Local MP encourages students to enter video competition

Jamie Reed MP is encouraging all local A-level students in Copeland to take part in the Political Studies Association’s Student Short Video Competition. The Political Studies Association (PSA) exists to develop and promote the study of politics.  As part of their programme of activities to engage young people in the study of politics, the Association … More Local MP encourages students to enter video competition

Local MP supports #2020 vision for Credit Unions

Local MP, Jamie Reed, has recently shown his support for a campaign run by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Credit Unions in support of a #2020 vision for credit unions aiming to increase credit union membership to 2 million by 2020.  Credit union membership today stands at 1.2 million meaning that credit unions would need … More Local MP supports #2020 vision for Credit Unions

Unprecedented Investment In Schools and Leisure Facilities in Whitehaven

Copeland MP Jamie Reed has described the proposals for new schools and leisure facilities in Whitehaven as an “unprecedented commitment” to the town’s future. Plans for a new education campus and community sports facilities in Whitehaven were announced today with the confirmation that the necessary multi-million pound funding package is now in place enabling the … More Unprecedented Investment In Schools and Leisure Facilities in Whitehaven

NuGen Land Agreement: ‘West Cumbria should prepare to succeed,’

Copeland MP Jamie Reed has welcomed the news that NuGen has today taken ownership of the Moorside site from the NDA. Copeland MP and Labour’s Shadow Health Minister, Jamie Reed MP said: “It’s taken ten years of painstaking work to reach this point but its increasingly obvious to everyone that in West Cumbria, our best … More NuGen Land Agreement: ‘West Cumbria should prepare to succeed,’

Reed Slams Government’s ‘Con Trick’

Copeland MP, Jamie Reed has slammed aspects of the Government’s Budget as ‘con trick for working people in West Cumbria’. Cuts to Working Tax Credits and Child Tax Credits will see thousands of families in Copeland worse off.  Instead of supporting working families, the Chancellor chose instead to give millionaires an inheritance tax cut whilst … More Reed Slams Government’s ‘Con Trick’

Over 110,000 People in Cumbria Unable to Get a GP Appointment Within a Week

New figures released by NHS England have revealed that 22% of people in Cumbria, some 110,500 people, wait a week or more for a GP appointment or are unable to get an appointment at all.  This is an increase of more than 4,300 compared with the data published in 2014. The figures also revealed that … More Over 110,000 People in Cumbria Unable to Get a GP Appointment Within a Week