Brexit: crunch time

There’s no doubt that the fallout from the 2016 EU Referendum, when the country voted to leave membership of the European Union by 51.9% to 48.1%, is the most serious our country has faced over the last forty years or so. The arguments the Remain camp have against the Referendum result are many

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“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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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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Notice for Constituents

I wanted to let you know of an upcoming surgery on my hip which will impact on my availability over the next couple of months. I have been experiencing severe hip pain over the last three years, for which I have been receiving excellent NHS treatment at regular intervals. Just over a year ago I

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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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