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Stephen Farry is MP for North Down

What has Stephen Farry been up to today?

Stephen Farry is MP for North Down and a member of the Alliance Party of Northern Ireland party.

Stephen Farry has 17394 followers on Twitter.

Truss is set to get things very wrong in cost of living crisis.

Tax cuts sound great, but aren't targeted at most vulnerable nor effective in this crisis.

Focus must be on maximising public spending & direct support those most impacted by energy costs.
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2022/aug/06/liz-truss-handouts-cost-of-living-crisis-tax-cuts-conservative-leadership

Northern Ireland is watching an Assembly paralysed by the DUP, says @KateNicholl as she highlights the hurt being caused as the DUP continues to prioritise party over people.

Today I attended the 50th anniversary of the Claudy Bombings, My thoughts are with the friends and families of those who were killed on the day, also with those who survived but still bear the physical and emotional scars of what they experienced on that day.

The Claudy bombings were an appalling atrocity. The IRA brought murder and mayhem to a small village. Thoughts today with the families of the victims and the wider community. 50 years on truth, justice and accountability remain to be addressed.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-62332152

Great to catch up today with @Mansoor1375 - one of the Afghans that we helped resettle in Ireland last year. Mansoor is now integrated in his new home and active in his community.

Such an enjoyable session on developing a Shared Island at #GFSS22 this afternoon.

Thanks so much to @StephenFarryMP, @cjhumanrights, @nealerichmond, @NIYF and @AllianceYouthNI for accepting our invite.

Let's keep these conversations going and build a more inclusive Ireland.

Unequivocal and strong response on recent scenes in Dromore.

We as a community deserve better than to have our name dragged through the mud when the vast majority of us want to live in an open, diverse and shared society where violence is neither perpetrated nor celebrated. https://twitter.com/Ulster_Fleadh/status/1553038742910251008

Ulster Fleadh @Ulster_Fleadh

OFFICIAL STATEMENT - ULSTER FLEADH

Disgraceful scenes in Dromore. There is no place for any celebration of the IRA. They brought huge pain and misery to this society. Deeply concerning to see young people involved in such chanting.

This is a welcome & robust response. And follow up action where warranted is vital

Ulster Fleadh @Ulster_Fleadh

OFFICIAL STATEMENT - ULSTER FLEADH

Very sad at the death of Terry Neill. Yet another highly respected person with deep roots in Bangor who passed away this week having achieved so much - this time in the sporting world with Arsenal and Northern Ireland,
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/62336286

We're so excited to reveal our first special guest for this weekend's Garret FitzGerald Summer School, @StephenFarryMP!

Stephen is the Deputy Leader of @allianceparty and is committed to advancing positive relations on the island of Ireland.

We look forward to welcoming him

The majority of the public - including voters of unionist, nationalist and other parties - overwhelmingly back the removal of the veto stopping an Executive being formed.

View Alliance’s proposals to end NI’s stop-start politics here: https://assets.nationbuilder.com/allianceparty/pages/7501/attachments/original/1656012825/Sharing_Power_to_Build_A_Shared_Future.pdf?1656012825

.@naomi_long and @DavidFordxMLA saddened by David Trimble death.

See more here -

https://www.allianceparty.org/long_and_ford_saddened_by_trimble_death

The passing of David Trimble is very sad. The Good Friday Agreement and a transformed Northern Ireland will be his legacies. He was a giant in the political arena and one of Bangor’s finest ever sons.

It is shameful and disgusting to see the scapegoating of refugees for the problems faced by the UK. UK has capacity to do much more.

Rather problems arise from Brexit, hard-right ideology, and years of under-investment in skills and public services.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-62281041

It is crucial that discussions between the UK and Irish Governments intensity over coming weeks to find a bespoke solution for non Irish residents of Ireland travelling to NI or indeed whole UK, and for tourists coming to NI.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-62257134

Last week I sat across the table from a woman not much older than me who with her daughters had fled war & goes to sleep some nights wishing she wouldn’t wake up. I am deeply concerned about the welfare of asylum seekers in NI & despondent at how many are silent on this issue.

50 years ago today, 9 people were murdered in a wave of horrific bombings in Belfast. The 22 bombs detonated by the Provisional IRA injured another 130. It was an act of grave inhumanity and evil.

Very concerned to see @ukhomeoffice are bringing in the Electronic Travel Authorisation a year early in 2023. Moreover there is no acknowledgement of particular circumstances re Ireland and the burden & risk for non Irish residents who cross border into NI
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/new-plan-for-immigration-legal-migration-and-border-control-strategy

Alliance representatives pay tribute to victims and survivors of Bloody Friday, on anniversary.

See more here -

https://www.allianceparty.org/alliance_representatives_pay_tribute_to_victims_and_survivors_of_bloody_friday_on_anniversary

The Protocol Bill is unwanted, unworkable and damaging. UKG is endangering its economy and reputation to do something to NI opposed by most MLAs and businesses. This is absurd.

Today, I proposed an amendment to give the NI Assembly a vote before the Bill could be commenced.

Alliance Party in Westminster @AlliancePartyUK

The Tories and DUP have just passed the Protocol Bill through the House of Commons.

This is yet another reckless act of self-harm for Northern Ireland and the UK as a whole.

This is the man that just a year ago was threatened by the Taliban with execution. Now living in Ireland due to brilliant work by @StephenFarryMP. He has now just got engaged.

Just need Irish Gov to move him & family to their forever homes now. @rodericogorman @simoncoveney

We are very disappointed by behaviour shown by some visitors to Crawfordsburn yesterday & trail of rubbish left behind. We commend our staff who worked into the night to complete the clean-up & call on public to put rubbish in the bin or take it home when visiting parks & beaches https://twitter.com/BelfastLive/status/1549399166178267136

Belfast Live @BelfastLive

Watch: Crawfordsburn beach left covered in rubbish last night.

Disgraceful attacks on @PSNIArdsNDown in Crawfordsburn. The police are there to keep everyone safe, especially in challenging times such as packed beaches in hot weather. People must enjoy themselves while respecting residents and the emergency services.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-62226478

After all the scandal, degradation of public standards, and failures in policy, the DUP have confidence in Boris Johnson’s Government!! Overlooking a lot in the hope for something...
https://votes.parliament.uk/Votes/Commons/Division/1351

Tory candidates claim they want truth and integrity in politics
 
Now is the opportunity to demonstrate that their words are meaningful

Together with a cross-party group of MPs, I urge Tory candidates to commit to adopting my Bill to ban lying in politics

I have heard too many harrowing accounts of conditions asylum seekers, who have already been through so much, find themselves in. It’s something @StephenFarryMP & I have and will continue to work on. They deserve so much better.
https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/revealed-the-dire-living-conditions-for-asylum-seekers-in-northern-ireland-41845728.html

Some in Tory leadership contest are suggesting there is a trade off between tackling crises of today versus net zero commitments.

Rather both are essential and go hand in hand. We need a #greennewdeal to address energy costs today and to help save planet
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-62177458

🧵So, having become accustomed to seeing my posters burned on bonfires, I honestly thought nothing could shock me anymore. However, late last night I received photos of effigies of me, @moneillsf and @MaryLouMcDonald hanged on the bonfire at Glenfield in Carrickfergus. >

Alliance MP @StephenFarryMP: “As the PM prepares to leave office, will he apologise for his legacy in N Ireland, where power sharing has collapsed, Good Friday has been undermined, an unwanted Protocol Bill imposed and Anglo-Irish relations at their worst state for 40 years?”

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Eleanor Laing is MP for Epping Forest

What has Eleanor Laing been up to today?

Eleanor Laing is MP for Epping Forest and a member of the Conservative party.

Eleanor Laing has 13842 followers on Twitter.

Good luck to @BuckhurstHillFC for tomorrow when they play in the @EmiratesFACup for the first time hosting @WalthamstowFC at Myrak Park, Roding Lane. Kick off 3pm. @BHFC_1st #BuckhurstHill

Thanks to our amazing partnership with @SmythsToysUK, we get to be children again! Here's a behind the scenes shot of our Wish Granters getting in on the excitement of meeting Peppa Pig on Saturday at Smyths Toys Epping Forest while making children's wishes come true!

The weather continues to be warm & dry. Let's all help protect #EppingForest from the very real threat of fire. As always: no barbecues, no fires, no discarded litter or cigarettes.

Please report any fires / bbqs in an emergency to 999, or 020 8532 1010 (24/7 phoneline).

Epping Forest Youth Councillors enjoying their day at Lambourne End caving and braving the zip wire! @JPFoundation@LambourneEnd #efyc #youthcouncil #jackpetchey

Today's image shows the House of Commons Member's Lobby from 1897 overlaid with a modern day image.

The Lobby was designed as the waiting room for the Commons and contains message boards with pigeon holes for notes to be left for MPs while they are in the Chamber or Committees.

Join in UK Parliament Week #UKPW – 14-20 November 2022! Sign-up for your free kit and explore @UKParliament and how to get involved on the issues that matter to you. http://ukparliamentweek.org

Join in UK Parliament Week #UKPW – 14-20 November 2022! Sign-up for your free kit and explore @UKParliament and how to get involved on the issues that matter to you. http://ukparliamentweek.org

During the second week of summer recess, we will be sharing a selection of images, illustrating some of the changes to the House of Commons over the years.

Our first image highlights the Commons Chamber in 1905 blended with a picture of the Commons today.

See below ⤵️

Please don’t ignore the letter from us dropping through your letterbox soon.

The 2022 annual canvass of electors starts in Epping Forest district with letters going out in the post on Monday 1 August.

Find out more:
http://ow.ly/Tttq50K8LVW

Epping Forest Youth Council have had an amazing day with a tour in the Supreme Court and the Houses of Parliament. Thank you to Dame Eleanor Laing @UKParliament #visitparliament #efdc #efyc #byc #youngminds

Shocked and very sad to hear about the untimely death of Sir Christopher Meyer. He was inspirational as well as being charming and fun. We will all miss him. My heart goes out to Catherine @ladylilo2.

Record breaking. Game changing. Awe-inspiring. So proud of the @Lionesses! Our England, our champions!! #WEURO2022 #WomenInSport #NotWomensFootball

We're loving this beautiful shot of the Elizabeth Tower and statue silhouette. Taken in Parliament Square, the home of many political icons' statues. 📸by londontony48 on Instagram.

Can you tell which Prime Minister this is?
We'd love to hear your guesses in the comments👇

Shocked and very sad to hear about the untimely death of Sir Christopher Meyer. He was inspirational as well as being charming and fun. We will all miss him. My heart goes out to Catherine @ladylilo2.

Join in UK Parliament Week – 14-20 November 2022!
Sign up for your free kit and explore @UKParliament and how to get involved on the issues that matter to you.
#UKPW http://ukparliamentweek.org

👑 Signing off from an epic night with a final world from HRH The Prince of Wales!

Get to bed, folks. See you all tomorrow for more epic moments!

#B2022

If you want to speak to an advisor face to face, we have a hub at the Epping Civic Offices for all residents of Epping Forest. Drop in every Thursday 10am - 3pm, no appointment needed. We work with highly qualified partners to help with a wide range of issues
#WeAreCitizensAdvice

Epping Forest & Harlow Community Transport, are looking for a Part-time driver to join our team in providing transport in the rural areas driving bus routes, elderly, disabled, and isolated community.
The Driver must hold a UK driving licence with D1 entitlement. Please Call 📞

Here at Epping Forest District Museum one of the roles you can volunteer for is helping out at the front desk. Tasks include greeting customers, selling items, and being a friendly person!

Congratulations @Lionesses on making it to the #WEURO2022 final on Sunday. The entire country is so proud of everything you’re achieving. We believe in you and will be with you all the way! W

Today Prime Minister @BorisJohnson presented President @ZelenskyyUa with the Sir Winston Churchill Leadership Award for incredible courage, defiance and dignity in the face of Putin’s barbaric invasion.

The UK will always #StandWithUkraine 🇬🇧🇺🇦

#ChurchillAward

Congratulations to all the team at #EppingForest who have won the @GreenFlagAward for the 19th consecutive year. 👏🏻🟩
@CoLEppingForest
https://www.greenflagaward.org/park-summary/?park=384

National rail strikes Wednesday 27 and Saturday 30 July

TfL services that use Network Rail tracks will be affected (including London Overground, Elizabeth line and Tube)

Check our webpage for details, it will be regularly updated ⤵

I am deeply saddened to learn of the death of Lord Trimble earlier today. He was a giant of British and international politics and will be long remembered for his intellect, personal bravery and fierce determination to change politics for the better.

Cathy Brokenshire and Fiona Castle spoke to @BBCBreakfast about how #lungcancer devastated both their lives and why it can't go on any more. We #needtoscreen for lung cancer. We need to save more lives.

https://youtu.be/jMKqyHMyxNQ

This has been an excellent debate this afternoon - quite a contrast to the rest of the week - and a fitting remembrance of our dear friend Sir David says Dame Eleanor Laing

And that’s a wrap - just myself and @DavidRutley bringing the curtain down on this session of Parliament before returning in September. We discussed no fault benefit debts, thanks to @CPAGUK’s early warning system,

Many thanks to @eleanor4epping for overseeing the two Davids!

🗣️I am going to be speaking in the Sir David Amess Adjournment debate today. Sir David was such an enthusiastic participant in the debates and lobbied extremely hard for issues in the constituency. I hope to uphold his legacy, and continue to raise issues for Southend West💙

As the temperature starts to drop, the threat of wildfires has not gone away. The ground remains exceptionally dry

Within #EppingForest we have seen 7 significant fires with another close shave in #TheCommons

Shockingly, >100 people have been stopped with disposable BBQs! (1/3)

Just under 1️⃣ week to go until schools break up for the summer holidays.

Wondering how to keep the kids entertained throughout the summer?

Check out what activities we have on offer at https://www.eppingforestdc.gov.uk/book-now-for-summer-activities/

#EppingForest #summerholidays #EFsummer #efdcsummer #BookNow

An outdoor #exhibition that celebrates London's #parks and #openspaces has opened in Guildhall Yard EC2. Curated by @LdnMetArchives and featuring 100 photos and images, 'Green City' will travel to #Aldgate Square, #HampsteadHeath, and #EppingForest. FREE - http://tinyurl.com/yef9rtmd

When in Loughton 📍 (Back in the day)

Like its neighbour Buckhurst Hill, Loughton was once a village but has since grown into what now is a thriving town. With Epping Forest on your doorstep, Loughton is a popular choice for families.

Find out more here:
https://bit.ly/3Oevhvo

Winners of the @JPFoundation Achievement Award from our campus attended the celebration evening together with all the winners from the Epping Forest District. They received their medallion and enjoyed an amazing evening of celebration! 😃🎉#studentsuccess

Today marks 150 years since the introduction of the Secret Ballot Act in 1872.

But what was this Act and how did it change UK voting forever? 🧵👇

Love #EppingForest? Keen on working outdoors? Why not join our team? We are seeking a Litter Cart Driver to join the team who help us to keep the Forest tidy. 🌳💚
For more information see https://jobs.cityoflondon.gov.uk and look for job reference OENV0004.

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Matthew Offord is MP for Hendon

What has Matthew Offord been up to today?

Matthew Offord is MP for Hendon and a member of the Conservative party.

Matthew Offord has 10681 followers on Twitter.

We’re halfway! Matthew and team (aka the Hendon Hikers) are walking the 26 mile mighty hike along the Thames to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Care.

If you would like to support us, please see the link below for more info: https://www.matthewofford.co.uk/news/matthew-and-staff-walk-macmillan-cancer-support

It was an honour today to welcome Councillor Val Duschinsky, Dr Matthew Offord (MP for Hendon) and Tas Boga (school governor) for the official opening of our outdoor gym. The children are extremely grateful for the grant the school received from @BarnetCouncil

WATCH: @CFoI Officer @Offord4Hendon highlights the "difficult and dangerous scenario" that we are in due to the "infamous" sunset provisions within the 2015 JCPOA

Watch: Foreign Office Minister @JamesCleverly underlines UK Government's concern that Iran's behaviour is "unacceptable" in a "whole number of areas" in response to CFI Officer @Offord4Hendon q on Tehran's human rights violations and support for terrorism.

Very productive meeting of the APPG on Sri Lanka today. Thank you to HE @SarojaSirisena for attending - we look forward to strengthening Anglo-Sri Lankan relations 🇬🇧🇱🇰

Whether you are celebrating Easter, Passover or Ramadan, I would like to wish all of my constituents a happy and peaceful holiday weekend.

#HappyEaster #ChagSameach #RamadanKareem

Puthandu Vazthukal to all Tamils and a happy Aluth Avurudda to all Sinhalese people.

New Year marks a new lease of life as we recognise the outstanding contribution of these communities in the UK and around the world.

I would like to wish a very Happy #Nowruz  to all my constituents celebrating.

I was delighted to once again be able to host the annual celebration of Persian New Year in Parliament and be joined by constituents and members of the Anglo-Iranian community.

Last week we were delighted to welcome MP Dr Matthew Offord to our diagnostic hub at Brent Cross where he was shown around the facility, met our chief executive @Kupermar and staff running the hub, and even got to try out some of the latest testing equipment we use there.

Also confirmed:

• Urgent question from @Offord4Hendon: "To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will make a statement on the IOPC report on Metropolitan Police officers' conduct at Charing Cross police station."

Today, #HolocaustMemorialDay, we remember all the victims of the Holocaust and vow we will never let it happen again.

We will continue to fight antisemitism, hatred and prejudice whenever and wherever they occur.

.@Offord4Hendon today highlights that "Hamas publicly condemns peace negotiations and has committed itself to Israel’s destruction".

"Until Hamas disarms, Israel cannot be expected to negotiate with a terror group that calls for its destruction"