Liane Singleton Petition

I am backing a public petition to the House of Commons which is demanding that Paul Stowers, who murdered Oldham teenager Liane Singleton in 1998, should be refused parole. The petition was presented to the House of Commons yesterday by Jim McMahon MP. We’re all really grateful to Jim for

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Saddleworth Moor Fire Statement

The news of the Saddleworth Moor fire and impact on local communities is devastating. I am in touch with both the police and fire service and I will continue to monitor the situation. I have just spoken with Assistant Chief Fire Officer, Tony Hunter regarding the Saddleworth Moor Fire. Over 7

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June’s edition of my E-Newsletter

Check out the recent edition of my e-newsletter here. This edition contains information on the EU Withdrawal Bill, recent #RailFail for passengers from Greenfield, my Annual Summer School as well as constituency and parliamentary news, including an update on ShopDirect. For more regular

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Update on Shop Direct

As I have previously mentioned in my statements on Shop Direct, I am bitterly disappointed that Shop Direct failed to engage with the council, Greater Manchester Mayor, Andy Burnham, or myself about their plans to move to the East Midlands, including over the 18 months that this was being

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Socialist Health Association AGM

I spoke at the Socialist Health Association Annual General Meeting about inequalities in income, wealth & power and how this relates to our welfare state as a whole. Before I became an MP, I was a public health consultant. It was a pleasure to speak alongside my former colleague and

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Labour North West Women’s Conference 2018

Last Saturday, I was invited to give the key-note speech at the North West Women’s conference. It was fantastic to see so many women in attendance and taking part in a day filled with speeches, workshops, training and discussion.  My speech from the conference, titled

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February and March edition of my E-newsletter

Check out the recent edition of my e-newsletter here. This edition contains information on Carillion and Government failure, , and constituency and parliamentary news including remembering my dear friend Councillor Sue Dearden and the inspirational work she did, at her funeral. Rest in

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Labour will create a radical system that works for women

On International Women’s Day, it is right that we celebrate the contribution of women in our society, and step up our fight for equality. But while we will hear warm words from the Prime Minister, the reality is that under her government women are being hit hard by austerity, from cuts to

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TUC Pensions Conference

I spoke at the TUC pensions conference as Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary and detailed the alternative Labour can provide. My speech, based on the issue of “In from the pension fringes: when will social and green issues go mainstream?” is below, in full. “I welcome the

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