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Shahid Malik Member of Parliament for Dewsbury and Mirfield


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02 Apr 2009

MP Shahid Malik has welcomed the introduction of a free parking scheme for Dewsbury following a three year campaign. Mr Malik began campaigning for a change in parking charges in 2006 and collected hundreds of signatures from shoppers and town centre traders.

06 Mar 2009

Dewsbury and Mirfield MP, Shahid Malik, said that although he was very pleased that the Council had agreed some of the proposals put together by the MP, Headteachers and governors from across Dewsbury and Mirfield, he was angry that Kirklees had decided to stick with the Conservative proposal to close Castle Hall.

04 Mar 2009

More than 250 local pensioners packed out Dewsbury Town Hall for an advice fair organised by Dewsbury and Mirfield MP Shahid Malik last Friday. Twenty stalls were on display offering a range of advice on fire safety, pensions, fitness and benefits. Stallholders included Kirklees Council, The Pensions Service, Help the Aged, West Yorkshire Police and the Fire Brigade.

04 Mar 2009

A high level delegation led by Dewsbury MP Shahid Malik has held crunch talks with a government minister in Whitehall on behalf of Kirklees College. The MP was accompanied by Kirklees Council leader, Mehboob Khan, deputy leader, Kath Pinnock, Kirklees College principal, Chris Saddler and the council's director of regeneration, Ken Gillespie.

14 Nov 2008

Local MP Shahid Malik has hailed the 'Alternative Plan' that he along with education leaders, head teachers and governors from each secondary school in Dewsbury and Mirfield have been working on plan for the last six weeks. The 44-page plan was submitted to the council at Dewsbury town hall on the last day for consultations, Friday 14th November, by Mr Malik alongside head teachers, governors and over a hundred supporters from Dewsbury and Mirfield schools.

29 Oct 2008

Speaking outside 10 Downing Street this afternoon, where protestors from the REACH group were handing in a 3,000 name petition, Mr Malik said: "Councillor Light thought that he could bully his way through and ride roughshod over the views of local people. He was wrong."

25 Oct 2008

Dewsbury and Mirfield MP Shahid Malik led a delegation of Heads and Governors to London to meet with Schools Minister, Jim Knight, at the Department for Children Schools and Families last week. The schools represented included: St John Fisher; Mirfield Free Grammar; Birkdale; Castle Hall; Earslheaton and Westborough. The meeting was arranged by the MP following widespread opposition to plans for a schools shake-up announced by Kirklees Council in September.

24 Oct 2008

Dewsbury MP, Shahid Malik, became the first person to sign up for the Dewsbury Rams' World's Cheapest Season Ticket offer. Rams chairman Mark Sawyer and the team over at the Tetley Stadium announced the offer last month. The ticket means an adult will pay just £40, while under-16s will pay just £20 for the whole season and receive free admission to away games.

22 Oct 2008

Dewsbury gained its first female councillor in almost twenty years on Friday as Labour's Cathy Scott took the Dewsbury East seat in a by-election. The seat had previously been held by the BNP until the resignation of Colin Auty in August.

21 Oct 2008

Councillor Robert Light puts an ugly modern day spin on Robin Hood's philosophy of taking from the rich and giving to the poor. As Kirklees Council leader his schools' proposals will mean stealing from the poor and giving to the rich.

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