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March 4, 2015

Ed’s response to George Osborne’s interview on the Today programme

George Osborne was asked six times whether he discussed allegations of tax evasion at HSBC with Lord Green, the bank's former chairman, and six times he refused to answer. [...]

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March 3, 2015

Ed’s comments at the London First event on London’s economy and infrastructure

It is vital that we rebalance our economy and make sure the recovery reaches every part of the country. We need to ensure all working people start to feel some benefit from economic recovery. That’s why our plan will devolve more economic power and funding to city and county regions [...]

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February 27, 2015

My speech at the launch of Labour’s general election pledge for the next generation

We must invest in the talents of the next generation if we are to build a stronger and fairer economy that delivers rising living standards for all. That’s why this month Labour has been focused on education and young people: [...]

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February 23, 2015

Osborne’s bluster cannot hide his total failure to answer questions over the HSBC scandal

George Osborne's bluster cannot hide his total failure to answer questions over the HSBC scandal. Dragged to the House of Commons this afternoon he repeatedly failed to say whether he discussed allegations of tax evasion at HSBC with Lord Green before he was made a Tory Minister. What has he [...]

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February 27, 2015

Cold Homes & Forced Rhubarb – my column in the Wakefield Express

the magic of our local forced rhubarb was brought to life once again last weekend at the annual Wakefield Rhubarb Festival organised by Wakefield Council. [...]

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February 25, 2015

My column in the Morley Observer

More than a million older people live in cold homes because they're unable to afford to adequately heat their homes. According to Age UK, tens of thousands die prematurely each winter. To mark the Cold Homes’ campaign I joined pensioners at Morley Elderly Action to discuss winter warmth over a [...]

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February 24, 2015

Local businesses benefiting from Start-Up Loans

On Friday at Cucina’s on Queen Street I joined an impressive array of new Morley business start-ups. From an innovative new Yorkshire Bridal Shop on Albert Drive to a furniture up-cycling business based out of Tingley, these were locally grown young entrepreneurs who were all taking the plunge and setting [...]

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