Whitehaven News column – 18th September 2014

Tomorrow, Britain Changes Forever You will have watched the Scottish independence campaign with a variety of emotions over recent weeks. Perhaps sympathy for both points of view, perhaps anxiety about the outcome, perhaps anger at the peculiar nature of much of the debate. Perhaps, most of all, frustration at the fact that your country and … More Whitehaven News column – 18th September 2014

Whitehaven News column – 11th September 2014

With a name like Jamieson, my Scottish ancestry is clearly advertised. I am named after my Fifer Grandfather who left Scotland to work on Clement Atlee’s new nuclear project on the remote western coast of what was then Cumberland. Atlee deemed such a facility necessary after the US withdrew from nuclear collaboration with other nations … More Whitehaven News column – 11th September 2014

Jamie Reed MP supports Bill to fight the Bedroom Tax

5th September 2014 In Parliament, Copeland MP, Jamie Reed today voted to support a bill to undo damage caused by the Bedroom Tax.  The Bill, tabled by Andrew George, seeks to reform the bedroom tax so that disabled adults and anyone for whom a suitable smaller home cannot be offered would be exempt as well … More Jamie Reed MP supports Bill to fight the Bedroom Tax

MP urges public engagement with National Grid consultation

4th September 2014 Copeland MP Jamie Reed has called for widespread public engagement with the National Grid consultation process regarding the new plans to update ‘the grid’. Launched on September 3rd, the consultation will run for twelve weeks and will determine the route of the new grid improvements necessary for the three-reactor NuGen project at … More MP urges public engagement with National Grid consultation

“Coalition MPs must vote to abolish the Bedroom Tax”

4th September 2014 In advance of Friday’s vote in the House of Commons, Copeland MP, Jamie Reed has challenged Cumbria’s Conservative and Liberal Democrat MPs to vote to abolish the Bedroom Tax. A recent report by the Cumbria Welfare Reform Commission, chaired by the Bishop of Carlisle into the impact of the Government’s welfare reforms … More “Coalition MPs must vote to abolish the Bedroom Tax”

West Cumberland Hospital: "Give us the truth or stop the acquisition"

3rd September 2014 Copeland MP and Shadow Health Minister, Jamie Reed has written to local health service commissioners seeking urgent clarity on future service provision at the West Cumberland Hospital.  North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust, currently in special measures, is in the process of being acquired by Northumbria NHS Foundation Trust.  Without clarity over … More West Cumberland Hospital: "Give us the truth or stop the acquisition"

Number of people relying on foodbanks in Copeland up by almost a third

2nd September 2014 Figures revealed by Labour MP, Jamie Reed, have shown that the number of people relying on foodbanks is up by 29.1% compared to 2012/13.  Almost 2000 people in Copeland were referred to North Lakes foodbank in 2013/14; an increase of almost 500 people.  The Trussell Trust estimate that almost 1 million people … More Number of people relying on foodbanks in Copeland up by almost a third