Office Closure

Due to staff leave, the Oldham constituency office will be closed on Monday 30th April, Wednesday 2nd May, Thursday 3rd May and Friday 4th May.  For any urgent enquiries, please e-mail abrahamsd@parliament.uk or contact the London office on 0207 219 1041.

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Walking for Prostate Cancer

  My job this week has brought me into contact with an inspirational man called Nigel Lewis-Baker. Nigel has been diagnosed with terminal prostate cancer and yet he’s raising money for research by walking from John O’Groats to Land’s End with his friends, father and daughter

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Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill

The Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill was one of the many controversial Bills introuduced by the coalition government.  You can read my contribution to the parliamentary debate below.  The full debate is available on the parliamentary website. I shall be brief. I pay

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Legal Aid, Punishment and Sentencing of Offenders Bill

On 24 April I spoke in parliament on the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill.  The Bill has since received Royal Assent and is now an Act of Parliament. I shall be brief. I pay tribute to the Government for the moves that they have made on the Bill and I welcome the […]

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Constituency Office Closure

My constituency office in Oldham will be closed on Friday 20th April due to staff leave.  If you need to contact me urgently on this date please email me at abrahamsd@parliament.uk or call my London office on 0207 219 1041.

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My Speech on the Budget 2012

On 26 March, I spoke in the Budget Resolution and Economic Situation debate in parliament following the Chancellor’s budget.  The full text of my speech is below.  You can read the entire debate on the parliamentary website here. Last week’s Budget did little to address the current issues

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My Reaction to the Budget

In Oldham and across the country ordinary, hard working families are struggling to get by and yet the Chancellor’s big budget announcement yesterday is that he is cutting taxes for those earning over £150,000 a year; the richest 1% of the population! This is a regressive,

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Long term youth unemployment up 137%!

Figures released yesterday (14/3/12) show that long term youth unemployment in Oldham East and Saddleworth has risen by 137% in the last year and there are now 12.8 people chasing every job vacancy. This jobs crisis shows no signs of letting up yet complacent government ministers are failing to

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