Caroline Flint

Standing up for Don Valley.

Articles & Features

1 July marked ten years since the ban on smoking in enclosed public places came into force.

With only a handful of prosecutions it has been a major success story. It certainly spurred many to give up smoking. Today, heart disease is down 20%; strokes down 14% since 2007. Indeed, deaths caused by smoking as a proportion of all deaths for over 35s has fallen by over 10%. It seems ridiculous now to recall how the Health Act 2006 was so controversial. 

How I helped pass the Smoking Ban

1 July marked ten years since the ban on smoking in enclosed public places came into force. With only a handful of prosecutions it has been a major success story.... Read more

Click HERE to read my Daily Mirror article calling for the Government to do more to cap energy prices.

Energy price hikes will be a recurring nightmare until the Big Six get capped

Click HERE to read my Daily Mirror article calling for the Government to do more to cap energy prices.

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

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