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Constituency Government Newry Newry and Armagh Politics Stormont Westminster

British Government Must Focus on Reaching agreement with EU – Brady

Sinn Féin MP Mickey Brady has said that the British government must make reaching an agreement with the EU its priority in order to give certainty to businesses here. Mickey Brady spoke following a meeting with the British Secretary of State, Chris Heaton- Harris when he visited Newry earlier this week. The Newry and Armagh […]

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There Must be NO Return to Austerity! – Murphy

Speaking ahead of the Autumn Statement, Conor Murphy has urged the British Chancellor not to impose another wave of austerity measures. The former Finance Minister said: “A decade of Tory austerity and the Covid pandemic have left public services in crisis.  “With Britain heading into recession a further bout of austerity would be devastating and […]

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

People Need Promised Energy and Oil Payments Now as Winter Closes In! – Murphy

Sinn Féin MLA Conor Murphy said today that workers and families in the north need energy and oil payments promised by the British government to be delivered urgently as we move deeper into winter. In a letter to the British Secretary of State for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy, Grant Shapps, Conor Murphy said that […]

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Windfall Tax Needed to Cut Eye-Watering Profits of Energy Corporations – Brady

Sinn Féin MP Mickey Brady has called for a windfall tax to cut the eye-watering profits of energy corporations as BP announces its second highest quarterly profits on record. The Newry and Armagh MP said: “BP announced record breaking profits of over $8.2 billion (£7.1 billion) in just three months. “The company has also announced it […]

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Community Constituency Government Lurgan Upper Bann Westminster

MP Praises Local Church Events

Upper Bann MP Carla Lockhart joined with local church Blackskull Methodist, and members of the wider community at a fundraising event, held on Saturday 15th October.  She then travelled to Banbridge Baptist Ladies Fellowship. Speaking after attending the events, Carla Lockhart said: “Every weekend across Upper Bann we have groups going the extra mile to […]

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Lockhart joins Orange Leaders at COVID Memorial Service

Local DUP MP Carla Lockhart has joined with County Armagh Grand Orange Lodge Officers at the Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland’s COVID-19 Memorial Service, in St. Mark’s Portadown. Speaking after the service, Mrs Lockhart said: “This was a very moving service, as we remembered those brethren from within the Orange family who lost their lives […]

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Community Constituency Government Lurgan Upper Bann Westminster

Pension Triple Lock Commitment Welcomed

The DUP’s Upper Bann MP Carla Lockhart has welcomed the assurances given by the Prime Minister that the triple lock on pensions will be retained. Speculation in recent days had suggested the long standing Government commitment on pensions may be ditched. Speaking from Westminster, Carla Lockhart said: “The DUP secured the triple lock on pensions […]

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Additional Student Support Will Make a Real Difference – Lockhart

Local DUP MP Carla Lockhart has commended her colleague, the Economy Minister Gordon Lyons MLA, for bringing forward an increase of 40% to student maintenance loans from the 2023/24 academic year. Welcoming the move, the Upper Bann representative said: “Student days are meant to be the best days of your life, but if you are […]

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Community Constituency Government Health Lurgan Politics Upper Bann Westminster

BVA Medicines Warning a Reminder of Protocol Impact

Upper Bann MP Carla Lockhart has said comments by the President of the British Veterinary Association regarding access to animal medicines reinforces the need for the Government to act to address the problems caused by the Northern Ireland Protocol. Speaking to MPs in Westminster, the DUP DEFRA Spokesperson said: “The reality is that in Northern […]

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Swann Calls on Secretary of State to Implement Nurses Pay Award

Former UUP Health Minister, Robin Swann MLA, has written to the Secretary of State calling on him to award the agreed pay increase to nurses when he provides clarity on the 22/23 Budget. The text of the letter is as follows: Dear Secretary of State, As you will be aware until the end of last […]