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Following the launch of the Road Safety campaign at Hill Avenue Primary School which I held in conjunction with the local police and the school, I was contacted by a local resident, Mike Tolfree, who lives near St Teresa’s Catholic Primary School raising his concerns about similar parking issues outside the school.

He agreed with me, that the most important thing is that children can get to and from school safely. This issue can cause tensions between residents, parents and the school involved so the campaign was aimed at raising awareness to ensure that the children from the school are kept safe on their journey to and from school.

It is a great initiative developed by the City of Wolverhampton Council and WM Fire Service to deter parents from parking dangerously outside of our schools.


Alison, one of the school children involved in today’s campaign explains in the video below why the ‘Safety Outside Schools’ campaign is important.


Thank you to the school children, parents and teachers who embraced the launch of this new initiative today and I look forward to seeing how the initiative works for the school.

St Teresa’s Catholic Primary School's Road Safety Campaign 2018

Following the launch of the Road Safety campaign at Hill Avenue Primary School which I held in conjunction with the local police and the school, I was contacted by a...

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As we learnt yesterday that the NHS is "haemorrhaging" nurses with one in 10 now leaving the NHS in England each year, figures show. 

More than 33,000 walked away last year, piling pressure on understaffed hospitals and community services.

The figures represent a rise of 20% since 2012-13, and mean there are now more leavers than joiners. Nurse leaders said it was a "dangerous and downward spiral".

Following this news, Pat McFadden MP (Wolverhampton South East) has called on the Government, once again, to fund the NHS properly as it sinks further in to crisis. In the video below, Pat says;

“Seventy years ago the post-war Labour Government founded the National Health Service, we did that because we wanted people to have access to healthcare without having to worry about the cost. This winter the NHS is in crisis, recently at a local hospital here in Wolverhampton twenty-five percent of patients in ambulances were waiting more than half an hour before they could get admitted to A&E and that figure was even higher at some other hospitals. The Government has announced the cancellation of tens of thousands of non urgent operations for this month and billions have been taken out of the social care budget in recent years. I pay tribute to the National Health Service staff, I think they do a heroic job doing their best to look after patients but they are too stretched and the system is not funded properly, so I'm calling on the Government to fund the National Health Service properly both on the health side and on the social care side because these two things are closely linked. It took a Labour Government to found the NHS and a Labour Government to rescue it the last time it was in trouble. I'm calling on this Government to step up and fund our National Health Service properly.”

Pat McFadden MP calls on Government to fund NHS properly

As we learnt yesterday that the NHS is "haemorrhaging" nurses with one in 10 now leaving the NHS in England each year, figures show. 

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Pat McFadden MP has today written to Business Secretary Greg Clarke asking 10 questions about the financial information held by the Government in the run up to Carillion’s collapse.

The company, which has its HQ in Wolverhampton, employs 400 people in the city and another 40,000 around the world.

The questions posed by Mr McFadden focus on what help the company asked for from Government in the run up to liquidation and how the costs of this to the taxpayer compare with the potential costs facing the taxpayer from liquidation. His letter follows revelations yesterday in court documents lodged by Carillion CEO Keith Cochrane that the company made at least one approach to Government seeking financial help in the run up to its collapse.

Mr McFadden said:

“We know that Carillion sought financial help from Government as it sought to put together a rescue package in recent weeks. It is essential that we know what exactly the company was asking for and how the cost of that compares to the potential costs facing the taxpayer from liquidation. Unravelling Carillion is going to be a hugely complex task involving many different contracts and thousands of sub-contractors. What is the cost to the taxpayer of cleaning up this mess compared to what the costs might have been of keeping the company going? The Government must give clear answers to these questions so that the public knows what were the options before Ministers and what the impact on taxpayers is going to be from the path eventually chosen of allowing the company to collapse into liquidation.”

Pat McFadden MP seeks financial answers from Government over Carillion collapse

Pat McFadden MP has today written to Business Secretary Greg Clarke asking 10 questions about the financial information held by the Government in the run up to Carillion’s collapse.


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