Caseworker position – position now filled

The Case Worker will be based in the constituency office in Oldham. The post holder will provide advice and support to constituents on a variety of issues. The post holder will be accountable to the Senior Parliamentary Assistant. Excellent organisational and communications skills and case work

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Policing and Crime

On  23 May, I gave a speech to the House of Commons on policing and crime. During the speech I noted the importance of crime reduction and prevention and that crime fell by 43% to a 30 year low under Labour.  I also registered my concerns that the coalition government’s cuts will put at

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Localism Bill: the speech that never was…

After burning the midnight oil to write a speech for the third reading of this Bill time ran out and I wasn’t called! So, here is the speech that never made it into the public domain…until now! THIRD READING, LOCALISM BILL, 18TH MAY 2011 Thank you, Mr Speaker. I’m grateful to you

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Protect the NHS

Just had a great day with Coronation Street legend Liz Dawn and Derek Twigg MP talking to Chadderton shoppers about how we must protect the NHS. Sign the petition now Photo credit: Saddleworth News                  

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Future of the NHS

I have uploaded the speech that I made to the House of Commons in May on the Future of the NHS.  You can read the entire debate here.  (For clarity and flow I have included the interventions from other Members of Parliament made during my speech). It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for

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Lib Dems fees position now downright ridiculous – Wright

MP Iain Wright, Labour’s campaign manager for the Oldham East and Saddleworth by-election, responding to Elwyn Watkins latest comments on tuition fees, said: “Elwyn Watkins position on tuition fees has now gone from farcical to downright ridiculous. He is in danger of disappearing into his own

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Debbie Abrahams launches Fairness Guarantee

DEBBIE ABRAHAMS Labour Candidate for the Oldham East and Saddleworth by-election has today (Wednesday) launched her Fairness Guarantee during a visit to Saddleworth Rangers Rugby League Club. She was joined at the launch by Ivan Lewis, Labour’s Shadow Culture, Media and Sport Secretary and Andy

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