Rebuilding Britain’s Nuclear Heartland; Reed: ‘Building a new West Cumbria’

30th June 2014 Copeland MP Jamie Reed has welcomed today’s announcement that sees Toshiba and GDF Suez  securing the arrangments that will see new nuclear build power forward at Moorside in Copeland, West Cumbria.   He said:   “We’ve nurtured this project from the very beginning. From helping to produce new national nuclear policy, to … More Rebuilding Britain’s Nuclear Heartland; Reed: ‘Building a new West Cumbria’

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Trust in special measures

26th June 2014 Reacting to the news that Monitor has placed University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Trust into special measures following the Care Quality Commissions investigation, Copeland MP and Labour’s Shadow Health Minister, Jamie Reed said: “It is clear that the Trust has not performed.  From overall governance to patient experience, major improvements need to … More University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Trust in special measures

Whitehaven News column – 26th June 2014

The Criminal at the Heart of Downing Street One of the reasons for growing dissatisfaction with our political process is because of the relationship between the political class and the national media. To the watching public, the relationship is, frankly, weird. Favours are traded between journalists and politicians, access is granted if certain lines of … More Whitehaven News column – 26th June 2014

Cumbrian patients waiting too long for cancer and other tests

22nd June 2014 Official NHS figures have shown that 200 people in Cumbria have waiting longer than the recommended six week limit for cancer tests. Patients have waited for key tests that detect bowel and stomach cancers such as Colonoscopy, Flexi Signoidoscopy, Cytoscopy and Gastoscopy. NHS guidance states no patient should wait longer than six … More Cumbrian patients waiting too long for cancer and other tests

NCUHT fears for sustainability of acute medicine in North Cumbria’s Hospitals

19th June 2014 Shadow Health Minister calls for government intervention to prevent crisis The North Cumbria University Hospitals Trust has issued an unprecedented plea to hospital trusts across the North East of England, seeking the relocation of hospital doctors from the region to North Cumbria. This comes ahead of talks between health chiefs at the … More NCUHT fears for sustainability of acute medicine in North Cumbria’s Hospitals

Copeland MP calls on Government to draw up a diabetes action plan

19th June 2014 Jamie Reed, MP for Copeland, has called on the Government to publish an action plan outlining how it plans to tackle diabetes in Britain, following a debate in Parliament yesterday.  This is in line with the Melbourne Declaration on Diabetes. 3.2 million people in Britain live with diabetes, and 10 per cent … More Copeland MP calls on Government to draw up a diabetes action plan

“Common sense prevails in Whitehall as the Government agrees to May election”

19th June 2014 On May 22nd, the people of Copeland voted decisively for an elected mayor.  Existing legislation means that the election for the new mayor would have to take place in October this year.  After representations from Copeland MP, Jamie Reed and others, the Government have confirmed that changes will be made to so … More “Common sense prevails in Whitehall as the Government agrees to May election”

Abandoned Britain

17th June 2014 Britain has just experienced a global economic crisis that has had a similar effect upon our country as a world war. This crisis may be over, it may simply be in abeyance, but for the people living in Britain’s peripheral communities the national media, politics and politicians have yet to fully understand … More Abandoned Britain

For the second year running, the number of apprenticeships in Cumbria are projected to fall

12th June 2014Statistics taken from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills reveals that the projected number of apprenticeship starts in Cumbria will fall this year.  Under the Tories, since 2011/12, apprenticeships have fallen by 4%.  With Labour, apprenticeships rose by 48% between 2005 and 2010. Copeland MP, Jamie Reed said: “Where Labour increased apprenticeships … More For the second year running, the number of apprenticeships in Cumbria are projected to fall