Lilian Greenwood MP

Labour Member of Parliament for Nottingham South

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Lilian is supporting film-makers from Nottingham South by calling for local creative talent to enter Parliament’s largest creative competition, Film the House.

The competition, now in its sixth year, offers the opportunity to put local film-makers in direct contact with the movers and shakers of the two industries and to have the best of Nottingham South’s talent take front and centre stage. Judged by the leading lights of industry, with prizes ranging from work experience at Sky, mentoring from Lord David Puttnam, advice from screenwriters, a day on a film set and the winners’ films being screened.  Film the House competitions are a pioneering opportunity to showcase what Nottingham South has to offer, raising awareness about the importance of Intellectual property (IP) to our creative industries and country.

Lilian said: “I welcome the return of Parliament’s most-hotly contested competition, and would urge all local film-makers to enter Film the House. This is an excellent opportunity for Nottingham South to celebrate our local talent and, as all nominations are judged by industry experts, there is no finer chance for our film-makers to gain exposure.”

Dates for the 2017 competitions are:

31 July 2017:      Closing date for entries to MPs’ offices   

30 August 2017: Closing date for MPs to announce their nominations/submit their respective shortlists to the final judging panel                            

24 October 2017: Award Ceremony with screening, House of Commons, London.

More information on how to apply for the competition can be found at: www.filmthehouse.co.uk

Please contact the constituency office on 0115 7711 7000 for further information or: -

Barbara Hayes, Deputy Chief Executive, ALCS

Barbara.hayes@alcs.co.uk, 020 7264 5700

Alison Baxter, Head of Communications, ALCS
Alison.baxter@alcs.co.uk, 020 7264 5700

Lilian calls on Nottingham South Film makers

Lilian is supporting film-makers from Nottingham South by calling for local creative talent to enter Parliament’s largest creative competition, Film the House. The competition, now in its sixth year, offers... Read more

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Parliament now has its highest-ever number of female MPs following the general election. Labour leads the way with a record breaking 119 women MPs now in Westminster. Very proud to be one of them.

Fantastic achievement for Women MPs

Parliament now has its highest-ever number of female MPs following the general election. Labour leads the way with a record breaking 119 women MPs now in Westminster. Very proud to...

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I am not currently an MP as Parliament has been dissolved until after the General Election on 8th June 2017.

 

 

General Election Dissolution

I am not currently an MP as Parliament has been dissolved until after the General Election on 8th June 2017.    

Lilian spent 4 hours tonight on patrol with the Community Protection team covering the Lenton/Derby Road area. Lilian said "It was a real privilege to see the vital work the Community Protection team do to tackle noise, anti-social behaviour and environmental problems in the Lenton triangle and Lenton Drives. My thanks to the team for taking me with them on their shift and highlighting local issues around the area. 

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On Patrol with Community Protection Officers

Lilian spent 4 hours tonight on patrol with the Community Protection team covering the Lenton/Derby Road area. Lilian said "It was a real privilege to see the vital work the... Read more

On the day that the Prime Minister finally triggered Article 50 Lilian met with the East Midlands Chamber of Commerce and Nottingham Means Business to discuss the Government's Industrial Strategy and the East Midlands response.  Lilian said " I found our discussions extremely helpful - enabling me to understand the priorities of local businesses and identify unanswered questions to raise with Ministers in Parliament.

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Productive discussion on Government Industrial Strategy

On the day that the Prime Minister finally triggered Article 50 Lilian met with the East Midlands Chamber of Commerce and Nottingham Means Business to discuss the Government's Industrial Strategy...

Social mobility will be damaged irrevocably if Theresa May does not heed the advice of headteachers, governors and parents about the national funding formula, writes Lilian Greenwood MP today for Progress online. 

Last Wednesday, Jeremy Corbyn not only managed to unite the Labour benches, he probably had the support of a fair few members on the Tory benches too. Yes, really … The government’s school funding plans are causing widespread dissatisfaction, with many members of parliament facing despairing headteachers, governors and unhappy parents. Corbyn was able to taunt the prime minister by pointing out that her plans faced opposition from the editor of the Evening Standard; the Tory member for the Cotswolds; headteachers in (Tory) Sussex and primary school teacher, Eileen.

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How does the government find itself in this mess? When they launched the consultation on the new national funding formula back in mid-December it was warmly welcomed by Tory MPs who believed that their schools, serving less-deprived communities, would be winners. But as my colleague and former college head, Nic Dakin MP, wisely observed, ‘the devil is in the detail’.

Within weeks, f40, which represents the lowest funded education authorities and had long campaigned for a new formula, was calling for substantial revision – realising that the government’s proposals resulted in ‘an outcome that none of us really anticipated: that some poorly funded authorities will not gain and that many schools, both primary and secondary, within poorly funded authorities will lose out’.

But it was not just schools in wealthier areas, which failed to attract the additional needs funding, who were unhappy. Schools serving the most deprived communities were also big losers, with every single school in Nottingham South worse off. Even then the transitional protections might still have staved off rebellion but for the wider context of school funding cuts.

In December 2016, the National Audit Office published its report, financial sustainability of schools, noting that while real terms funding per pupil was set to increase very slightly during the parliament, when additional costs for schools – including pay rises, the introduction of the national living wage, higher employer contributions to national insurance and the teachers’ pension scheme, non-pay inflation and the apprenticeship levy – were taken into account, schools actually faced ‘an eight per cent real-terms reduction in per-pupil funding between 2014-15 and 2019-20’. With every school already a loser, the NFF only mitigated the size of losses for some while exacerbating them for others.

Headteachers have been remarkably candid about the likely impact of the cuts, with one Nottinghamshire secondary head in a relatively affluent area warning parents that ‘the position faced by the school is critical and, should government funding remain as suggested, schools … will be unable to fund even an adequate quality of education’.

Councillor Sam Webster, portfolio holder for schools in Nottingham City commented that ‘it’s the added enrichment, the out of normal hours services, the holiday clubs, the breakfast clubs, the trips to broaden the horizons of our children, the reading sessions for parents, the extra-curricular sports, culture and arts activities that I fear will be first to go’. In places like Nottingham, which already face huge challenges in raising attainment, these things really matter.

Britain’s schools need real fairness

Social mobility will be damaged irrevocably if Theresa May does not heed the advice of headteachers, governors and parents about the national funding formula, writes Lilian Greenwood MP today for Progress... Read more

Lilian visited Blessed Robert Widmerpool School in Clifton today to meet with Year 5 pupils who had written many letters to her as part of their project on 'Inspiring Leaders'.  What a fantastic group! They are definitely leaders of the future. 

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Clifton Leaders of the Future!

Lilian visited Blessed Robert Widmerpool School in Clifton today to meet with Year 5 pupils who had written many letters to her as part of their project on 'Inspiring Leaders'.... Read more

Opening of the Clifton Flower Park

Lilian visited the new flower themed playground which has now opened much to the delight of Clifton children and young people. "It was great to see the Labour City Council's... Read more

Over the last 18 months residents have raised concerns about the quality of the landscaping along the A453 near Twyford Gardens and Fabis Drive.  After contacting Highways England, I organised 2 public meetings where residents could speak directly to officers from Highways and Nottingham City Council about the problems with the landscaping. After several months of discussions and possible solutions the upgraded landscaping has now been completed.

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Residents pleased with New Landscaping along A435

Over the last 18 months residents have raised concerns about the quality of the landscaping along the A453 near Twyford Gardens and Fabis Drive.  After contacting Highways England, I organised... Read more

Workplace pensions provider NOW: Pensions recently welcomed Nottingham South Lilian Greenwood MP to its 37 Park Row office, to celebrate the company’s growth and successful recruitment drive, one year on since opening. Lilian, who originally attended the launch and ribbon cutting ceremony in November 2015, was met by CEO Morten Nilsson and Director of Policy Adrian Boulding, as well as members of staff from client support, finance and operations.

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The group discussed the company’s progression growing from 30 to 160 staff, the acquisition of a second floor of the office building, as well as the office becoming the business’ main operational site between London and Nottingham.

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The meeting also covered key areas of policy focus for the business, including the approaching 2017 auto enrolment legislation review due out this year, which is advocated by both NOW: Pensions and the MP.  

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Lilian visits NOW Pensions

Workplace pensions provider NOW: Pensions recently welcomed Nottingham South Lilian Greenwood MP to its 37 Park Row office, to celebrate the company’s growth and successful recruitment drive, one year on... Read more

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