Copeland MP calls on Government to join the Drive for Growth

25th February 2015 During a debate in Parliament, Copeland MP, Jamie Reed called on the Government to invest in improvement works for the A595. A report from the Highways Agency found that: The A595 is mostly single-carriageway with a number of at-grade roundabouts, and suffers from regular congestion outside the normal morning and evening peak … More Copeland MP calls on Government to join the Drive for Growth

Copeland MP Uncovers Skyrocketing Costs of Temporary Hospital Workers

18th February 2015 Figures obtained under the Freedom of Information Act by Copeland MP and Labour’s Shadow Health Minister, Jamie Reed has shown that spending on temporary agency staff (or Locums) has almost trebled since 2011/12. Spend at both West Cumberland Hospital and the Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle has increased massively. The projected spend on Locums … More Copeland MP Uncovers Skyrocketing Costs of Temporary Hospital Workers

Over 1,300 People hit by Bedroom Tax in Copeland

Tuesday, 17 February 2015 Figures obtained by Copeland MP, Jamie Reed has shown the scale of the impact of the Bedroom Tax in Copeland.  More than a quarter of those affected by the Bedroom Tax in Cumbria are in Copeland; with Allerdale and Copeland accounting for over 2,700 of the 4,600 people affected in Cumbria … More Over 1,300 People hit by Bedroom Tax in Copeland

Copeland MP seeks answers over Whitehaven Academy funding

12th February 2015 The Department for Education this week has again rejected requests for funding from the Whitehaven Academy (formerly Whitehaven School). The school was set to receive £15m from the last Labour government under the Building Schools for the Future programme, but this funding was removed, and the scheme scrapped, by the Coalition government … More Copeland MP seeks answers over Whitehaven Academy funding

Cumbrian MPs Join Forces in Call for A595 Investment

11th February 2015 Jamie Reed MP and John Woodcock MP, have launched a new campaign to secure Government funding to upgrade the A595.  The campaign calls for investment to upgrade the A595 in order to ease current congestion levels and make the road fit for purpose as west and south-west Cumbria prepare for the biggest … More Cumbrian MPs Join Forces in Call for A595 Investment

Whitehaven News column – 5th February 2015

There’s a lot wrong with Britain: You can change it There’s a lot wrong with Britain – almost more than I can describe. Right now, our country appears to be on the verge of a nervous breakdown. Faced with balkanisation and break-up with the continued threat of Scottish separation, faced with diminishing importance and global … More Whitehaven News column – 5th February 2015