Government Refuse to Give Reassurance Over Police Numbers

Copeland MP Jamie Reed has slammed the Government’s refusal to give assurances over police numbers in Cumbria. Following reports that Cumbria Constabulary will have seen cuts of £46 million in the ten-year period up to 2020, Jamie Reed MP sought assurances from the Home Secretary that she would take action to ensure that any budget … More Government Refuse to Give Reassurance Over Police Numbers

Chancellor Needs a New Map

The shallowness of the Government’s ‘Northern Powerhouse’ Agenda has been highlighted in a response to a Parliamentary Question tabled by Copeland MP Jamie Reed. The Government have been unable to explain the geographical boundaries of the Northern Powerhouse initiative, but now the Chancellor has shown his lack of geographical knowledge. When specifically asked by Jamie … More Chancellor Needs a New Map

Hospital Trust Board told: ‘Commit to services or resign’

Jamie Reed MP has again written to the Chief Executive of North Cumbria University Hospitals Trust, Ann Farrar, over the future of services at West Cumberland Hospital. This comes after staff were told of the possibility of downgrading the A&E unit at the West Cumberland Hospital to a ‘minor injuries unit’ despite the Trust being … More Hospital Trust Board told: ‘Commit to services or resign’

Copeland MP Votes Against Damaging Tax Credit Cuts

The Government’s tax credit cut will hit 4,800 families in Copeland Jamie Reed MP backs motion calling on Government to reverse the cut House of Commons Library states that families will be on average £1,300 worse off Copeland MP Jamie Reed has today voted against Government plans to cut tax credits to working families. Figures … More Copeland MP Votes Against Damaging Tax Credit Cuts

Jamie Reed Calls on Cumbrian MPs to Reject Damaging Cuts to Tax Credits

Copeland MP, Jamie Reed has written to all Cumbrian MPs in advance of a vote in Parliament on the Government’s cuts to tax credits that come into effect in April 2016. The Labour Party are forcing a vote on the changes through an Opposition Day Debate on Tuesday 20th October.  The motion calls for the Government … More Jamie Reed Calls on Cumbrian MPs to Reject Damaging Cuts to Tax Credits

Jamie Reed MP Leads Local Campaign to Raise Diabetes Awareness

Copeland MP Jamie Reed has launched a local campaign to raise awareness of the upcoming World Diabetes Day. In Copeland alone, 8.1% of the population are recorded as diabetic. This is significantly higher than the England average of 6.2%. The Blue Monument Challenge is a global campaign to raise awareness of Diabetes, and has seen … More Jamie Reed MP Leads Local Campaign to Raise Diabetes Awareness

Independent Report Shows Government Plans will Increase Child Poverty

As an independent report shows the Government’s policies will increase the number of children living in poverty by up to 600,000, Copeland MP, Jamie Reed has slammed the Government for not coming clean over questions relating to child poverty. Jamie Reed tabled two Parliamentary Questions, a written question that ministers are required to answer, on … More Independent Report Shows Government Plans will Increase Child Poverty

NHS Chiefs tell local hospital bosses: ‘don’t asset strip WCH’

Copeland MP Jamie Reed has revealed details of the meeting between NHS Chief Executive Simon Stevens and hospital consultants and managers from the North Cumbria University Hospitals Trust which took place at the West Cumberland Hospital on Friday, October 2nd. Copeland MP, Jamie Reed said:  “I was delighted to welcome Simon Stevens to Cumbria and … More NHS Chiefs tell local hospital bosses: ‘don’t asset strip WCH’

“Give us the Tools to Build a Better Future” – Copeland MP

Following the Chancellor’s announcement of the phasing out of the Local Government grant to be replaced by changes to business rates retention by local authorities, Copeland MP called on the Government to go further. The Chancellor’s announcement has already started to unravel with confusion about what his plans mean in practice.  While local government as a … More “Give us the Tools to Build a Better Future” – Copeland MP