Mary Creagh MP

Working hard for Wakefield

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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

Last week in Parliament, Mary asked the Foreign Secretary to make a statement in the Commons on his assessment of the credibility of allegations made in the Trump dossier, prepared by a former MI6 agent. Parliament's Intelligence Committee have now said they will investigate the Trump dossier. 

Trump's ties to the Kremlin

Last week in Parliament, Mary asked the Foreign Secretary to make a statement in the Commons on his assessment of the credibility of allegations made in the Trump dossier, prepared... Read more

Mary appeared on BBC Daily Politics earlier this week, and blasted ex-Education Secretary Michael Gove for his inappropriate 'thumbs-upping' with President Donald Trump, and for failing to condemn his comments about women.

Watch here: https://twitter.com/MaryCreaghMP/status/820998263373500417

Mary blasts Michael Gove for inappropriate 'thumbs-upping' with Trump

Mary appeared on BBC Daily Politics earlier this week, and blasted ex-Education Secretary Michael Gove for his inappropriate 'thumbs-upping' with President Donald Trump, and for failing to condemn his comments... Read more

On Wednesday 11 January, Mary presented a 2,000 strong petition to Parliament to save King Street Health Centre in Wakefield, which is under threat of closure.

NHS Wakefield Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is consulting on whether to extend the GP service contract at King Street Health Centre beyond March.

Mary’s petition to save King Street GP surgery has been signed by almost 2,000 local residents and has been submitted to the consultation for consideration. 

Mary presents 2,000 strong petition to Parliament to save King Street Health Centre

On Wednesday 11 January, Mary presented a 2,000 strong petition to Parliament to save King Street Health Centre in Wakefield, which is under threat of closure. NHS Wakefield Clinical Commissioning... Read more

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