Yvette Cooper MP
1 Year Anniversary Since the Closure of Kellingley Mine, Yet Britain’s Last Deep Coalminers Still Aren’t Getting a Fair Deal
On 18th December 2016 Kellingley Colliery closed for the last time, ending hundreds of years of Yorkshire mining history. The miner’s redundancy terms were far worse than those in the 80s and 90s and the Government refused calls from me and other campaigners such as the NUM to provide more support. Britain's last miners at Kellingley Colliery have had lower pay-outs that the Thoresby miners or almost all the miners in any of the past pit closures including under the Thatcher Government.
Responding to a letter from Dame Lowell Goddard to the Home Affairs Select Committee which has appeared in the media this morning, Chair of the Home Affairs Select Committee Yvette Cooper MP said:
Yvette is urging people across the Five Towns to respond to the Council’s plans for leisure services.
Responding to the Home Secretary’s decision not to hold an inquiry into the events during and after the Battle of Orgreave, Yvette Cooper MP said:
“I've long called for an inquiry into Orgreave. People in the coalfield areas have been waiting 32 years for the truth of what happened at Orgreave and many people feel very angry and upset at this decision to hold no inquiry at all.
It's hard to believe that in 21st century Britain, parents are having to skip meals so they can afford to feed their kids. Yet that is exactly what is happening as a result of Government screw ups over tax credit payments.
CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY
Think on two children.
Aged ten and nine. Primary school children by the side of a busy road.
A ten year old who’s father was killed when extremists took hold of their village.
Whose mother paid smugglers to take the boys away.
They live on their own in a muddy tent.
On Friday Yvette Cooper MP visited Normanton waste water treatment works to learn about a £3.5million investment project that is taking place.
Bereavement is one of the hardest things any of us ever has to cope with. And it’s even tougher if a loved one's last hours or days are difficult or if you don't feel they got the care they needed.
Last week I hosted an adjournment debate in the House of Commons to discuss with Health Ministers the situation around staffing levels at Mid-Yorkshire Health Trust.