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CF_Brexit_Q_260617_close_up.JPGCaroline Flint challenged Prime Minister Theresa May this week to commit to ensuring that more Doncaster people are trained for local jobs after Brexit.

Questioning the Prime Minister after the latest EU summit, Ms Flint asked Theresa May:

“I certainly want to see the dilemma that those EU nationals working and living here are facing put to bed, so they can plan their futures with certainty.

“But I also know that my constituents who voted Leave wanted to see reform of free movement.  Can I ask the PM to pledge today to ensure that in the future more of my constituents will be trained to fulfil any vacancies  that are created by reform of free movement in both the public and private sector?

“And if the answerer to that request is “Yes”, will she commit to come back to this House to explain just how we are going to do that?”

The Prime Minister “Can I give her the assurance, I think it absolutely crucial in this country that we ensure young people are given the skills and training they need to be able to take up the vacancies and jobs, not just of today but of the future.”

Speaking after the exchange, Caroline Flint said:  “The Prime Minister must be left in no doubt how important it is that Doncaster has the workforce it needs to fill the new jobs and vacancies after we leave the European Union.

“In her reply, the Prime Minister highlighted the importance of technical education.  I hope this will be matched by a commitment to a University Technical College for Doncaster.”

“At the election, I promised to support a Brexit deal that works for Doncaster and works for local people.  That must mean training and developing our own workforce and I will be holding the Government to account to ensure this happens.”

 

MP seeks pledge on job opportunities for Doncaster residents after Brexit

Caroline Flint challenged Prime Minister Theresa May this week to commit to ensuring that more Doncaster people are trained for local jobs after Brexit.

Don_Astbury.jpgA veteran and long-time stalwart of the British Legion was praised by Caroline Flint this week for 45 years support for the British Legion Poppy Appeal.

Don Astbury received an award from the Poppy Appeal, presented by Ms Flint, for his dedication to the cause of veterans and their families.

Picture right: Caroline Flint with Don Astbury.

At a gathering of residents, ward councillors and town councillors, Ms Flint said: “The Poppy Appeal succeeds because of the dedication of veterans and British Legion branches across the country. To honour, to remember, and to raise money.

“In Edlington, Don Astbury has been central to that effort for over four decades, serving as Royal British Legion Branch President for 26 years.

“It is a pleasure to present these long service medal and badges to you on behalf of the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.”

Don_Astbury120617.jpgAddressing the gathering, which included children from Sir Thomas Wharton school, Ms Flint explained the background to the Poppy Appeal:

“700,000 British men never returned home from World War I, and the Poppy Appeal was created after to raise money for veterans and their dependants. The first official Legion Poppy Day was held in Britain on 11 November 1921, inspired by the poem In Flanders' Fields written by Colonel John McCrae to describe the battle fields across Belgium in that great war.

McCrae first described the Flanders Poppy as the "Flower of Remembrance." The opening words of his famous poem read:DonAstbury_group120617.JPG

In Flanders' fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place: and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

Since then the Poppy Appeal has been a key annual event in the nation's calendar.

Above: Ron Shinn, Cllr Phil Cole, Don Astbury, Caroline Flint, and Father Stephen Edmonds.

Edlington Veteran receives Poppy Appeal Award

A veteran and long-time stalwart of the British Legion was praised by Caroline Flint this week for 45 years support for the British Legion Poppy Appeal. Don Astbury received an...

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I want to place on record my thanks to you the voters of Don Valley for re-electing me as your Member of Parliament on 8 June. During a hectic seven week election campaign, I have lost count of the words of good wishes and warmth I have received. Amid the pressure of an election campaign, those messages spurred me on.

This is the sixth occasion you have placed your faith in me. I will work hard to honour that support by remaining a hands-on constituency MP and a strong national voice for the towns and villages of Don Valley.

Residents made quite clear their worries over crime and anti-social behaviour; over the pressures on our NHS and the prospect of further funding cuts to local schools. I will stand up for more police officers and our schools and health services to ensure all Don Valley families feel safer and receive the best education and healthcare. I will continue to campaign for a cross party solution to the future provision of social care.

Above all, I will continue to support more jobs and investment across Doncaster to provide good opportunities for local people to get work and get on in life. Key to this will be working to secure a good deal for Doncaster as we leave the European Union.

It has been an honour to serve as your MP for twenty years and my commitment to Don Valley’s communities remains as strong as the day I was first elected. Thank you again for your support.

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 Caroline Flint

Your Labour MP for Don Valley.

 

Thank you. A message from Caroline Flint

    I want to place on record my thanks to you the voters of Don Valley for re-electing me as your Member of Parliament on 8 June. During a...


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