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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London Bombings (inquest)

On 12 December I raised a question in Parliament on the Government’s implementation of the report of the coroner inquest into the London bombings of 7 July 2005.   You can read the transcript below. Debbie Abrahams (Oldham East and Saddleworth) (Lab):What progress she has made on

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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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Parliamentary Speech on the National Health Service

On 26 October I spoke in the House of Commons on the National Health Service complete with interventions from other members.  It is always a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Central Suffolk and North Ipswich (Dr Poulter). I do not want to impugn his integrity, or to suggest that what he

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Wear it Pink

This week I’m joining forces with Breast Cancer Campaign to raise awareness of its biggest fundraising event, wear it pink day. It’d be great if everyone in Oldham, and throughout the country, supports wear it pink to raise valuable funds for breast cancer research as so many of

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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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