join Tessa for her next London 3 Seat Challenge- Eventbrite

Take part in Tessa's next London Three Seat Challenge of 2015 #TessaTriple Labour's Tessa Jowell is leading from the front for the 2015 General Election push in London with a series of London Three Seat Challenges - leading a team of Labour activists to campaign in three marginal constituencies on the same day. We'll start our day by helping Sarah [...] Read more ...

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6 Mar 2015

Miliband announces Labour’s plan for older people

Tomorrow (Friday March 6th) Ed Miliband will lay out Labour’s plans for older people – including how the party would protect pensions, retirement savings and free TV licences and bus passes. Miliband will make this announcement in Redcar (no.91 on their target seat list). While there he’ll say Labour would guarantee there would only be change [...] Read more ...

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6 Mar 2015

Cameron hoist by his own petard

The debate is raised in Manichean terms (at this time administrators of the […] Left Futures is a new Labour Left network. The document adopted at the Eurogroup gives Greece an extra four months to present a developed plan of structural reforms. If you want to get involved as a contributor, please contact Jon Lansman using the form on this page.H [...] Read more ...

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6 Mar 2015

Council spending cut by a quarter

Councils’ spending power has been cut by a quarter since 2010, a leading thinktank has found, with the poorest areas worst hit. Research by the Institute for Fiscal Studies shows local authorities’ spending per person has been reduced by 23.4% in real terms over this parliament. But the IFS found local authority spending in Westminster was wors [...] Read more ...

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6 Mar 2015

Fire Minister Visits Snaith

Penny visited Snaith Fire Station to learn about the Emergency First Responder scheme that was launched locally nine months ago. Andrew welcomed Penny Mordaunt MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Communities and Local Government, to Snaith last week in her role as Fire Minister. Andrew reports, “This is a fantastic sc [...] Read more ...

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6 Mar 2015

Ben Baddeley abandoned by the NHS by Gary Baddeley

Ben Baddeley abandoned by the NHS by Gary Baddeley - Ben has spastic diplegia cerebral palsy, he needed spinal surgery to cure his pain caused by the spasticity. He went through two years of tests to get the go ahead for the life changing operation. One week prior to his operation, the government pulled thousands of pounds out of the NHS which ha.. Read more ...

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6 Mar 2015

Michael Fabricant

PA By Michael Fabricant Daily Telegraph, 4 Mar 2015 Around 1,220 years ago, Lichfield was the ecclesiastical capital of Mercia with an Archbishop to rival those of Canterbury and York. Some people might know, especially since the screening of Michael Cockerell’s 'Inside the Commons’ documentary, that I don’t always agree with Mr Bercow. Lichfiel [...] Read more ...

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6 Mar 2015

“The County Durham Plan” by @grahamemorris

I congratulate my hon. Friend Phil Wilson on securing the debate, which is timely given the importance of the county plan. I am delighted to stand together with my fellow County Durham MPs. Strangely, or perhaps not so strangely, virtually everybody—the business community, local authorities and community groups—seems to agree that the inspector [...] Read more ...

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6 Mar 2015

Council Welcomes Share Of £19m Cycling Investment

Bath & North East Somerset Council has welcomed the news it has secured a share of a 19m Cycle City Ambition Grant, awarded to the West of England to boost cycling within cities. Bath is set to benefit from a £3.8m share of the funds, which will be used to fund three key projects around the city […] [...] Read more ...

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6 Mar 2015