Lilian Greenwood MP

Labour Member of Parliament for Nottingham South

It has taken far too long for this Report to be published but I hope that it does at least provide some answers to the families of the British servicemen and women and civilians who lost their lives or were wounded in the conflict in Iraq. Our thoughts are with them and with all those whose lives have been harmed by the UK Government’s decision to join the 2003 invasion of Iraq, not least the hundreds of thousands of Iraqis killed, injured, bereaved or displaced.

The Report draws extremely sobering conclusions: that the UK chose to join the invasion of Iraq before all peaceful options for disarmament had been exhausted, that evidence about weapons of mass destruction was presented with a certainty that was not justified, that the legality of the decision to go to war was not subject to sufficient scrutiny and challenge and that there was wholly inadequate preparation for both the invasion and the aftermath.

We cannot change the past but it is essential that we learn the lessons for the future. A vote on military intervention is one of the hardest decisions a Member of Parliament is required to make and as parliamentarians we have a duty to ensure that Sir John Chilcot’s recommendations are properly understood, discussed and acted upon. 

Lilian's response to the Chilcot Inquiry

It has taken far too long for this Report to be published but I hope that it does at least provide some answers to the families of the British servicemen...

Dear Jeremy

Following our conversation this afternoon, it is with great regret that I am writing to resign from the Shadow Cabinet.

I have been very proud to serve as Shadow Secretary of State for Transport, and particularly to develop our policies of bringing rail services under public ownership and giving local communities a real say over local bus services. It has been a true privilege to lead such a dedicated and talented team of Shadow Ministers and their staff in both the Commons and Lords. It is vital that Labour sets out a clear alternative to the Tories' failed record on transport, and in so many other areas.

The result of Thursday’s referendum presents our country with enormous challenges. The vote split the nation, including my own city of Nottingham, in two, and I share the concern that our strong collective position in favour of remaining in Europe was not consistently communicated to Labour supporters. I am deeply worried about the economic impact on our communities, especially in those areas that are already bearing the brunt of Tory cuts, and also by the divisions and messages of intolerance that came to the fore during the campaign.

Faced with such challenges it is essential that we have a strong and united Opposition. You are a kind, decent and principled colleague, but in my view a new leadership is required to bridge the widening divides in our Party, both in Parliament and in the country as a whole.

I have spent my working life in the service of the Labour Movement and the Labour Party and, in my view, the best way for me to continue to support the Party and oppose the Government is from the back benches.

Thank you again for allowing me the opportunity to serve in the Shadow Cabinet.

Yours sincerely

Lilian Greenwood

MP for Nottingham South‎

 

Shadow Cabinet Resignation Letter

Dear Jeremy Following our conversation this afternoon, it is with great regret that I am writing to resign from the Shadow Cabinet. I have been very proud to serve as...

On Saturday, Nottingham held a vigil to remember Jo Cox MP, who was tragically killed in her constituency on Thursday. Jo died doing the job she loved, representing the community she loved and tirelessly working for the things that she believed in. See the video posted below to view tributes from Lilian and Labour colleague Vernon Coaker.

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Nottingham Vigil for Jo Cox MP

On Saturday, Nottingham held a vigil to remember Jo Cox MP, who was tragically killed in her constituency on Thursday. Jo died doing the job she loved, representing the community...

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Today, Lilian visited Welbeck Primary School with Bridge Councillors Nicola Heaton and Mike Edwards. It was great to talk with staff and see the amazing art displays that pupils have been working on.

Lilian Visits Welbeck Primary School

Today, Lilian visited Welbeck Primary School with Bridge Councillors Nicola Heaton and Mike Edwards. It was great to talk with staff and see the amazing art displays that pupils have...

Today, Lilian visited Kingfisher Court in Clifton for Carers Week, celebrating the contribution that paid and unpaid carers make to our communities. Lilian discussed with carers the pressures that they experience day to day and was glad to see the great work that Kingfisher Court are doing in caring for their residents. 

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Lilian visits Kingfisher Court for Carers Week

Today, Lilian visited Kingfisher Court in Clifton for Carers Week, celebrating the contribution that paid and unpaid carers make to our communities. Lilian discussed with carers the pressures that they...

This Monday, I joined colleagues on the Labour In For Britain battle bus in the West Midlands. We visited Birmingham and Walsall, making the case for a Remain vote on 23rd of June. 

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Later, I joined Alan Johnson to ring voters about the upcoming referendum. 

Out and About in the West Midlands

This Monday, I joined colleagues on the Labour In For Britain battle bus in the West Midlands. We visited Birmingham and Walsall, making the case for a Remain vote on... Read more

Lilian had the pleasure of visiting the Nottingham Open tennis tournament this week. It was great to see world class tennis return to Nottingham and Lilian had great fun at the event's street party, celebrating the Queen's 90th Birthday. 

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Lilian visits the Nottingham Open

Lilian had the pleasure of visiting the Nottingham Open tennis tournament this week. It was great to see world class tennis return to Nottingham and Lilian had great fun at...

Lilian was proud to open the new L.B. Foster engineering manufacturing facility in Lenton. Lilian said "the Midlands has played a strong role in the recovery of the UK economy and our manufacturing sector contributed significantly to that growth."

The new Centre will be a hub for skills and jobs in Nottingham, providing opportunities for local residents. It's hoped the new centre will become an 'industry destination' for training and events within the sector as a whole.

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Lilian opens L.B. Foster Centre of Excellence in Lenton

Lilian was proud to open the new L.B. Foster engineering manufacturing facility in Lenton. Lilian said "the Midlands has played a strong role in the recovery of the UK economy... Read more

Lilian visited Rushcliffe Constituency Labour Party in support of Labour's Campaign to stay in the EU. Lilian joined former MP for Broxtowe Nick Palmer and Leader of Nottinghamshire County Council Alan Rhodes, in addressing the meeting and some great discussions were held.  

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Visit to Rushcliffe Labour Party

Lilian visited Rushcliffe Constituency Labour Party in support of Labour's Campaign to stay in the EU. Lilian joined former MP for Broxtowe Nick Palmer and Leader of Nottinghamshire County Council...

On Wednesday, Lilian backed an amendment to the Finance Bill to end the secrecy around multinational companies’ taxes.

Lilian said “People in Nottingham South want successful companies in the UK, but they want them to pay tax fairly.  Too many multinational companies seem to be choosing the tax they want to pay, rather than paying the tax they should pay, via complicated international arrangements.”

The measure will be voted on 28th June, when the Finance Bill is debated in the House of Commons.

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Lilian tells multinationals to “showmethemoney”

On Wednesday, Lilian backed an amendment to the Finance Bill to end the secrecy around multinational companies’ taxes. Lilian said “People in Nottingham South want successful companies in the UK,...

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