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After much soul-searching, I have decided not to stand in the 2017 General Election. At my age and after eleven years in Parliament, I have decided that it is time to step down and support a new Labour candidate for the city. 

General Election 2017

After much soul-searching, I have decided not to stand in the 2017 General Election. At my age and after eleven years in Parliament, I have decided that it is time... Read more

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Labour is committed to investing in our young people, and ensuring that every child is given the opportunities and support they need to fulfil their full potential. This will build on the last Labour government’s proud legacy of investing in our young people, from the over 3,500 Sure Start centres we opened, to the record investment in schools.

Universal free school meals for primary school children

Labour is committed to investing in our young people, and ensuring that every child is given the opportunities and support they need to fulfil their full potential. This will build... Read more

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Wolverhampton MP Rob Marris has backed plans to boost communities fighting to save their local pubs.

MP backs new plan to save pubs

Wolverhampton MP Rob Marris has backed plans to boost communities fighting to save their local pubs. Read more

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Rob Marris MP, was one of a group of people celebrating Brain Tumour Awareness Month at the Speaker’s House on Wednesday 15th March 2017. 

Brain Tumour Awareness Month

Rob Marris MP, was one of a group of people celebrating Brain Tumour Awareness Month at the Speaker’s House on Wednesday 15th March 2017.  Read more

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Beanstalk is a fantastic national charity that provides one-to-one literacy support to children who struggle with their reading ability and confidence.

Beanstalk - Read,grow,succeed

Beanstalk is a fantastic national charity that provides one-to-one literacy support to children who struggle with their reading ability and confidence. Read more

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Rob Marris MP joined leading disability charity Leonard Cheshire in Parliament to back their calls for an end to flying 15 minute homecare visits.

15 minute home care visits, no dignity and no time to care

Rob Marris MP joined leading disability charity Leonard Cheshire in Parliament to back their calls for an end to flying 15 minute homecare visits. Read more

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Last year, the Boundary Commission for England published and consulted on the initial proposals for new constituency boundaries, such changes will have a profound effect upon Parliament and the representation of people locally. Nearly 20,000 responses were submitted at both public hearings and written submissions.

Boundary Commission Consultation Open

Last year, the Boundary Commission for England published and consulted on the initial proposals for new constituency boundaries, such changes will have a profound effect upon Parliament and the representation... Read more

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Wolverhampton MP Rob Marris has supported Nic Dakin MP in Parliament when the Scunthorpe-based MP announced his ‘Careers Advice (Access to Schools) Bill’ in Parliament. Labour MPs and the Association of Colleges want to ensure that school pupils are provided with high quality, impartial careers advice on all post-16 options available to them. 

Rob Marris MP calls on Government to improve post-16 careers guidance

Wolverhampton MP Rob Marris has supported Nic Dakin MP in Parliament when the Scunthorpe-based MP announced his ‘Careers Advice (Access to Schools) Bill’ in Parliament. Labour MPs and the Association... Read more

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Wolverhampton MP Rob Marris complained to the Centre for Cities because it has again published a yearbook listing Wolverhampton as part of Birmingham.

When is a city not a city?

Photo credit: Elliott Brown Wolverhampton MP Rob Marris complained to the Centre for Cities because it has again published a yearbook listing Wolverhampton as part of Birmingham. Read more

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On the 14th of February, Rob Marris along with another 106 MPs signed a letter to Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Secretary of State Greg Clark calling for the government to respond to the recommendations of the Hendry Review on Tidal Lagoons, and in particular Charles Hendry's call for a pathfinder Tidal Lagoon, as soon as possible. A tidal lagoon is a power station that generates electricity from the natural rise and fall of the tides. Tidal lagoons work in a similar way to tidal barrages by capturing a large volume of water behind a man-made structure which is then released to drive turbines and generate electricity.

Rob Marris calls for swift government support for Tidal Lagoons

  On the 14th of February, Rob Marris along with another 106 MPs signed a letter to Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Secretary of State Greg Clark calling for the... Read more

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