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Finally the #IntegratedEducationBill had completed Consideration Stage. Next is Further Consideration Stage before the Final Stage. A record breaking debate lasting more than 20 hours. It could have been quicker if the Assembly had digital voting. I hope this is considered soon
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Double-jobbing is a scam that compromises the voice of people. I welcome the withdrawal of Tory plans to bring back this practice. It’s just as well our local DUP MLA didn’t write a robust defence of the policy in the Tyrone Constitution only to be betra - oh, never mind…
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Naomi Long MLA retweeted
The pressure applies by @naomi_long @StephenFarryMP and others has paid off. No to #JeffreyMandering
BREAK: @BorisJohnson says the govt will withdraw the double jobbing amendment in the House of Lords later today
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All this does Is just disrupt local residents, the poor families having to leave their homes and explain to their kids. My Thanks to Psni and other authorities who are working together to try and secure the area and make sure it’s safe so that these families can return home.
UPDATE: About 10 homes have been evacuated during the security alert in the Galliagh area of Derry. bbc.in/3ImXGNf
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Naomi Long MLA retweeted
Alliance has welcomed the Government's U-turn on double-jobbing. As the only local party to support it, the DUP should now fully commit themselves to the Assembly. @naomi_long has challenged Sir Jeffrey Donaldson to remove his repeated threats to bring the Assembly down.
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Naomi Long MLA retweeted
"Tonight in the House of Commons, we're having a whole series of votes on an elections bill. At the same time, in the Northern Ireland Assembly, we're having Kellie Armstrong's Private Member's Bill on integrated education." @StephenFarryMP asks how one person could do both.
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.@AndrewMuirNI encourages other parties to sign Assembly motion calling on Government to scrap double-jobbing proposal. See more here - allianceparty.org/muir_encou…
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Naomi Long MLA retweeted
UK Government needs to scrap the proposed re-introduction of double-jobbing I've tabled a Motion at the Assembly opposing the change and am encouraging other MLAs to put their name to it with many having already now signed
.@AndrewMuirNI encourages other parties to sign Assembly motion calling on Government to scrap double-jobbing proposal. See more here - allianceparty.org/muir_encou…
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Naomi Long MLA retweeted
Today,Consideration Stage of #IntegratedEducationBill continues. Following great debate yesterday and support from @GreenPartyNI @GerryCarrollPBP @ClaireSugden @TrevorLunnLV @SDLPlive @sinnfeinireland my agreed Group one amendments passed. Remaining groups debated live from 10:30
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Naomi Long MLA retweeted
NEW: Stakes now very high in double-jobbing row ahead of tomorrow's HoL vote. NI's 6 party leaders write to Boris Johnson voicing staunch opposition to its reintroduction. Letter signed by Michelle O'Neill, Doug Beattie, Colum Eastwood, Naomi Long, Clare Bailey & Gerry Carroll.
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Hearing there's growing doubt over the govt's proposal to re-introduce double-jobbing. Severe pushback against the controversial move means peers may vote it down tomorrow. One source close to what's happening says there's only a 50/50 chance of it passing.
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Just off a useful meeting with @AndyBurnhamGM about how our cities can better work together, particularly around the green agenda. I was touched by how he started the meeting by mentioning Ashling Murphy & sending his thoughts to all who have been affected by her murder.
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Thanks to all the constituents who have been in touch about the destruction of trees and hedgerows at Stranmillis Weir as part of the flood alleviation works. These natural habitats are not easily replaced and I have written to @deptinfra to highlight the outrage. 1/2
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His attendance in Europe and Westminster was poor as with most double jobbing MPs. You can't be in two or three places at once regardless of how capable you are.
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.@naomi_long has now also written to the Prime Minister opposing proposal for return of dual mandates. @UTVNews
Alliance Leader @naomi_long has written a letter to the PM, co-signed by the majority of local party leaders, expressing the breadth of opposition to the potential return of double-jobbing here.
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Alliance Leader @naomi_long has written a letter to the PM, co-signed by the majority of local party leaders, expressing the breadth of opposition to the potential return of double-jobbing here.
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