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By Ian Onions, Political Editor

Bristol’S ongoing primary schools crisis is due to be debated in Parliament tomorrow, after Bristol East Labour MP Kerry McCarthy won permission for a special debate.
During the debate, Ms McCarthy will urge the Department for Education to treat Bristol as a “special case” by stepping in and providing emergency funding to ease the chronic shortage of places.

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By Sam Rkaina, Local Government Reporter

BRISTOL East MP Kerry McCarthy is backing a campaign to protect sealife.

Ms McCarthy says she supports The Wildlife Trusts’ Petition Fish campaign, which was launched at Parliament this week.

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BRISTOL East Labour MP Kerry McCarthy is urging people to protest against proposed reforms of the National Health Service.

The deadline for comments on the Department of Health’s website is the end of today. (Tuesday, May 31)

Ms McCarthy said she had received “an almost unprecedented” number of letters and emails from hundreds of constituents who were deeply concerned that the Government’s reforms would be disastrous for the NHS and lead to privatisation.

In April, Ms McCarthy wrote to the Prime Minister and his deputy on the issue. She said people regarded the NHS as a national service, provided on the basis of need – not on the ability to pay or what generates the most profit.

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Bristol East MP Kerry McCarthy

Kerry McCarthy MP is backing Age UK’s campaign against Government plans which will see thousands of women waiting up to two years longer for their state pension than promised under the Coalition agreement.

Kerry has discussed the these damaging changes with many of her constituents who are just some of the  330,000 women who will be worst affected by the changes.

Kerry has joined hundreds of MPs who have signed an Early Day Motion to reverse the changes which break the Coalition Agreement’s pledge to hold off speeding up the equalisation of the State Pension Age.

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BRISTOL East MP Kerry McCarthy has called on the Government to abandon new plans for allotments.

Ms McCarthy says the coalition is putting the future of allotments at risk by threatening to abolish legal protection for local growers.

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BRISTOL MP Kerry McCarthy joined singer and actress Martine McCutcheon, right, to hand over a petition against sex trafficking.

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By Sam Rkaina, Local Government Reporter

BRISTOL East MP Kerry McCarthy met with disabled groups from the city ahead of protests against cuts.

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