Barbara Keeley

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People in Salford are rightly angry at the gridlock and chaos caused by roadworks on the East Lancashire Road and other routes into Manchester. Works on the A57 at Peel Green and Barton Lane can only add to this gridlock. We are also facing three years of roadworks on the M60 locally.

I have never supported either the M60 widening or the Leigh Guided Busway. I feel that the Guided Busway project is a waste of public money. In the guided areas, like parts of Ellenbrook, the Busway means the loss of trees and peaceful walking and cycling routes. I battled for months alongside residents of Ellenbrook as we insisted on adequate screening for those houses which face having double decker buses routed behind their homes.

After Ellenbrook, the route travels onto the East Lancashire Road. It is the roadworks on this and earlier parts of the A580 which are now causing such problems. I know that people travelling to work are constantly made late by the serious delays caused. People are leaving home earlier and earlier and still finding impossibly long tailbacks on the A580.

The Facebook page "Enough is Enough" describes the daily battles that people in Salford and Wigan are having just to get to work or to get their children to school.  With so many months of this chaos still to be endured, even the need for short-term additional roadworks causes alarm. Planned works to mend broken sewers on the A6 at Sharp Street caused worry to local people using the A6 as an alternative route to the beleaguered East Lancashire Road.

It is time that officers responsible for this project in Transport for Greater Manchester took action to alleviate the stress and anger their roadworks are causing to people in Salford and Wigan. I am therefore asking for Transport for Greater Manchester and Salford and Wigan Councils to set up an Independent Review of the impact of the Busway project.

We need action before peak Christmas shopping traffic levels at the Trafford Centre combine with the ongoing roadworks to bring local roads to a standstill.

Babara's Salford Advertiser Column, 23rd October 2014

People in Salford are rightly angry at the gridlock and chaos caused by roadworks on the East Lancashire Road and other routes into Manchester. Works on the A57 at Peel...

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Barbara met Emma Billington and Louise Fields from Irlam to congratulate them on receiving an award from the International Fund for Animal Welfare for work at their ‘Dogs4Rescue’ sanctuary.

An event was held in Parliament by the International Fund for Animal Welfare to make awards to people from across the country who have made a significant contribution to improving animal welfare.

Emma and Louise founded the not for profit organisation ‘Dogs4Rescue’ in 2013. The organisation fosters and rehomes street dogs which have been abused.

Barbara said:

I would like to congratulate Emma and Louise on receiving this award in recognition of the work they have undertaken to improve the welfare of dogs in the UK and abroad. It is great that Emma and Louise got this nationwide recognition for their work.

The award recognises that Dogs4Rescue is making a positive change to the lives of many animals. Getting an award from the International Fund for Animal Welfare should help ensure that Dogs4Rescue gets the recognition it deserves for its work on animal welfare.”

Emma said:

"Dogs4Rescue provides a cage free environment for abused dogs before they are settled into new homes around Salford and Manchester. Rehoming these dogs is a team effort, all the staff at the sanctuary and our partner charities abroad work incredibly hard to provide the dogs with the care and support they need.

I am really proud of this award as it recognises the hard work that everyone has put in to improve the lives of dogs across many different countries."

Barbara congratulates Emma Billington and Louise Fields on winning animal welfare award

  Barbara met Emma Billington and Louise Fields from Irlam to congratulate them on receiving an award from the International Fund for Animal Welfare for work at their ‘Dogs4Rescue’ sanctuary....

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Barbara has paid tribute to her constituent Alan Henning in the House of Commons. She also asked the Prime Minister to support an application for a national honour to be made posthumously to Alan in recognition of the noble sacrifice he made in travelling to deliver aid to children in need in Syria.

Writing to 10 Downing Street, Barbara outlined a suggestion to nominate Alan Henning for a national honour, such as the Queen’s Commendation for Bravery. She also asked the Prime Minister to look at ways to help support Barbara Henning and the two children, Adam and Lucy.

Barbara raised the issue in Prime Ministers Questions. David Cameron agreed that Alan Henning was a hero and said he would to look carefully into Barbara’s suggestions.

Barbara Keeley said:

“Alan Henning was brutally murdered by the self-styled Islamic State. In Eccles we have lost a local hero who ignored his own safety to take aid to children in need in Syria.”

“People from across the country have told me they believe Alan Henning’s noble sacrifice should be recognised by a national honour and by support for his widow and children.

“I have asked the Prime Minister if he supports those ideas and what can be done to progress them. I hope that the Prime Minister will support an application to award Alan Henning a national honour so that Alan’s compassion and bravery can be acknowledged across the country.”

 

Barbara asks the Prime Minister to support a national honour for Alan Henning

Barbara has paid tribute to her constituent Alan Henning in the House of Commons. She also asked the Prime Minister to support an application for a national honour to be...


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