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January 27, 2015

My blog on the Holocaust Commission Report

Seventy years ago today one of the darkest periods of Europe’s history came to an end as Auschwitz was liberated. [...]

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My response to today’s GDP figures

Tory claims that the economy is fixed will ring hollow with working people who are still not feeling the recovery. Wages are down by £1600 a year since 2010 and now these figures show a concerning slowdown in economic growth too. [...]

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January 24, 2015

The real risk of widespread health charging under the Tories with the Osborne plan – Ed’s interview with the Guardian

Speaking to the Guardian, Ed said: What George Osborne is proposing represents a real risk to the future of the health service. This is what the overseas experience shows if you go to these extreme levels of low public spending. There is a real risk that a second Tory government [...]

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January 20, 2015

The time for action on North Sea Oil jobs is now – my article in the Aberdeen Press and Journal

The North Sea oil industry is one of Scotland's great success stories. For decades it has sustained thousands of jobs, generated billions in tax revenue and acted as a platform for exporting the talent and expertise of this great nation around the world. But the industry is at a cross-roads. [...]

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January 28, 2015

Beat the January blues in Morley Town Centre

Here in Morley, nestled close to the intersection of the M1 and M62 motorways, businesses come here because of our brilliant location at the cross-roads of Britain.‎ And what better way to beat the January blues than by an afternoon shopping in Morley town centre? As the local MP, I’m in [...]

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January 22, 2015

Stanley’s First Dementia Friends

Stanley Dementia Friends

Mrs Talbot is part of the bedrock of the Stanley community. So it was brilliant to see her – along with other residents and our local Councillors - at Stanley’s first Dementia Friends event with the Alzheimer’s Society. [...]

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January 14, 2015

My Column in the Morley Observer today

Last Wednesday, like people across the world, I watched in horror and outrage as the news unfolded about the massacre of journalists from the French satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo in Paris. Here in Morley, as well as right across the world, people have since come together to express joint [...]

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