Today's budget lets down Brightside and Hillsborough

  Today's Budget offered nothing to tackle the issues that matter most to people in Brightside and Hillsborough. There was no increase in spending for mental health services facing higher demands; no mention of how to cope with the social care crisis; and not a word about helping our struggling police services which since 2010 has seen a 36% cut in funding in South Yorkshire. With our NHS struggling to cope in the coming winter months, today’s Budget did not provide near enough the levels of funding so that our NHS has the resources it needs to provide an excellent service within the waiting time targets.   Continue reading

Closure of Sana'a Airoport in Yemen

The closure of Sana'a Airport in Yemen has led to 10,000 deaths as it continues to restrict humanitarian access Continue reading

Royal Mail results show £70 m paid in dividend to private shareholders in last 6 months

This Thursday, Royal Mail released their latest 6-month results which showed that a staggering £70 million was paid out in dividend to shareholders, totalling to almost £700 million over the past four years.  Continue reading

NHS Sheffield have your say with the CCG

The NHS Sheffield CCG have launched a public consultation so you can 'Have Your Say' on how they make urgent care work for minor illness and injuries better for the people of Sheffield. Continue reading

My e-newsletter-2nd November

In this e-newsletter, I will update you on another busy week in Parliament. As always, I continue to hold regular surgeries to hear about constituency matters affecting you and if you have any issues you would like to bring to my attention please do not hesitate to email me at gill.furniss.mp@parliament.uk. Best wishes,Gill Continue reading

Product Safety and Fire Risk in Residential Homes

On Wednesday I spoke in the debate on Product Safety and Fire risk in residential homes. Continue reading

Gill urges constituents to wear it pink

Gill Furniss has dressed in pink to lend her support to Breast Cancer Now’s flagship fundraiser, wear it pink, which will see thousands of people across the UK adding a splash of pink to their outfits on Friday 20 October and raise vital funds for breast cancer research.  Gill is encouraging her constituents in Brightside and Hillsborough to join her, and sign up to take part in the UK’s biggest pink fundraiser. The event, which takes place during October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, is in its 16th year and has raised over £30 million to date for Breast Cancer Now’s life-saving research. Continue reading

The Repeal Bill

You may have seen a lot in the news about the Repeal Bill, which today has begun to be debated in the House of Commons. The Great Repeal Bill is a huge piece of legislation which sets to transfer all EU law into UK domestic law to provide continuation for businesses and consumers on exit day in March 2019. Firstly, I want to emphasise that this Bill is not about whether Britain leaves the EU. That issue was settled by the referendum result and the Article 50 Bill. The Labour Party has been very clear that we respect the referendum result and recognise that Britain is leaving the EU.   Instead, this Bill is about how we leave the EU, what role Parliament has in the process and how we safeguard vital rights and protections as we leave.     Continue reading

GCSE results day

It's GCSE results day, and the first time that the new grading system has been used in some subjects. Continue reading

Be a Binner

I am backing Yorkshire Waters 'Be a Binner' campaign urging all residents in Brightside and Hillsborough to bin wet wipes and sanitary towels, instead of flushing them.  Continue reading