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Community Health Lurgan Upper Bann Government Westminster Constituency

Screening Key to Protecting Women From Cervical Cancer

DUP MP for Upper Bann has marked Cervical Cancer Prevention Week by urging women to be aware of the importance of screening, and calling on the Government to increase investment towards ongoing research into the causes and treatment of cervical cancer. Carla Lockhart said: “Like all cancers, cervical cancer is most easily treated if it […]

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Community Constituency Government Portadown Upper Bann Westminster

Rectory Community Café Gets MP Approval

Upper Bann MP Carla Lockhart joined members of the local community at Rectory Community Café recently, a new initiative to help bring people together in the local area. Commenting after the visit, Carla Lockhart said: “Bringing people together is vital in any community, but that requires volunteers to make it happen in many places. It […]

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Community Constituency Downpatrick Government Health Politics South Down Stormont Westminster

McGrath: NI Secretary Has Responsibility to Progress Dáithí’s Law

SDLP Health Spokesperson Colin McGrath has said NI Secretary Chris Heaton-Harris needs to take responsibility and progress Dáithí’s Law. He was speaking after a meeting between the Secretary of State and the MacGabhann family on Wednesday. South Down MLA Mr McGrath said: “The Secretary of State had the opportunity today to express his full support […]

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Community Constituency Government International Lurgan Upper Bann Westminster

Persecution of Christians the Focus at World Watch List Launch

Upper Bann MP Carla Lockhart has said more must be done to protect freedom of religious belief across the world, and said the UK had a key role in highlighting the growing prevalence of persecution on the grounds of religious belief. The DUP representative made the call as she co-hosted a Northern Ireland launch of […]

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Community Constituency Crime Government Health Lurgan Politics Upper Bann Westminster

Buffer Zone Advocates ‘Criminalising Silent Prayer’ – Lockhart

Upper Bann MP Carla Lockhart recently hosted Isabel Vaughan-Spruce on a visit to Parliament. Isabel was arrested for silently praying near an abortion facility in Birmingham and subsequently searched, interrogated, arrested and charged for breaking a Public Space Protection Order censorship zone (or “buffer zone”) four times. Carla Lockhart said: “The arrest and subsequent charge […]

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Community Constituency Government Newry Newry and Armagh Politics South Armagh Stormont Westminster

Heaton-Harris Must Spell Out What If Anything He Has Done to Restore Executive – Murphy

Sinn Féin MLA Conor Murphy has said the British Secretary of State should listen to the voices of leading US figures on key issues of the Protocol and legacy.  Speaking ahead of Chris Heaton-Harris’ visit to the US, Conor Murphy said:  “The US administration has been steadfast in its support for the Protocol and the […]

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Community Constituency Government Lurgan Politics Stormont Upper Bann Westminster

British Government Learns Nothing from Decade of Austerity – O’Dowd

Sinn Féin MLA John O’Dowd has said that the British Government continues to deny nurses and public sector workers a fair pay rise and that it has learned no lessons after a decade of austerity. The MLA said: “The Tory austerity over the past decade has decimated public services. The most vulnerable people have been […]

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Community Education Government Politics Stormont Westminster

Education Cuts “Catastrophic” for Children

Proposed further cuts to funding would have a “catastrophic” effect on schools and young people, the NI Children’s Commissioner has said, following news that the Education Authority (EA) have been directed to bridge a £110m funding gap. “Meeting with the EA recently I was alarmed to discover the scale and depth of cuts being asked […]

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Campaigns Community Constituency Cost of Living Government Newry Newry and Armagh Politics South Armagh Stormont Westminster

DUP Boycott of Executive Has Left Public Services at Mercy of Cruel Tory Cuts! – Murphy

Sinn Féin MLA Conor Murphy has said the DUP’s boycott of the Executive has left public services at the mercy of cruel Tory cuts. Speaking after the Budget Bill passed through Westminster today, Conor Murphy said: “The decision by the DUP to boycott the Executive has left people and public services exposed to the full […]

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Campaigns Community Constituency Cost of Living Government Health Lurgan Stormont Upper Bann Westminster

Calls for Government to Eradicate Child Poverty

Local MP Carla Lockhart has met with local Portadown based charity Aspire NI to discuss what steps Government can take to help eradicate child poverty. The DUP representative was joined by Cllr Margaret Tinsley, in their meeting with Katie Cromie from Aspire NI. Speaking after the meeting, Carla said: “Aspire NI exists to work with […]