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The proposals to cut services at West Cumberland Hospital are dangerous. I am demanding answers from the Tories about why the North West Ambulance Service has made this sudden U-turn when the chief executive of NWAS was clear only weeks ago he believed the plans are dangerous. I smell a rat. The people of Copeland smell a rat, and we deserve answers about the pressure the Government are putting on our local ambulance service. 

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Success Regime proposals are dangerous

The proposals to cut services at West Cumberland Hospital are dangerous. I am demanding answers from the Tories about why the North West Ambulance Service has made this sudden U-turn... Read more

John McDonnell, Labour’s Shadow Chancellor visited Copeland to highlight the shocking lack of investment from the Tory Government in the local area. He joined Gillian Troughton, Labour’s by-election candidate for Copeland in calling for investment in road and rail infrastructure. They travelled on a local train into Whitehaven to highlight the infrequent service and the decrepit state of the trains themselves.

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Shadow Chancellor promises Labour would invest in Copeland

John McDonnell, Labour’s Shadow Chancellor visited Copeland to highlight the shocking lack of investment from the Tory Government in the local area. He joined Gillian Troughton, Labour’s by-election candidate for... Read more

I love Copeland, it’s my home and the place I brought my children up. I really care about the people and the place. But what is really worrying me is the crisis now facing Copeland under this Tory Government.

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Gillian's pledges for Copeland

I love Copeland, it’s my home and the place I brought my children up. I really care about the people and the place. But what is really worrying me is... Read more

Angela Rayner, Labour’s Shadow Education Secretary, today joined Gillian Troughton, Labour’s candidate for Copeland, to meet parents and teachers from the Whitehaven Academy Action Group. 

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Labour’s Shadow Education Secretary meets with parents and teachers from Whitehaven Academy

Angela Rayner, Labour’s Shadow Education Secretary, today joined Gillian Troughton, Labour’s candidate for Copeland, to meet parents and teachers from the Whitehaven Academy Action Group.  Read more

Gillian Troughton, our candidate for Copeland and Jon Ashworth, Labour’s Shadow Health Secretary met NHS staff and students at the West Cumberland Medical Education Centre to talk about how investment in training is essential for the future of West Cumberland Hospital. They met users of local health services who are concerned about the Tory proposals to downgrade West Cumberland hospital.

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Shadow Health Secretary visits Copeland to hear from local hospital users

Gillian Troughton, our candidate for Copeland and Jon Ashworth, Labour’s Shadow Health Secretary met NHS staff and students at the West Cumberland Medical Education Centre to talk about how investment... Read more

Gillian Troughton, our candidate for Copeland, today welcomed Tom Watson, Labour’s Deputy Leader to Copeland. Gillian launched her pledge today to support Sellafield and the nuclear industry. No ifs. No buts. They met workers from Sellafield and the nuclear supply chain at Atkins Global. 

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Pledge to support Sellafield and Moorside

Gillian Troughton, our candidate for Copeland, today welcomed Tom Watson, Labour’s Deputy Leader to Copeland. Gillian launched her pledge today to support Sellafield and the nuclear industry. No ifs. No... Read more

My husband works in the nuclear industry so I understand how vital it is for our local economy and for the livelihoods of thousands of people. The nuclear industry is at the centre to our community and I support nuclear. No ifs. No buts.

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I support the nuclear industry

My husband works in the nuclear industry so I understand how vital it is for our local economy and for the livelihoods of thousands of people. The nuclear industry is... Read more

Gillian, our candidate for Copeland, talks here about her life in the NHS. 

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Gillian's life in the NHS

Gillian, our candidate for Copeland, talks here about her life in the NHS.  Read more

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Gillian Troughton, our candidate for Copeland, was joined by Barbara Keeley, Labour’s Shadow Health Minister, today to launch Gillian’s pledge to save inpatient beds in Keswick.

 

Pledge to save inpatient beds in Keswick

Gillian Troughton, our candidate for Copeland, was joined by Barbara Keeley, Labour’s Shadow Health Minister, today to launch Gillian’s pledge to save inpatient beds in Keswick.   Read more

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Gillian Troughton, our candidate for Copeland, said:

“Students, parents and teachers at Whitehaven Academy have been let down for too long by this Tory Government.

“The Tories scrapped Labour plans for a new school building, they forced through the academisation of the school and then refused a refurbishment again in 2015.

“Our children only have one chance to get a good education and the situation at Whitehaven academy is unacceptable. The Tory Government needs to sort this out.”

Gillian slams Tory record at Whitehaven Academy

Gillian Troughton, our candidate for Copeland, said: “Students, parents and teachers at Whitehaven Academy have been let down for too long by this Tory Government. “The Tories scrapped Labour plans...

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