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, 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 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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Running the Sport Relief Mile

On Wednesday 14th March several MPs ran the Westminster Mile for Sport Relief! I came in at 7 minutes and 5 seconds and was the second fastest female MP! It was a great afternoon with MPs from all sides of the House pulling together to do their bit for a wonderful charity. You can donate or

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Did you ‘take the leap’ on No Smoking Day?

I hope many of Oldham’s smokers decided to ‘take the leap’ and stop smoking on No Smoking Day on 14th March. To help with the campaign I posed with a giant cigarette stub as you can see from the photo! As a former chair of North West Ash (Action on Smoking and Health) I know […]

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