Skip over Navigation to the main Page Content (access key is 2)
 

House of Commons Speeches

Speeches by Meg during House of Commons debates

read more »»

News - Archived Entries

 

 Meeting the posties

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Sheffield MP Meg Munn has spent time with city postal workers during their busiest time of the year. She visited the Sheffield South Delivery Office in Woodseats to see the workforce in action, say thank you and to be shown around the depot. Meg …

read more …

 Keep your home warm this winter

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Meg Munn MP recently met Home Heat Helpline and heard about new research which found that many households in Heeley constituency are eligible for help from energy companies during this winter. Homes that may qualify include all those living in …

read more …

 MP hits out over ‘poor support for carers’

Monday, December 15, 2014

The following was published in the Yorkshire Post Elderly and disabled people are living without dignity owing to a lack of support for carers, a Labour former Minister from Yorkshire has said. Meg Munn, MP for Sheffield Heeley, warned that many …

read more …

 Local groups urged to apply to National Lottery to mark First World War

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Recently Meg Munn MP attended an event hosted by TV historian Dan Snow to find out how local people can secure Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) money to help them mark the Centenary of the First World War.  The event showcased just a handful of …

read more …

 Promoting fairness in the construction industry

Friday, November 28, 2014

Meg Munn MP recently met Chrissi McCarthy, Managing Director of Constructing Equality Limited, who devised the ‘Be Fair’ framework for the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB). Chrissi has a background in the construction industry …

read more …

 Unveiling the Yorkshire Suit

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Meg Munn MP was pleased to attend a recent event in Parliament unveiling the Yorkshire Suit, a suit that is entirely from Yorkshire wool. The unveiling of the Yorkshire Suit is a testament to the once again burgeoning textile manufacturing industry …

read more …

 Heeley MP backs national Road Safety Week

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Meg Munn, MP for Sheffield Heeley is backing a national campaign by road safety charity Brake which calls on road users to look out for each other to stop the five deaths and 61 serious injuries that happen every day on UK roads. This week is Road …

read more …

 100 years on – We will remember them

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Meg Munn MP attended this year’s Remembrance Sunday service to remember the nation’s war dead on the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War. She joined the Lord Mayor, Deputy Lieutenant, High Sheriff, and Master Cutler, …

read more …

 We Say Never Again

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

The following statement was compiled by non-Kurdish members of the British Labour Party and Trade Unions who wish to give meaningful solidarity in the battle against ISIS. Meg Munn MP has signed – to sign visit: …

read more …

 Helping Mothers back to Work

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Many mothers find that it is often very difficult to return to work after having children. The Women’s Business Council have found that good planning by mothers combined with support from the workplace are the most significant factors in …

read more …

 Joint working in primary care welcomed

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Meg Munn MP is pleased to support an initiative to provide more options in primary care. A coalition of primary care organisations representing 100,000 healthcare professionals working in over 30,000 community premises has come together. The …

read more …

 Burma and Sheffield’s Karen community

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Last year Meg Munn MP was a member of a group of UK Parliamentarians who visited Burma to study their reproductive health services at a time of rapid change in the country. A number of people from the Karen community, who come primarily from the …

read more …

 Transforming opportunities for young people

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Meg Munn MP paid a recent visit to the Sheffield branch of the Foyer Federation, a not-for-profit organisation that helps to transform the circumstances of young people who have faced barriers in their lives. They provide up to 64 young people, …

read more …

 Israel and the Methodist Church

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

As the Chair of the Methodist All-Party Parliamentary Group, Meg Munn MP recently met representatives from the Israeli Embassy to discuss opportunities for increased contact. The recent conflict in Gaza, along with the long standing difficulties in …

read more …

 Young carers get a well-earned break

Friday, September 26, 2014

Meg Munn MP is proud to be Patron of Sheffield Young Carers, a charity which supports children and young people aged 8-21 who care for someone at home, usually a family member, with a physical or mental illness or disability or a substance misuse …

read more …

 Encouraging more women into construction

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Meg Munn MP recently hosted an event in Westminster to discuss how to get more women into professions and trades associated with the construction sector. The event, which was sponsored and organised by the CITB and Skills for Stem, followed on from …

read more …

 Meg wears pink in the fight against breast cancer

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Meg Munn MP will be taking part in Breast Cancer Campaign’s flagship fundraiser, ‘wear it pink day’ on Friday 24th October. People across the country are encouraged to come together and find fun and stylish ways to wear pink - in …

read more …

 Road Safety and Obstructive Sleep Apnoea

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Meg Munn MP recently met Lucinda Roberts and Tamara Sandoul from the British Lung Foundation who came to brief her about a new report on the health economics of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA). The report shows that treating OSA can generate direct …

read more …

 Treating our waste at Blackburn Meadows

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Blackburn Meadows waste water treatment works is one of the largest sewage works in the region and Meg Munn MP recently visited to find out more about Yorkshire Water’s £78 million investment there. The huge 78 acre site treats waste water …

read more …

 Women working in construction at Henry Boot

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Meg Munn MP recently visited the Henry Boot construction site in Stocksbridge, where there is a major scheme to build a retail park, office blocks and housing on the new ‘Fox Valley’ site. She was interested to see the progress of the …

read more …

 War Veterans Big Lottery Fund

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Meg Munn, MP for Sheffield Heeley, is supporting The Big Lottery Fund as it celebrates the 70th anniversary of the Normandy Landings through its ‘Heroes Return 2’ Programme. The Programme has so far been helping hundreds of Second World …

read more …

 Making Heeley a Dementia Friendly Community

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Local MP Meg Munn is currently helping to establish Heeley as a Dementia Friendly Community. She has been contacting local businesses, GP surgeries, care homes, faith groups and other organisations to encourage them to take part in the …

read more …

 March for the NHS

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Yesterday Meg Munn MP and members of Heeley Labour Party met the Peoples March for the NHS as it arrived at the edge of the constituency. They accompanied the marchers from the bottom of Woodseats road to the end of the Sheffield leg at the Norton …

read more …

 The situation in Iraq

Friday, August 15, 2014

The following was sent to the Prime Minister and the Foreign Secretary Dear… I am writing to you regarding the increasingly worrying situation in Iraq, particularly in the Kurdish region. The murderous activities of the Islamic State (IS) and …

read more …

 All Our Children

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Home-Start Sheffield is joining the Home-Start network in calling for all political parties to put children’s lives at the heart of policy, through the launch of its All Our Children manifesto. Launched at a Westminster event the manifesto has …

read more …

 The dangers of body piercing

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Meg Munn MP is supporting a brand new Dan Aid teaching resource, designed to help young people understand the health risks and make informed choices about body piercing. The resource has been developed by Christina Anderson, one of Meg’s …

read more …

 Open University - even more flexible ways of learning

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Meg Munn MP recently met Rajay Naik, the Open University’s Director of Government and External Affairs, to hear about recent developments at the institution. Meg had experience of studying with the Open University during the 1990s to gain a …

read more …

 Girls get coding

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Meg Munn MP was delighted to welcome to parliament Ella, Billie and Ellie, with their teacher, from Meadowhead, her old school in Sheffield. They came for the ‘Girls Get Coding’ event, established to raise the profile of coding skills …

read more …

 Proposed Cuts to Disabled Student’s Allowance

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The government have recently proposed that a number of changes be made to the Disabled Students Allowance (DSA) fund which gives grants to students with disabilities to help them meet extra study costs incurred because of their disability. There is …

read more …

 Tennis in Westminster

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Recently Westminster was visited by children who came to play tennis and promote the game. The event was part of a programme of schools tennis run by the Tennis Foundation and the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA). As Secretary of the Tennis All-Party …

read more …

 The relationship between Methodists and MPs

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Meg Munn MP was invited to attend this year’s Methodist Conference to give her views on the relationship between the church and individual Members of Parliament. She chairs the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Methodists who meet as a …

read more …

 Psychotherapy – a flexible and personalised service

Monday, July 14, 2014

Meg Munn MP recently visited a successful service for adults that has been developed in the London Borough of Hackney, she was accompanied by the local MP Meg Hillier. The service was set up by a group of local GPs for people who seek help for …

read more …

 Showing solidarity with the Kurdish people

Thursday, July 10, 2014

The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) held their annual parliamentary event recently and Meg Munn MP attended as she is co-Chair of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq All-Party Parliamentary Group. Invitees included many Kurdish people who live in the …

read more …

 Summit to end Female Genital Mutilation and forced marriage

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

On the 22nd July the UK will host the ‘Girl Summit’ as part of a campaign to end Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and forced marriage. The Summit, held in conjunction with UNICEF, will aim to mobilise national and international efforts to …

read more …

 Kenyan women MPs visit Westminster

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Recently a group of Kenyan women MPs and Senators, members of Kewopa - the Kenyan Women’s Parliamentary Association - visited the Houses of Parliament as the guests of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association UK. They took part in a range of …

read more …

 New adoptive parents need support

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Meg Munn MP welcomed to Parliament constituents and adoptive parents, Jane and Janet, to meet Children’s Minister Edward Timpson MP. Jane and Janet told the Minister about their experiences of adopting children who had been taken into care …

read more …

 Le Tour – 4 days to go!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Meg Munn MP was pleased to attend an event to celebrate Le Tour de France coming to the UK. Hosted by the Deputy Prime Minister, all things cycling was celebrated and Meg met up with constituents Julia and Harry Harrison who run Field Cycles in …

read more …

 Police and Crime Commissioner wants to hear from you!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Shaun Wright, Police and Crime Commissioner for South Yorkshire, wants local residents to be the driving force behind his plans for the commissioning of victim’s services, which he will take responsibility of later this year. He wants the …

read more …

 The Christian contribution to national life

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Parliament holds a National Prayer Breakfast as a recognition of the contribution that Christianity makes to the national life of the UK. This year’s Breakfast took place on Tuesday 17th June in Westminster Hall. The theme was ’Global …

read more …

 Biking for All

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Meg Munn MP, a keen cyclist, took part in the annual Parliamentary bike ride ahead of this week’s National Bike Week. Every year the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Cycling organises a bike ride to promote cycling. The riders assembled at …

read more …

 Preparing young people for careers within engineering and manufacturing

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Meg Munn MP recently met John Barber and Jackie Freeman from the Work-wise Foundation to learn about the work they doing in helping prepare young people for employment and careers within the engineering and manufacturing sectors. Both Jackie and …

read more …

 Taking tea with the President

Thursday, June 12, 2014

The President and Vice-President of the Methodist Conference recently visited the House of Commons to be welcomed by Meg Munn MP. The Rev Ruth Gee and Dr Daleep Mukarji took up their posts during the Methodist Conference in July last year. Ruth is …

read more …

 Excitement building for Le Tour

Monday, June 9, 2014

The world’s largest single sporting event is set to sweep into Sheffield, as Yorkshire stages the Grand Depart of the Tour de France in July. On Sunday 6th July, Stage 2 of the Yorkshire Grand Depart will come directly through and finish in …

read more …

 Syrian situation gets worse day by day

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Meg Munn MP recently hosted a meeting for fellow Labour MPs with Rime Allaf, advisor to the presidency of the National Coalition of Syrian Revolution and Opposition Forces. Born in Damascus Rime is also on the Board of Directors of The Day After, a …

read more …

 The impact of sport for people with disabilities

Monday, June 2, 2014

Meg Munn MP was briefed recently about the more than £170 million of funding that is being invested by Sport England in programmes and projects to create more opportunities for people with disabilities to play sport. It was also a chance to watch …

read more …

 Having the opportunity to make a positive difference

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Meg Munn MP was invited to visit the charity Groundwork to meet young people taking part in the National Citizen Service (NCS) programme. As part of the visit the 26 young people were able to question her on various aspects of her job. After the …

read more …

 Developing skills in health treatment

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Meg Munn MP recently visited Sheffield Hallam University’s Faculty of Health and Wellbeing to see some of the latest developments in teaching. The faculty combines the subject areas of health, sports and biosciences. In the health area there …

read more …

 Surveying everyday sexism

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Meg Munn MP, working with the University of Sheffield, has launched a survey to explore the scale and impact of ‘everyday sexism’ in South Yorkshire. The campaign is being supported by leading women and men across the City, including …

read more …

 Developing the Factory of the Future

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Meg Munn MP recently met Keith Lilley, Director of Estates and Facilities Management at Sheffield University, to discuss plans for the further development of the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre. At the heart of the new plan is a new £43 …

read more …

 Shooting hoops with Team GB basketball stars

Monday, May 12, 2014

Team GB basketball stars were at an event in Parliament to promote the sport and Meg Munn MP attended to find out more. Great Britain men’s captain Drew Sullivan and Great Britain women’s national team star Johannah Leedham outlined the …

read more …

 Comparing how to improve the wellbeing of children

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) recently organised a visit to Westminster by a delegation from the Uruguayan parliament. They asked Meg Munn MP to host a meeting, along with fellow UK parliamentarians, to discuss children’s wellbeing. The …

read more …

 The growing bio economy in Yorkshire

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Meg Munn MP was recently briefed about the growth in Yorkshire of the businesses built on converting plants, microbes and biowastes into profitable green products. Representatives of Drax and Eggborough Power stations and Joe Ross, Director of …

read more …

 Meg to hold an open advice surgery on a bus

Thursday, May 1, 2014

As part of ‘Catch the Bus Week’ Heeley MP Meg Munn will hold an open advice surgery this Friday 2nd May. Meg encourages constituents to come along and discuss with her the bus services and any other issue they wish. Meg will hold this …

read more …

 Parent’s drugs can kill their children

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Meg Munn MP, Chair of the Child Protection All-Party Parliamentary Group, yesterday hosted the launch of the new Adfam report, Medications in Drug Treatment – Minimising the Risk to Children. This report details the risks to children of drug …

read more …

 Government u-turn for badger-cull

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Government plans to roll-out their ineffective and inhumane badger-culls to another ten areas were halted after they were forced into a humiliating u-turn. Unfortunately they will continue with the culls in the two existing ‘pilot’ areas …

read more …

 The new Pam Liversidge engineering building

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Sheffield University’s Faculty of Engineering recently opened their new building, named after Pam Liversidge. A Chartered Mechanical Engineer she is the first female President of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and Sheffield’s …

read more …

 How to protect children better

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Meg Munn MP recently chaired a meeting of the Child Protection All-Party Parliamentary Group on the work of Local Safeguarding Children Boards (LSCBs) and their role in the child protection system. They heard from Professor Eileen Munro, Maggie …

read more …

 Anfal Remembrance Day

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The British Kurdish community held its commemoration for Anfal Remembrance Day on 7 April. The Kurdish people living in Iraq were targeted by Saddam Hussein, who in 1988 determined to wipe them out. He launched a genocide campaign that was code …

read more …

 Gripple - Leading the way

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Meg Munn MP and fellow city MP Angela Smith, recently visited successful local manufacturer Gripple at the request of Emma Hibbert, Sales Manager. Emma and female colleagues have joined the newly formed organisation ‘Women in …

read more …

 The importance of healthy eyes for driving

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Meg Munn MP was invited to take part in an event on eye health and driving, it included GPs, optical professionals and road safety campaigners.  She has been campaigning on this issue since a constituent was killed by an elderly driver who had …

read more …

 The grooming process for sexual exploitation

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Recently Meg Munn MP was invited to give a speech at a conference focused on ‘Safeguarding against grooming for sexual exploitation’. The event was organised by Yorkshire Soroptimists, and follows on from work they have been doing to …

read more …

 Celebration at Sheffield’s first same sex marriage

Monday, April 7, 2014

At midnight the 29th March the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act came into force and Sheffield couple Kyle Emerson and Richie Wood were among the very first same sex couples in the country to marry. Meg Munn MP was invited to attend along with fellow …

read more …

 Sleep apnoea and occupational safety

Friday, April 4, 2014

Meg Munn MP was invited to join a panel to discuss the impact Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) has on drivers working in the freight transport sector. The event was organised by the Freight Transport All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG). The event …

read more …

 Not a straight line - a scientific life

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

As part of the city wide ‘Festival of Science and Engineering’, Professor Dame Athene Donald was invited to give a lecture at Sheffield Hallam University. In it she described the journey she took from Camden School for Girls to Professor …

read more …

 Manufacturing investment creates new apprenticeships

Monday, March 31, 2014

Meg Munn MP recently visited the Sheffield manufacturing site of Mondelez International to learn more about the recent £6 million investment in the factory. Mondelez International is one of the world’s largest snacks companies. Their local …

read more …

 Only 100 days to Yorkshire Grand Depart

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Meg Munn MP joined other Members of Parliament to show support for the Grand Depart 2014, the two days cycling being held in Yorkshire. The 2014 Tour de France will start in Yorkshire on Saturday 5th July, with a programme the following day, then …

read more …

 Encouraging women and girls into non traditional careers

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Meg Munn MP recently joined business representatives, students, lecturers and careers staff at a business breakfast hosted by Women in Science, Engineering and Technology (WiSET) at Sheffield Hallam University. The event was an opportunity to …

read more …

 Meg co-Sponsors Co-operative and Social Enterprise Bill

Monday, March 24, 2014

Meg Munn MP recently co-sponsored the Co-operative and Social Enterprise (Development) Bill in the House of Commons. A Private Members Bill, it was introduced by Jim Dobbin MP to ensure that every Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) would have at …

read more …

 Good, satisfying, well paid jobs for women in construction

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Meg Munn MP recently launched a new publication entitled building the future: women in construction at an event in Westminster. The new publication contained essays from women working in the sector, organisations engaged in supporting women entering …

read more …

 Pedalling through Parliament for Sport Relief

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Meg Munn MP undertook the Parliamentary Pedal challenge in Westminster recently to encourage constituents to support the various events being held as part of Sport Relief. During the event she did the ‘Parliamentary Pedal’ challenge to …

read more …

 Apprenticeships give the chance to earn as well as learn

Monday, March 17, 2014

National Apprenticeship Week was earlier this month and Meg Munn MP visited the Sheffield centre of ESG UK to learn more about the work they do with young people and local employers in the city.   Meg met current apprentices as well as other …

read more …

 Campaign for women in science, engineering and technology

Friday, March 14, 2014

Meg Munn MP recently chaired an International Women’s Day event organised by the Prospect trade union. The union, which represents professionals in science, engineering and technology (STEM), is calling for the government to set up a …

read more …

 Women’s work - Highways or Winding Roads

Thursday, March 13, 2014

To mark International Women’s Day, Sheffield Hallam University invited Meg Munn MP to talk on ‘Women’s work: Highways or Winding Roads’ at an event on career development for academic staff members.  It was organised by …

read more …

 Britain: connected or not?

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Meg Munn MP was invited to an event organised by the High Speed Rail Industry Leaders Group to discuss their new Report on HS2 and its impact on the UK economy. Industry experts described the current progress of the project, explained future …

read more …

 UK-Iraq health consultation

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Meg Munn MP recently took part in a conference organised by the Health Attachι at the Iraqi Embassy in the UK. The conference brought together senior consultants and health experts from the UK and Iraqi Ministry of Health to explore opportunities …

read more …

 Visiting the ITV television centre for Yorkshire

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Meg Munn MP recently visited the ITV Television Centre in Leeds to meet the team and hear about the new regional news service for Yorkshire. Michael Jermey, Director of News and Current Affairs, and Margaret Emsley, Head of News ITV Yorkshire, …

read more …

 Developing a child-focussed approach to child protection

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Meg Munn MP was invited to chair a seminar session on child protection recently, focussing on multi-agency working and social work training. As Chair of the Child Protection All-Party Parliamentary Group she has a lot of experience in this area. …

read more …

 Violence makes the goal of a two state solution hard to achieve

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Meg Munn MP spoke recently as a member of a panel of speakers at a public meeting organised by the Zionist Federation in London. She talked about her visits to Israel and the West Bank and argued that more work and support needs to be provided to …

read more …

 The removal of children across the EU

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Recently Meg Munn MP was pleased to meet Ms Olga Borzova from the Social Affairs Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe on her visit to parliament. Ms Borzova, a Russian member of the committee, is writing a report on the …

read more …

 Concern re Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Meg Munn MP signed the following letter along with a number of colleagues from both Houses of the UK Parliament.   Dear President Museveni, We write to express our collective concern about the potential consequences of the decision you are …

read more …

 Meeting staff from the Libyan Parliament

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

A delegation of officials from the Libyan Parliament came on a study visit to the UK parliament to see how parliament is organized here. Meg Munn MP was pleased to meet them and discuss how MPs in the UK work with officials in the different …

read more …

 Celebrating 9 years of hunt ban

Friday, February 14, 2014

It is 20 years since the RSPCA, the League Against Cruel Sports and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) began campaigning together for an end to hunting with hounds. The campaign was successful with the introduction of the Hunting Act …

read more …

 Continuing the fight against coronary heart disease

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Meg Munn MP recently attended an event in Parliament hosted by the British Heart Foundation, a charity fighting heart and circulatory disease. She heard that coronary heart disease represents the UK’s largest killer and is responsible for …

read more …

 The future for engineering in Higher Education

Monday, February 10, 2014

Meg Munn MP was delighted to become a member of an expert panel for an online discussion organised by the Guardian on the future of engineering in higher education. The panellists were united in wanting the government to do much more with schools …

read more …

 Launch of ‘Women in Manufacturing’ project

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Recently Meg Munn MP attended the launch of "Women in Manufacturing" in Westminster. The event was to bring together the UK manufacturing community, STEM organisations, educational institutions and government. Organised by the Glass Academy, the …

read more …

 Becoming a Friend of the College of Social Work

Friday, January 31, 2014

The College of Social Work was established in March last year and recently Meg Munn MP visited to find out about their work and plans for the future.  She met the Chair, Jo Cleary, and Chief Executive Annie Hudson who explained that a key aim …

read more …

 Campaign to end the cold-home crisis grows

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Meg Munn MP is supporting a national winter-long fuel poverty campaign to end the current ‘cold homes crisis’. It will highlight local energy efficiency and fuel poverty initiatives across England that improve people’s lives, …

read more …

 Remembering the Holocaust

Monday, January 27, 2014

Today is Holocaust Memorial Day and to commemorate this Meg Munn MP signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment in the House of Commons. She did so to honour those who died during the Holocaust as well as those extraordinary …

read more …

 Meg Munn not to stand at the next General Election

Monday, January 27, 2014

Meg Munn, Member of Parliament for Sheffield Heeley, will not stand for election at the next General Election. In 2015 she will have been an MP for 14 years and believes the time will be right to use her experience and energy to take on new …

read more …

 Kurdistan Consul General reports back

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Before returning to Kurdistan Huw Edwards, Britain’s Consul General in Erbil, briefed members of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq All-Party Parliamentary Group. The meeting covered a wide range of issues from visas to trade and the current …

read more …

 Be Alarmed - carbon monoxide kills

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Meg Munn MP recently attended the launch of the Carbon Monoxide – Be Alarmed Campaign. Recent research found that over 35 million people in the UK are at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning because they don’t have an alarm in their homes, with …

read more …

 The annual Methodist Covenant Service

Thursday, January 16, 2014

As Chair of the parliamentary Methodist Fellowship, Meg Munn MP was pleased to host the Annual Methodist Covenant Service in the Chapel in the Palace of Westminster.  At the beginning of the year Methodists take part in a covenant service as an …

read more …

 Meeting the women working in the rail industry

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

The Women in Rail group’s Adeline Ginn and Kathryn Eastwood came to Westminster to meet Meg Munn MP to tell her about their work and plans. The organisation was set up in April 2012 to provide networking opportunities and support for all women …

read more …

 Time is running out for the Syrians

Monday, January 13, 2014

The following letter was carried in today’s edition of The Times. Sir, This month’s Geneva II conference must focus exclusively on the needs and wishes of the Syrian people, whose call for freedom has been brutally suppressed since …

read more …

 Considering the future development agenda

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Lord Fakafanua, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Tonga, was in the UK recently to attend a Parliamentary conference and Meg Munn MP, Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for the South Pacific, was pleased to meet him to discuss political …

read more …

 60mph limit proposal for M1 a ‘policy in chaos’

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Meg Munn MP has described government proposals to set up a 60mph speed limit for a 32-mile stretch of the M1 as a ‘policy in chaos’. The proposals, aimed at cutting pollution, would be in place from junction 28 up to junction 35a, with …

read more …

 Drax power station – moving over to biomass

Friday, January 3, 2014

Meg Munn MP took part in a visit to Drax power station in Yorkshire which the Industry and Parliament Trust recently organised. The focus of the visit was the development of the use of biomass at the plant. Drax currently provides 7 to 8% of the …

read more …

 Stamping out wildlife crime

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Illegal wildlife trade ranks fourth on the list of the most lucrative global illegal activities, behind narcotics, counterfeiting and human trafficking. Criminals are attracted to wildlife trafficking for the huge profits, which are often used to …

read more …

^ Top of Page