Copeland Mobile Coverage amongst Worst in the Country

Figures uncovered by local Member of Parliament Jamie Reed reveal that Copeland is one of the worst affected constituencies in the country by poor mobile data coverage. This news comes despite the unique geography of Cumbria meaning that 4G technology is essential for the local economy to compete with other parts of the country. Mr … More Copeland Mobile Coverage amongst Worst in the Country

Government Refuses to Support Feasibility Study into A595

Following repeated requests by Jamie Reed MP, the Government have failed to back a specific study into the feasibility in upgrading sections of the A595. In February this year, Jamie Reed, MP for Copeland, secured a debate in Parliament on the A595.  During this debate, he outlined major issues with the road as it is.  … More Government Refuses to Support Feasibility Study into A595

Passengers in Copeland hit by rail fare rises of 25% under this Government

The announcement that rail fares will rise again in January 2016 means that passengers in Copeland could be hit by a cost increase of 25% since 2010. The new fare rises will come into effect on January 2nd2016. Figures released today show that the cost of an annual season ticket from Whitehaven to Sellafield has … More Passengers in Copeland hit by rail fare rises of 25% under this Government

Local MP uncovers decline in rail spending in the North West

Copeland MP, Jamie Reed, has uncovered falling investment in rail in the North West of England. In response to a Parliamentary Question tabled by Mr Reed, the Government have admitted that Government expenditure on railways in the North West has fallen from £97 per head of population in 2009/10 to just £85 in 2013/14. This … More Local MP uncovers decline in rail spending in the North West

Number of Apprenticeship Starts in Copeland Falls

Figures obtained from the House of Commons Library have shown that the number of apprenticeship starts in Copeland have fallen in each of the last three years: 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 (Aug to April only) Apprenticeship Starts in Copeland Constituency 990 980 950 830 These figures were collected by the House of Commons Library from … More Number of Apprenticeship Starts in Copeland Falls

Sharp Increase in Violent Crime and Domestic Abuse in Copeland

Figures uncovered by Copeland MP Jamie Reed reveal a concerning rise in the number of violent crimes committed in Copeland. Reported crimes of violence against the person in the Copeland Community Safety Partnership have risen from 680 cases in the year to June 2010, to 1,057 in 2014/15. This is an increase of 55% since … More Sharp Increase in Violent Crime and Domestic Abuse in Copeland

New figures reveal reductions in staff at West Cumberland Hospital

New figures uncovered by Jamie Reed MP reveal the reduction in staff at West Cumberland Hospital between April 2010 and May 2015.  The figures were obtained through a Freedom of Information request to the North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust. They show a reduction of over 33 full time equivalent nurses working at the hospital … More New figures reveal reductions in staff at West Cumberland Hospital