Caroline Flint joined Civic Mayor Linda Curran, Hatfield councillor Derek Smith and local residents for a fundraiser for Dunscroft resident Chris Clark, who requires a specialist wheelchair after a double leg amputation.
Said Caroline: “The community has rallied round Chris Clark, who has really been through a tough time. Congratulations to Tracey Wilkins and Neil Dunn who have organised the fundraising with a target, initially, of £5,000 for his specialist wheelchair, then further funds to adapt his new home.
“Chris has had to cope with a triple heart by-pass, kidney failure and diabetes leading to the loss of both legs. He endured seven operations in three months; and now is determined to regain his independence.”
To donate to Chris’s appeal to Go Fund Me “Get Chris Clarke Specialist Wheelchair”
Photo shows left to right Johnny Clark (Chris’ dad), Civic mayor Linda Curran, Tracey Wilkin, Chris Clark, Neil Dunn and Caroline Flint.
Caroline Flint joined Civic Mayor Linda Curran, Hatfield councillor Derek Smith and local residents for a fundraiser for Dunscroft resident Chris Clark, who requires a specialist wheelchair after a double...
Don Valley MP Caroline Flint and Doncaster Central MP Rosie Winterton joined miners’ families and NUM officials for the annual Miners’ Memorial Service, held this year at the Doncaster Minster.
The gathering heard readings by former miner Ian Lavery MP and Chris Skidmore Chair of the NUM Yorkshire Area followed by a dramatic performance from Yew Tree Theatre Group about the 1931 Bentley pit disaster, which took the lives of 45 miners. The Dodworth Colliery Brass band played music and accompanied the hymns.
The service ended with a laying of wreaths in memory of those who lost their lives in the service of the mining industry.
Said Caroline: “This was a very moving service as we thanked those who have worked in the mining industry, and remembered those killed during more than a century mining in Yorkshire. The Dodsworth Colliery Brass band sounded magnificent in the setting of the Minster. There are 150,000 people alive today who are associated with the coal industry. We will always remember their part in the challenges facing our great nation in times of peace and war.”
Said Rosie Winterton: “The Minster is an extraordinary setting for a beautiful service. We should never forget the sacrifice of people who went to work in one of our vital industries and did not come home. Likewise, we will always be grateful to those who worked hard for decades, many of whom carried illnesses and injuries for the rest of their lives from our mining industry.”
Photos left to right Chris Skidmore, Caroline Flint, Rosie Winterton and Ian Lavery.
Don Valley MP Caroline Flint and Doncaster Central MP Rosie Winterton joined miners’ families and NUM officials for the annual Miners’ Memorial Service, held this year at the Doncaster Minster....
Caroline Flint is one of nineteen Labour MPs to co-sign letters to the President of the European Commission Jean Claude Juncker and the President of the European Council Donald Tusk urging the EU Commission and the EU27 to “work night and day, if required, to agree a deal.”
Said Caroline “I have written to Jean Claude Juncker and Donald Tusk urging the EU Commission, the EU27 member states and the UK Government to work night and day to agree a deal.
“I want the referendum result delivered – but an orderly Brexit is better than a No Deal Brexit.
“Don Valley’s voters, like the British people, are tired of deadlock and want Brexit resolved.
"I will be working right up to 31 October to keep my election pledge to the people of Don Valley to get the best Brexit deal and to leave the EU.”
The MPs argue that:
- The EU Commission, the EU27 and the UK government have to find an accommodation,.
- An orderly Brexit is better than a No Deal Brexit.
- The public are tired of deadlock and want Brexit resolved.
- That a deal will deliver an orderly Brexit, respect the 2016 referendum decision and protect the Good Friday Agreement.
- A deal can provide the guarantees and rights that most voters, including Remain voters, value.
- That until a deal is agreed the country cannot heal its divisions.
- That the parties to the negotiations should be willing to “work night and day if required” until an agreement is reached.
The MPs urge the EU not to be “attracted to the option of further delay, which will solve nothing and add to public division and disenchantment with politics”.
The MPs argue that a deal is very likely to be ratified by Parliament and “our votes will be decisive” signalling that the Parliamentary deadlock will be ended.
Read the letter here. (The same letter was sent to Mr Tusk)
Photos: Caroline Flint's general election pledges to Don Valley's voters.
Caroline Flint is one of nineteen Labour MPs to co-sign letters to the President of the European Commission Jean Claude Juncker and the President of the European Council Donald Tusk...
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