Reogranisation of the NHS

You can read the speech that I made to the House of Commons on the reoganisation of the NHS on 26 March 2011, the full text of which is below.  You can read the entire debate on the parliamentary website. This costly reorganisation of the NHS has no mandate from the British people, and no […]

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Welfare Reform Bill

I raised my concerns about the Government’s Welfare Reform  Bill when it was debated in the House of Commons on 9 March.  I highlighted that levels of incapacity benefits and health data are an indication of the health of the population as well as the need for sustained economic growth as a

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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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Maiden Speech on the Health and Social Care Bill

I had the pleasure of using the occassion of the Health and Social Care Bill to give my Maiden Speech before Parliament on 31 January 2011.  The full text of my speech is below and you can read the remainder of the debate on the parliamentary website here. Thank you for calling me to make […]

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