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Caroline Flint met with local Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI) in Parliament this week and pledged her commitment to fight for a fair transitional State Pension arrangement for all WASPI women.
Caroline took part in the WASPI lobby of Parliament, that saw over 20 WASPI Women and 120 Parliamentarians gather in Parliament to call on the Government to commit their support in helping find a solution for WASPI women.
Don Valley MP Caroline Flint and Doncaster Central MP Rosie Winterton joined miners’ families and NUM officials for the annual Miners’ Memorial Service, held this year at the Doncaster Minster.
The gathering heard readings by former miner Ian Lavery MP and Chris Skidmore Chair of the NUM Yorkshire Area followed by a dramatic performance from Yew Tree Theatre Group about the 1931 Bentley pit disaster, which took the lives of 45 miners. The Dodworth Colliery Brass band played music and accompanied the hymns.
Caroline Flint is one of nineteen Labour MPs to co-sign letters to the President of the European Commission Jean Claude Juncker and the President of the European Council Donald Tusk urging the EU Commission and the EU27 to “work night and day, if required, to agree a deal.”
Said Caroline “I have written to Jean Claude Juncker and Donald Tusk urging the EU Commission, the EU27 member states and the UK Government to work night and day to agree a deal.
“I want the referendum result delivered – but an orderly Brexit is better than a No Deal Brexit.
“Don Valley’s voters, like the British people, are tired of deadlock and want Brexit resolved.
"I will be working right up to 31 October to keep my election pledge to the people of Don Valley to get the best Brexit deal and to leave the EU.”
Caroline Flint joined Rosie Winterton MP, Mayor Ros Jones and Civic Mayor Linda Curran and dignitaries to celebrate Armed Forces Day.
The MPs and the borough's Mayors watched the parade of veterans, Army Reservists and cadets march past the Mansion House, followed by an assembly in the Market Square.
Don Valley MP Caroline Flint has urged Ministers to tackle antisocial behaviour by ensuring that bans and curfews are used alongside prosecutions.
The MP did so after one six week police operation against crime and antisocial behaviour in Doncaster led to 40 arrests. Ms Flint has strongly supported more powers for the police and Doncaster council to tackle antisocial behaviour.
Doncaster’s neighbourhood policing teams are to see more police on the streets as South Yorkshire Police have promised to boost the police presence across communities.
The plans were discussed at a meeting organised by Caroline Flint MP with local Labour councillors and senior police officers, including Borough Commander Shaun Morley.
Caroline Flint has welcomed as “a lifeline for Don Valley’s villages” the Labour pledge of new funding of £1.3billion per year to reverse cuts made to 3,000 bus routes by the Tories since 2010 and to fund the expansion of new bus services.
Said Caroline: “For too long, many of our outlying towns and villages get a second class bus service. Yet buses are essential to get people to work on early shifts and home late at night.
“Doncaster’s towns and village stand to gain from reinstating bus services. It will also reduce the risk of isolation for many elderly, and vulnerable people living in rural areas who have been totally cut off as a result of their bus services disappearing.”
Caroline Flint was shown the latest in green transportation at Doncaster iPort Rail terminal this week.
The Don Valley MP was given a tour of the 30 acre secure container site located at iPort by David Cross, Commercial Director of iPort Rail, before stepping into the cab of a reach stacker to see how containers are safely moved between trains and HGVs.
Speaking after today’s vote (29 March) on the EU Withdrawal Agreement, Caroline Flint said:
“Today, the day we should have left the EU, Parliament let down the people and businesses of Don Valley.
“Parliament has strained the patience of people who thought that over 1,000 days after the referendum, the UK should have left already.
“I hope everyone understands that today’s vote was a vote to block Brexit. I couldn’t support that.
“I voted to guarantee that the UK would leave the EU on 22 May. Today, that option was thrown away.