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October 24, 2014

My response to today’s GDP figures

For all George Osborne’s claims that the economy is fixed most people are still not feeling the recovery. Working people are over £1600 a year worse off since 2010 and these figures now show a concerning slowdown in economic growth too. [...]

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October 20, 2014

A mansion tax will be fair, simple and pay to save the NHS – my article in the Evening Standard

Politics is about choices. And over the coming months the country faces a big choice about the future of our National Health Service. Here in London and across the country our NHS is going backwards. [...]

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October 5, 2014

Transcript of my interview on Murnaghan

DM: Why do you think you’ve lost your poll lead? Anything to do with your leader’s speech at the party conference where he forgot a number of things? EB: These polls go up and down week to week, at the end of our conference we were ahead and at the Tory [...]

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October 4, 2014

Tory Strivers’ Tax will hit 3 million working people

There was only one concrete promise coming out of the Conservative Party Conference this week and it tells you everything you need to know about the Tories. If they win the election, the Tories will hit 3 million working people on modest incomes by cutting their tax credits, while carrying [...]

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October 22, 2014

My Column in the Morley Observer

My mailbag has been full of people’s recent experiences of the NHS over the last few days. Almost everyone who has written has stressed to me what a vital service our health service is for them and their family. One couple wrote to tell me about having to wait over [...]

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October 20, 2014

My response to the Wakefield Children’s Centre Consultation

Last week I submitted my formal response to the consultation on Children’s Centres in the Wakefield District. As many local people will know, I am, and have always been, a regular visitor to all our local Children’s Centres - speaking to staff and parents about the support they are receiving [...]

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October 14, 2014

Great to catch up with award-winning Enabled Works

It was great to catch up the award-winning team at Enabled Work last Friday. As well as winning the social impact award at the Morley Business Awards, Tony and team have also now secured new contracts, including one for Haribo. Having presented them with their award in Tingley just the [...]

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