It’s Big Energy Week 16th – 21st January 2012

Yes it’s Big Energy Week 2012! Many of you across the constituency are telling me that big hikes in energy prices are a real worry and you are looking for ways to cut costs. During Big Energy Week charities, consumer groups, energy companies, switching sites, and Ofgem are working

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1M use ‘Payday’ loans to pay their rent or mortgage

I was shocked to read research from Shelter that estimates almost one million people across the UK have taken out a payday loan to help pay their rent or mortgage in the last 12 months. Their survey also reveals that almost seven million people in total are relying on credit in some form to

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Spread the warmth this Christmas

The ‘true spirit’ of Christmas can mean different things to different people. For me it’s certainly about the warmth of family and friends and taking time to reflect on the past year as it comes to a close. My 2011 has been a year of great excitement and challenges as I took my seat in […]

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Season’s Greetings

Seasons Greetings and Best Wishes for a Happy New Year   My office will be closed from lunchtime on Thursday 22 December 2011 to Tuesday 3 January 2012.   If you have an extremely urgent matter please leave a message on 020 7219 1041.  Please note that voice mails will only be accessed

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Constituency and Westminster update

  Hello, I thought I’d give you a brief update on what I’ve been up to in the constituency and in Westminster during the last few weeks. In the constituency I have been carrying on my work developing a ‘constituency strategy’. So far I have held ten different round-table meetings with

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Late Payments to SMEs debated by MPs

On 14th September 2011 I initiated an adjournment debate in Westminster Hall to highlight the issue of late payments for small and medium businesses (SMEs). The debate was constructive and welcomed by MPs from across political divides. You can watch the whole debate at the

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Senior Caseworker Position – position now filled

The Senior 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 through liaison with Government, local authority and other agencies to resolve these matters. The post holder will be required to

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Parliamentary Assistant position – position now filled

The Parliamentary Assistant will be based at Westminster and will assist the Senior Parliamentary Assistant, for example with policy research and national casework. The post holder will also liaise with the Communications officer in the maintenance and updating of the MP’s website. Excellent

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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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