Westminster News

Tougher sentencing for Animal Cruelty

AN MP is demanding tougher punishments for people convicted of animal cruelty.

Shipley MP Philip Davies said crimes against animals must be taken seriously and not dismissed as a more minor crime than those involving people.

HS2 Update

Many people across Yorkshire think High Speed Rail is a waste of money and cash should be spent on local infrastructure projects, an MP told Parliament.

Statement on Schools Funding

Schools across the district will learn how much cash they will receive under government changes to funding in September after an MP demanded a timescale was set out.

Brownfield Priority for building

Government ministers have warned Bradford Council it must build on brownfield sites before the greenbelt.

Communities Secretary Sajid Javid said he expected Bradford to follow guidelines set out regarding brownfield, after Shipley MP Philip Davies told Parliament of his concerns.

Parking changes

AN MP has accused a private parking company handing out £100 fines of rogue practices.

Birmingham based company Smart Paring took over the running of the car-park behind the Co-op in Saltaire last month from Bradford Council and changed the long-standing rules on parking.

HS3 Bradford Stop

AN MP has piled pressure on government to ensure Bradford is one of the stops on the new high speed east to west northern rail line.

Shipley Eastern Bypass Meeting

Transport bosses in West Yorkshire will be asked to meet with Government ministers to discuss the Shipley Eastern Bypass after an MP demanded everyone stop blaming each other for delays to the much needed scheme.

Positive Discrimination

Philip Davies has hit out at the “pure and simple racism” being shown by some media organisations offering internships for non-white people.

Only ethnic minorities can apply for the ITV and New Statesman positions.

Dog theft and fighting

Not enough is being done to tackle dog thefts across the district and to stop them being used for dog fighting, an MP has said.