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MPs who support a deal have formed MPs for a Deal and will be seeking support across Parliament.

In a joint statement Stephen Kinnock, Rory Stewart, Norman Lamb and Caroline Flint said:

“For too long debate in Westminster has been paralysed by a lack of moderation and compromise.

“Even at the eleventh hour it’s not too late to agree a deal to ensure an orderly exit from the European Union.

“Three years on from the referendum, voters have grown tired of delay and indecision. The only way to restore trust in our politics is to agree a deal.

“The media focus has been on the short extension proposed by the Benn Bill. However, we believe that Boris Johnson’s response to the Bill should be to ensure he secures a deal with the EU27.

“We want the EU leaders to recognise that, even at this late stage, there is a majority in parliament for a deal.”

The group achieved a Commons success with the “Kinnock amendment” to the Benn Bill ensuring that any extension to the UK’s exit date must be for the purpose of securing a deal. The amendment is now part of the EU (Withdrawal) (No. 6) Bill which is likely to get Royal Assent next week.

Speaking after the Commons stages of the Bill, Stephen Kinnock said: “The Commons signalled that the clear preference amongst MPs, a preference that I believe voters share, remains leaving the EU with a deal in place.
“An important first step will be taking action next week to secure publication of the draft Withdrawal Agreement Bill which came about through the cross-party talks held earlier this year.

“We are not suggesting that the new deal should be a carbon copy of the Withdrawal Agreement Bill (WAB) rather that it provides a solid and realistic basis on which to build, in order to reach a compromise that can pass in the Commons and avert a no-deal exit.

“Further delay without a purpose will simply add to voter anger. Boris Johnson must therefore use the coming month to secure a deal that he can put to Parliament as soon as we re-convene on 14 October.

“This would enable him to go to the EU summit on 18 October with a strong mandate, and the purpose of any extension would then be crystal clear.

“We are convinced that the Parliamentary numbers willing to support a deal will grow. MPs want our departure resolved and so do the British people.

“This group will work together towards this outcome.”

Notes to editors
MPs for a Deal will be holding an informal press briefing in Parliament on Tuesday 10 September Room Q Portcullis House at 10am.

 

 

MPs unite to form "MPs 4 a Deal"

MPs who support a deal have formed MPs for a Deal and will be seeking support across Parliament. In a joint statement Stephen Kinnock, Rory Stewart, Norman Lamb and Caroline...

Dunsville_lights_thank_you_2.jpgDunsville residents are celebrating a victory, thanks to a new £180,000 traffic light scheme agreed between Doncaster MBC and Sheffield City Region.

Doncaster has now agreed to install new traffic lights at the junction of the A18 High Street and St Marys Road, Dunsville.

Said Dunsville resident Cllr Derek Smith: “This decision is really welcome.  Residents in Dunsville often face long delays queuing to get out onto the busy A18 at peak times.  The new lights will make a big difference.”

Said Cllr Linda Curran: “New traffic lights seem like a small issue, but this is about the quality of life for Dunsville residents.  We have been battling for this for a number of years and I’m delighted that we have finally succeeded.”

Labour_standing_up_for_Dunsville_2.jpgSaid Cllr Duncan Anderson: “This has taken a few years, but now we will see a new traffic light junction built in this financial year.  We will alert residents as soon as we have a timetable for the work.”

Said Caroline Flint: “We have championed road safety in Dunsville for years.  We managed to get the speed limit lowered coming into the village; councillors secured new safe crossing islands; and now we can help residents get onto the A18 more easily with the new lights at the St Mary’s Road junction. This will make a big difference to over 350 households who use St Mary’s Road to access the main road.  I’m delighted for local residents.”

The junction will include a pedestrian crossing and the bus stop will be moved a short distance away from the junction.

Dunsville green light to tackle congestion

Dunsville residents are celebrating a victory, thanks to a new £180,000 traffic light scheme agreed between Doncaster MBC and Sheffield City Region. Doncaster has now agreed to install new traffic...

Hat_LIFT_-_built_by_Labour.JPGRossington should benefit from £57.5million NHS investment in Doncaster’s primary care says Don Valley MP Caroline Flint.

“This is the first real investment in primary care in a decade,” says Caroline “I hope Rossington is one of the gainers from this investment.  Rossington is a good example of a village that needs new GP premises.  Rossington is a large outlying community that is still growing.”

Right: Caroline Flint lays the foundation stone in 2008 for Hatfield Health centre - built by the Labour Government

Rossington is the largest village in Europe and has a new 1200 home development near the iPort.

The Don Valley MP said:  “This investment has been a long time coming.  The NHS’ front door is our GP practices and health clinics.  It is vital we have modern GP practices in every corner of the borough.  Primary care has not had substantial new investment since the Labour government built health new centres across Doncaster, and an NHS walk-in centre in town.”

“This £57.5million can go a long way to modernising some of our local surgeries – and it is step on the journey to rebuilding an NHS that has been struggling for years under successive Conservative governments.”

cf_Con_nhs_plans_-_Labour.JPGThe Don Valley MP warned against Boris Johnson recycling old money.  “Of course, we should not turn our nose up at new investment, but I want to see the details and I want to see every penny is well spent to improve the health and wellbeing of people in Doncaster’s outlying communities.”

The MP is writing to the Doncaster CCG to make the case for new GP premises in Rossington.

Left: Caroline Flint looks at plans for the Stonecross Centre in Conisbrough - built by the Labour Government

 

MP bid for Rossington to gain from £57.5 million for primary care

Rossington should benefit from £57.5million NHS investment in Doncaster’s primary care says Don Valley MP Caroline Flint. “This is the first real investment in primary care in a decade,” says...


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