Caroline Flint

Standing up for Don Valley.

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This week in Parliament, I voted to “trigger Article 50,” the UK’s formal notice that we are leaving the European Union.

Hard decisions to be made after Brexit

This week in Parliament, I voted to “trigger Article 50,” the UK’s formal notice that we are leaving the European Union. Read more

Caroline_YP_prisons31017.JPGThe Government's management of prisons isn't working.

"On this Government’s watch, the Government are failing, too. They are failing in their duty to care for prison officers and staff; failing in their duty of care of prisoners who are more likely to be assaulted, to injure themselves or take their own life; failing in their duty of care to the public, as they are failing to reduce recidivism; and failing the taxpayer."

Read my article in the Yorkshire Post 

Staff numbers vital in prison reforms

The Government's management of prisons isn't working. "On this Government’s watch, the Government are failing, too. They are failing in their duty to care for prison officers and staff; failing...


Flint_head_close_let_head.JPGThis article was first published in the Doncaster Star 14 October - before the court ruling on Article 50.

It’s now over 100 days since 17.4million British people voted to leave the European Union.

The decision is made. Parliament must respect the result, but seek the best deal for Britain as we Leave.

One Way ticket to Brexit

This article was first published in the Doncaster Star 14 October - before the court ruling on Article 50. It’s now over 100 days since 17.4million British people voted to... Read more

Some of Don Valley's farmers are facing a tough time.  The Public Accounts Committee's investigation into the farm payments fiasco.  Click HERE to read my interview with the Yorkshire Post.

Farm Payments

Some of Don Valley's farmers are facing a tough time.  The Public Accounts Committee's investigation into the farm payments fiasco.  Click HERE to read my interview with the Yorkshire Post....

Trident_sub.JPGParliament held an important vote on 18 July over whether or not to renew our nuclear deterrent, as the Trident submarines come towards the end of their operational life.  

If you are unsure of the arguments about the UK's deterrent - READ this article I wrote on the subject.  

Renewing the Nuclear Deterrent

Parliament held an important vote on 18 July over whether or not to renew our nuclear deterrent, as the Trident submarines come towards the end of their operational life.  ... Read more

Caroline_Lee_Lia_progress.jpgWhat is the experience of working-class women standing for parliament? I compared notes with Lee Sherriff and Lisa Forbes.  Read more HERE.

“Westminster didn’t seem for people like me.”

What is the experience of working-class women standing for parliament? I compared notes with Lee Sherriff and Lisa Forbes.  Read more HERE.

So now we know. The polling companies have fessed up: they got it wrong. The samples of voters used for their polling included too many internet-savvy young voters, more inclined to support Labour, and fewer older people, who were much less inclined to.

The polls got it wrong.

So now we know. The polling companies have fessed up: they got it wrong. The samples of voters used for their polling included too many internet-savvy young voters, more inclined to... Read more

IMG_5397.JPGDon Valley MP Caroline Flint joined Lord Stoneham, Chair of Housing & Care 21 and Deputy Mayor Cllr Glynn Jones for the opening of the new housing project in Jubilee Close, Edlington.

Said Caroline: “The most exciting aspect of the Swallowdale housing and extra care scheme is that it is full and the residents love it.

Swallowdale Extra Care Housing Opens

Don Valley MP Caroline Flint joined Lord Stoneham, Chair of Housing & Care 21 and Deputy Mayor Cllr Glynn Jones for the opening of the new housing project in Jubilee... Read more

Labour is still coming to terms with its new identity after the landslide victory of Jeremy Corbyn. Without doubt, Corbyn has activated a base of left-leaning activists. His followers have been enthusiastic, and some, an estimated 12 per cent, are young.

This should bode well for the renewal of Labour’s base of active members. Engaging young people is important. Winning most votes among young people is welcome, as I am sure Labour will in 2020.

Beyond the free Bus Pass

Labour is still coming to terms with its new identity after the landslide victory of Jeremy Corbyn. Without doubt, Corbyn has activated a base of left-leaning activists. His followers have... Read more

In the end, it was what wasn’t read out in the Autumn Statement, or even included in the Blue Book published with it ,that has had the biggest impact on energy policy.

The note slipped out to the market several hours later announcing that the Government were ending support for CCS (towards the end of the commercialisation project) stunned many.

Bleak Autumn Statement for Energy Policy

In the end, it was what wasn’t read out in the Autumn Statement, or even included in the Blue Book published with it ,that has had the biggest impact on... Read more

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