Socialist Health Association AGM

I spoke at the Socialist Health Association Annual General Meeting about inequalities in income, wealth & power and how this relates to our welfare state as a whole. Before I became an MP, I was a public health consultant. It was a pleasure to speak alongside my former colleague and

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Labour North West Women’s Conference 2018

Last Saturday, I was invited to give the key-note speech at the North West Women’s conference. It was fantastic to see so many women in attendance and taking part in a day filled with speeches, workshops, training and discussion.  My speech from the conference, titled

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TUC Pensions Conference

I spoke at the TUC pensions conference as Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary and detailed the alternative Labour can provide. My speech, based on the issue of “In from the pension fringes: when will social and green issues go mainstream?” is below, in full. “I welcome the

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September’s edition of my E-newsletter

Check out the September edition of my e-newsletter here. This edition contains information on the recent Labour Conference, and constituency and parliamentary updates.  For more regular news you can like my page on Facebook or follow me on twitter @Debbie_abrahams.

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Queen’s Speech: A Profound Disappointment

Yesterday was the first full day’s debate on the Queen’s Speech – a remarkably thin set of legislative measures for the 2 years of this Parliament which bears little resemblance to the Tories’ manifesto pledges. The debate was on Housing and Social Security and many

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PIP Regulations – Emergency Debate

As Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions I have been working to oppose the Government’s emergency PIP regulations since they were introduced by negative statutory instrument on 23rd February.  Worryingly, this type of legislation can become law without a debate or a vote in

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