Jim joins MPs to pledge support for a Fairer Oldham

Oldham West and Royton parliamentary candidate Jim McMahon has joined Angela Rayner, MP for Ashton-under-Lyne and myself, in signing the Oldham Fairness Charter which pledges to deliver the recommendations from the Oldham Fairness Commission (OFC) to help reduce inequalities across Oldham

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Saddleworth Palestine Women’s Scholarship Fundraiser

The Saddleworth Palestine Women’s Scholarship Fund is holding a fundraising brunch on 11th Oct 2015 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm in Uppermill. The group does amazing work in raising funds to help women in Palestine access higher education. Their last fundraising event (a sponsored walk in May)

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Emergency Budget 2015

The Chancellor’s Emergency Budget 2015 should have included measures to strengthen our economy, but not at the expense of people being made worse off. Instead, they have announced cuts to child tax credits that will affect those in-work on the lowest incomes, which will have a

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Young People’s Manifesto: An end to unpaid internships

Labour is today launching our young people’s manifesto for young people. The manifesto, A Better Future for Young People, sets out a new commitment to end the scandal of lengthy unpaid internships, by banning unpaid work experience lasting longer than four weeks. It is only by building on the

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Dan Jarvis Visits PC Nicola Hughes Memorial Fund

I was pleased to introduce my colleague Dan Jarvis, shadow youth justice and victims minister, to Bryn Hughes earlier this week. Bryn’s daughter Nicola served with Greater Manchester Police and was killed in an attack whilst on duty three years ago. Dan and I met with Bryn Hughes at the

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Face to Face Careers Advice for Young People

Labour will announce today our plans to guarantee face-to-face, 21st century careers advice for all young people, covering traditional academic routes into university and vocational options and apprenticeships. In recent months I have been contacted by local people, concerned at the

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Oldham Fairness Commission Report Published

The Oldham Fairness Commission which I set up in 2013, to identify local inequalities in education, employment, and income between different groups of people, and to define action to address them, has published its report. Oldham is a wonderful place to live and work, but it is a fact that

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