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Leeds MP wins award for road safety campaign

Greg Mulholland Credit: Calendar News

The MP for Leeds North West gained the award from Brake in recognition of his campaign for automatic licence suspension for drivers who have killed or are caught at twice the drink-drive limit.

The campaign was launched by the family of Jamie Still, a sixteen-year-old who was killed by a drink driver in January 2011. The driver was charged with causing death by dangerous driving, but allowed to keep his licence for eight months while he awaited trial.

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MP criticises heart surgery decision

Greg Mulholland, MP for Leeds North West has criticised the decision saying it is "deeply regrettable".

There has been a real lack of confidence in the whole process and serious questions have been raised about the way in which the JCPT seem to have ignored the facts surrounding travel times and appear to have favoured Newcastle all along, despite the fact that it will struggle to reach the required number of units even if Leeds closes. If the review was really following its own criteria of bigger, safer units then Leeds should be retained and it does seem as if the JCPCT have not impartially followed the review's own logic, which is worrying.

– Greg Mulholland MP

Pensioners meet MP over home improvements

Pensioners in sheltered accomodation in Leeds have been meeting with their MP to try and improve their living conditions.

They say they've repeatedly been promised repairs at the building, on Farrar Lane, that have never been carried out.

Yesterday they met with a representative from West North West homes which runs the home, who apologised and promised again that the work would be completed.

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MP demands "English" national anthem

A Yorkshire MP is backing a campaign for England to have its own national anthem.

Greg Mulholland, the MP for Leeds North West, has tabled an Early Day Motion calling on the Government to "get behind" the campaign calling on all English sporting associations to "adopt an appropriate song".

It is time that England had an anthem it could call its own that we could celebrate whenever an English team or athlete takes to the sporting arena. The run up to Euro 2012 is the ideal opportunity for the Government to speak up for our English identity and get behind the campaign for an English national anthem.

– Greg Mulholland, MP for Leeds North West

The Early Day Motion can be seen here.