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November 27, 2014

Letter to the Chancellor, Secretary of State for Transport and Secretary of State for Business following the conclusion of the Smith Commission on Scottish Devolution

Ed Balls MP, Labour’s Shadow Chancellor, Michael Dugher MP, Labour’s Shadow Transport Secretary, and Chuka Umunna MP, Labour’s Shadow Business Secretary, have today written to the Chancellor, Secretary of State for Transport and Secretary of State for Business following the conclusion of the Smith Commission on Scottish Devolution. [...]

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November 26, 2014

Labour will move more civil service jobs outside London and devolve economic power and funding to city and county regions – Ed’s speech at the Birmingham Post Business Awards

In a speech at the Birmingham Post Business Awards, Ed said: "Labour's Zero-Based Review of public spending is doing what any successful business does: examining every pound spent, rooting out waste and looking at how things can be done differently to save money. [...]

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November 25, 2014

Let us all share fairly in the recovery and save our stricken NHS – my article in the Evening Standard

It wasn’t supposed to be like this. Back in 2010, George Osborne wanted his final Autumn Statement before the general election to be set against a backdrop of rising living standards, a deficit eliminated and the Tories’ reputation on the NHS detoxified. [...]

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November 22, 2014

George Osborne should use £1 billion from the forex fines for an immediate boost to health and care

In a speech to the Labour Party’s East of England regional conference today ahead of the Autumn Statement, Ed Balls said: “This latest banking scandal shows why we still need big reform and cultural change in our banks. But the fines levied on banks for foreign exchange manipulation should now be [...]

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November 21, 2014

Politically Speaking in the Wakefield Express – my digital safety campaign

Keeping our kids safe is the most important job a parent has to do. And when it comes to crossing the road or learning to ride a bike, it’s usually parents who are the experts. We all remember learning the Green Cross Code when we were young. And we feel [...]

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November 19, 2014

They will not be forgotten – my Morley Observer Column

In Morley Cemetery on Bruntcliffe Lane, scattered among the family headstones, are 62 graves for members of the armed forces from the First and Second World War. These members of our armed forces weren’t killed in action, but after serving overseas, had returned home and then sadly died either from [...]

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November 12, 2014

From Hill Top to the Houses of Parliament

What a treat it was to have Hill Top Pupils join me in Parliament last week as part of their school trip to London. [...]

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