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Key Issues
By Mohammad Yasin / April 18, 2019

April Bedford Independent Guest Column – Cuts Correlate with Crime

My latest guest column for Bedford Independent focuses on the correlation between cuts to police and public services and the rise...

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Key Issues
By Mohammad Yasin / April 2, 2019

Compromise in a time of crisis

No one following events in Westminster over the last weeks and months would deny that we are in a moment...

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Protect free TV licences for the over 75s
By Mohammad Yasin / April 1, 2019

Protect free TV licences for the over 75s

Protect free TV licences for the over 75s Over the course of the past few months, I have been contacted...

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Christchurch and Social Media Reform
By Mohammad Yasin / March 20, 2019

March Bedford Independent Guest Column – Christchurch & Social Media Reform

My monthly guest column for Bedford Independent focuses on the appalling terrorist attack in New Zealand and the need for decisive...

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Key Issues, Opportunity to make your voice heard on ME
By Mohammad Yasin / February 21, 2019

Opportunity to make your voice heard on ME

Opportunity to make your voice heard on ME If you are a constituent of Bedford and Kempston who suffers from...

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HMP Bedford
By Mohammad Yasin / February 15, 2019

HMP Bedford

HMP Bedford I've been pushing for issues around Bedford prison to be addressed since my election, and most recently I’ve...

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Campaign to Ban Trophy Hunting Imports
By Mohammad Yasin / January 10, 2019

Campaign to Ban Trophy Hunting Imports

Campaign to Ban Trophy Hunting Imports I have been contacted by several constituents calling for a ban on the import...

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Bedfordshire Achievement Ceremony
By Mohammad Yasin / December 7, 2018

Bedfordshire Achievement Ceremony

Bedfordshire Achievement Ceremony I was delighted to attend the annual Bedfordshire Achievement Ceremony last night, hosted by The Bedford College...

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Brexit Update
By Mohammad Yasin / November 30, 2018

Brexit Update

This is a difficult time for our country. The referendum of 2016 caused a great deal of hurt, and the...

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Brexit Withdrawal Agreement Fails to Deliver
By Mohammad Yasin / November 16, 2018

Brexit Withdrawal Agreement Fails to Deliver

Many constituents are contacting me to share their strong concerns regarding the Withdrawal Agreement negotiated by the Prime Minister, which...

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Fixed Odds Betting Terminals
By Mohammad Yasin / October 31, 2018

Fixed Odds Betting Terminals

Several constituents have contacted me recently to share their concerns about fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTs) and the implementation of...

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Campaign success as Heart MAT restructure suspended
By Mohammad Yasin / October 18, 2018

Campaign success as Heart MAT restructure suspended

I'm delighted that the Heart MAT restructure - which I know has caused so much concern - has been suspended...

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Thameslink Compensation Scheme - Phase 2
By Mohammad Yasin / September 27, 2018

Thameslink Compensation Scheme – Phase 2

Thameslink Compensation Scheme - Phase 2 I received notification this week that Phase 2 of Thameslink’s compensation scheme is now...

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Community Transport
By Mohammad Yasin / July 18, 2018

Community Transport

Community Transport I have been contacted recently by constituents concerned about proposals from the Department for Transport (DfT) to change...

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Campaign to Ban Live Exports
By Mohammad Yasin / May 31, 2018

Campaign to Ban Live Exports

Campaign to Ban Live Exports Prompted by the campaign by Compassion in World Farming, I’ve been contacted by constituents regarding...

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Animal Welfare and the Fur Trade
By Mohammad Yasin / May 31, 2018

Animal Welfare and the Fur Trade

Animal Welfare and the Fur Trade I have been contacted by many constituents voicing their concerns about the fur trade....

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Recent Events Along the Israel-Gaza Border
By Mohammad Yasin / May 16, 2018

Recent Events Along the Israel-Gaza Border

Many constituents have contacted me to voice their concerns about the increasing violence along the Israel-Gaza border, and especially the...

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Bedford & Milton Keynes Waterway Park
By Mohammad Yasin / May 14, 2018

Bedford & Milton Keynes Waterway Park

After being contacted by several constituents, I wrote to the Secretary of State in early April regarding the lack of...

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Anti-Money Laundering Bill
By Mohammad Yasin / May 14, 2018

Anti-Money Laundering Bill

Constituents have also contacted me, concerned to make the true owners of companies registered in the British Overseas Territories public,...

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Facebook and Cambridge Analytica
By Mohammad Yasin / May 14, 2018

Facebook and Cambridge Analytica

I have been contacted by many constituents who are appalled by the possible data breaches and the use of millions...

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Windrush scandal
By Mohammad Yasin / May 14, 2018

Windrush scandal

A key concern for constituents has been the Windrush scandal, which occurred as a direct result of the Home Office’s...

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Protect The Protectors
By Mohammad Yasin / April 27, 2018

Protect The Protectors

Several constituents have contacted me regarding the Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Bill 2017-19, and I was pleased to support...

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Call for British Sign Language GCSE
By Mohammad Yasin / April 5, 2018

Call for British Sign Language GCSE

I support the recent campaign for there to be a GCSE in British Sign Language (BSL), which has been brought...

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NHS Waiting Times Abandoned
By Mohammad Yasin / April 5, 2018

NHS Waiting Times Abandoned

A number of constituents have contacted me to express concern about the Government’s mandate to NHS England for 2018-19, which...

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Refugee Family Reunification
By Mohammad Yasin / April 5, 2018

Refugee Family Reunification

I believe we need effective action to alleviate the refugee crisis by upholding our moral obligations and taking our fair...

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University Staff Pensions
By Mohammad Yasin / April 5, 2018

University Staff Pensions

After being made aware of Bedford and Kempston constituents’ concern about the changes to the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) proposed...

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Alfie Dingley: Medical Cannabis Use Plea
By Mohammad Yasin / April 5, 2018

Alfie Dingley: Medical Cannabis Use Plea

A petition was handed in to Government on 20th March calling for six-year-old Alfie Dingley to be granted a special...

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Unpaid Trial Work Periods
By Mohammad Yasin / April 5, 2018

Unpaid Trial Work Periods

Many Bedford and Kempston constituents contacted me to voice their concerns in the lead up to the Unpaid Trial Work...

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Prison Safety and HM Prison Bedford
By Mohammad Yasin / March 7, 2018

Prison Safety and HM Prison Bedford

There was an incident of unrest in Bedford Prison last weekend resulting in a Prison Officer being hospitalised with a...

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Putnoe Walk in Centre
By Mohammad Yasin / February 14, 2018

Putnoe Walk in Centre

I have received many letters expressing concerns about the potential closure of Putnoe Walk in Centre. The original proposal was...

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Accountable Care Organisations
By Mohammad Yasin / February 12, 2018

Accountable Care Organisations

Accountable Care Organisations (ACOs) and Accountable Care Systems (ACSs) are being established by NHS England as a new phase in...

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Key Issues
By Mohammad Yasin / February 12, 2018

East Midlands – Proposed Timetable Changes

Towards the end of last Year, Stagecoach delivered a nasty surprise to Bedford's rail users with proposals to introduce detrimental timetable changes from May 2018,...

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