Hilary Benn is MP for Leeds Central

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Hilary Benn is MP for Leeds Central and a member of the Labour party.

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Concerns for missing 36 yr old male, Jesus Moreno from Leeds. Described as Spanish origin, 5ft 7 tall, Long curly brown hair, long brown beard, wearing a white t-shirt, blue jeans, Tattoo on upper left arm orange octopus. Log 1061 02-08 refers.

🏳️‍🌈 🎉 Happy @LeedsPride Day! After a two-year absence, this year feels really special and I hope everyone has a fantastic day ✨ 🏳️‍🌈

#LeedsPride #HeartOfTheNorth

Our letter to the Home Office on how to ease Brexit red tape for musicians and the travel industry 👇 1/
https://www.tradeandbusiness.uk/news/mps-call-for-home-office-action-to-ease-brexit-pain-for-musicians-and-travel-industry

Deadline for older people to claim an extra £650 cost-of-living payment is 18 August.

Information of who's eligible and how to apply here: https://www.gov.uk/pension-credit

If you need more information about pension credit, Age UK's national advice line can help: 0800 169 65 65

This IMF chart is (rightly) getting a lot of attention given the UK figures are truly awful. But why are they so bad? Because this is what happens when you add an energy price surge onto a country with our combination of low growth and high inequality

Jacob Rees-Mogg admits: I was wrong to say Brexit would not cause Dover delays https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2022/aug/02/jacob-rees-mogg-admits-i-was-wrong-to-say-brexit-would-not-cause-dover-delays?utm_term=Autofeed&CMP=twt_gu&utm_medium&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1659430979

BT’s CEO has refused to meet @CWUnews despite his staff taking industrial action. This is unacceptable. @LucyMPowell and I have written to him demanding he opens negotiations. A fair pay deal could resolve this dispute. We stand with the workers.👇🏻

Liz Truss U-turns over public sector pay row after backlash from Conservatives http://news.sky.com/story/liz-truss-u-turns-over-public-sector-pay-row-after-backlash-from-conservatives-12664147

This has been one of the hardest moments of my life.

Thank you all for the love and support I have received❤️

I've spoken to @MetroUK about my breast cancer journey.

I'm on a mission to find the Million Missing Mammograms #FindTheMillion👇🏾(1/3)

https://metro.co.uk/2022/07/30/dawn-butler-i-had-no-symptoms-when-i-was-diagnosed-with-breast-cancer-17086659/

Train drivers and staff kept this country going during the pandemic.

They deserve a fair pay rise and respect.

Grant Shapps should stop boycotting the talks, do his job and get around the table to agree a deal.

Boris Johnson is planning to fill the Lords with his cronies and legitimise bribery | Gordon Brown https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/jul/29/boris-johnson-lords-cronies-legitimising-bribery?utm_term=Autofeed&CMP=twt_gu&utm_medium&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1659111138

Two inspirational women are raising money for the Cottingley Community! Do contribute if you can!

https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-bring-back-the-community-centre?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet

To get a stronger economy, better paid jobs & tackle the cost of living crisis we need faster export growth but ⁦@BorisJohnson⁩ ‘s poorly negotiatedEU deal is holding businesses back. We need reforms starting with a veterinary deal to reduce red tape https://www.theguardian.com/business/2022/jul/28/british-exporters-report-stagnating-trade-as-post-brexit-delays-blamed?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

The diocese has been busy carrying out the maintenance work to Hunslet St Mary's Spire they promised. Here is a before and after of the graffiti they have been removing. There is still plenty to do but I'm glad progress is being made.

The Transport Secretary should meet the RMT to help resolve this dispute by agreeing a settlement that is fair to rail workers. @RMTunion

David Trimble will be remembered as a man who showed great political and personal courage in seeking peace in Northern Ireland. Future generations will have much to thank him for. All our thoughts tonight are with his family and friends.

BBC Politics @BBCPolitics

Obituary: David Trimble, Northern Ireland's first first minister

https://bbc.in/3PBqTI9

The impact of Brexit on the travel industry has been "absolutely massive, which goes way beyond the Covid impact," says @SimonCalder at today's live evidence session, covering:
1. Major staff shortages
2. Lack of information from Government over new travel rules
3. New red tape

“The Beatles famously made their name in Europe and it’s on tour that many musicians gain the formative experiences and audiences they need to take off," says @pimlicat.
https://www.bestforbritain.org/tough_gig_45_drop_in_british_acts_booked_for_european_festivals_post_brexit

Incredibly proud to have delivered my maiden speech, standing up for residents of Burmantofts and Richmond Hill and the poorest residents across Leeds, at today’s Leeds City Council meeting.

"This is due to climate change" says Lord Turner, Senior fellow at the Institute for New Economic Thinking - adding "we have been warned about this, there's nothing surprising about this".

https://trib.al/4q9AmuK

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Bravery award for officers who disarmed a man threatening passengers on a bus in #Holbeck
https://southleedslife.com/bravery-award-for-police-officers-in-holbeck-bus-incident/

Fascinating piece from @lisaocarroll: Brexit-supporting regions in the UK are becoming increasingly dependent on the EU for their manufacturing exports, research by @MakeUK_ has found.
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2022/jul/17/pro-brexit-uk-regions-more-dependent-on-eu-for-exports-report-finds

Week three of bands in the park, another lovely day for it! 🌞

Get down between 1430 and 1630 for music and optional 🕺 💃 dancing!
#crossflattspark

As Britain faces its worst heatwave warning ever, it beggars belief that leadership candidates are tripping over each other to dump climate commitments.

The Conservative party is completely detached from reality and the British people.

It’s time to be #BetterSafeThanTumour
Today we launch our new signs and symptoms campaign to raise awareness and empower people to act if they suspect they might have a brain tumour.

My speech in today’s debate about biodiversity and COP15 https://www.hilarybennmp.com/newsfromhilary/2022/07/14/watch-hilarys-speech-on-why-we-must-act-at-the-forthcoming-cop15-to-value-nature-and-restore-it/

UK’s Liz Truss was warned of blow to food sector under Australia and New Zealand trade deals.

Data obtained by POLITICO shows economic toll on farmers known before key post-Brexit trade talks began.

https://www.politico.eu/article/liz-truss-uk-food-sector-australia-new-zealand-trade-deal/

Great event in Parliament today with @_judithblake and the Lord Mayor of Leeds in support of the @CryptLeeds which is 92 years young. A place of shelter and compassion that helps people to transform their lives.

Congratulations to ⁦@CanalRiverTrust⁩, celebrating its tenth birthday today. Dame Caroline Spelman ⁦@DefraGovUK⁩ and Tony Hales launched the new charity #OTD at Camden Lock. Proud to have been part of this. Even prouder of all you’ve achieved since. Happy Birthday! 1/

Today we gathered outside the Leeds Civic Hall in solidarity&to pay our respect to the innocent Victims of #Srebrenica27 #Genocide which happened in the heart of Europe only 27 years ago.We must learn lessons from this Genocide so it doesn't happen again#SrebrenicaMemorialDay

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