“Fake news”, Brexit and Democracy

The digital, culture, media and sports select committee’s recent interim report on disinformation and ‘fake news’ should neither shock nor surprise us. For those of you who missed this very important publication, it defines ‘fake news’ as the intentional dissemination of

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July’s edition of my E-Newsletter

Check out the recent edition of my e-newsletter here. This edition contains an update on my activities across the constituency and in Parliament, including news on the Saddleworth Moorland fire, continuing rail disruption at Greenfield and chaos at the Department of Work & Pensions.

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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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Violence at the Gaza/Israeli border

I have been contacted by many constituents regarding the horrific violence at the Gaza/Israeli border.   In recent days, 60 Palestinians have been killed with thousands injured. Many of us have been appalled by the scenes throughout the last six weeks, and by the deaths and injuries

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April’s edition of my E-newsletter

Check out the recent edition of my e-newsletter here. This edition contains information on Shop Direct, Local Elections and my Annual Summer School as well as constituency and parliamentary news. For more regular news you can like my page on Facebook or follow me on twitter @Debbie_abrahams

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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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MP reacts to Shop Direct redundancies in Shaw

Online retailer Shop Direct has announced it will be closing down three sites in Greater Manchester to create a new distribution centre in the East Midlands. The affected sites are Chadderton, Salford and Shaw, which is in my constituency. It is devastating news for the Shop Direct staff,

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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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