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MY YOUNG STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS
Gaia is a Year 12 student at Queen Elizabeth High School, Gainsborough and is a volunteer
in my constituency office.
Craig is one of the most recent additions to my staff,joining us as a business administration
Lawrence is studying at John Leggott College and leads our local Young Labour Group.
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THIS WEEK’S POLL
Ed Miliband has set out six of the key economic Bills that would appear in a Labour
Queen’s Speech next week: a One Nation programme with new ideas to begin turning
Britain’s economy around.
Setting out the key economic Bills in Labour’s Alternative Queen’s speech, he says
Britain needs new ideas, a recognition that the real wealth creators are all the
people who put in the hours and do the shifts - not just a few at the top – and a
relentless focus on our economy
A Jobs Bill to put in place a Compulsory Jobs Guarantee
Finance Bill that would kick-start our economy and help make work pay with a 10p
rate of tax
A Consumers Bill to tackle rip-off energy bills and train fares
A Banking Bill that backs British business with a real British Investment Bank and
new regional banks
A Housing Bill that would take action against rogue landlords and extortionate fees
in the private rented sector
An Immigration Bill with economic measures that put an end to workers having their
wages undercut illegally by employers exploiting migrant labour
This Tory-led Government has now had three years in office in which it has shown
it is out of touch with the British people, run out of ideas on how to turn our country
around, and carried on regardless with a failed economic plan which offers only more
of the same.
MUMS NOT MILLIONAIRES
With International Women’s Day just gone and Mothers’ Day this Sunday, Labour's
is calling on David Cameron to put mums before millionaires by reversing his millionaire’s
tax cut and the real term cuts to maternity pay.
Serious doubts about universal credit
There are many people in Scunthorpe who will be affected by the introduction of Universal
Credit, which is set to replace a range of existing means-tested benefits and tax
credits for working age families.
South Bank MPs meet Prime Minister at No 10 for cross-party discussion on the Humber
At a meeting with David Cameron on 26th March, I, and other local MPs raised issues
relating to the future of our area.
Social Democrat Party Congress, Gothenburg.
Last week was a bit different. I found myself in Gothenburg representing the British
Labour Party at the Swedish Social Democratic Party Conference.
I’m calling on local people to support a campaign calling on the government to provide
more Funding & Awareness for Pancreatic Cancer to aid long overdue progress in earlier
detection and, ultimately, improved survival rates.
Labour and the NHS Labour has set up an independent commission to examine how to integrate health and social care. The Independent Commission on Whole-Person Care will be led by Sir John Oldham.
Innovative farming - is agroecology the future of farming? On April 19th I met some of the UK’s most innovative farmers. They came to parliament, to show MPs the agroecology techniques they use.
Alternative Queen’s Speech
Scunthorpe General Hospital A&E and Maternity services The Clinical Commissioning group for North Lincolnshire (CCG) says it has "made no plans" to downgrade the A&E service
Siobhan is a Politics and International Relations Graduate from the University of
Manchester and works in my London office
A new campaign to Save Our Royal Mailhas been launched. The campaign aims to highlight the threat an autumn Royal Mail sell off will place on postal services throughout the UK and to keep the UK's postal service in public ownership.
Claims Management Companies.
Over the past few months I have been campaigning to raise awareness of the many problems
associated with using claims management companies.