Archived News: 2019


Gardeners could be in short supply after Brexit, warn MPs and peersThe Telegraph, 2 January 2019

REBECCA POW COLUMN: College is setting up people for the futureSomerset County Gazette, 5 January 2019

MPs call for FA to appear before parliament over Lucy Ward sex discrimination caseThe Telegraph, 14 January 2019

BREXIT VOTE: How Somerset MPs votedSomerset County Gazette, 15 January 2019

Did your MP vote for or against Theresa May's Brexit deal?, The Independent, 15 January 2019

Brexit vote results: Which way did your MP vote on Theresa May's deal?Evening Standard, 15 January 2019

How did YOUR MP vote on the Brexit deal?Daily Mail, 15 January 2019

Family-run department store which has operated for nearly 200 years shuts down as owners blame spiralling business rates and online competitionDaily Mail, 16 January 2019


REBECCA POW COLUMN: 'Hinkley C development has spawned so much more...'Somerset County Gazette, 2 February 2019

Defence Secretary to visit 40 Commando and UKHO during Taunton trip, Somerset County Gazette, 5 February 2019

Rebecca Pow MP will show Defence Secretary Gavin Williams 'how important' 40 Commando is to townWestern Daily Press, 5 February 2019

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson visits TauntonSomerset County Gazette, 8 February 2019

Rebecca Pow responds to Taunton Aleppo comparison commentsSomerset County Gazette, 12 February 2019

Jeremy Wright praises County Gazette in House of CommonsSomerset County Gazette, 13 February 2019

Liddell-Grainger rebuked by House of Commons Speaker for anti-Taunton commentsSomerset County Gazette, 14 February 2019

Somerset Young Farmers take to the stage for Performing Arts trophySouth West Farmer, 19 February 2019

Celebrities endorsing diet and detox products warned by Theresa MayBirmingham Live, 27 February 2019

Closure of Norton Manor Camp near Taunton reversedSomerset County Gazette, 28 February 2019

Royal Marines base in Somerset saved as closure decision reversedWestern Daily Press, 28 February 2019


Celebrities have a moral duty to stop promoting dangerous diet fadsThe Times, 1 March 2019

Gavin Williamson explains why he decided to keep Norton Manor Royal Marine campSomerset County Gazette, 1 March 2019

WATCH: Amber Rudd on Universal Credit and praise for a Taunton community centreSomerset County Gazette, 2 March 2019

Washing your clothes is damaging the oceans – here’s how you can change that, Marie Claire, 7 March 2019

Rebecca Pow at Prime Minster's QuestionsSomerset County Gazette, 7 March 2019

Rebecca Pow voted chairman of electric vehicles government groupSomerset County Gazette, 8 March 2019

Somerset WI and Transition Town Wellington nominated for Climate Coalition Green Heart Hero AwardsSomerset County Gazette, 11 March 2019

BREXIT: Somerset MPs split over Theresa May's last-minute EU planSomerset County Gazette, 12 March 2019

BREXIT: Somerset MPs backing Theresa May's last-minute EU planBridgwater Mercury, 12 March 2019

Brexit vote results: Find out how your MP votedEvening Standard, 12 March 2019

How Somerset MPs voted on crunch Brexit dealSomerset County Gazette, 12 March 2019

Did your MP vote for or against Theresa May's Brexit deal?The Independent, 12 March 2019

How did your MP vote? May was defied by 75 Tory MPs and won over just THREE from the Labour Party as she lost Brexit vote 391 to 242Daily Mail, 12 March 2019

Where Somerset Rivers Authority will spend its 2.9million of funding, Somerset County Gazette, 13 March 2019

How did your MP vote tonight? MPs sensationally took No Deal off the table in an historic 321 to 278 voteDaily Mail, 13 March 2019

How did your MP vote on no-deal Brexit motion?The Independent, 13 March 2019

How did your MP vote on the no deal Brexit motion?Evening Standard, 14 March 2019

How did your MP vote tonight? House of Commons votes overwhelmingly to back May and delay Article 50 for at least 12 weeks, Daily Mail, 14 March 2019

In full: The MPs who voted to reject a no-deal Brexit, The Herald, 14 March 2019

Climate strikes held around the world – as it happenedThe Guardian, 14 March 2019

BREXIT: How MPs voted on the Government motionThe Telegraph and Argus, 14 March 2019

Did your Somerset MP back a Brexit delay?Somerset County Gazette, 15 March 2019

Government backs bid to extend 18.7m funding for superfast broadband in Somerset to 2023Somerset County Gazette, 17 March 2019

Government confirms commitment to fund 7.5 million Taunton roadSomerset County Gazette, 27 March 2019

Government funding for Staplegrove spine roadSomerset County Gazette, 2 April 2019

In full: Who voted for and against Theresa May's Brexit dealThe Herald, 29 March 2019

The 28 Brexiteer 'Spartans' who cost Britain BrexitDaily Mail, 29 March 2019

BREXIT VOTE: MPs vote AGAINST Prime Minister's Withdrawal Agreement - April 12 deadline now appliesSomerset County Gazette, 29 March 2019

How Somerset MPs voted on Theresa May's latest Brexit dealSomerset County Gazette, 29 March 2019

Brexit vote results: Find out how your MP voted as Theresa May's Brexit deal fell flat in the Commons for a third timeThe Standard, 29 March 2019

Brexit set for long delay after MPs reject May's dealWestern Daily Press, 30 March 2019


Record-breaking Royal Marines win unprecedented fourth Sword of PeaceSomerset County Gazette, 1 April 2019

Staplegrove development, Taunton, one step closer as s106 signedSomerset County Gazette, 12 April 2019

Ban the import of hunting trophiesThe Guardian, 12 April 2019

Development of 1,628 homes in Taunton a step closer - 18 months after planning permission was givenWestern Daily Press, 12 April 2019

Taunton MP Rebecca Pow gets on her bike in bid to improve cycling linksSomerset County Gazette, 13 April 2019

West Somerset Railway train services from Taunton to Bishops Lydeard could be set to leave the platform after £60,000 boostSomerset County Gazette, 16 April 2019

I welcome the green protests, but we have already done a lotThe Times, 24 April 2019

Contracts agreed for multi-million pound scheme to redevelop Taunton train stationSomerset County Gazette, 25 April 2019

Taunton Deane MP Rebecca Pow meets with Extinction Rebellion campaignersSomerset County Gazette, 26 April 2019

 'I will keep pushing on the environment' - Taunton Deane MP Rebecca PowSomerset County Gazette, 27 April 2019

Tory MPs speak out over school funding pressures ahead of spending reviewThe Independent, 29 April 2019


Rebecca Pow MP: Plastic polluting manufacturers should pay, so we can have a greener future, Evening Standard, 2 May 2019

LIVE BLOG: Somerset Local Elections 2019: The county heads to the pollsSomerset County Gazette, 2 May 2019

Improvement project starts at Taunton Railway StationSomerset County Gazette, 22 May 2019

Mel Stride appointed new Commons Leader after Andrea Leadsom quitThe Evening Standard, 23 May 2019

Taunton's MP Rebecca Pow lands a new job...Somerset County Gazette, 23 May 2019

TAUNTON MP REBECCA POW: Question time is vital to raise issues...Somerset County Gazette, 26 May 2019

Taunton's MP selected to stand again in next General ElectionSomerset County Gazette, 30 May 2019


MP: 'Sign my climate petition'Somerset County Gazette, 8 June 2019

Ministers move to save 'truly grotesque' crab with teeth; The ceramic crab is worth more than £200,000.The Independent, 18 June 2019