Labour forces Government back-down on Fracking

30th January 2015  This week, Labour secured a vital victory to toughen the regulatory framework for fracking.  In the debate on the Infrastructure Bill on Monday, Parliament agreed to Labour’s 13-point checklist for safeguards to protect the environment.  The measures would ensure that fracking could not go ahead without environmental protections and safety assurances in … More Labour forces Government back-down on Fracking

Labour will create an NHS equal to the challenges of the 21st century

30th January 2015 The NHS faces its most perilous moment at the General Election which is now less than 100 days away. The choice will be between a Labour Government determined to protect our NHS, or a Tory Government that has presided over a devastating NHS crisis. I know from speaking to local residents that … More Labour will create an NHS equal to the challenges of the 21st century

Copeland “aims to be global centre of nuclear excellence”

30th January 2015 Copeland MP, Jamie Reed, this week hosted an event in Parliament on ‘Creating Regional Growth through Nuclear Investment’. The event discussed the wider economic benefits and regional growth brought to areas by the nuclear industry. Speaking at the event, Jamie Reed talked about the aspiration for Copeland to become a global centre … More Copeland “aims to be global centre of nuclear excellence”

Jamie Reed MP Hosts First Skills Summit

30th January 2015“We can create an opportunity economy where nobody is locked out” – Reed  Copeland MP Jamie Reed will today host the first ‘Skills Summit’ at Energus, Lillyhall. This event is taking place to develop a shared awareness of the skills issues facing the nuclear industry and the wider Cumbrian business environment. Copeland MP, … More Jamie Reed MP Hosts First Skills Summit

MP Calls for Tower of London Poppies to visit Whitehaven

29th January 2015 Copeland MP, Jamie Reed has asked the Government to bring the Poppies from the Tower of London to Whitehaven.  This is to commemorate Private Abraham Acton, born in Whitehaven, who was awarded the Victoria Cross for exceptional bravery. Sections of the Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red installation at the Tower of London … More MP Calls for Tower of London Poppies to visit Whitehaven

Reed Calls for ‘New Partnership’ to ‘Grow our Own’ Cumbrian Medics

27th January 2015  Copeland MP and Shadow Health Minister Jamie Reed today launched Labour’s 10 Year Plan for Health & Care alongside Rt Hon Andy Burnham and the Labour Shadow front bench team. Contained within the plan, for the first time ever, is a dedicated apprenticeship and technical degree program for young people so that … More Reed Calls for ‘New Partnership’ to ‘Grow our Own’ Cumbrian Medics