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David speaks in the UK Extradition Arrangements Motion

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David’s contributions with Hansard links below: “Let me correct the record. The Americans may not have refused any British applications for extradition, but they have refused to provide witnesses in other countries’ cases, which has led to broken trials.” Read Online “It is a particular pleasure to follow the right hon. Member for Sheffield, Brightside […]

David appears on BBC Humberside

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David appeared on BBC Humberside radio, and was interviewed about the BAE job losses and yesterday’s Commons debate by David Burns. He then took viewer’s calls, texts and emails, answering questions on BAE and a variety of other issues. Link to BBC Humberside programme

Press coverage of the BAE debate

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Look North led with a lengthy piece on the indescribable impact of BAE Brough job losses, and on the debate on the issue held in the Commons- in which David played a leading role. The Guardian’s ‘Northerner’ blog reproduced David’s speech to the Commons in full. The Daily Express launched a ‘crusade’ to maintain the […]

David moves a motion in the house, calling for BAE to act to preserve Britain’s defence industry

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David’s contributions with Hansard links attached: ”I beg to move,That this House urges BAE Systems to act to preserve the UK’s defence production skills base and, as a recipient of enormous resources over many years from the UK taxpayer, to deploy those resources in such a way as to protect the nation’s manufacturing capability. On […]

David attends flood risk briefing session

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On Wednesday (9 October) David attended a briefing session at the House of Commons to discuss the growing issue of flood risk and what can be done following the ending of the Statement of Principles in June 2013 to encourage constituents to protect their homes and businesses from flooding. The ‘Know Your Flood Risk’ campaign […]