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Business Lurgan Portadown Upper Bann Westminster

MP Welcomes Lidl Investment in Craigavon

Upper Bann MP Carla Lockhart has said the announcement of a £3.5m investment by Lidl in the Craigavon area is welcome, particularly with the creation of 10 new supermarket jobs and 200 jobs during the construction phase. Carla Lockhart said: “Since entering the Northern Ireland market, Lidl has become a very popular store for many […]

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Community Upper Bann Westminster

Groups Urged to Apply for Platinum Jubilee Funding

Member of Parliament for Upper Bann, Carla Lockhart, has urged community groups and other voluntary organisations to apply for grant funding from Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Council to host events to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen. Carla Lockhart said: “The celebration of the Platinum Jubilee will be a wonderful occasion right across […]

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Community Crime Upper Bann Westminster

MP to Meet Twitter to Discuss Anonymous Online Abuse

Upper Bann MP Carla Lockhart is to meet senior Twitter representatives this week to discuss how the platform dealswith anonymous abuse on their platform. The local MP requested the meeting following the horrific abuse of Diane Dodds MLA over the festive period. Mrs. Dodds will also attend the meeting. Carla Lockhart said: “The widespread revulsion and […]

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Politics Upper Bann Westminster

Verdict a Victory for Everyone’s Human Rights – Lockhart

Upper Bann MP Carla Lockhart has said the decision of the European Court announced last week in relation to the Asherscase is a victory for everyone who believes in human rights and freedom of speech and conscience. Carla Lockhart said: “Since 2014 this issue has been ongoing. That has been a testing time for the McArthur family, but at all times their faith […]

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Government Politics Stormont Westminster

Words Without Matching Action Won’t Cut It, Foreign Secretary! – TUV

TUV leader Jim Allister has slammed UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss for her recent remarks in a Sunday Telegraph interview stating that we need to get on with the demolition of the NI Protocol. Mr Allister stated: “If Liz Truss means what she said in the Sunday Telegraph, namely, “I will not sign up to […]

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Government Politics Stormont Westminster

Return to Double Jobbing for MLAs and MPs

The political foundations of Northern Ireland have been shook as it has been reveal that we could potentially have a return to double jobbing in the North of Ireland. It has been revealed that the Government is proposing an amendment to the Northern Ireland minister’s elections and petitions of concerns bill. Despite the potential dual […]

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Banbridge Community Government Lurgan Portadown Upper Bann Westminster

Emergency Fuel Payments Can Help Local Households in Need – Lockhart

Emergency fuel payments can help local households in need – Lockhart DUP MP Carla Lockhart has urged those across Upper Bann who are in emergency fuel need to apply for the £100 payment made available by the Department for Communities, administered by the Bryson Charitable Group.  Carla Lockhart said: “A number of months ago I […]