News from Hilary

January can be a financially difficult time for many so I’d strongly advise anyone who is worried about their energy bills to get help and advice – by calling their energy supplier or seeking help from a debt counselling charity like Christians Against Poverty.

Help available for energy bills

January can be a financially difficult time for many so I’d strongly advise anyone who is worried about their energy bills to get help and advice – by calling their... Read more

First published in the January edition of South Leeds Life, available online here http://www.southleedslife.com/read-january-newspaper-online-2/

First of all, Happy New Year to one and all. I cannot pretend that 2016 was my favourite 12 months of all time so I am hoping that 2017 will represent a distinct improvement.

Talking of which, best of luck to Leeds Utd and their manager Garry Monk for the New Year. At the time of writing, Leeds are in a rich vein of form, and after quite a lot of difficulties and disappointment, could this be the season when Premiership status returns to Elland Road? Here’s hoping. 

Hilary's Article for South Leeds Life - January 2017

First published in the January edition of South Leeds Life, available online here http://www.southleedslife.com/read-january-newspaper-online-2/ First of all, Happy New Year to one and all. I cannot pretend that 2016 was... Read more

Many constituents have contacted me about the horror of Aleppo.

What we have all seen going on there has been unspeakable and it is to our shame as a world that we have been unable to prevent it. The Russian and Syrian governments have attacked hospitals and civilians, and in effect besieged eastern Aleppo by refusing to allow aid in.

Aleppo

Many constituents have contacted me about the horror of Aleppo. What we have all seen going on there has been unspeakable and it is to our shame as a world... Read more

See Hilary's speech in yesterday’s Brexit debate in the House of Commons.

The Government has now accepted Labour’s demand that it will have to produce a Brexit plan before it triggers Article 50 to start the process of leaving the European Union. 

http://parliamentlive.tv/event/index/353f9224-e34b-4f1b-ab00-5d4c09c7a28d?in=14:21:50&out=14:32:25

 

Yesterday's Brexit Debate

See Hilary's speech in yesterday’s Brexit debate in the House of Commons. The Government has now accepted Labour’s demand that it will have to produce a Brexit plan before it triggers Article...

First published in South Leeds Life Magazine 1st December 2016, available here http://www.southleedslife.com/remember-order-build-better-world/

Recent figures published by End Child Poverty have highlighted the problem of rising inequality in our community. Leeds Central is the 7th worst constituency in the country for child poverty, with 11,520 of our children estimated to be living below the poverty line. Greater demand for foodbanks in recent years is just one consequence of what has been happening, as some people struggle to pay the bills and feed their families. Faced with this, the question for all of us is what can we do to change things and ensure that every child has a decent start in life? A fairer society would be a good place to begin and a good education is fundamental to that.

Hilary's Article for South Leeds Life - December 2016

First published in South Leeds Life Magazine 1st December 2016, available here http://www.southleedslife.com/remember-order-build-better-world/ Recent figures published by End Child Poverty have highlighted the problem of rising inequality in our community.... Read more

Although I campaigned hard to remain in the European Union, I respect the outcome of the referendum. The UK will therefore now be leaving the EU and the triggering of Article 50 is required to start the process. The recent court ruling was important, but it does not change the outcome of the referendum. What the court said was that the Government cannot initiate Article 50 using what is known as the Royal prerogative power; instead this must be a decision for Parliament. The Government is currently appealing but if it is unsuccessful, then I expect that they will come forward with legislation to trigger Article 50, which I will support.

Brexit and the Article 50 court ruling

Although I campaigned hard to remain in the European Union, I respect the outcome of the referendum. The UK will therefore now be leaving the EU and the triggering of... Read more

First published in South Leeds Life 1st November 2016, available here http://www.southleedslife.com/local-regeneration-local-jobs-local-history/

It is not often that we get the chance as a city to decide on a major regeneration scheme on a really important site, but that is exactly what is happening on the south bank of the River Aire.

Hilary's Article for South Leeds Life - November 2016

First published in South Leeds Life 1st November 2016, available here http://www.southleedslife.com/local-regeneration-local-jobs-local-history/ It is not often that we get the chance as a city to decide on a major regeneration... Read more

Parliament debated a Labour motion yesterday on the need for scrutiny of the UK's withdrawal from the EU.

Here's my speech: http://parliamentlive.tv/event/index/9da7b790-789f-46f3-8fbd-b0cc29e949fb?in=15:33:04&out=15:45:54    

I campaigned strongly for us to remain in the EU, but we lost the referendum and therefore have to respect the outcome. The task now is to work towards securing the best deal for Britain.

My Brexit red lines

I campaigned strongly for us to remain in the EU, but we lost the referendum and therefore have to respect the outcome. The task now is to work towards securing... Read more

Like many who have contacted me recently, I value our National Health Service; it’s one of our great national institutions and forms part of the essential fabric of our society, there for us all when we need it.

NHS funding

Like many who have contacted me recently, I value our National Health Service; it’s one of our great national institutions and forms part of the essential fabric of our society,... Read more

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