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 More women engineers are needed... and soon

Saturday, March 28, 2015

The following was published in Politics First The next government will have the challenge of how to start to fill the forecasted 250,000 plus vacancies in engineering that will arise up by 2022. The country needs to plan long-term if we are to …

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 Opening the Black Box

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The following was published in The Huffington Post Since 1999 Cranfield University have regularly published data showing the low numbers of women appointed to the boards of FTSE100 companies. This inequality continues in spite of the fact that many …

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 Budget debate

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The following is the speech Meg gave during the Budget debate Meg Munn (Sheffield, Heeley) (Lab/Co-op): I am pleased to speak in my final Budget debate. In his Budget speech, the Chancellor said: “Future economic success depends on future …

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 Looking back at a career in politics

Monday, March 23, 2015

The following was published in The Heeley Voice It has been a huge privilege to be the Member of Parliament for Heeley for 14 years and I will be sad when I step down this spring.  I grew up in the constituency and being its representative …

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 Co-operative schools

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The following is the speech Meg gave to start the debate she initiated in Westminster Hall. Meg Munn (Sheffield, Heeley) (Lab/Co-op): In 2007, the right hon. Member for Witney (Mr Cameron), now the Prime Minister, said the Conservatives would …

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 On International Women’s Day enough is enough

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

The following was published in The Huffington Post It is a disgrace that today, and every day, gender-based violence goes on in every society, every country across the world. It is 20 years since 189 governments signed the Beijing Declaration and …

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 It’s time for new guidance on Sleep Apnoea

Thursday, March 05, 2015

The following was published in The Huffington Post The Department of Health should issue new guidance on Obstructive Sleep Apnoea Syndrome (OSAS) to Clinical Commissioning Groups, hospitals and GPs, according to a new report by the OSA Partnership …

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 British and Burmese Women Parliamentarians Unite

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

The following was published by the Inter-Parliamentary Group UK In early February an IPU UK delegation went to the Burmese parliamentary capital of Naypidaw to lead workshops with female MPs and parliamentary staff. The visit aimed to strengthen …

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 The UK must support Fiji at ’a critical point for its future development’

Friday, February 20, 2015

The following was published by Politics Home During the week of 26th January I was delighted to welcome the Speaker of the Fijian Parliament and the leaders of its Government and opposition parties to Westminster for a truly landmark programme. …

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 Misguided priorities and a lack of resources: why the Care Act is set to fail

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

The following was published by the Guardian The number of people living longer is growing, as are the numbers of those who will need help and support in their eighties and nineties. There is also an increasing expectation that care will be provided …

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 Engineering a future beyond the stereotypes

Thursday, February 12, 2015

The following was published in the Yorkshire Post To meet the skill requirements of the UK economy we have to interest by 2020 around 800,000 people into becoming scientists, engineers and technologists, or fall behind in the global race with its …

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 Driving innovation in care

Monday, February 09, 2015

The following was published in the Sheffield Star The pressures on our accident and emergency services have been well documented in recent weeks. Sheffield alone has seen a 10% increase in the number of admissions compared with last year. A major …

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 Walking where some of the horror took place

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The following was published in The Huffington Post As a teenager I read the Ann Frank diaries and learnt about the Second World War concentration camps, and later the American series ‘Holocaust’ made a big impression on me. Over the …

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 Environment Update

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Every few months my website will carry news items concerned with the environment and climate change compiled by my staff. I hope you find the items useful and interesting. UN Climate Change Summit UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon invited world …

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 Women’s Political Participation

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

The following was published in The Huffington Post Improving gender equality is crucial, not just in the political world, but across society. Unless we achieve change in the workplace and the education system transforming political representation …

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 Christmas wishes

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

The following was published in the Sheffield Star I hope all readers of the Star have a happy and enjoyable Christmas. Unfortunately too often the real meaning of Christmas can be lost in the materialistic madness - such as ’Black …

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 Helping the refugees

Thursday, December 18, 2014

The following was published in the Sheffield Star Christmas is a week away and the stresses from last minute present shopping and Christmas dinner planning are in full flow. But amongst these worries are thoughts about the 3.3 million Syrian …

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 Caring for Carers

Thursday, December 04, 2014

The following was published in The Huffington Post For the 10,466 carers in my constituency getting the right support is crucial. Caring for an older or disabled relative or friend can take a serious toll on carers’ mental and physical …

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 Construction employers exploiting workers

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The following was published in the Sheffield Star Workers throughout the UK are being conned by a complex company structure that makes them pay both employers’ and employee’s National Insurance. They also have to pay a fee of around 50 …

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 Achieving gender equality, ending violence against women

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Recently the Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) was held and Meg Munn MP attended as a member of the UK delegation. The conference brings together parliamentarians to study international problems and make recommendations for action. …

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