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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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September 22, 2014

My speech to Labour Party Conference

Twenty years ago, starting at this Labour conference, we together took the historic step of reforming our party’s constitution. The result is on the back of our membership cards today. [...]

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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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October 3, 2014

Signing the Dignity Code for Older People

Today – along with dozens of local pensioners and residents – I signed the Dignity Code for Older People. Dignity Code The purpose of the Dignity Code is to uphold the rights and maintain the personal dignity of older people, within the context of ensuring the health, safety and wellbeing of those [...]

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September 26, 2014

Politically Speaking in the Wakefield Express

And we will do whatever it takes to protect our NHS. Faced, as it is, with fragmentation, privatisation by the back door and pressures on its budgets, we need to save and protect it so that it is there for people like the pensioners who wrote to me last week [...]

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