Read Caroline Flint's reply to an open letter from Frederika Roberts, spokesperson for Best for Doncaster, the campaign for a second EU referendum.
Dear Ms Roberts
I was disappointed to see you publish an open letter on Facebook on 24 October claiming that I haven’t replied to your emails. I have therefore published this reply.
Perhaps you may recall that I wrote to you in November 2016 about the triggering of Article 50. I also wrote to you in September 2017 about the commitments I made at the election. I wrote to you about EU citizen’s rights in December 2017. Finally, I wrote to you in January 2018 about Amendment 7 of the EU (Withdrawal) Bill - the meaningful vote.
My interview with Arj Singh in the Yorkshire Post.
Read my speech to the Academy of Ideas, Battle of Ideas weekend, on 14 October 2018 about reviving our industrial heartlands and small towns.
Why are we talking about the rust belt?
The short answer is Brexit. The referendum ripped a scab off, revealing the feelings of many for whom the benefits of modernisation and globalisation seemed marginal.
They saw their concerns ignored at best, ridiculed at worst.
This had been brewing for a decade or more.
As the MP who proudly boasts Doncaster Sheffield Airport in my constituency, may I welcome to this event today.
May I welcome the small businesses with ambition to grow; the firms with ambition to export more; or export for the first time. And may I welcome representatives of Heathrow and the firms associated with aviation at Robin Hood Airport.
This event is about Heathrow, but it is also about our future, here in Doncaster.
This week Caroline Flint visited Rossington Brownies to talk to them about women in politics and the centenary of women getting the vote.
Caroline shared with the Brownies her story of being the 201st woman to be elected as an MP, the history of the suffragette movement and told the girls that they have super powers.
Read my article on the environment for the Doncaster Free Press below:
A letter in the Doncaster Free Press 26 July headed “Go for Green Way” caught my eye. It argued that you cannot support the environment if you back the Great Yorkshire Way link road or, on a larger scale, Heathrow expansion.
I can’t agree. I’ve always supported good environmental policy. But it requires a twin–track approach. Capture carbon, by protecting and expanding forests, peatlands etc. and reduce emissions caused by human activity.
Following an announcement by the Government that public sector pay for teachers, members of the armed forces and prison officers would rise, Caroline sought assurances in the House of Commons that this meant a pay rise in real terms, and that public sector workers in Doncaster wouldn’t see their pay decreased.
Caroline today spoke in Parliament to raise the issue of children with alcohol dependent parents and welcome the news that £6 million will be spent to support children of alcoholics after significant lobbying from Caroline.