party. …

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 The Probation Trust – reducing reoffending

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Recently the Chief Executive of the South Yorkshire Probation Trust, Lynda Marginson, came to meet Meg Munn MP to discuss the service’s work and plans for the future. The service protects the safety of the public through reducing reoffending …

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 Support for Gas Safety Week

Thursday, September 19, 2013

This week is the UK’s annual Gas Safety Week - an annual time to raise awareness of gas safety and how important it is to take care of your gas appliances. It is co-ordinated by Gas Safe Register with support from the gas industry, including …

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 Help protect a tiger!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and Whiskas have launched a new partnership in order to bring together the two organisations knowledge of big and little cats to help protect the world’s tigers. Meg Munn MP attended a briefing about this new …

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 New arrangements for Methodists in the city

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Meg Munn MP recently attended the inaugural service for the new Sheffield Methodist Circuit held at the Octagon Centre, Sheffield University. She is a Methodist herself, and also Chair of the Methodist Parliamentary Fellowship in Westminster. The …

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 Usdaw say Yes to their political fund

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Usdaw members have given a resounding Yes in the union’s political fund ballot. 93% of those who voted gave a vote of confidence in the union having a political voice to advance the interests of its members.   The union is the …

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 Government urged to recognise genocide against Iraqi Kurds

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Meg Munn MP and Nadhim Zahawi MP, co-Chairs of the Kurdistan region All-Party Parliamentary Group, accompanied by survivors of the chemical weapons attack in Halabja, delivered 182 letters to 10 Downing Street asking the UK government to formally …

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 Obstructive Sleep Apnoea – Time for Action

Monday, September 2, 2013

Meg Munn MP recently met David Dawson, a consultant anaesthetist working in Bradford, to discuss ways of encouraging drivers with Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) to seek help and get prompt treatment so that they can continue to drive safely. Meg has …

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 Raising the profile of Women in Engineering

Friday, August 30, 2013

As Patron of the Women’s Engineering Society and extremely passionate about widening the opportunities for women in engineering, Meg Munn MP was naturally delighted to lend her support to a project headed by Professor Elena Rodriguez-Falcon …

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 Carving a new future for yourself

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Sheffield College wants to encourage more girls and women into the engineering, construction and technology industries, with places still available on courses beginning this autumn. A recent leaver from the college is Becca Hopkinson, one of the …

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 Using the increased capacity provided by High Speed 2

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Network Rail have produced a report outlining some of the possible ways of using the increased capacity on Britain’s rail network when High Speed 2 (HP2) becomes operational. Better Connections: Options for the integration of High Speed 2 …

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 Corporate gender pay gap getting wider

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) have published data which reveals that on average bonuses given to male managers are double those of their female counterparts – this is on top of an average basic salary of around 25% more. The data also …

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 The Great British Tennis Weekend

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Meg Munn MP was delighted to lend her support to the first ever Great British Tennis Weekend which provided free tennis at 39 park sites across the country, including Hillsborough Park in Sheffield. The events were the highlight of the Lawn Tennis …

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 The games which help and support so many people

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

The British Transplant Games 2013 took place in Sheffield last week, sponsored by local company Westfield Health. Along with many of the city’s residents, Meg Munn MP went to show support for the athletes as they paraded through the city …

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 A new addition to the city

Monday, August 19, 2013

Meg Munn MP recently met Alex Reynolds, Vice-Principal of University Technical College Sheffield, to discuss the future of the new establishment and in particular its role in increasing the number of woman involved in science and engineering. Alex …

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 The transition to a low-carbon economy creates real career opportunities

Friday, August 16, 2013

Meg Munn MP recently met Peter Abson and Will Large from National Grid to discuss careers in science, engineering and technology, particularly for women. They told Meg that National Grid believe that the transition to a low-carbon economy creates …

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 Meg opposes proposed changes to 20A bus route

Friday, August 16, 2013

The South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive has recently announced proposals to alter the route of the 20A bus. If implemented, the service will no longer run via Scarsdale Road, instead operating along Derbyshire Lane and Norton Lees Road. …

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 Improving leadership in the Iraqi Health Service

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Over the last few months a group of Iraqi doctors have been in Sheffield improving their leadership skills. The Iraqi health service has been focussed on clinical work and the course the doctors were on examined the need for better governance, …

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 Meeting the Local Medical Committee

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Local MP Meg Munn recently met a number of GPs representing the Local Medical Committee to discuss how the Health and Social Care Act was impacting on the delivery of primary care in the city. They discussed a range of issues, including: the …

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 The growing co-operative business model

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

The co-operative business sector is growing but many people do not understand its strength and the reasons for its success. A new campaign has been launched to promote the co-operative business model, focusing on its resilience, productivity, being …

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 Sheffield hospitals doing an excellent job

Friday, August 2, 2013

Meg Munn MP recently met the Chief Executive of Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Trust, Sir Andrew Cash, along with Chair Tony Pedder for an update on the work of the hospitals and particularly their budget.  Over the last year the hospitals have …

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 A Tour de France for women?

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Meg Munn MP took part in a discussion on BBC Radio Leeds on whether there should be a Tour de France cycling competition for women. She was joined by Chrissie Wellington, one of the four sports women who organised a petition in support of the idea …

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 One way to increase numbers of women studying science, engineering and technology

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Over the last few years Meg Munn MP has been campaigning to improve the numbers of women who study science, engineering and technology subjects. She recently met Jo Lawton to discuss a scheme to do this in the university sector, and to learn how Jo …

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 The Aegon Team Schools Tennis National Championship

Monday, July 22, 2013

The top 32 schools tennis teams from across Great Britain met to compete in a draw where teams were placed from 1-16 after four days of playing. The weather was superb as the tournament venue at Graves Tennis Centre in Sheffield was bathed in warm …

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 The Sheffield Community Covenant

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Sheffield City Council signed its Community Covenant in November 2011 to complement the National Armed Forces Covenant as a statement of mutual support between the civilian and the local armed forces community. This Covenant includes a commitment …

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 Encouraging women engineers in Sweden

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Attracting women to study engineering and technology subjects should be a priority for any society that wishes to increase its economic growth.  Meg Munn MP was keen to learn about the Swedish experience, particularly any measures they have …

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 Call for noise generators to keep pedestrians safe

Thursday, July 4, 2013

To help keep pedestrians safe Meg Munn MP has called for the introduction of a vital safety feature on new hybrid and electric vehicles– the installation of artificial noise generators on quiet vehicles. Research shows that some of these quiet …

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 Sheffield loses 38 Signal Regiment HQ

Thursday, July 4, 2013

The government announced yesterday that the Territorial Army’s 38th Signal Regiment will be disbanded.  The headquarters of the regiment, which has squadrons across the UK, is currently based at the Manor Top TA Centre.  The …

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 Tennis in Westminster

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Meg Munn MP was delighted when the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA), with the kind permission of the Speaker of the House of Commons, set up an inflatable tennis court outside the Houses of Parliament. A regular tennis player, and Secretary of the …

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 Growth for mutual insurance and community shops sectors

Monday, July 1, 2013

Insurance A recent report reveals that UK co-operative and mutual insurers have been growing over the past five years despite the recession. They have increased sales by over a third between 2007 and 2011, doubling market share. In the 2007 to …

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 Sheffield Armed Forces and Veterans Day

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

On Saturday 23rd June Sheffield held its 6th annual Armed Forces and Veterans Day to honour the commitment and sacrifice of all our armed forces personnel past and present. The event started with a parade past the Town Hall to the Peace Gardens …

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 Planning for the Iraqi Parliamentary Transition

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Welcoming new Members of Parliament after a general election is one of the most difficult tasks for parliamentary staff everywhere. It means ensuring that the new MPs get security passes, office accommodation and equipment as well as all the …

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 M1 proposals – safety guarantee from Minister

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Yesterday Sheffield Heeley MP, Meg Munn, led a delegation from South Yorkshire at a meeting in Westminster with Transport Minister, Stephen Hammond MP, to discuss proposals to turn the hard shoulder of the M1 in the county into a live lane 24 hours …

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 Meg to raise M1 safety concerns with Minister

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Sheffield Heeley MP, Meg Munn, is leading a delegation of MPs from South Yorkshire at a meeting in Westminster with Transport Minister, Stephen Hammond MP, today to discuss proposals to turn the hard shoulder of the M1 in the county into a live lane …

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 Vital services for deaf children being affected by cuts

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Meg Munn MP has called on the government to support vital services for deaf children which are being affected due to funding cuts. She was invited to an event organised by the National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS) where she discussed with …

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 More support for young carers!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Sheffield Heeley MP, Meg Munn, has said that more needs to be done to support around a quarter of a million children in England and Wales acting as young carers. Her call follows the recent release of 2011 Census data, which showed the huge number …

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 A welcome for Health Secretary’s decision on children’s heart unit

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Meg Munn MP has today welcomed the decision by Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt MP, to suspend plans to reform children’s heart surgery in England. The Sheffield Heeley MP has supported the Leeds Children’s Heart Surgery Unit throughout to …

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 Credit Unions set to expand

Monday, June 10, 2013

Credit unions are set to expand over the next two years following the launch of the ‘Credit Union Expansion Project’ which aims to attract up to a million more people into credit union membership. The project is being managed by the …

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 More awareness of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea needed

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Meg Munn MP is calling for better awareness of the respiratory condition Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA), as well as improved services to help diagnose and treat those affected by the condition. This followed a special parliamentary briefing she was …

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 The Badger cull - untested and risky

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

The government has granted licenses for two pilot cull areas in Gloucestershire and Somerset.  They have also identified a third cull area in Dorset. Sheffield Heeley MP, Meg Munn, has today said that the badger cull is untested and …

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 Identifying improvements for the children in care sector

Monday, June 3, 2013

Meg Munn MP was recently invited to chair two sessions in a seminar as part of the Westminster Education Forum’s programme titled ‘Supporting children in care – fostering and adoption, children’s homes and successful transition to …

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 Designed to Move

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Meg Munn MP recently put on her running shoes to joined Paula Radcliffe, MPs and many others in a 1 mile run around the House of Commons to promote ‘Designed to Move – A Physical Activity Action Agenda’. Designed to Move is set up by …

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 In the frame for foster children

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Meg Munn MP put herself in the frame to encourage constituents to consider becoming foster carers to some of the area’s most vulnerable children. There are more than 62,000 children living with 50,000 foster families in the UK and the …

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 Paralympians inspire next generation

Friday, May 17, 2013

Meg Munn MP recently met Paralympians and other athletes taking part in a celebration of Paralympic sport at Sports Fest in Sheffield.  The Sports Fest event was held at the English Institute of Sport and was part of a series of events across …

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 A Fair Deal for Sheffield

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

A delegation of Sheffield’s civic, faith, community and political leaders this week handed in the ‘Fair Deal for Sheffield’ petition, signed by around 10,000 local people, to Number 10 Downing Street. The campaign was launched in …

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 MP welcomes meeting over M1 safety concerns

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Sheffield Heeley MP, Meg Munn, has secured a meeting with Transport Minister, Stephen Hammond MP, to discuss proposals to use the M1 hard shoulder as a live lane 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  The meeting will take place in Westminster and …

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 If prejudice and racism become acceptable

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Meg Munn MP travelled with over 200 students and fellow MPs to Poland on a visit to the former Nazi concentration and death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, as part of the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Lessons from Auschwitz Project. The trust …

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 Meg backs children’s charity SAFE@LAST

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Sheffield Heeley MP, Meg Munn, has backed children and young people’s charity SAFE@LAST’s national agenda that recognises the risks faced by 100,000 children who run away from home every year. Tracy Haycox, Director of Children and Young …

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 Walking with the Women of Steel

Friday, May 3, 2013

Meg Munn MP was delighted to join this year’s Sheffield Star walk round Hillsborough Park. Back after a 12 year absence this year’s walk focused on the women who worked in the steel industry during the two world wars. A number of the …

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 Meeting the Fostering Network

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Meg Munn MP recently discussed the support that foster children receive after the age of 18 with representatives from the Fostering Network along with individuals who were formerly in the foster care system. The current situation is that after their …

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 Making children’s care proceedings better

Thursday, May 2, 2013

BBC Radio 4’s Women’s Hour programme recently interviewed Meg Munn MP about making care proceedings for children better. Meg is chair of the Child Protection All-Party Parliamentary Group and the group recently issued a report making …

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 Women Parliamentarians’ visit Westminster

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

When a group of 18 cross-party women parliamentarians from Sierra Leone, Ghana and Zambia visited Westminster recently the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association UK asked Meg Munn MP to meet them to outline the women’s mentoring programme she …

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 Modern day slavery – the distressing evidence on show

Thursday, April 25, 2013

One of the most distressing exhibitions ever seen in the House of Commons highlighting the hidden nature of Modern Day Slavery is currently on show.  Built by students from the Central St Martin’s College of Art, it depicts the four …

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 Meg becomes Patron of Women’s Engineering Society

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Meg Munn MP has accepted an invitation to become Patron of the Women’s Engineering Society (WES), the oldest women’s engineering organisation in the world, which works to increase gender diversity in the engineering profession. She …

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 Consultation starts on pub companies and tenants

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

The government have announced a consultation about ensuring that the relationship between pub companies and tenants is a fair one. This is in response to a resolution passed in the House of Commons in January calling for fair dealing between …

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 Meeting a Women of Steel

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Meg Munn MP recently met Kathleen Roberts, a former steel worker from the Second World War. Kathleen is an advocate and fundraiser for the Women of Steel sculpture that will be raised in Sheffield to recognize the contributions that female …

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 Double-digit growth in rail journey’s

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Figures released by the Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC) show Sheffield is among fourteen cities in Britain that recorded double-digit growth in rail journeys over the last five years. The city recorded a 21% rise in passenger rail …

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 Engineers who inspire - Ruth and Alicia

Monday, April 22, 2013

Meg Munn MP recently met young entrepreneur Ruth Amos to find out how she created The StairSteady, a rail system that helps to stabilize individuals who have difficulty climbing stairs. Meg was interested to hear Ruth’s perspective on how to …

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 Meg’s work as the local MP

Monday, April 22, 2013

The Yorkshire Times, an online newspaper for the region, recently interviewed Meg Munn MP about her work as a local MP.  Meg answered questions about her work and outlined what she does in the constituency and in Parliament.  The interview …

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 Should there be more women in charge? – Hansard debate

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Hansard HeadsUp recently held a debate on the question “should there be more women in charge?” to which Meg Munn MP contributed. The forum took place around International Women’s Day on 8th March and aimed to raise awareness of the …

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 Government challenged to support Co-operative education

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Today Meg Munn MP will call on the government to support her ‘Co-operative Schools Bill’. Co-operative Trust Schools, launched by the last Labour Government, are a major success story. There are now hundreds of co-operative schools …

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 Co-operative Party’s new General Secretary

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Meg Munn MP recently met Karin Christiansen who took over the role of General Secretary of the Co-operative Party last September. They discussed the work of the Co-operative Group of MPs in parliament, a group which has recently expanded following …

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 Questions to Health Secretary about Leeds children’s heart unit

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Sheffield Heeley MP, Meg Munn, was one of a number of Yorkshire MPs who questioned the Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt MP, in the House of Commons yesterday about the recent decision to suspend services at the Leeds children’s heart unit. …

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 Working to Safeguard Children

Monday, April 15, 2013

Westminster Briefing recently held a conference on the topic “Working Together to Safeguard Children” and asked Meg Munn MP to speak at it. Before becoming an MP Meg was Assistant Director for Children’s Services at a local …

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 Calls for inquiry into suspension of heart surgery at Leeds

Monday, April 15, 2013

Sheffield Heeley MP, Meg Munn, is one of a number of MPs who have signed a letter calling for the Health Select Committee to launch an inquiry to investigate the recent suspension of services at the Leeds children’s heart surgery unit. Whilst …

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 Discussing the proposed civil justice reforms

Friday, April 12, 2013

Irwin Mitchell solicitors in Sheffield invited Meg Munn MP to visit their office to discuss the government’s proposed civil justice reforms.  She met Matt Currie, National Managing Partner (Motor), and Jonathan Scarsbrook, a Partner in …

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 MP calls for meeting with Minister on M1 changes

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Transport Minister Stephen Hammond MP has announced a delay to work to the South Yorkshire section of the M1 to allow an environmental assessment to be finalised.  The decision followed a debate in parliament called by Sheffield Heeley MP Meg …

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 Teachers pledge to help girls change the world!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Teachers from across South Yorkshire have pledged to do their bit to support girls to consider careers in Science, Engineering, Technology and Maths (STEM) at an event to celebrate the Sheffield Festival of Science and Engineering. The …

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 Launching Infrastructure North

Friday, April 5, 2013

Recently Meg Munn MP attended the launch of a new report entitled “Infrastructure North”. The report summarised research undertaken by the University of Leeds and Edge Analytics aimed at identifying the role that companies play in the …

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 Iraqi Parliamentary Committee in Westminster

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Meg Munn MP was pleased to welcome members and staff of the Services and Reconstruction Committee of the Iraq parliament to the House of Commons recently. The committee spent a week in and around Westminster learning about the practices and …

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 Equal care needed for Prostate Cancer patients

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Recently Meg Munn MP met constituent Denton Wilson and campaigner Paul Jordan when they visited Westminster. Denton is a prostate cancer survivor and they both work with Prostate Cancer UK in advocating equal care for prostate cancer patients across …

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 Mobilizing members in parliaments across the world

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Meg Munn MP attended the launch of the new website of the Parliamentarians Network for Conflict Resolution in Westminster recently. The network mobilizes members in parliaments across the world to find innovative ways to prevent and end conflicts. …

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 Local Housing Association win Community Impact award

Monday, March 25, 2013

Meg Munn MP was delighted to congratulate South Yorkshire Housing Association on being the regional winner of the National Housing Federation’s Community Impact Award. All regional winners were invited to the Houses of Parliament in …

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 Yorkshire Waters plans to improve water quality and reduce flooding

Monday, March 25, 2013

Meg Munn MP recently met Louise Green, Stakeholder Engagement Advisor at Yorkshire Water to learn more about their plans to improve water quality throughout the region, as part of the Don Network.  They discussed plans to deliver improvements …

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 Time to Stop Squeezing Family Incomes

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Local MP Meg Munn joined with her trade union Usdaw, the shop workers union, to call on the coalition government to stop squeezing family incomes by continuing to cut the help they get through tax credits and other benefits. At a time when many …

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 Lobbying for transport

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

As Vice Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Yorkshire & North Lincolnshire Meg Munn MP recently joined colleagues to lobby the Secretary of State for Transport, Patrick McLoughlin MP, about transport issues for the region. The group …

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 Let’s change the world girls!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Let’s change the world girls!  That was the message from Meg Munn MP and students and lecturers from the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University, at an event for national science and engineering week held at the Octagon …

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 Support renewable energy this Saturday during Earth Hour

Monday, March 18, 2013

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn will be showing her support this Saturday for energy powered by nature as part of WWF’s Earth Hour 2013. She also calls for people to take part in Earth Hour on Saturday 23rd March at 8.30pm to show their support …

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 Sheffield’s 1st University Technical College Gets Top Marks

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Meg Munn is one of a number of local MPs who have put their weight behind a new type of high tech college opening for teenagers in September. Sheffield’s first University Technical College (UTC) for 14 to 19-year-olds is offering academic and …

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 Fairtrade at the Rose Garden

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Local MP Meg Munn recently visited the Rose Garden cafe in Graves Park during Fairtrade Fortnight (25th February - 10th March). Whilst there she had a Fairtrade coffee with her stew and dumplings, was made with Sheffield’s own spicy sauce …

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 MP calls for more female scientists, engineers, technologists and mathematicians

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Sheffield Heeley MP, Meg Munn, has called for education and business leaders to work together to ensure the UK trains and retains more female scientists, engineers, technologists and mathematicians, as part of an event to mark International …

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 Local Schools and Colleges should Be Bothered!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Meg Munn MP recently attended a special event in Parliament for young carers organised by the charity Family Action. Young carers are a hidden group of vulnerable young people who care for parents or siblings with mental health difficulties or …

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 Understanding your future career

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Meg Munn MP co-sponsored a Bill in the House of Commons to make it easier for students in schools to find out about careers in science, technology and engineering. The Bill also calls on schools and the Department for Education to provide …

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 Opportunities to create

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Meg Munn MP recently met representatives from The Heritage Lottery Fund, who are the largest funder of the UK’s inheritance. The organisation announced a new user-friendly grant application as part of their plans for 2013-2018. The new …

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 Protecting our Bees in 2013

Friday, February 22, 2013

Recently Sheffield MP Meg Munn was one of more than 125 MPs to join a giant bumble bee and campaigners from the environment charity Friends of the Earth, to draw attention to the alarming decline in UK bee numbers.  The ‘Bee Cause’ …

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 The challenges facing the EU – a German view

Thursday, February 21, 2013

The German Embassy recently invited Meg Munn MP to meet Peer Steinbruck, the SPD candidate for the position of Chancellor at the September election. He was visiting to give a speech on the challenges facing the European Union.   Herr …

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 Reforming care proceedings for children

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Meg Munn MP was interviewed this morning on the BBC’s ‘Women’s Hour’ programme about government’s proposals to reform care proceedings for children. Meg is chair of the Child Protection All–Party Parliamentary Group …

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 Take part in Climate Week

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Sheffield Heeley MP, Meg Munn, is supporting Climate Week – Britain’s biggest climate change campaign. She will be encouraging constituents to take part in the thousands of events and activities planned across the country during the week of …

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 Our Police and Crime Commissioner

Thursday, February 14, 2013

In November Shaun Wright was elected as South Yorkshire’s first Police and Crime Commissioner. Local MP Meg Munn recently attended a meeting to learn more about his priorities and to discuss her concerns about policing and crime in Heeley …

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 Attracting young people into engineering

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Meg Munn MP recently spoke in a Westminster Hall debate in Parliament on how to attract young people to engineering and how to give them the skills needed in order to succeed. At a time where youth unemployment is high and at the same time companies …

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 Supporting Leeds Children’s Heart Surgery Unit

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

This morning the Independent Reconfiguration Panel (IRP) examining the provision of children’s heart surgery held a meeting in Parliament to hear the concerns of Members of Parliament about their proposed changes. Meg Munn MP attended because …

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 Making Care Proceedings Better for Children

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

The Child Protection All-Party Parliamentary Group, chaired by Meg Munn MP, this week launched a report into family justice reforms. The report ‘Making Care Proceedings Better for Children’ recommends that government reforms in the …

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 Publicly owned forests safe

Monday, February 11, 2013

Meg Munn MP has welcomed the government decision to accept the majority of the findings from an independent report into the publicly owned forests in England. The report was produced by the Independent Panel on Forestry, set up by the government in …

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 Developing grassroots tennis

Monday, February 11, 2013

David Gregson, the newly appointed Chair of the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA), called to meet Meg Munn MP to discuss the situation about grassroots tennis. Meg had held a Westminster Hall debate to air concerns about the future funding for tennis …

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 Services for Tinnitus sufferers must be safeguarded

Friday, February 8, 2013

At a Parliamentary event to mark Tinnitus Awareness Week, Meg Munn MP gave her support to Action on Hearing Loss’s call on NHS commissioners to protect essential services for vital local services supporting tinnitus sufferers to be …

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 The State of Child Neglect in the UK

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Today Meg Munn MP chaired a meeting bringing together Edward Timpson MP, the Children’s Minister, and Action for Children at the Parliamentary launch of their new report The State of Child Neglect in the UK. Attendees at the meeting included …

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 How Norway increase women’s participation

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

How to increase the proportion of women on the boards of UK companies is now regularly in the news. As a way of tackling this problem Norway introduced a quota of a minimum of 40% men and 40% women on the boards of their public companies and the EU …

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 Proposals to upgrade the M1

Monday, February 4, 2013

Meg Munn MP recently attended a briefing on the proposals to upgrade a section of the M1 to a managed motorway as part of plans to improve capacity and reduce congestion. She met Phil Jones, Highways Agency senior project manager, who explained …

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 Right First Time

Friday, February 1, 2013

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals have been implementing a programme aimed at improving patient care and staff efficiency. Known as the “Right First Time Programme” it aims to put the patient’s experience at the heart of services, and …

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 Ethical trade grows during recession

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Demand for ethical goods and services in the UK have actually grown during the last five years according to a report just published by the Co-operative Group, Ethical Consumer Markets Report. Since the onset of the recession five years ago the total …

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 Remembering the Kurdistan Genocide

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Meg Munn MP recently chaired a panel of politicians and academics at an international conference in Westminster entitled ‘The Untold Story: The Kurdish Genocide in Iraq’. The conference marked the 25th anniversary of the Anfal genocide …

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 Protecting children at school

Friday, January 25, 2013

As Chair of the Child Protection All-Party Parliamentary group Meg Munn MP was pleased to discuss Ofsted’s inspection of child protection practices in schools with Edward Timpson MP Minister at the Department for Education. She was accompanied …

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 Parliamentary Methodist service of celebration

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

The Parliamentary Methodist Fellowship annual Covenant Service was held at the beginning of the year in the Undercroft Chapel in the Palace of Westminster. The service was celebrated with MPs, Peers and Parliamentary employees along with Methodist …

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 Honouring those who died during the Holocaust.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Meg Munn MP recently signed a Book of Commitment in the House of Commons and in doing so pledged her commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day and to honour those who died during the Holocaust. Sunday 27th January will mark the 68th anniversary of the …

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 Helping Human Rights develop across the Middle East and North Africa

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Meg Munn MP recently helped facilitate a workshop which brought together members of Human Rights Committees from parliaments in the Middle East and North Africa. MPs from Tunisia, Morocco, and Iraq were present, along with committee advisers from …

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 MP welcomes Heeley Post Office plans

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Sheffield Heeley MP, Meg Munn, has today welcomed plans to modernise Heeley Post Office on Gleadless Road. The Post Office has confirmed that they will be changing the Heeley Post Office branch to one of their new-look branches. The development is …

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 Tunisian President speaks about ‘democratic transition’

Monday, January 14, 2013

The President of Tunisia, Dr Moncef Marzouki, recently spoke at a meeting in Parliament on “Perspectives on Tunisia’s Democratic transition” following the important steps toward democracy in that country. He is a pivotal figure in …

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 Local MP backs Bill to protect children

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Meg Munn MP has co-sponsored a Bill in the House of Parliament today to protect children taking part in performances. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the 1963 Children & Young Persons Act, which brought in a system of regulating child …

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 Engineering – alive and well in Sheffield!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Meg Munn MP recently visited Sheffield engineering company Davy Markham to find out how their business is developing during these challenging economic times. She met John Watson, and Pete Kerfoot, who explained that the company design and …

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 Briefing on Kurdistan teachers

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Recently Kamal Ahmed, President of the Kurdistan Teachers’ Union (KTU), was on a visit to the UK organised by the NASUWT during which he visited parliament. Meg Munn MP, as Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Kurdistan, and Fabian …

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 Parliamentarians for Conflict Prevention

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Recently Meg Munn MP held discussions with staff of the East West Institute on the work of the Parliamentarians Network for Conflict Prevention which it supports. She met Vice President of the East West Institute, Ambassador Beate Meader-Metcalf, …

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