Launch of the Oldham Fairness Commission

Following on from my recently announced top 10 priorities for Oldham East and Saddleworth, I launched the Oldham Fairness Commission (OFC) on 18th July, which is being backed by a wide range of influential leaders from the town’s public, private and voluntary sectors. The reason for the

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Ed Miliband’s Conference Speech

Reacting to Ed Miliband’s speech to Labour Annual Conference, Debbie said, “This was a fantastic speech! Not only inspiring but brave too. “Ed is serious politician, driven by a sense of duty to make the world a better, fairer place for everyone. I’m lucky to have spent time

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Education Bill

On 8 February I spoke in Parliament on the Education Bill.  You can read the text below and you can read the full debate here. This Bill fails our children and young people. In spite of what the Secretary of State claims, many of its measures are grossly unfair, and I will not support it. […]

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