Caroline Flint

Standing up for Don Valley.

My Views

A lot of residents signed the "Save our Local Pharmacy" postcard campaign.

Here is my view of the Government's plans.

Savour our Local Pharmacy

A lot of residents signed the "Save our Local Pharmacy" postcard campaign. Here is my view of the Government's plans. Read more

I’ve been asked whether I am opposed to the Conservative Government’s planned badger culls.  Here’s my view:

Badger Culls

I’ve been asked whether I am opposed to the Conservative Government’s planned badger culls.  Here’s my view: Read more

A number of constituents have contacted me with a range of concerns about the migration crisis and the Calais Camp.  Uppermost among the humanitarian concerns raised is the plight of unaccompanied child refugees.

Child Refugees

A number of constituents have contacted me with a range of concerns about the migration crisis and the Calais Camp.  Uppermost among the humanitarian concerns raised is the plight of... Read more

Many people have raised concerns over the dog meat trade across Asia and the recent debate about the trade in South Korea. This matter has now been debated twice in Parliament in the past year and it is vital we keep the Government focused on what the UK can do.

The South Korean Dog Meat Trade

Many people have raised concerns over the dog meat trade across Asia and the recent debate about the trade in South Korea. This matter has now been debated twice in... Read more

A number of constituents have contacted me regarding the health of British bees.  Here is my view:

Protecting British Bees - neo-nicotinoids

A number of constituents have contacted me regarding the health of British bees.  Here is my view: Read more

As one of the MPs who opposed this policy, I am delighted that the Government has shelved the idea for the time being.

The Government hoped to raise some of the £5billion it is seeking from selling government assets, by disposing of the Land Registry.

I was one of the MPs who lobbied for a backbench debate to challenge this policy in June. The debate was led by Labour MP, David Lammy.

Our argument was that the land registry performs a vital service; and has run at a surplus for 19 of the last 20 years. Last year it yielded £120m to the Government.

The Land Registry plays a vital role in preventing property transactions and ownership being used to launder dirty money through transferring the cash into an asset.  Our Land Registry has an anti-fraud, anti-crime, role as well as simply a recording function.

I am glad the Government has backed down.  You can be assured that if this matter rears its head again, I shall oppose the sale of this important agency.

Privatisation of the Land Registry

As one of the MPs who opposed this policy, I am delighted that the Government has shelved the idea for the time being. The Government hoped to raise some of...

A number of constituents emailed me about the EU referendum result, many asking for a second referendum to be held.  Here is my view:

The EU Referendum

A number of constituents emailed me about the EU referendum result, many asking for a second referendum to be held.  Here is my view: Read more

On 29 June, Parliament held a debate on Westminster Hall debate on dog fighting.

I want the Government – and every Government – committed to stamping out this vile practice.

Dog fighting is an organised, secretive, criminal activity, which causes the brutalisation, injury and death of dogs for the entertainment of their owners.  Dog fighting often involves large scale betting on fights; and is links to the illegal sale of dogs bred for fighting.  Only a few dozen prosecutions occur each year, and there is a good case for the current maximum sentence (51 weeks imprisonment in England, 1 year in Scotland) to be increased.

 

I am strong supporter of animal welfare and supported a number of laws to tackle crime against animals during the Labour Government.

I backed legislation to ban hunting with dogs, and an overhaul of all animal cruelty legislation, which included making neglect of animals (leaving them to get starve or get ill) a criminal offence.

 

My only family pet was an RSPCA rescue dog and I have always supported their work prosecuting an investigating these kind of crimes.

I am very proud of Labour’s record on animal welfare.  I believe there is wide support across parties, and recognition from Government that this vile activity must be driven from our society.

Dog Fighting

On 29 June, Parliament held a debate on Westminster Hall debate on dog fighting. I want the Government – and every Government – committed to stamping out this vile practice....

A number of constituents emailed me about the second reading of the National Health Service Bill (nicknamed the NHS Reinstatement Bill) on Friday 11 March.

Like other private members’ bills, this took place on a Friday, on this occasion, clashing with my surgery day – where I hold surgeries across seven wards with pre-booked appointments from 9.15am to 6.45pm.

Although I could not attend to vote, let me outline my view.

National Health Service Bill – my view

A number of constituents emailed me about the second reading of the National Health Service Bill (nicknamed the NHS Reinstatement Bill) on Friday 11 March. Like other private members’ bills,... Read more

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