Manchester's Final Straw: Open Letter

A staggering 550 million straws are used every day for an average of 20 minutes each, but lasting on earth for between 200 and 600 years.

Councillor John Leech has called on local pubs and bars to commit to ending the use of plastic straws. Read his open letter below and help us by adding your name to our campaign.

 

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"Thunderingly offensive" Sunderland City Council campaign "takes Britain back 60 years"

Equal rights campaigner and MP of 10 years, John Leech has condemned a "thunderingly offensive" campaign from Sunderland City Council which "takes Britain back about 60 years."

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Labour councillor says only way to solve begging is to fine them

John Leech has hit back after a Labour Councillor has said the only way to tackle begging is to fine offenders.

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All 5 Labour MPs let Manchester down on Brexit again

John Leech has criticised Manchester’s local Labour MPs after all five failed to stand up for jobs in the city by refusing to back a crucial amendment defending Britain's place in the single market.

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John Leech is taking action against violence towards women and girls

John Leech has joined forces with names from around the world including Billie Piper and Benedict Cumberbatch to 'draw a line' against violence towards women and girls.

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John Leech responds to “callous” Government's backtracking on terror attack funds

Prime Minister Theresa May has reportedly said that the government will only pay 'reasonable' costs spent by Manchester in the wake of the terror attack on the city in May, not the full £17m.

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John Leech is sleeping on Manchester's streets tonight

Former Manchester MP John Leech is sleeping on the city's streets tonight in a campaign aiming to highlight the homeless crisis.

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John Leech launches stinging attack on Manchester council's one-way homeless tickets

John Leech has launched a stinging attack on Manchester's Labour Council, accusing them of being the most right-wing in the country after spending £10,000 on one-way tickets to 'get rid' of the homeless.

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Homophobic and transphobic bullying in Manchester schools doubles in just two years

  • Manchester high schools reported more than 600 incidents of homophobic and transphobic bullying since 2010.
  • Incidents are rising dramatically and have doubled from 76 in 2012-13 to 160 in 2014-15 - but nearly half of schools refuse to disclose information.
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Almost every secondary school in Manchester either at or over capacity

Almost every secondary school in Manchester is either at capacity or over capacity, research by Liberal Democrat councillor, John Leech, has revealed.

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