Mary Creagh MP

Working hard for Wakefield

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Published in the Daily Mail, 4 March 2017 

We can turn back tide of plastic that chokes seas

Published in the Daily Mail, 4 March 2017  Read more

I will speak on behalf of the Environmental Audit Committee, which has published a report on flooding. We found a lack of long-term strategic planning for flood risk and that the Government had not been doing enough to ensure the resilience of nationally significant infrastructure. Crucially, there has been a stop-start approach to flood defence funding and a lack of support for local councils. Our report called on the Government to take a proactive approach to funding and to make companies that operate key digital, energy and transport infrastructure report on their preparedness levels for flooding and their resilience targets. We called for more support for councils to prepare plans to deal with the risk of flooding, and for the Government to publish a 25-year plan for flooding alongside the long-awaited and much delayed 25-year plan for the environment, for which, yes, we are indeed still waiting.

Speech in a debate on future flood prevention

I will speak on behalf of the Environmental Audit Committee, which has published a report on flooding. We found a lack of long-term strategic planning for flood risk and that... Read more

The Bus Services Bill finally had its second reading in the Commons last week. This Bill will give cities with elected Mayors London-style powers over public transport, which will mean more buses, on more routes. However, cities without directly elected Mayors will miss out, even though in cities like Wakefield, twice as many people travel by bus than by train. I called on the Government to give powers to regulate buses to all areas, not just those with directly elected Mayors. I also raised my concerns that the impact of this Bill will be limited unless it is properly funded, and called for the Government to be more environmentally ambitious. 

Bus Services Bill

The Bus Services Bill finally had its second reading in the Commons last week. This Bill will give cities with elected Mayors London-style powers over public transport, which will mean... Read more

The NHS is a credit to our country, but it is under pressure like never before. 

The crisis in adult social care has put huge pressure on hospital services, with patients left on hospital trolleys, sometimes for more than 24 hours, routine surgery postponed, and staff at breaking point. The latest figures show that only 78% of patients are seen at Pinderfields A&E within four hours, well below the current national target of 95%. Yet the Government’s response to the NHS winter crisis has been to suggest downgrading the four-hour waiting time target at A&Es, set by the last Labour government. Whichever way Jeremy Hunt spins it, back-tracking on Labour’s A&E targets is an admission of failure.




My monthly column for the Wakefield Express

The NHS is a credit to our country, but it is under pressure like never before.  The crisis in adult social care has put huge pressure on hospital services, with... Read more

I have supported plans for a new community stadium at Newmarket since I was elected in 2005. My most recent copies of correspondence on this issue are below. In addition, I have met with the Wakefield Wildcats Community Trust 4 times since my re-election in 2015: 

12 June 2015 

25 September 2015 

15 January 2016 

8 July 2016 

 

See my correspondence here

Wakefield Trinity Stadium

I have supported plans for a new community stadium at Newmarket since I was elected in 2005. My most recent copies of correspondence on this issue are below. In addition,... Read more

I have always sought to act in the best interests of people in Wakefield & defend Labour’s values. My speech to Parliament on why I voted against Article 50: 

My speech to Parliament on the Article 50 Bill

I have always sought to act in the best interests of people in Wakefield & defend Labour’s values. My speech to Parliament on why I voted against Article 50:  Read more

UK farmers face a triple jeopardy from Brexit, with the loss of common agricultural policy subsidies, potential new tariffs on currently tariff-free trade with the EU, and the loss of key environmental protections and food safety standards. During questions to the Secretary for Departing the EU, Mary asked the Government to do everything necessary to protect UK farmers and farming businesses - the same assurance they have given to the City of London. They refused to answer the question.

Mary Creagh urges Government to protecting UK farmers after Brexit

UK farmers face a triple jeopardy from Brexit, with the loss of common agricultural policy subsidies, potential new tariffs on currently tariff-free trade with the EU, and the loss of... Read more

This week, Mary spoke in Parliament on the Government’s new National Funding Formula for schools. She condemned the Government for missing the opportunity to redress the inequalities of education, which has left Wakefield historically underfunded for too long. Every school in Wakefield will lose funding under the Government's plans. Funding in Wakefield per pupil is projected to fall from £4,726 in 2015/16, to £4,211 in 2019/20, a cut of 11%.

Mary Creagh condemns Government's school funding plans

This week, Mary spoke in Parliament on the Government’s new National Funding Formula for schools. She condemned the Government for missing the opportunity to redress the inequalities of education, which... Read more

Mary spoke in a debate organised by Labour’s Siobhain McDonagh on the breast cancer drug Kadcyla, which has been turned down for use by the NHS on financial grounds. She argued that we need a health system in which the most effective cancer treatments are available to all patients, and not just those who can afford private healthcare. Read her contribution here: https://www.facebook.com/marycreaghwakefield/photos/pb.551183884918288.-2207520000.1485538171./1233016253401711/?type=3&theater

Kadcyla Debate in the Commons

Mary spoke in a debate organised by Labour’s Siobhain McDonagh on the breast cancer drug Kadcyla, which has been turned down for use by the NHS on financial grounds. She argued...

The Environmental Audit Committee have written to the Prime Minister ahead of her visit to the States, with grave concerns about President Trump’s views on climate change. In his first few days as President, Trump has replaced the climate change page on the White House website with a fossil-fuel-based energy policy, and attempted to gag the Environmental Protection Agency. The Prime Minister has said she won’t be afraid to challenge him. Ahead of her meeting with Trump last Friday, Mary urged Theresa May to start by telling the new President that climate change is not 'a hoax'.

Mary Creagh urges PM to challenge climate sceptic Trump

The Environmental Audit Committee have written to the Prime Minister ahead of her visit to the States, with grave concerns about President Trump’s views on climate change. In his first... Read more

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