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Kate has questioned the Secretary of State for DEFRA to consider a diesel scrappage scheme that supports low income families.

https://youtu.be/j2PW12F-id4

Diesel cars are worse for air quality than petrol cars and at an air quality summit Kate hosted with local schoolchildren, the children said they wanted diesel cars replaced with electric cars. 

Kate question and the Minister's response can be viewed online here.

Kate questions Secretary of State on diesel scrappage schemes

Kate has questioned the Secretary of State for DEFRA to consider a diesel scrappage scheme that supports low income families.

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Kate has spoken in parliament on behalf of small businesses involved in the construction of Carrington power station who’ve yet to be paid for their services. 

Part of the consortium which built the £710 million power station, sub contracted some of the work out to local small businesses.

However, Duro Felguera UK Ltd., the company in charge of the project, has been liquidated by its large Spanish parent company meaning that the Manchester based small businesses haven’t been paid for their work on the project.

One local company, owed tens of thousands by Duro, has been delayed payments since Christmas and faces serious financial difficulty without the payment.

Carrington Power Station officially opened last month at a ceremony attended by Energy Minister, Jesse Norman.

On 20th April Kate spoke in parliament to ask the Leader of the House of Commons for an urgent statement on the support that can be made available to the affected businesses, before parliament dissolves for the general election. 

Kate said, “It’s disgraceful that our local businesses should lose out on a major infrastructure project that’s contributing to our national energy security.

“Failure to pay by large clients kills small businesses. That’s why I’ll be standing up for our small businesses to make sure they get paid for the work they do.”

Kate stands up for out of pocket small businesses

Kate has spoken in parliament on behalf of small businesses involved in the construction of Carrington power station who’ve yet to be paid for their services. 

Parliament has voted to hold an early general election. This is expected to take place on Thursday 8 June. 

If you're not registered to vote, you can do so NOW at gov.uk/register-to-vote.


The vote in parliament was needed because the Fixed Term Parliaments Act means that the next general election should not take place until 2020. Theresa May had repeatedly assured us that she wouldn't call an early general election. This week, she went back on her word.


Although she's done so for the benefit of the Conservative party, I voted in favour of the early election. Labour won't deny the country the very earliest opportunity to vote against this miserable government. People in Stretford and Urmston know that things are getting tougher under the Tories: the cost of living's going up, young people can't afford a home of their own, women who expected to be drawing their state pension are being told they'll have to wait. Pressures are building up in the NHS, with long waits for GP appointments and at A&E, and our schools face huge funding pressure and are shedding staff.


Overshadowing everything is the government's mismanagement of the Brexit negotiations. Theresa May doesn't care if her hardline stance means international businesses pull out of the UK, jobs are lost, and the rising cost of importing goods means higher prices in the shops. I simply don't trust her to negotiate a Brexit deal that's in the best interests of our country.


So I will be putting myself forward for re-election, so that people in Stretford and Urmston can be sure they still have a strong voice speaking up for them in parliament - whether it's defending the services we all rely on, speaking up for families struggling to pay the bills, or challenging the government when it brushes aside worries about a hard Brexit. I'll be campaigning hard across the constituency over the coming weeks - and I hope to have the chance to meet and speak to as many of you as possible.

 

Kate's statement on the upcoming general election

Parliament has voted to hold an early general election. This is expected to take place on Thursday 8 June. 


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